Ten Authors I’m dying to Meet (Top Ten Tuesdays)

Ok let’s get real, I read YA fiction mostly and most of my favorite authors don’t even tour my country 😥 But this week’s Top ten Tuesday (hosted by Broke and Bookish) topic is about the 10 authors you are dying to meet/already met.

So the ten authors I’m dying to meet even though it’s not a possibility are :

  • J K Rowling

Anyone would understand, right? 😉

  • Meg Cabot

She gave me my first “series” addiction and I love her for that ❤

  • Sarah Dessen

Ahhhh.. the feels you get while reading a Dessen book.. she has this amazing pull that keeps me forever hooked to her.Top Ten Author

  • Colleen Hoover

Same as Sarah Dessen. She wows you away with her words. Some of my favorite quotes in recent times are from her books and i absolutely love Confess.

  • Sophie Kinsella

I have forever been a Kinsella fan, and all my lists include her somehow 😉

  • Sarah J Maas

I want to meet her if only to steal her manuscripts 😛

  • Anuja Chauhan

Now she is an author I actually have the chance of meeting. She is from my country and is like THE most favorite-est author of mine  among Indian writers. She is amazingly funny and is like the Sophie Kinsella of India.

  • George R R Martin

This great man, the only man to be featured in my list, I guess.. How can he create such amazing fictional kingdoms and kill everyone mercilessly. I need to ask him that!!

And last but not the least….

  • Stephenie Meyer

When Twilight hit the stores, I picked it randomly without even checking the description. That was my first paranormal fiction and I was blown away. LITERALLY!! I know the movies spoiled everything especially Kristen Stewart, but Bella and Edward were THE pair for me for a long time. I was lovestruck with Edward Cullen and his intense love. This was the book that made me watch The Vampire Diaries and fall in love with Stefan Salvatore. I blame Stephenie for the misery she caused me with the TVD finale.

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That’s it.. 🙂 I know I don’t have life-changing authors in my list, because I’m never into serious reads, there’s enough seriousness in life and I prefer books that make me feel light, happy and fun to read. Reading for Pleasure, always.

Please leave me a link to your blogs – I know i’ll be all green-eyed when i read about the fantastic authors you have already met. If you haven’t and wish to meet, well, i’m here with you sailing that same boat 😉

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Ten books I read in a single day (Top ten Tuesdays)

The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish have asked us to list books that you have completed in a single day or the shortest books you have read.

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Well, I’m working 10 hours a day and I normally don’t find time to finish a book on the same day itself, but if this happens, especially on a weekday, then that book must have been something good. I’m listing out the top books that were u-n-p-u-t-d-o-w-n-a-b-l-e , that i’ve read recently and over the past.

  • Pride & Prejudice

Seriously, this is my favorite-st classic of all times. I read it during eighth grade for English. We were supposed to read a single chapter that day in class, but that book got me going and when i reached home i threw my bag, hit the couch and did not talk to another human until I finished it. I’m not kidding! And then over the years, I have re-read it multiple times, always finishing it in a single day.

  • A Court of Mist and Fury

It was already late when i finished off with A court of thorns and roses. When there was a *spoiler* suggested towards the end of the first book, when Rhysand talks with Feyre, I couldn’t stop myself and started with the second one in the series. I think it was around 4AM when I finished it. J.U.S.T  A.M.A.Z.I.N.G !!!

  • All of Nancy Drew mysteries

P&P was the first ever romance i read. Before that, I was pretty much into Nancy Drew and Enid Blyton’s books. Everyday i take a new book from our school library, finishing it off by evening and go back again the next day for a new one. My Librarian loved me 😀 Also my mom was super-cool, she never once said complete your homework, and I never did.

  • My Lady Jane

I just finished it and wrote a review few days back. I kept reading the book because it was nothing but fun. I was having a really bad week and this book was my Manna <3.

  • The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E.Smith

I know the pain of long distance relationship and this book had me at the blurb itself. But it was very overwhelming and made me little sad.

  • The One by Kiera Cass

I might have eventually hated this series, but i loved this book. I finished it on the same day that i started probably in the middle of the night after I was done with the second book.

  • All of Sophie Kinsella’s books

If you ask me, the books I prefer and read with much more enthusiasm are the funny ones. Who doesn’t love a book that makes you laugh.

  • Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

I loved this book and couldn’t stop feeling bad for Jack Masselin, who suffers from this rare condition called prosopagnosia or face blindness. How can one not recognize oneself  or your parents or siblings. How cruel !!

  • Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series

These books ❤ Totally bonkers!!! I loved everything about it when i read it years ago.. Gosh makes me so old!!!

  • November 9 by Colleen Hoover

I cannot describe how much i get affected by Colleen Hoover’s books! This book was also a midnight read and i was completely awake and wept myself to sleep 😦

What kind of books do you read and finish off on the same day.. Me thinks, i’m kinda impatient when it comes to series 😛

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5 Books I Loved Less Than I Thought I Would

I normally don’t “hate” books but this week’s topic at Top Ten Tuesdays (A weekly meme created by the The Broke and the Bookish) was Ten Books I Loved Less/More Than I Thought I Would (recently or all time). And I couldn’t get 10 books and i have just listed 5.

These are books for which I had great expectations owing to hype created by other bookworms or they were written by favorite authors.

I know some of the books that i didn’t like might be a big shock for a majority of YA lovers. Some of these are bestsellers, but still these are the books that I didn’t finish reading because I wasn’t hooked or simply didn’t like it.

