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Friday, September 30, 2011

But enough about me... Part 2

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my flash fiction post below.  You people are truly awesome.  Really.  So that's why I'd love to know more about you.  I've got a whole blog here about me.  Blah blah blah.  Let's hear about someone else for a change.
Last time, I asked for your top 10 songs, this time I'd like your list of top 10 books.  Again, the criteria for the 10 is up to you.  Top 10 favorite books of all time, that you just read, that make you cry, that you wish you'd written...etc.  Whatever you want.  I think I'll pick the top ten books that influenced the novel I'm writing revising now.  In no particular order:

1.  Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
2.  A Crack in the Line by Michael Lawrence
3.  Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
4.  The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
5.  Across the Universe by Beth Revis
6.  Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
7.  Shiver by Maggie Stiefvator
8.  Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook by Donald Maass
9. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
10.  Writing Great Books for Young Adults by Regina Brooks

Dying to see your lists!!!


  1. this is in no particular order. These books that inspire and influence me. Picking only ten was hard.
    1. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
    2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
    4. Twilight (when I found out Stephenie Meyer was a stay at home who made it in the biz, it gave me confidence.)
    5.Companions of the Night by Vivian Vande Velde
    6. The Wheetzie Bat books (okay, I kind of cheated with this one, since there is more than one book in the series) by Francesca Lia Block
    7. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
    8. Tithe by Holly Black
    9. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    10. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

  2. The last ten books I read were:

    1-3. The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening; The Struggle; and The Fury by L.J. Smith. - I loved these books when I was 12 and they may not hold the same light now that I'm adult. It's a trip down memory lane.
    4-6. Chaos Walking Trilogy: The Knife of Never Letting Go; The Ask and the Answer; Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness - read in Library Journal that it had the best first line ever (and I agreed) and was a great example of distopian YA. Loved them.
    7-10. Dark Tower: Gunslinger; Drawing of Three; Wastelands by Stephen King. I read these under duress by my boyfriend. He loves the series (there are 7 currently) but I just couldn't get into it. The story is interesting, but Stephen King's writing style just isn't for me.