The Books I Wished I'd Written by Kimberly Sabatini

This month we are talking about the books we wish we'd written. I quickly discovered that this is a difficult topic for me--I have soooo many books I wish I'd written. Universes full of fan-dom. I'm not completely sure how to thin the list down to a manageable size. Every time I think I'm done, I find another book. So, I added books until I had to stop and go pick up my kids. LOL! Random but effective.

Because I can't rank the books on the list by their awesomeness (they are all on the list because they are fabulous) I let the file loader decide the order of presentation.
Drum roll please...

Because who doesn't love Ramona? Seriously--I don't need to say more. A classic.

Because I want to write something brave that makes a difference in the world.

Because I want to write outside of the box--the creativity in this novel is captivating.

Because I love seeing the world through the eyes of someone who is worth knowing better. 

Because the world building is epic and exciting and beautiful.

Because I want to write a book that concretely captures something as elusive as imagination.

(In reference to the whole LUNAR CHRONICLES) Because I've never had so many different characters that I am attached to. Just when I think I couldn't possibly love another--I find the room.

Because I want to write a book that makes ordinary people extraordinary.

Because I want to write a book that teaches people to see with their hearts as much as they see with their eyes.

What book would you have written if you could be a book thief? Oh, wait--The Book Thief. Let's add that one to the list.


  1. Wow. *sniff* Words cannot describe how totally honored and thrilled I am to have DRAGON on this list with all of these other amazing books! *experiences fan girly swoon* These authors, these books, have been such an inspiration to have YOU!!! <3 Thank you for everything you do and for all that you are!!! <3 you!!!

  2. Wow, what a GREAT list of books! I wish I'd written those ones, too, LOL. Maybe especially THE DUST OF 100 DOGS (or really, anything by A.S. King -- I'm a huge fan, and I find her books and her blog super-inspiring).

  3. What a fantastic list, Kim! I wish I'd written anything by Roald Dahl, A.S. King or Laurie Halse Anderson. And that's just the beginning... I also wish I'd written TOUCHING THE SURFACE.

    1. Awwwwww thank you so much (((((hugs))))) And yes--Roald Dahl!!!!! He also needs to be on my list.

  4. Roald Dahl and Ramona are the first books I remember reading (besides Frog and Toad). <3


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