Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Childe Blog Tour: Author Guest Post with Favorite Reads!

Favorite Reads: Traditionally Published

So just because we’re self-published authors, does not mean that we don’t still absolutely LOVE books that are traditionally published. So without further ado here’s list of books that we grew up loving, a list of those that we currently love, and also a list of those we know we’ll love once we read them:

Carol’s Favorite Reads Growing Up:

First of all I must say that I LOVE to read. I’m also not a genre snob either, and thoroughly enjoy reading many types of books. Here are some that I read when I was younger and can read over and over again:

- Dracula by Bram Stoker - who doesn’t love a good book with bite!

- The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis - I so wish I had a wardrobe like theirs!

- Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell - who doesn’t like a book about war and romance!

- The Stand by Stephen King – a plague and a determination to survive against an age old evil? Count me in!

- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien - a world of make-believe with a touch of epic fantasy? That’s right up my alley!

- Salem’s Lot by Stephen King - a writer going back to a town and finding secrets he wished he never uncovered, ohhh I like the scary stuff.

Carol’s Favorite Current Reads:

- Let’s Roll by Lisa Beamer

- Anything by Sherilynn Kenyon (both her Adult and YA series)

- Anything by Lynsay Sands

- Anything by Kerrelyn Sparks

- The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Carol Wants To Read:

- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

- A Discovery of Witches by Deborah E. Harkness

- The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

- The Tiger’s Curse Series by Colleen Houck

- The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Adam’s Favorite Reads Growing Up:

I’d like to echo my mom’s sentiments by saying that I LOVE to read as well! As a child I used to devour books and was infatuated with the Goosebumps series and the Fear Street series. Unlike my mom though, I’m picky about the genres I read. I usually stick with YA paranormal, fantasy, or contemporary. I also read some MG if the story really catches my attention. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ve read and enjoyed many books in all different genre’s, but I tend to read only for escape and I find that I have the most fun when I read YA novels. Here are some books that I consider to be my favorite reads while growing up, and that really helped shape my love for reading:

- Goosebumps Series by R.L. Stine

- Fear Street Series by R.L. Stine

- The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton – This one’s a classic kids, enough said.

- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl – I wanted to be Charlie when I was a kid!

- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll – Oh the imagination and the originality in this book…I loved it.

- Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm – What’s not to like about the ORIGINAL fairy tales.

Adam’s Favorite Current Reads:

- Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling (Yes all of them, haha!) – This series literally lit a fire in me to read as many YA books as I could humanly possible.

- The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins – I’m not really a big fan of all these YA dystopian novels that have been raved about recently, but I really enjoyed this unique and harrowing story of survival!

- Hex Hall and Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

- Clarity by Kim Harrington.

Adam Wants To Read:

The Paranormalcy Series by Kiersten White

- The Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead

- The Tiger’s Curse Series by Colleen Houck

- The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare

- The Diary of A Wimpy Kid Series by Jeff Kinney


Mandy said...

I love the Harry Potter series and the Hunger Games!!! I loved reading Goosebumps and Fear Street when I was younger!!! Yay for books!!!!

Grandma said...

I loved Charlie and The Chocolate Factory,& Bram Stokers Dracula,but sorry ta say I haven't read any Harry Potter or seen the movies,nor read The Hunger Games /-: I kinda knew you both were early avid readers,join the club,sugars! xoxo

JLynn said...

There are some good books there! I used to love Outsiders!! And the Hex Hall series is great - really funny!!

bn100 said...

Thanks for sharing your lists of books. They sound like good reads.


Renee said...

I like you style. You have very good taste in books!

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Catherine Lee said...

Thanks for sharing your favs. They're many of mine too. I'm a big Stephen King fan and have recently finished his newest, 11/22/63. It's a great read.

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