07 October 2011

{Guest Post} K.M. Walton

By: Me My Shelf And I | 07 October 2011 at 12:00 AM | |

Today we welcome author K.M. Walton to the blog.  Her upcoming book Cracked comes out on January 3, 2012  and we wanted to get to know a little bit about her by finding out what books she’d recommend to us!  Thanks in part to The {Teen} Book Scene tour, we were able to find out a little bit of what this author likes to read!

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We wanted to know some of her favorite books and what she’d recommend, and what kind of books we’d find in her “library.”

First, thank you to Melissa for having me today!!

If you’re a writer then it’s a guarantee you’re a reader as well. Since I write primarily YA, I tend to read heaps in that same genre—but I do have some adult fiction favs too.

My favorite YA reads:

THE HARRY POTTER SERIES by J. K. Rowling

I’ve read each book multiple times and the story never gets old. Ever.

THE GIVER by Lois Lowry

This book is simply stunning. No other way to describe it.

THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE by Jandy Nelson

The writing is exquisite and lovely in every way writing can be lovely.

PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ by A. S. King

Spectacular, with heartbreaking characters, authentic dialogue, raw emotions and a talking Pagoda. Genius.

THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE STORY OF A PART TIME INDIAN by Sherman Alexie

You will fall in love with the main character and your heart will break for him. You will also be blown away by the writing. After reading this book I was inspired to write characters with painful lives, sharp wit and authentic inner dialogue…my debut novel CRACKED was born.

DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth

One of those “unputdownable” books. The characters are well developed, the pacing is brilliant and the story itself is compelling. Excellent read.

LOOKING FOR ALASKA by John Green

AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES by John Green

These books also influenced my writing style and let me know it was okay to write CRACKED. John Green is a genius dialogue writer – it’s real, it moves the plot forward, it’s raw sometimes and it’s always, always, always authentic. He lets his characters talk and does an excellent job of “staying out of it.”

My favorite adult reads:

THE RED TENT by Anita Diamant

This was the very first book I read for the book club I started back in 1999, and it has left a deep, lasting impression on me as a reader. It is a must read.

THE STAND by Stephen King

I’ve read this book three times and love it every time. It’s a combo of a love for the flawed characters and the incredible story. It’s a brilliant book.

LOVELY BONES by Alice Sebold

After finishing this book, it stayed with me for days upon days. While brutally painful in parts, it was also haunting and beautiful and stunning.

MY LIFE ON A PLATE by India Knight

Probably the most hilarious book I’ve ever read, hands down.

THE ALCHEMIST by Paulo Coelho

The most inspirational book I’ve read. It’s a fable, laden with charge after charge telling you how to live your dreams. My desk was littered with quotes after I finished it the first time.

We’d like to take time to thank K.M. Walton for visiting our blog today, and hope that you’ll all get a chance to enjoy her book Cracked.  Be sure to check out the other stops on this tour to get to know a little bit about the author.

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And if you’re really interested in Cracked, you can check out the first 4 pages HERE

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks again for hosting me and my reading list!

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