  • Dreamology by Lucy Keating

I’ll admit i picked the book for its pretty covers. And it did seem a bit intriguing with the title but threw me off with all “meets in dream- meets in real life” crap. Hellooo, they made a movie in Tamil in the 90’s where a guy meets the girl who he dreams of in real life and tries to woo her. Atleast that movie wasn’t this bad.

 

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  • Heartless by  Marissa Meyer

Don’t know what the hype is all about in here, i felt like the first half was like watching Merida.

  • Shopaholic to the stars by Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella is one of my favorite authors and i was beyond devastated at this 7th book in the shopaholic series. The series should have just ended with book 5.

  • Royal Wedding (Princess Diaries #11)

Another series that i loved, grew up reading with and became a part of my teen years was Princess diaries. And when i heard there was a 11th book after so many years, I did have some doubts and I was right. The book was nothing like the first 10 books. I didn’t like it at all.. 😦 I did manage to read it fully though.

  • The Crown (The Selection #5) by Kiera Cass

I have already rambled enough about how this book was a huge disappointment. Ms.Cass should have just stopped with book 3.

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What were the books that disappointed you recently 🙂 Just to have a fair warning..

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My Swoon-worthy book List!!

Okay.. I soo wanted to join this Top Ten Tuesdays meme for a long time ..Plzz think it’s Tuesday. I didn’t check Nishita’s blog about this week’s topic yesterday 😦

Tuesday or not, I’m doing this… Its simple… I just have to list out my top favorite swoon-worthy books. Easy peasy for me… Hehehe.. I dwell on these type of books, you know 😉 (Oh, Plzz no Harlequin or ‘that’ type of romance… *gag*)

The following books are some of my favorites and are listed in no particular order..

1) Of course, its Elizabeth Bennet and Mr.Darcy, for me, when I think Romance Novels.. I think Pride and Prejudice is the very first “love” story that i read in my teens.. As a part of English Reading at school.. Kinda stuck to me ever since as my favorite novel.

2) The second book I read, would be Scarlet Pimpernel, again for English Reading… Written beautifully by Baroness Orczy, this book scores amazingly high on my love-o-meter.. Who cannot love Percy Blakeney? *swoon*

“He was but a man madly, blindly, passionately in love and as soon as her light footstep had died away within the house, he knelt down upon the terrace steps, and in the very madness of his love he kissed one by one the places where her small foot had trodden, and the stone balustrade, where her tiny hand had rested last.”

3) I grew up reading Princess Diaries during my teens, and the first thing i fell for was – the epistolary form of writing – which i love, by the way, and started reading similar type of books. The second obvious thing would be – Michael Moscovitz. I cannot forget the poem he writes for her – Tall Drink of Water or how he keeps the snowflake necklace even after Mia and Michael break up, or how Mia always, always smells his neck and swoons.*giggles*.. He will always be favorite book boyfriend.

4) Like i said before, i started loving epistolary novels a lot, and my next favorite after Princess Diaries series was, Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty . I actually read it when i heard “How Opal Mehta got Kissed…” book was copied from the JD series.. I love Marcus Flutie.. and his  “You. Yes. You” t-shirt!!. A perfect coming-of-age novel.

5) I’ve mentioned before, I never read serious, sad stuff.. If i hear/read reviews about a book having sad endings, thats it, I’ll give up reading that book. Forever. All because of “Love Story” by Erich Segal. There’s nothing new that i can say about that book, that hasn’t been already said/talked/swooned over with.

6) All of Rachel Hawthorne’s books. Especially I lurrrrve Parker from “Thrill Ride”.  Suite Dreams, Labor of Love, Snowed in are good too. You know these are definitely books you ought to read when your in your teens and early tweens. You would totally fall for it.

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7) I’m a die hard fan of Sophie Kinsella. And i will never make a book list without her name on it. Shopaholic Series – Luke Brandon and Becky, I’ve got your number – Poppy & Sam are awesome…

8) I kinda like books where the girl and the guy always fight (Like Lizzy & Darcy) and are married against their wishes to one another, and then start liking each other half way through the book, realizing how madly they are in love with each other. One such book is, “With this ring, I thee dread”.

9) Ok, so don’t kill me or mock at me… I do like Bella and Edward, like a lottt… Only the book, ok. Not the movie. It was the first paranormal fiction I ever read, and I fell for Edward very easily. Kinda explains why i love Stefan Salvatore, a little more than Damon. Stefan is way too much like the caring Edward. And I love it when a guy sings. Although you cannot hear, I love that Edward sings her to sleep. I re-read portions of the series way too many times.. Edward’s love is intense, and makes me jealous.

10) Anuja Chauhan’s Zoya Factor.. I read it just recently, and I was waiting to write a kutty review. I lovedddd the book. Being the girlfriend of a crazy Cricket-loving-Dhoni-worshipping guy, its only fair that i fall for this book. I mean, c’mon who doesn’t love a hot cricketer, especially in India? 😉 Obviously, this book would make you swoon. And with all the bickering between the lead pair, Anuja gives you the perfecttt ingredients for a funny, sweet and enjoyable love story.

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See these books (Except one or two) were read years back.. So they might be kind of old or dated. But these books were a part of me growing up, understanding love, and dreaming of sweet happy endings. Some books are sooo into your memory, that they influence your thoughts and actions a lot. These books are sort of like that to me.

P.S. If people (Super-awesome, fantastic ppl :D) somewhere are reading this post, do share your list of fav books too. Would love to know, and read them.