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Hey Guys! Again, this is the first time in a fair amount of weeks that I have actually posted a TTT and I am sorry for that. This weeks TTT is a freebie! This is one of those times where all of those ideas you had that would make a great TTT fly out f your mind and you are left scrambling. Now, I wanted to keep this bookish themed but at the same time I wanted you guys (my lovely readers) to get to know me a little bit better! So, I have gone for My Top Ten Favourite Authors During My Childhood/Teendom! My late childhood and early teens is where my love for books began – so I am going to take a visit down memory lane. In no particular order:
1. Phillip Pullman. I received the His Dark Materials set as a gift one year for either my birthday or christmas. I took me a while to actually crack this series open and I was kicking myself when I eventually did – because it took me so long to crack it open!
2. J. K. Rowling. I guess if you ask anybody who is of the same generation as I am, they will say that, love it or hate it, Harry Potter was their childhood. I am a lover of Mr. Potter and tend to watch it with my brother when we want to put a film on.
3. Sue Limb. I absolutely loved the Girl, 15 series! As a teenager myself, I felt like I could relate to the typical teenage girl problems of Jess Jordan.
4. The Torchwood series has a mixture of authors. The ones that I own are written by James Goss, Trevor Baxendale, Guy Adams and David Llewellyn. I adore the Torchwood tv series and pretty much Fan Girled when I found out that there were actual books! Unfortunately, I don’t own them all – maybe I will go and get the rest! 🙂
5. Cornelia Funke. I think if this was a regular TTT, Cornelia Funke would be on most lists. After watching Inkheart, I decided that reading the books was a must. I still own all three books and, obviously, the book was better than the film!
6. Stephanie Meyer. She made a late appearance into my Secondary School career with the Twilight series (I believe it was during the first year of my GCSE’s!) – but I loved her from the get go! I still read/watch Twilight and hers is the only book that I actually own in a second language! For those of you who don’t know, my second language is German (English being the first).
7. Cathy Hopkins. The Mates, Dates series was a regular set of books that I borrow from either the school library or the normal library. Again, reading about teenage girl problems whilst going through the whole teenage girl problem thing – what’s not to love?
8. Jane Austen. This may come across as weird to you guys – in fact I can just imagine you going “wait, what?”, but yes, I liked, and still do, Jane Austen. I fell in love with Pride and Prejudice and decided that I needed to read some of her other books, including Sense and Sensibility and Northanger Abbey.
9. Malorie Blackman. Now I am going to duck as I say this, but I have never read the Noughts and Crosses books – *takes cover under a table*. I know a lot of people have read this and that it was required reading at a lot of school, just never in my school. The book I loved of hers was actually The Stuff of Nightmares. In fact, I loved it so much that I pushed the book into my brothers hands – he is a year and a half younger than me and at the time wasn’t a fan of books. He still isn’t really a fan of books – but he enjoyed this one! Maybe I will go and read the Noughts and Crosses books – if I do, hopefully the Hype Monster won’t ruin them for me!
10. Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. Together they wrote the Dragonlance series. Now, I expect that most people won’t actually know this series since it is fairly old and LOTR came after and is therefore better known. However, after a while of my dad recommending them to me, I decided to take his copies and find out what all the fuss was about (from him) for myself. May I just add that his copies are so old, they are practically falling apart and have that old book smell! I pretty much gobbled these books up. In fact, I was so absorbed by the books that my dad literally had to shout at me while in the same room to get my attention – I didn’t hear him the first 1000 times he called my name! For lovers of LOTR and all things fantasy, I would recommend these books! This is one of those timeless books that you could read as a teenager and still love as an adult!
So, this is my TTT! What did you guys choose as a topic? Feel free to leave your favourite childhood book and your links in the comments section below.
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I did a topic similar to this for my Friday favourites a couple of weeks ago. JK Rowling was on my list as one of the authors who got me into reading too. I have to admit, I haven’t read books by any of these authors aside from JK Rowling and Malorie Blackman. Noughts and Crosses is an amazing book, it’s not just the hype monster I promise, besides the books have been out long enough now that the hype has died down anyway. You should definitely read them.
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/top-ten-tuesdays-5/
JK Rowling is a popular one for my generation 🙂 some of these I would still read and do read. I know, but every time I come across a new review the hype monster comes back out.
The hype monster is the worst! Sometimes it’s best just not to read the reviews and go in surprised.
Probably the best advice – hard to follow when you’re a blogger!
Oh yes J.K Rowling is awesome! 😀 I really like Malorie Blackman too.
They are great! Thanks for stopping by!
Great choices ! His Dark Materials is still one of my favorite books, even if I read it a long time ago <3. I'm so happy to see you quoted Cornelia Funke! I loved Inkheart, and yes, the book is so much better than the movie (such a disappointment for me 😦 )
I still own all three His Dark Materials and all three of the Inkheart Trilogy – my child can have my childhood! 😛 I liked the film, but I enjoyed it less when I realised just how much they missed out! Thanks for stopping by!
That was exactly my feeling: I thought they missed out on so much, made me sad! 😦
Tends to be that way with films!
Great list! I really loved reading Harry Potter when I was little! Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday list:
I think HP is a favourite from everyone – old and young! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