My Favorite Contemporary Authors:
Let me introduce my 3 favorite contemporary authors to you 🙂
#1 Lauren Oliver – My first book by this talented woman was “Delirium”, followed by “Pandemonium”, “Requiem” and “Before I Fall”. I’ve loved them all and can’t wait to read her other stories, that’s why my next read will probably be her fairy-tale “Liesl & Po”. Lauren Oliver’s book plots are extremely fascinating. Furthermore, in her books I find answers to my questions, come across situations similar to mine, while reading I laugh and cry along with the characters. I keep wondering how she does that?!
Quotes from her books:
“But you can build a future out of anything. A scrap, a flicker. The desire to go forward, slowly, one foot at a time. You can build an airy city out of ruins.”
“It amazes me how easy it is for things to change, how easy it is to start off down the same road you always take and wind up somewhere new. Just one false step, one pause, one detour, and you end up with new friends or a bad reputation or a boyfriend or a breakup. It’s never occurred to me before; I’ve never been able to see it. And it makes me feel, weirdly, like may be all of these different possibilities exist at the same time, like each moment we live has a thousand other moments layered underneath it that look different.”
“My point is: maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there’s a tomorrow. Maybe for you there’s one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten, so much time you can bathe in it, roll around in it, let it slide like coin through your fingers. So much time you can waste it.But for some of us there’s only today. And the truth is, you never really know.”
“It’s weird how much people change. For example, when I was a kid I loved all these things – like horses and the Fat Feast and Goose Point – and over time all of them just fell away, one after another, replaced by friends and IMing and cell phones and boys and clothes. It’s kind of sad, if you think about it. Like there’s no continuity in people at all. Like something ruptures when you hit twelve, or thirteen, or whatever the age is when you’re no longer a kid but a “young adult”, and after that you’re a totally different person.”
“So many things become beautiful when you really look” 🙂
#2 Ransom Riggs – In the late August I’ve read “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children”, and its sequel “Hollow City”, which both were super thrilling and very very interesting! Moreover, his writing was captivating. Also, I’m excited for “Library Of Souls”, which is the last book in “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children” trilogy & comes out on September 22nd! Hurrah!
Quotes from his books:
“I thought about how my great-grandparents had starved to death. I thought about their wasted bodies being fed to incinerators because people they didn’t know hated them. I thought about how the children who lived in this house had been burned up and blown apart because a pilot who didn’t care pushed a button. I thought about how my grandfather’s family had been taken from him and how because of that my dad grew up feeling like he didn’t have a dad. And how I had acute stress and nightmares and was sitting alone in a falling down house and crying hot stupid tears all over my shirt. All because of a seventy year old hurt that had somehow been passed down to me like some poisonous heirloom.”
“..what an unchallenging life it would be if we always got things right on the first go.”
Quotes from his books:
“We accept the love we think we deserve”