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message 1: by Holly (new)

Holly | 745 comments Mod
Tell us some of your favorite authors!


message 2: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn (kcanty313) Stephen King, Emily Giffin, Wally Lamb, Steig Larsson, and...that's all I can think of for now.


message 3: by Janie (new)

Janie Johnson Stephen King
Graham Masterton
James Patterson
Richard Laymon
Dean Koontz
Ted Dekker
Laurell K. Hamiltom
Lisa Jackson
Sharon Sala
Christopher Pike
Greg Iles


message 4: by Holly (new)

Holly | 745 comments Mod
Awesome lists, guys!

Some of my favs are Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Harlan Coben, Jonathan Kellerman, Michael Connelly, and Lisa Unger.


message 5: by Sarah (new)

Sarah  (CrossMyHeart) Kurt Vonnegut
Stephen King
Dean Koontz
Jonathan Maberry
Ellen Hopkins
J. K. Rowling
Richelle Mead
Charlaine Harris
Just to name a few


message 6: by Tammy (new)

Tammy Nelson (Tammy1133) | 11 comments Kate Lauren
Sylvia Day
J.R. Ward


message 7: by Holly (new)

Holly | 745 comments Mod
Jonathan Maberry is awesome!


Dustin Crazy little brown owl (Dustpancrazy) | 7 comments Whoops I already listed some of my favorite authors int eh favorite books thread before I saw this one.

Dan Chaon
Dean Koontz
Stephen White
Tess Gerritsen
John Saul

*If you are a big fan of any of the above mentioned authors, I moderate 5 author-based groups for each of these amazing authors - please feel welcome to join - just do a group search with the author's name & you'll find the groups easily or let me know if you need a direct link.

Other authors I really like:
Kate Dicamillo
Dan Brown
Stephen King
Patricia Cornwell
Nevada Barr
J.K. Rowling


message 9: by Robin (new)

Robin (RobinLayne) | 72 comments Like I said in the other thread, my favorite is C.S. Lewis. I like both his fiction (which is what drew me in first, as a child) and his nonfiction.


message 10: by Christine (new)

Christine Hatfield  (Christinesbookshelves) | 167 comments Julie Gregory
Nicholas Sparks
James Patterson
Karen Rose
Karin Slaughter
Donna Vanliere
Jonnie Jacobs
Harlan Coben
Debbie Macomber
Lurlene Mcdaniel


message 11: by Alondra (new)

Alondra Stephen King
Anne Rice (early vamps and witches)
John Sandford
Toni Morrison (prior to Beloved)
Dean Koontz (early stuff when he was Dean R Koontz with no toupee')
Cormac McCarthy
Terry McMillan
Michael Crichton (sp?)
John Grisham
JK Rowling
Patricia Cornwell (prior to Scarpetta #7; the main character was grating my nerves by book 5, though)
John Saul
Peter Straub
Laurell K Hamilton (only up to Blue Moon)

..as you can see, the main characters start to irritate me greatly. It's like the characters don't grow, mature, or something. Not sure what it is...

Scarpetta became more weak. So worried about what she was thought of and could not seem to stand up for herself. So many times I kept thinking, "Say something!!" Then for Cornwell to have Marino turn into such a sleaze and bad guy. How dare she? She already made him into a ugly, unattractive slob; but great protector and detective-partner with Scarpetta. I felt betrayed....

need i say more?


message 12: by Holly (new)

Holly | 745 comments Mod
Nice lists guys!


message 13: by J.S. (new)

J.S. Bailey (JSBailey) | 219 comments Ted Dekker
Dean Koontz
Tosca Lee
Erin Healy
Stephen King
Edgar Allan Poe
Roald Dahl
Abby Ryan
Michael C. Humphrey
J. K. Rowling
Shirley Jackson
Robert Liparulo
Eric Wilson
Frank Peretti
Karen Kelly Boyce
Dante Alighieri
Oscar Wilde
Stieg Larsson


message 14: by Char (new)

Char Here are some of mine:

Stephen King
Peter Straub
Robert McCammon
Dan Simmons
Jeffrey Deaver
Dennis Lehane
John Connolly
Kealan Patrick Burke
Greg Gifune
Edgar Allen Poe
Edith Wharton
Alan Ryker


message 15: by Christopher (new)

Christopher Owen | 11 comments Stephen King
Dean Koontz
JK Rowling
Joe Hill
Jonathan Maberry
Mario Puzo
Lee Child
Peter Straub
Robert McCammon
Dan Simmons


message 16: by Holly (new)

