Friday, September 21, 2012

The Booker Award

Seems Jennette Marie Powell has gone and bestowed The Booker Award to me.

What is this award? Well, apparently I get to blog about my five favorite books and follow these two simple rules:

1. Link back to the person who gave me the award (click on Jennette's name and you will be sent to her site).

2. Give this award to three more bloggers, who will then link back to you (go to end of post to see if YOUR name is listed - bwahahahaha).

Anyway, here are my five favorite books – in the order they came to me.

"Lightning" by Dean Koontz. This is my most favorite Koontz novel and I tell everyone I know to read this book. It's not a true horror novel, my husband can attest to that, since I even got him to read it (he hates horror). It's just a great thriller. Even when I re-read the book, I have trouble putting it down. And I know what's going to happen!

"The Stand" by Stephen King. This is the first Stephen King book I ever read. It hooked me to find his other novels (which weren't as numerous back in the 70's) and I've been a fan ever since. I sometimes wish I had that original paperback version, but it's been long gone (now replaced with the uncut hardback).

"Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer. I've read this book four times. I fell in love with the characters. And because of this book, it encouraged me to start writing my own. You can't ignore a book that can do that, now can you?

"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. I read this book back in high school. Then I had to see the movie. Then I had to read the book again. I felt like I WAS Scout.

"Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell. This book started me on my road to reading. Before I read this book, reading was a chore. I sometimes took six months to finish a novel. Then I took a reading class in high school, where your grade was based on how many credits of books you read. This book counted as four books – four credits. My mother owned the book. I thought, why not? I read that thing in TEN days. A record for me back then. I discovered I was just reading the wrong books. So the book that actually made reading fun has GOT to be in the top five. No doubt about it!

So those are my five favorite. They all affected me in one way or another, so it makes it hard to forget them.

To follow the rules (which is a rarity for me, I know), I must now pass this award to three others:

Todd R. Moody – Fireflies and Laser Beams (

B.E. Sanderson – The Writing Spectacle (

You know, now that I mentioned all these books, I want to read them again! But I really need to get my pile of TBR books down JUST a bit! It would make my husband happy, anyway.

Have a happy Friday and a great weekend!!



The Spooky Whisk said...

Good that a book helped inspire you to write your own.

Happy Weekend :-)

Jennette Marie Powell said...

I stuck to more recent stuff, or Lightning would've probably topped my list! I looooooved that book! Loved The Stand too, though I haven't read any of the others (I know, I know...). Thanks for playing!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - Happy weekend to you, too!!

Jennette - I looked at the books I read this year and I couldn't pick just 5! I found picking books that changed my life (or reading habits) were a little easier to choose.

The Review Chick said...

Interesting selections! To Kill a Mockingbird is on my list of faves as well. :) I am off to check Miss Jennette's choices!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Thanks for stopping by, Miranda!

James Garcia Jr. said...

Hi, Stacy. Have you changed the look of this place since my last visit? I like it.
I have read The Stand, Mockingbird and some Koontz, although not that one. Congrats on your award.
Have a great week.


Stacy McKitrick said...

Hey Jimmy! Yes, I have changed the look of this blog. Glad you like it. And put Lightning in your books to read. You're really missing a good one!