Friday, March 19, 2010

A Winner, Author Appreciation Week, and other News!

Hey everyone!

I have a couple of different items I'm going to address in this post, so I may ramble a bit, hope you don't mind. :)

First of all, the winner of A Match Made in High School and other goodies is:

Deltay from Lucid Conspiracy


Didn't win a copy? Well, why don't you head over to an online relater and buy your own snazzy copy. Think of it, not only will you get a hilarious new book, but you'll be supporting Kristin too!


Moving on, as you many of you already know this week was Author Appreciation Week, an event started up by the lovely Heidi R. Kling, author of Sea, a book I'm dying to read.

But because of how busy I was with school, life, exc. (I had FIVE tests today which is something I personally think should not be allowed), I wasn't able to post daily. Instead, I've decided to post about a couple of authors I really appreciate. So without a further ado, here they are.

Kristin Cashore

Kristin is the author of two spectacular books, one being Fire and the other being Graceling, and she never ceases to bring you extremely strong and empowering female characters and a rich world. So if you haven't read her books yet read them!

Elizabeth Scott

Elizabeth has released SEVEN books, with her 8th coming out this September, in the last FOUR years, which I personally think makes her one the ringleaders of YA. Since not only are her books pretty one the outside, but the product inside is just as wonderful! I can't wait to read more by her.

Meg Cabot

How could I not include Meg in this list? She's been one of my favorite writers since I began reading YA a couple of years ago because her books are always light, funny, and fluffy reads that I simply can't get enough of!

Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen, hands down, is my favorite YA writer out there. Since even though her storylines are the most original out there, she always proves to bring relatable, funny, and role model worthy main characters into the mix that make the story. And let me tell you, no matter how old I get as long as she's still writing stories, I'll keep buying them. Though, now that I said that, I just realized that that basically applies to everyone I'm mentioning here.

Tara Kelly

Tara Kelly is probably an author you haven't heard much about yet. Since she's a debut author with her first official book Harmonic Feedback coming out this May. Though, I was lucky and enough to get a chance to take an early look, and let me tell you, she is a fabulous, fabulous writer who definitely deservers to be honored in Author Appreciation Week.

Stacey Jay

Not only is Stacey Jay's Megan Berry, Zombie Settler series is one of my favorite series, but she's one of the nicest authors I've had the chance to talk to online. With saying that, I can't wait to read more by her.

Jackson Pearce

Last year I read As You Wish, her debut novel, and preceded not only to adore and rave about it here, but forced one of my best friend's into read it and she LOVED it too. Further more, I just finished her newest YA, Sisters Red, earlier this week and it was SPECTACULAR! She's definitely an author to keep an eye on. Plus, I love her blog!

Richelle Mead

Richelle Mead is the author of my favorite series out there, Vampire Academy, and always manages to put twists and turns into her tales that are never see coming, which makes her a perfect pick for Author Appreciation Week.

Lauren Oliver

Not only does this author have a fabulous first name, but she's the mastermind behind one of my favorite debuts out there, Before I Fall!

Heidi R. Kling

What would this list be if I didn't mention Heidi? Incomplete, no doubt about it.  Sure, I haven't read her book yet, but she's done a lot of stuff to make the YA world fun. Such as starting up Author Appreciation Week and being one of the masterminds the 10'ers!

Okay, I think I'm going to stop here because though I could go on forever, I don't want to bore you all.

Though, some additional authors I truly apprecaite are:

Nina De Gramont, author of Every Little Thing in the World
Susane Colasanti, author of Something Like Fate, Waiting for You, Take Me There, and When It Hapens
Jeri Smith-Ready, author of Shade
Jessica Brody, author of The Karma Club, The Fidelity Files, and Love Undercover (She makes the best book trailers ever!)
Robin Benway, author of Audrey, Wait and The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June
Holly Nicole Hoxter, author of The Snowball Effect
Amy Brecount White, author of Forget-Her-Nots
Kimberly Derting, author of The Body Finder
Sara Shepard, author of the Pretty Little Liars series
Jillian Cantor, author of The September Sisters and The Life of Glass
Elizabeth Eulberg, author of The Lonely Hearts Club
Jennifer Echols, author of The Ex-Games, Going Too Far, exc.
Carrie Ryan, author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth and The Dead Tossed Waves
Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Wintergirls, Prom, Speak, and many more!

And many, many more. Since without all the amazing YA authors out there, I don't know what I'd read OR blog about! :)


Also, I got some GREAT news this week that brought a smile to my face. That news? Well Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf is featured in Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens. It is listed in the Resources section under “Young Adult Literature Blogs.”!!! Isn't that excinting! I think so, but I may just be a wee bit biased. :)

*To find out more about the book click here*


Lastly, Peter from Flashlight Worthy asked me to tell you about a new Young Adult Book List featuring Women From Another Era. Head over here if you would like to check it out!


Till next time,



  1. Thanks for including me, Lauren! It's an honor to be named among such amazing authors. Sorry about your five tests. Hope they went well!


  2. Wow, it's awesome that you got featured in that magazine!

  3. Thanks so much - that's super exciting! :D

    Congratulations on the feature, so awesome!

  4. Congrats on the RRR inclusion, I agree it's very exciting!!


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