Holly | 745 comments Mod
Christopher wrote: "Stephen King
Dean Koontz
JK Rowling
Joe Hill
Jonathan Maberry
Mario Puzo
Lee Child
Peter Straub
Robert McCammon
Dan Simmons"


Lee Child is awesome!


message 17: by Alondra (new)

Alondra I am reading my first Dan Simmons book, Carrion Comfort, right now. I am hooked.


this book is so twisted...love it


message 18: by Holly (new)

Holly | 745 comments Mod
Alondra wrote: "I am reading my first Dan Simmons book, Carrion Comfort, right now. I am hooked.


this book is so twisted...love it"


I really wish I could have joined this buddy read, Alondra. The book sounds so awesome!


message 19: by Alondra (new)

Alondra Holly wrote: "Alondra wrote: "I am reading my first Dan Simmons book, Carrion Comfort, right now. I am hooked.


this book is so twisted...love it"

I really wish I could have joined this buddy read, Alondra. T..."


it is. i just happened to pick this book up from one of the newer UBSs i go to. so many had talked about it, so i got it. i had no intention of reading it this year; but i wanted some excitement for the end of the year. so far... i got it!

pick it up soon!


message 20: by Evans (new)

Evans Light (EvansLight) | 1 comments Edgar Allan Poe
Ray Bradbury
Douglas Adams
David Wong
T.H. White
Joe R. Lansdale
Joe Hill
Stephen King
Richard Matheson
Jack Ketchum
Rod Sterling
George Carlin (yes, the comedian)
...and more recently...
Adam Light
Kealan Patrick Burke
Bruce Campbell (the actor)


message 21: by Holly (new)

Holly | 745 comments Mod
Alondra wrote: "Holly wrote: "Alondra wrote: "I am reading my first Dan Simmons book, Carrion Comfort, right now. I am hooked.


this book is so twisted...love it"

I really wish I could have joined this buddy re..."


I hope that I'm able to get it soon.


message 22: by Dustin (new)

Dustin | 1195 comments Mod
Holly wrote: "Alondra wrote: "I am reading my first Dan Simmons book, Carrion Comfort, right now. I am hooked.


this book is so twisted...love it"

I really wish I could have joined this buddy read, Alondra. T..."


It is incredibly awesome, Holly! Hopefully you can find a copy someday.:)


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message 24: by Kathy (last edited Oct 09, 2012 11:54AM) (new)

Kathy (bookgoddess1969) My faves are:

Stephen King
Joe Hill
Richard Matheson
Dean Koontz


message 25: by Char (new)

Char Dustin wrote: "Richard Powers."

It's rare that I run across an author that has written that many books and I haven't heard of him, or them.
What do you like about him, Dustin?


message 26: by Christine (new)

Christine Hatfield  (Christinesbookshelves) | 167 comments What kind of books does richard write dustin?


message 27: by Victor (new)

Victor Janie wrote: "Stephen King
Graham Masterton
James Patterson
Richard Laymon
Dean Koontz
Ted Dekker
Laurell K. Hamiltom
Lisa Jackson
Sharon Sala
Christopher Pike
Greg Iles"


I love Christopher Pike! What have you read of his, Janie? I read the first 4 books in the Thirst series and have bindups of Final Friends and Weekend and Slumber Party. I also have books 5 and 6 of the Thirst series.


message 28: by Christine (new)

Christine Hatfield  (Christinesbookshelves) | 167 comments I used to read those Christopher pike books when i was young but not anymore


message 29: by Dustin (new)

Dustin | 1195 comments Mod
Hi, Charlene!

Thank you so much for your inquiry, it's much appreciated.:)

He isn't very well known, so that probably explains why you haven't heard of him until now. Up until 4 or 5 years ago, I hadn't heard of him, either. If you're interested, I suggest trying Plowing The Dark. That's where I started, and once I'd finished, I had to read more of his stuff.

I love the fact that his writing style and stories in general are unlike anything I've ever read. His novels are often dense, and very intellectually driven. His characters are quite amazing, as well. Richard Powers is utterly brilliant, IMO!


message 30: by Victor (new)

Victor My favorite(in no particular order) are
Heather Brewer
Rick Riordan
Suzanne Collins
John Green(I actually didn't read any of his books yet but he's hilarious and I an't wait to read the ones I have:D)
Stephenie Meyer
J. K. Rowling
Cassandr Clare
Holly Black
George R. R. Martin(Nothing of his, but his writing style,from whatI read of AGoT, is amazing!)
Laurie Halse Anderson
Christopher Pike
Stephen King


message 31: by Char (new)

Char Dustin wrote: "Hi, Charlene!

