- Laura Ingalls Wilder – My all-time favorite books growing up were the Little House series. I read it numerous times, and my third grade teacher read the series to our class as well. There have been other books/authors that were similar, but not the same.
- Louisa May Alcott – Little Women was another of my favorites growing up. I read everything I could get my hands on – (e.g. Little Men, Jo’s Boys, etc.) – I could not get enough of her books.
- Margaret Mitchell – I remember reading Gone with the Wind in middle school. I thought I was such a big shot with this huge book. Read it, and then read the authorized sequel Scarlett. Although it was good too, it was not Margaret Mitchell.
- Madeleine L’Engle – My sixth grade teacher read A Wrinkle in Time series to the class. Was a great time, and I will always have a love for those books.
- J.K. Rowling – I was a huge Harry Potter fan just like everyone else. I would love to see what else she could come up with. Could it outdo Harry Potter?
- Stephenie Meyer – Who didn’t love the Twilight books? They were my first Vampire books – never thought I’d like them, but was proven wrong. Wanting more!!!
- Lois Lenski – author of The Strawberry Girl. I still remember reading this book, and the smelly strawberry sticker I had put on its cover.
- Lois Lowry – I found this author with The Giver, and then read everything else. Very fascinating!
- Lynne Reid Banks – I read the series The Indian in the Cupboard to my oldest daughter when she was in elementary school. It was a great mommy-daughter time.
- Alecia Whitaker – Debut author! Just finished Queen of Kentucky & adored it. I can’t wait for her next book.
This was my first Top Ten Tuesday. I thought this list would be harder to create, but actually really starting coming to me once I put the first one down. I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with.
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