This “Authorable Mention” goes to Jodi Picoult who happens to be my favourite author!
Picoult has written and co-written over 23 novels, 8 of which have been featured in the number 1 spot on the New York Times Bestsellers list! I imagine this number to soon be 9 as her newest book release is October 14, 2014 and I am sure it won’t disappoint!
Picoult writes books that focus on family, legailities, relationships, drama, and usually controversial, emotional, difficult topics.
My favorited book by Picoult is:
Change of Heart
Some of my favourite quotes from Picoult’s books are:
“Maybe who we are isn’t so much about what we do, but rather what we’re capable of when we least expect it.”
― Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper
“A mathematical formula for happiness:Reality divided by Expectations.There were two ways to be happy:improve your reality or lower your expectations.”
― Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes
“Heroes didn’t leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn’t wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else’s. And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back.”
― Jodi Picoult, Second Glance
“People always say that, when you love someone, nothing in the world matters. But that’s not true, is it? You know, and I know, that when you love someone, everything in the world matters a little bit more.”
― Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care
“Forgiving isn’t something you do for someone else. It’s something you do for yourself. It’s saying, ‘You’re not important enough to have a stranglehold on me.’ It’s saying, ‘You don’t get to trap me in the past. I am worthy of a future.”
― Jodi Picoult, The Storyteller
“That’s what religion does. It points a finger. It causes wars. It breaks apart countries. It’s a petri dish for stereotypes to grow in. Religion’s not about being holy…Just holier-than-thous.”
― Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart
What I like most about Picoult’s books are that:
The books are usually written from the different characters’ perspective
The books usually feature some kind of legal matter, including court scenes
The books focus in difficult topics that you may not other wise think about or consider
The books teach you about love, family, strength, challenges, and many other important themes
Check out Picoult’s official website here for more information about her books, the author herself, and other items of interest! http://www.jodipicoult.com/
Have you read any of Picoult’s books? If you have, please let me know what you think of her!
I will just be here counting down the days until I will be able to read her new book!