The Deja Vu Review [14]: An Author You’re Thankful For

The Deja Vu Review is a new Sunday feature with mini-reviews from books I’ve read before I began my blog at The Book Addict’s Guide! Since I’ve been reading my whole life and only started my blog back in April of 2012, this is my opportunity to revisit some older books and share some mini-reviews of those that didn’t quite make it into the blog spotlight after the initial read.

This week’s topic is: An Author You’re Thankful For

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Why I’m Thankful: Of course I’m thankful for JK Rowling! How could I not be? She penned one of my favorite series of all time (and I’m sure the entire world could say the same) and helped me fall in love with reading again. Harry Potter pulled me out of a reading slump, introduced me to new genres, and let me know that you’re never too young for YA!
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Why I’m Thankful: I’m thankful for Suzanne Collins for writing The Hunger Games series because aside from The Giver, this was really one of the first dystopian series/books I ever read. AND I LOVED IT. Dystopians are now one of my favorite genres and they still continue to fascinate and amaze me each time I read a new one.

2 thoughts on “The Deja Vu Review [14]: An Author You’re Thankful For

  1. Quinn

    Seriously, where would we be without HP or JK Rowling? Besides just how sad I would be to never have read HP, I think JK Rowling helped make YA okay for adults to read. Does that make sense? I also think she helped the YA category to grow so much. Who knows if publishers would have though Twilight, Hunger Games, Divergent, all those series, would be popular without the success of HP. And who knows if adults would have read them as much as they did without first reading, and falling in love with, Harry Potter.

  2. ocdreader

    Excellent choices!! I might have to include all the anonymous authors who wrote as Carolyn Keene – Nancy Drew rocked it when I was a kid and kept me reading! 🙂

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