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Guest Post – Jolene Perry – “Authors That Inspire Me”

By on February 10, 2012
I don’t know how anyone could NOT love John Green. His writing is quirky, simple, and every few pages I want to highlight something. He has a great way of really delving into these sub-cultures – boarding school, teens with cancer, gifted kids – that just feels effortless and awesome.
Sarah Ockler is another author I just adore. She’s said that she writes slow and agonizes over phrasing and words, and it shows. The whole opening of Twenty Boy Summer just GETS me. The kiss under the willow tree in Fixing Delilah makes me swoon, and my heart races with the girl on skates in Bittersweet.
Laurie Halse Anderson. Speak and Wintergirls are two of my favorite ever reads. SO intense. And highlighted EVERYWHERE.
Courtney Summers is an author that I don’t think gets nearly enough recognition. She’s absolutely incredible in her writing style. LOVE. HER.
Jandy Nelson – who so far has one book to her name – The Sky is Everywhere, but it made me want to write poetry again (there are poems scattered throughout).
Elizabeth Scott is who I read when I need something FUN, and I hope to write that romantic tension as well as she does. The Unwritten Rule and Something, Maybe are my favs of hers.
Stephanie Perkins’ books are just outrageously fun. I LOVE them. LOVE her. And will read everything she writes.
I know that as soon as I hit send on this, I’ll cringe, knowing there are others I should have included, but thanks for the chance to be on your blog today!
~ Jolene

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The Challenges

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It’s that time of year again. All over the blogosphere sign-ups are popping up for new reading challenges beginning in 2012. So far I have only signed up for two, although there is a third I am considering.

#1. The Debut Author Challenge 2012- The Story Siren

It was this challenge that began by foray into book blogging, and it introduced me to so many new fantastic authors/books. Of course I am going to do it again!

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