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Top Ten Authors I’d Love To Have At My Thanksgiving Feast:
1. Francis Ray: This is the author that really kick-started my love of romance. I began reading her books back when I was 13 or 14, maybe even younger, and have purchased and read nearly all of her books since. I have a feeling I’m missing one or two, but I do have the majority and have read several over again. Only Hers will always be my favorite though and I make a point to read it at least once a year.
2. Judy Blume: My childhood would not have been complete without Judy Blume. She wrote some of the most awesome books for kids. They were so entertaining and so relatable. She really captures the trials and tribulations of children, and does so flawlessly and realistically. Are You There God, Sheila the Great, Sally J. Freedman, Superfudge, and The Pain and the Great One were staples in my childhood. I’m sure I’ve read all of them more than once.
3. J.K. Rowling: Only the author of THE most AMAZING series to ever hit the planet. I can gush forever and ever about The Harry Potter series and still never do it justice. Ms. Rowling took me on a most phenomenal adventure and I loved every minute of it. I made the best of friends, learned in the most revered wizarding school of all time, and kicked some serious dark wizard ass. And I can’t wait to do it all again. Seriously…if you haven’t read this series…do yourself the most awesome favor ever and READ THEM ALREADY!
4. Jude Deveraux: The historical romance queen. I cut my historical romance teeth on Jude Deveraux and never looked back. Hers books are on automatic buy for me and I’ve not once been disappointed. I love all of her books, but Knight in Shining Armor and The Duchess are my faves. If you plan on trying her out, I’d start with one of those. Oh and The Summerhouse was awesome too!
5. Beverly Jenkins: After discovering historical romance I got to wondering if there were any Black Historical Romance authors. I did a google search and found Beverly Jenkins! I started reading her books and love love love them so much! In her historicals she always manages to put in some actual history about the country, blacks, and even all different tribes of Native Americans. She’s also an automatic buy and I can’t wait to read her new book I just bought. She also writes some amazing contemporary romance too!
6. L.M. Montgomery: The Anne of Green Gables series was everything to me as a kid. I remember first seeing the movies and falling in love with Anne because she insisted she was Anne with an E. And I’m also Anne with an E…at least my middle name is. But once I got the books I was entranced. I was jumping up and down in my garage the other day because I found my Anne of Green Gables books. If you have young girls, this is the perfect series for her to read. I’ll have to re-read them soon.
7. Louis Sachar: Another childhood fave of mine. I loved his books especially the Wayside Series. But I really fell for The Boy Who Lost His Face and There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom. Another great author for children and I’d love to pick his brain.
8. Omar Tyree: I gave his books a good run starting with Flyy Girl. I can’t tell you how much I loved that book. The coming of age story of a young black girl whose parents wanted to make sure she was provided for. I went on to read all of his other books at the time and would snatch up any new releases. I’ve since stopped reading his books so much but I still treasure the ones I have read. I’ve re-read Sweet St. Louis and Flyy Girl.
9. Sistah Souljah: Author of the most incredible piece of street lit I’ve ever read. There will never be another Coldest Winter Ever and Souljah got everything right in this one. Another book I’ve read over and over. Even her autobiography was great. It read just like a novel and it was interesting to know what she’d gone through, her thought process and so on. I’d love to have her at my table.
10. Paul from the Bible: Some of my favorite parts of the Bible came from Paul. And I’d love to have an apostle at my table. Maybe he could answer some of those unanswerable questions we all have, and perhaps even take Jesus and my Dad a message back for me.
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