Thank you so much for your inquiry, it's much appreciated.:)

He isn't very well known, so that probably explains why you haven't heard of him until now. Up until 4 or 5 years ago,..."

I looked at the book description. It does look interesting. I added it to my TBR.
Thanks for sharing. : )


message 32: by Dustin (new)

Dustin | 1195 comments Mod
You are very welcome, Charlene. It is very interesting, indeed. I'm so glad to hear that you've added it your "to-read" list. I'm really looking forward to your thoughts on it.:)


message 33: by Michelle (new)

Michelle | 60 comments Stephen King
Richard Matheson
Jack Ketchum
Robert McCammon
Micheal Koryta
Jefferson Bass
Clive Barker


message 34: by Dustin (new)

Dustin | 1195 comments Mod
Christine wrote: "What kind of books does richard write dustin?"

Hi, Christine!

For more information on Powers' work, please follow the link: Richard Powers.


message 35: by Christine (new)

Christine Hatfield  (Christinesbookshelves) | 167 comments I will do that and thanks for giving me that website Dustin


message 36: by Dustin (new)

Dustin | 1195 comments Mod
You're always welcome, Christine. That's his profile page here, actually.


message 37: by Lee (new)

Lee (LeeShirk) | 101 comments In no particular order...

Stephen King
Dean Koontz
John Saul
John Grisham
Alan Jacobson
Rick Murcer
Aaron Pogue
Amanda Hocking
Robin Cook
James Patterson
Charlaine Harris

I have a ton more I could list, but will keep it simple


message 38: by J.S. (new)

J.S. Bailey (JSBailey) | 219 comments Alas, no one has added *me* as one of their favorite authors! [insert melancholy violin sounds] ;)

I forgot to add Eoin Colfer to my list of fave authors. His books are hilarious. :)


message 39: by Holly (new)

Holly | 745 comments Mod
Lee wrote: "In no particular order...

Stephen King
Dean Koontz
John Saul
John Grisham
Alan Jacobson
Rick Murcer
Aaron Pogue
Amanda Hocking
Robin Cook
James Patterson
Charlaine Harris

I have a ton more I cou..."


I really enjoy John Saul's books, Lee. Have you read The Blackstone Chronicles?


message 40: by Christine (new)

Christine Hatfield  (Christinesbookshelves) | 167 comments Nope i never read that book


message 41: by Christine (new)

Christine Hatfield  (Christinesbookshelves) | 167 comments I've never read his books


message 42: by Alondra (new)

Alondra Kyle ~The Rebel Leader~ wrote: "I've read all of John Saul's books. The Blackstone Chronicles was excellent."

I have read John Saul and only recently picked up the BC series. I am definitely looking forward to it.


message 43: by Holly (new)

Holly | 745 comments Mod
Kyle ~The Rebel Leader~ wrote: "I've read all of John Saul's books. The Blackstone Chronicles was excellent."

It sure was, Kyle!


message 44: by Dustin (new)

Dustin | 1195 comments Mod
I don't really care for John Saul...


message 45: by Kathy (new)

Kathy (bookgoddess1969) I used to like Saul when I was a teen. I hadn't read him in ages till a year or so ago I read The Unloved. I was really disappointed! I thought it was such an overused idea, very cliche. I'm hoping that was just a fluke. :(


message 46: by Alondra (new)

Alondra Dustin wrote: "I don't really care for John Saul..."

not even the early stuff? When the Wind Blows or Suffer the Children or Shadows...???


message 47: by Dustin (new)

Dustin | 1195 comments Mod
Admittedly, I haven't read a whole lot of Saul's stuff, but I tried reading one featuring Hellfire, The Unwanted, and Sleepwalkers, and they all sound like the same basic concepts. Plus I don't think he's a very good writer.
There was one, however, that I can't remember the name of that started off slow but eventually turned out pretty good. It impressed me a lot.


message 48: by Christopher (new)

Christopher Owen | 11 comments Saul wasn't too bad. Not at all. But like others have basically said, he leaves a lot to be desired. There's a fair amount of authors that are better than him. At this point I'll pick him up if I don't have much else in the queue but I've got so many other things I want to read that I usually don't bother with him at this point.


message 49: by Alondra (new)

Alondra he is not great, but he is a nice filler when needing a good read.


message 50: by Lee (new)

Lee (LeeShirk) | 101 comments Holly wrote..."

No Holly I haven't read Blackstone Chronicles yet, it is on my to read list. John Saul was my first horror author. I was in the 4th grade when I read Brainchild, then I found The God Project and Suffer The Children. I was hooked from there I graduated to King and read IT, I was an official horror junkie at that point. LOL


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