My theme for 2013 is Influential Women Authors.
My definition of influential is any author, classic or modern, who has inspired writers, readers, or the larger scope of culture. Some are personal favorites, or have special meaning to me.
What this list is not: a list of the most influential writers of all time. Rather, this is a collection of influential writers, corresponding with each day's letter.
For the full list of participating blogs, click here.
N: Audrey Niffenegger
The Time Traveler's Wife is a book I have mixed feelings over. This bestseller is a love story between a normal woman and a man who is caught between shifts in time. He spontaneously shifts between the past at present. Plus, the story is set in the two places I've lived: southwest Michigan, and Chicago.
Some of my issues with the book are really nitpicky, but overall I didn't exactly LIKE any of the characters. Nitpicks aside, this book is memorable. I am always interested in discussing this book with other readers, to see what someone else liked that maybe I didn't. It's certainly a moving story, and disturbing at times. I hated a scene where Henry is alone and naked in a cold, locked stairwell when he had no control over where he reappeared. But that's good storytelling. It made me uncomfortable. The author manages to focus on the relationships in this twisted circumstance, while still shedding a little light on Henry trying to uncover why this might be happening to him. It's a melancholy book, but quite different than anything I've read.
Have you read this book, or any others by the author?