Jul 5, 2012

the.book.chat. {favorite authors}

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There are just some authors out there whose books I purchase as soon as they are released.  They are authors whose writing style I have come to know and love.  They are familiar to me and they have inspired me in my own writing.  I don't always love the most popular authors and the ones I do cherish aren't necessarily the best out there, but they are the best for me.  I think that is one thing every book worm must do.  Find the authors who fit your reading personality best. 

Well these are mine...

1. J. R. Ward -  Ward remains the only romance author who I enjoy to read.  I love her humor and her style.  Even if she's writing a facebook status, I'm reading it. My favorite thing about Ward is her love of her own characters.  She treats them like they are real people respecting her readers' adoration for them.  I also love that she shows no sign of quitting anytime soon.  Keem 'em coming Ward!

2. Markus Zusak - It was instant love for Zusak when I read The Book Thief.  His writing style is creative and engaging.  Reading The Book Thief was so refreshing and new!  It is one of the only books where I can remember the "way" it was written.  I also enjoyed I am the Messenger, but much less so than The Book Thief.  But seriously, Markus, whatcha been up to man?  We're waiting...

3. Kristin Cashore - The first time I read Graceling I loved it, but then that was about it.  A year or so later, I read Fire and it was real love.  Here are the things I love about Cashore: she writes her stories in the same fantasy realm and it is SO cool.  You wouldn't know her stories are even YA at all because the characters are mature, the subject matter is dark and her writing has integrity.  And most of all, her female characters are amazing.  She's getting lost in the crowd of YA authors and I really want people to see her for the brilliant storyteller she is.

There are, of course, many more authors who I enjoy but these are the ones whose every piece of work ever dreamt, printed and published I will read the very first second I can.  Anyone can write a good story, but these authors go beyond that.  They write those stories in a way that makes it personal.  They speak to me and it's their voice I prefer.  Write on you brilliant storytellers!

So who are your favorite authors?  I would love to hear.

Next Thursday we will be talking about cover art.  Do you judge a book by its cover?


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7 comments:

Kimberly said...

Hi! I'm a recently new follower via GFC, and thought I'd like to give this meme a try! I haven't read anything by the authors you've chosen, but I did recently by a copy of The Book Thief and of Graceling, so I'd like to read them soon. Thanks for sharing - this meme is a rather nice one!

Melissa said...

OMG I FORGOT ABOUT THE BOOK CHAT and I was SO excited about this one! I'm having trouble uploading pictures so blogging is really tough right now... But I'll just share my list with you here now:

JK Rowling
John Green
ZUSAK!! So glad he's in your faves
Ann Brashares

I have a zillion others but those are the ones who I've read like all their work and loved it all!

Erinn said...

I, too, am anxiously waiting for Zusak to write another book. The Book Thief was the only book I've read where by the end, I didn't mind that it took me a longer time for me to read.
I'll have to look into these other authors to see if there might be something new for me to read! :)
--Erinn

Kimberly said...

*buy

Sweet Green Tangerine said...

Glad you decided to join us!
Yes, you must read The Book Thief and Graceling! They are SO good!

Sophie @ threetimesf said...

Haha JK Rowling was always going to come up!

Sophie @ threetimesf said...

I really really reallllyyy need to get a copy of The Book Thief!

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