Today Show Book Club With Samantha Shannon

Yesterday I participated in the Today Show Book Club which featured Samantha Shannon. I was able to ask Samantha questions about The Bone Season. It was so much and I can only hope more authors will participate in chats like this because I really got so much out of it.


Are there any questions you would have asked Samantha Shannon about The Bone Season?

Top Ten Authors I Would Put On Auto-Buy List

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they pick a fun topic for a top ten list. This weeks list is Top Ten Authors I Would Put On Auto-Buy.

1. Lauren Oliver (Author, Twitter)

I love everything she writes from Before I Fall to Delirium (am about to die in anticipation of book three of this trilogy.) If that wasn’t enough, she also has a Tumblr that is kind of awesome.

2. J.K. Rowling (Author, Twitter)

Two words: Harry Potter. Also, I did like the The Casual Vacancy (click the link to take you to my review.)

3. Sophie Kinsella (Author)

I love Becky Bloomwood (of the Shopaholic series fame) as if she was my best friend. Even if her stories are predictable, I am unable to say no to my frothy British BFF. Her stand-alones are also awesome see Remember Me? and Can You Keep A Secret?

4. Marian Keyes (Author, Twitter)

Marian Keyes will make you laugh and cry with the Walsh Family series. Book number five, The Mystery Of Mercy Close, comes out later this year and I can barely contain myself.

5. Jean M. Auel (Author)

I am invested in the Earth’s Children series like I am invested in my marriage. If Ms. Auel ever does write another book, doubtful because of her age and the amount of time that passes in between books, I would have to have it.     

6. Charlaine Harris (Author)

I have stayed with the Southern Vampire Series through ups and downs. Even through Sookie’s story is coming to an end later this year, I will eagerly await new works from Charlaine Harris. (For those of you unfamiliar with her other series, I highly recommend the Harper Connelly series.)

7. Dan Brown (Author, Twitter)

I have never been disappointed by a Dan Brown book and have read all of his books. There is a reason why he consistently tops the best-sellers list.

8. John Green (Author, Twitter)

Has John Green ever written a bad book? If The Fault In Our Stars was his only book, he would still make this list. 

9.Rick Riordan (Author, Twitter)

Rick Riordan writes my favorite middle grade which is funny, smart, and pulls a little at the heart-strings.

10. Stephanie Perkins (Author, Twitter)

Stephanie Perkins captures young love while writing smart and strong female leads. Both Lola and Anna are such strong books, that I would read anything she put her name on.

Who would you add to the list?