Top Ten Authors/Books Allison Is Thankful For

Authors and books have been such a blessing for me.  I would not be the person I am today without the influence of both of these factors into my life. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities that I have been given to lose myself in a good book written by an incredible author. I am also very thankful for the things that have happened to me ever since I joined April as co-blogger here at Good Books and Good Wine. Everyone has been so welcoming, and I’m so indebted to all of you for allowing me to be part of this world of book reviews, conversations, laughs, and most of all fun.

Thank you all SO MUCH!

Ann M. Martin
Why?: I’ve mentioned it before but I honestly do not think I would the type of reader that I am now without having had The Babysitters Club in my life. I devoured those books, and could not wait to get my hands on the next one. I am thankful to Ann M. Martin for helping increase my love for getting lost in a good book.

Jennifer Donnelly
Why?: She has never failed to sweep my off my feet. I love the way she uses language to craft her stories, and I love the emotions I get from getting lost in her words and her lessons.

Libba Bray
Why?: I adore her strong female characters and all the feminist undertones in her books. I always get really excited when I hear that there is a new Libba Bray book coming out soon.

Lois Lowry
Why?: I am so thankful to this woman for helping build my childhood and my love for reading. Her books have brought so many lessons and so much enjoyment to my life. She really is a goddess among authors and I bow down to her.

Susan Vaught
Why?: I am thankful to Susan Vaught for having the courage to write about things that many authors would be afraid to write about. Her book Freaks Like Us bravely tackles the issue of the stigmas involved with mental illness, and makes it heartbreakingly real and prevalent.

Kirsten Hubbard
Why?: Wanderlove made me want to pack up my bags, and travel the world. It gave me a sense of wanting to explore, and take chances, and look for risks. I am incredibly thankful for that because honestly I think a bit of me lost of that desire to live my life in those terms after being so bogged down with school and work. It was really uplifting.

Kristin Hannah
Why?: She never fails to make me cry while reading her books. Even her early romance novels have made me get emotional. I love knowing that I can turn to her books to find an emotional release if I need one.

Naoko Takeuchi
Why?: Sailor Moon played a pivotal role in my friendship with April. It was one of the many things that we bonded over and still come back to every so often to reminisce and laugh about how when we were in middle school we really thought we knew everything, and were ready to take on the world.  I will always hold of the good memories of Sailor Moon close to my heart.

Nicholas Sparks
Why?: When I first fell for Nicholas Sparks writing, I was a little younger, a little more naive, and a bit more of a dreamer. Now I’m a little bit older, a little less naive (I hope), and I’m still a dreamer but I’m a wiser dreamer. I’m aware of the fact that many of the things that occur in a Nicholas Sparks book are very cliché but sometimes cliché is good. Sometimes cliché takes you away from things for a little bit, and can be enjoyable, and I am thankful for that.

 P.D. Eastman
Why?: If it wasn’t for The Best Nest weaving its way into my very young heart, I don’t think I would have my love for books the way that I do now. I honestly can’t explain it but there was obviously something about the book that I enjoyed, and wanted to memorize, and never wanted to put down, and because of this I still cannot put books down even if my life depended on it. I’m so thankful for P.D. Eastman for starting me out on the right foot!

What are some of the authors/books you are thankful for?

As always Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish.

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Allison is 27 years old. She is always looking for new books, good music, quality/epic adventures, and a normal sleep schedule. She currently works with the elderly.


  1. I felt the same way about reading Wanderlove. It was such an inspiring book, and made me look back at my own travel and plan a new trip!

    My TTT

  2. Ann M Martin would have to be on my list too-I devoured those books and I’m not sure I would be such a reader today if I hadn’t had those experiences with the BSC.

  3. The Babysitter Club is a series that turned lots of kids into readers!

  4. When I was younger, I used to think Nick Sparks was the most romantic and sensitive man on the planet. And then we started killing off all my couples. haha.

    Great list! Another Ann Martin mention! Woot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Awesome list! Nicholas Sparks is kind of hit or miss for me, and I haven’t thought about Ann M Martin in years! Great picks! 😀

  6. Libba Bray! Oh my gosh, yes. I love her so much. I am currently reading The Diviners. It’s amazing as always. 😀

  7. I love how everyone’s list has been different. But each one has someone I think ya, they could have been on mine.

  8. Libba Bray and Naoko Takeuchi? Seriously, why are we not best friends? Can we please be best friends?