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August 24, 2010

Susannah Appelbaum: Top 10 Books That Made Me Want to be a Writer

Posted by jordana

Susannah Appelbaum author photo.JPGSusannah Appelbaum tells Teenreads.com which books from her childhood inspired her to write. Her fantasy series The Poisons of Caux, is an imaginative adventure complete with catacombs and crypts, poisons and prophesies. You can win a copy of the newly released second book in the series, THE TASTERS GUILD, in this month's Word of Mouth contest, here.

 

So hard to choose just 10! I’ve put aside some of the usual suspects (Narnia and Tolkien, Poe and Agatha Christie) in favor of a few of my other childhood favorites. Here they are, in no particular order.

1. WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE by Joan Aiken

2. THE GREY KING by Susan Cooper

3. HALF MAGIC by Edward Eager

4. The Wizard of Oz books by L. Frank Baum

5. MARY POPPINS by P. L. Travers978-0-375-85174-2.jpg

6. COLLECTED RHYMES AND VERSES by Walter de la Mare

7. PIPPI LONGSTOCKING by Astrid Lingren

8. MRS. PIGGLE-WIGGLE by Betty MacDonald

9. NANCY DREW MYSTERIES by Carolyn Keene

10. BLOOD AND GUTS by Linda Allison

-- Susannah Appelbaum

 

Be sure to follow Susannah Appelbaum’s upcoming blog tour stops for THE POISONS OF CAUX: THE TASTERS GUILD.

RandomActsofReading -- Wednesday, August 25th
CleverlyInked -- Thursday, August 26th
Suvudu -- Friday, August 27th