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author love

this is part of the fun meme ,TGIF, hosted by Ginger at GReads! (which is a pretty great blog, if i do say so myself). each friday she hosts a question that the literary lovers in the world can ponder. this week, the lovely Ginger asks:

Author Love:
In 2011, which new/old authors have you discovered and loved?

new author i adore: Kim Harrington. you should know that i did not expect to like her debut YA book, Clarity. i had it up to HERE with paranormal books and was totally jaded by all the buzz surrounding it. how could a paranormal book with that much buzz possibly be that good? color me a FOOL because i adored Clarity. and the reason is because Kim wrote one heck of a genre-blending book. sure, it's paranormal with the whole 'psychic' stuff, but mostly it's a contemporary mystery with a kick ass heroine who is trying to carve her own niche in the world. i love that Kim created a paranormal mystery with the paranormal elements in the background and let the characters and mystery drive the plot. 

author i just discovered: A.S. King. i read Please Ignore Vera Dietz by her this year and was enamored. seriously, that story in itself was incredible. but then the authenticity and the absolutely fleshed out and well-developed characters of Vera and Charlie are what sold me. a good plot interests me. good characters interest me. conversational yet intelligent writing interests me. combine those three, and you've made a fangirl of me, Ms. King. 

oldie but a goodie: John Green. i read Paper Towns by him this year, and it only furthered my absolute adoration for his writing. each of his books feels familiar to me in a way that's comfortable and like hanging out with friends. his humor and his insight are reflected in his characters in such a vivid and realistic way. i will, quite sincerely, read every John Green book ever and i have no doubt that his unique blend of nerd, humor, sincerity and charm will continue to make them my favorites. 

what about you? share your author love with me - or better YET go link it up at GReads

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. I was so happy to discover Kim Harrington this year with Clarity! I haven't read anything by John Green. Crazy right??? I do have a couple of his books on my shelf that I will get to eventually though!

  2. I'm dying to read Clarity! I'm waiting for a sale or a used book in great condition.

    I lurrve John Green. I could listen to him talk all day. I've only read Paper Towns, but I plan on reading everything he's written, too! I want to pick up the zombies vs. unicorns and the geek book he contributed too, also.

  3. Loved Clarity! I actually mention it in a post for Tuesday!

  4. I love all three of those authors! Great choices!

  5. Clarity was way better than I could have imagined! It was one that pulled me out of my reading slump!

  6. I haven't had a chance to read Clarity yet, but I've heard such great things about it!

    Thanks for stopping by! New follower!

    Rie @ Mission to Read

  7. I haven't had the chance to read Clarity yet but it sounds like one heck of a good book! Great list :)


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