Top 5 Tuesday – Authors from U to Z

It’s the last week of the Authors from A to Z series! As always, it seems as though the last one is the hardest…. I’m not the one who made up the alphabet so it’s not my fault… don’t point your fingers at me! lol. Actually, I thought the majority of these would be blank but I had a lot more authors to list than I thought I would! Normally I would post pictures of my dog for the letters I don’t have answers for but she’s currently with my parents. I figured that since they can’t see US, they can take the dog for a little company. I’m going to miss her, but if my parents have something to cuddle, I hope it will make their day just a little brighter 🙂 Hope you all enjoyed this series! I actually have another themed month planned but you’ll have to wait a few months to find out what it is!

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme where I explore different topics. If you are interested in participating I would love to have you! Here is a list of my Upcoming topics in April – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list!

U – I got nothing. Not even on my TBR!

V is a letter that I thought for sure I wouldn’t have an author for and it turns out I have two! Danielle Vega (Haunted) is a recently new to me author who really surprised me with how dark it was at times! I’ve tried YA horror before and it was basic. This one was a pleasant surprise! And then there’s Brian K Vaughn (Saga) who really woke me up to what graphic novels could be! I was under the illusion that all graphic novels were super heroes and men in tights (sorry, but really…. Batman, Spiderman, Captain America… they’re wearing tights. Try to deny it). The Saga series is definitely not your typical superhero series!

The letter W is a really good one! First is Chuck Wendig (Wanderers) who’s massive tome scared the ever loving shit out of me. I read it at the very beginning of the pandemic and I was so scared it made me sick to my stomach. It actually mentioned Coronavirus early on in the book. Want an 800 page book that will scare you like crazy? Pick this up during your isolation! Then there’s Andy Weir (The Martian) who is responsible for my love of science fiction. He made it funny, accessible, and easy to understand! Lastly there’s John Corey Whaley (Highly Illogical Behavior) who wrote one of my favourite YA contemporaries!

X – Also nothing…. I’d be impressed to see if anyone has an X on their list!

For the letter Y I have two to mention. First is Adrienne Young (The Sky in the Deep) who’s book I was expecting viking badassery and got an emotional story of family instead…. and I was REALLY glad that’s what I got! Her writing was so vivid! And then there’s Nicola Yoon (The Sun is Also a Star) who’s books are full of raw emotion and heartache. Even if they’re totally predictable, I still enjoy the books and fly through them!

The book thief

The letter Z is probably going to be full of Markus Zusak (The Book Thief) mentions and it’s going to make me so happy!!! This book almost didn’t get read for me. The first 100 pages were really tough for me to get through. I struggled with death being the narrator. But damn it if that book didn’t make me cry so many times. I really need to reread this one!!

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TOP 5 TUESDAY PARTICIPANTS:

Meeghan Reads ——— HappyMessHappiness ——— Clemi’s Bookish World
Flora’s Musings ——— Bookish Me ——— Wonderwall
Birdie Bookworm ——— The Punk Theory ——— Realms of my Mind
The Secret Library ——— Bella ——— The Pine-Scented Chronicles
Top 100 Books ——— A Fictional Bookworm ——— Kristin Kraves Books
MommaBlogsALot ——— Kyera’s Library ——— The Book Nook UK
Synopses By Sarge ——— Hail & Well Read ——— Books Are Only The Beginning
Rather Be In The Library ——— Bookishly Rebecca ——— Strange Storyteller
Tirilu ——— Zezee With Books ——— Beware Of The Reader
Elysa Reads It All

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That’s all folks! The whole alphabet has been mentioned and so many amazing authors have been featured. Thanks again to all the people who write out their worlds, characters, and stories for our enjoyment. I don’t know what isolation would be like without your stories!

Until next time, happy reading!

19 Comments Add yours

  1. I usually find at least one new-to-me book to read, every week, while reading your blog. This week’s was super easy!! Chuck Wendig (Wanderers) is now at the top of my TBR pile.

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    1. 🙂 good luck with Wanderers! Hope it doesn’t give you nightmares lol

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  2. Oh great list, I really liked The Martian!

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    1. I loved Martian 👽 too after seeing it on top 5 Tuesday sc fi for people who do not like sci fi as I have never fancied sc fi before. I watched Martian film recently; have you seen?

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      1. Yes I loved the movie as well!

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      2. Yes and I liked it! Sadly the movie seemed to cut out all the funniest parts. I need to watch it with my kids. I bet the would love it

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        1. Yes not a bad movie butt envitably not as good as the book. Yes should watch it with them now while got time.

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  3. Had forgotten about Book Thief so that is proper z one I have read. I resorted to finding a poet with X name.

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  4. evelynreads1 says:

    This was the hardest week haha! Great list!

    my post!

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  5. After looking through all of the lists of X-related authors that I could find, I came to the conclusion that I’m not reading nearly enough Asian literature.

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    1. Same thoughts happening here!!!!

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  6. Great choices! I couldn’t find an X either.

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  7. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    No U nor X for me either! And as I didn’t want to shock you this week, I posted my usual late LOL Here is the link https://wp.me/p8cg8e-3ie

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