Who are your favorite authors?Subscribe
It's funny that my favorite authors don't write for my favorite genre (necessarily!):
This list is by NO means inclusive!
For some reason, questions about my favorite ANYTHING always make me freeze up - it's not that I have no opinions, I just can't come up with any answers when I'm on the spot, I guess. So I've thought about the authors whose books nearly always end up on my TBR stack - this is probably not going to end up as an all-time-faves list, and I'm sure I'll forget some.
J.K. Rowling (even if she never writes anything else ever again!)
I may be back with another post once I'm home and can look over my bookshelves .
I'm seeing that some of mine are repeats. I love them no less, and I am excited to check out some new authors on Shelfari! Yeah!
Anyway, here is my list:
For all sorts of reasons. Kind of like food - I crave different books on different days.
I need to read Lamb by Christopher Moore. I have it (well, my husband has it, so I have it LOL), and have had it recommended so many times.
This forum is convincing me.
Ahhhh, Anne Tyler and Carol Shield, Bill Bryson, Ann Patchett, Anne Lamott... You guys are my people!
Florinda, I had a fiction workshop with Jane Smiley when I was an undergrad (so long ago...) and I hadn't read her yet... so I sort of blew it off... Then I read A Thousand Acres. And kicked myself a thousand times.
You absolutely do need to read Lamb. And then, around holiday time, read The Stupidest Angel. I hooked my husband on Christopher Moore and he's now read more of his books than I have.
A fiction workshop with Jane Smiley?! Wow. A friend of mine had a couple of retreats/writing workshops with Madeleine L'Engle, whom I've been a fan of since my teens, and boy, did I envy her. I have yet to have such close encounters with greatness.
I loved Lamb but my fave C. Moore book of all time is Practical Demon Keeping
Authors not listed that I've enjoyed:
Dean Koontz (in small doses)
there are many more I"m sure.