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message 1: by Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner), The Founding Bookworm (new)

Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) (perpetualpageturner) | 4407 comments Mod
What are some of your favorite authors?


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message 3: by Lynn (last edited Mar 30, 2009 05:38PM) (new)

Lynn I don't usually read multiple books by one author but I do really enjoy the writings of:

Garrison Keillor
A.J. Jacobs
Beverly Cleary
Jonathan Safran Foer

edit: omg I know this was forever ago.. but I can't believe I didn't include Kurt Vonnegut Jr.!! or Sherman Alexie!!


message 5: by Caiti Casey (new)

Caiti Casey Spiess (mrssteven) I'm all about C.S. Lewis, and I'm in love with Andrew Schwab! Mark Twain and Charles Dickens are some of my other favs. I also enjoy the way the author of History of Love writes.


message 6: by Lori, The Over-Caffeinated Coffee Girl (new)

Lori Walker | 2109 comments Mod
Caiti, After taking a miserable (because I worked my butt off and only got a B) course on Mark Twain last semester, I don't think I'll be able to read him again for a long time. It started dawning on me at the end of the semester that maybe I don't understand his sense of humor because a lot of his stuff didn't seem funny to me and the professor was about to bust a gut laughing.

I think Harper Lee, Margaret Mitchell, and Joseph Heller are my favorite authors. I'm also kind of liking Sylvia Plath, having started her journals. (Eek!)


message 7: by Caiti Casey (new)

Caiti Casey Spiess (mrssteven) I love the wide range of favorite authors we all have.


message 8: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (misslaurenwilk) | 425 comments Has anyone ever read anything from Paulo Coelho? I like a lot of his books. Especially Eleven Minutes: A Novel.


message 9: by Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner), The Founding Bookworm (new)

Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) (perpetualpageturner) | 4407 comments Mod
Lauren..I bought The Alchemist not too long ago. haven't gotten to it yet..but that will be my first book by him.

mine are JD Salinger, Jonathan Safran Foer, Sylvia Plath, Jack Kerouac..and more recently..Mark Zusak!


message 10: by Janet (new)

Janet I don't really have any favorite authors. I just read whatever but I will say, I ALWAYS read Nicholas Sparks. He is my all time favorite.


message 12: by Justine (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) I haven't. I've never even heard of it. But now my mission is to find it and read it. I'll get back to you.


message 13: by Justine (new)

Justine (paperbackheart) Okay, here's the deal Emily. It's out of print. You can buy it, but it's all upwards of 300$ on amazon. My experience is that if you read one of his books and get hooked you are instantly a die-hard fan and I think that's why you can't ever hold on to it.


message 14: by Jayme (new)

Jayme (JaymeLyn) favorite authors?

Meg Cabot
J.K. Rowling
Charlotte Bronte
Steve Berry
and a few more...


message 16: by Janet (new)

Janet Oh Katerina- I love Jennifer Weiner! She is so great!! I haven't read a lot of her books but I have read a couple and they were awesome!


message 17: by Lianne (new)

Lianne (eclecticreading) | 71 comments Some of my favourite authors are:

J.R.R. Tolkien
Jane Austen
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Paulo Coelho
Steve Berry

:)


message 18: by Anna (new)

Anna Shumaker (annashu) It seems like my favorite are constantly changing but off the top of my head:
Tom Robbins
John Irving
John Steinbeck
Philippa Gregory
Joanne Harris
Anthony Bourdain


message 19: by Hollis (last edited Mar 13, 2009 06:18AM) (new)

Hollis (hdow) | 7 comments Hmm, favourite authors...

Isaac Asimov
Ian McEwan
Jane Austen
Bertrand Russell
William Shakespeare
Toni Morrison
Richard Dawkins
Iain M. Banks
Stephen King
Terry Pratchett


message 21: by Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner), The Founding Bookworm (new)

Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) (perpetualpageturner) | 4407 comments Mod
I've heard alot of people love Barbara Kingsolver..I just bought 2 of her books so I'm excited to see what she's all about.


To bring this thread back up..

what are some of your favorite authors?


message 22: by Silvia (new)

Silvia (silverware) | 436 comments I absolutely love Timothy Findley!!! He is a Canadian Author!!! I highly recommend him. I am also a fan of famous murder mystery writer Agatha Christie and Khalled Hosseini.


message 23: by Lori, The Over-Caffeinated Coffee Girl (new)

Lori Walker | 2109 comments Mod
I like Hemingway. I really do. His stories appeal to the me of the alternate universe that does the things his characters do.


message 24: by Anna (new)

Anna (heyannahey) | 67 comments I really love Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. :)


message 25: by Silvia (new)

Silvia (silverware) | 436 comments I have never read Hemingway...I am a bit imtimitated too :P I should really give it a try.


message 26: by Lori, The Over-Caffeinated Coffee Girl (new)

Lori Walker | 2109 comments Mod
Silvia, There are several different challenge categories that he would work for...


message 28: by Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner), The Founding Bookworm (new)

Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) (perpetualpageturner) | 4407 comments Mod
I feel like I haven't found any new favorite authors in a while..however I've really been enjoying Daphne Du Maurier.


message 29: by Drew (new)

Drew Hamilton (DrewHamilton) John Green
Lois Lowry
David Sedaris

These are the only authors I have read multiple works by.


message 30: by Lori, The Over-Caffeinated Coffee Girl (new)

Lori Walker | 2109 comments Mod
I'm really enjoying Tom Wolfe, who wrote The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. And I'm looking forward to reading more works by Hunter S. Thompson.


message 32: by Nikki (new)

Nikki Some of my favourites:

J.D. Salinger
J.K. Rowling
J.R.R. Tolkien
Lewis Carroll
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Oscar Wilde
Ramsey Nasr
Sylvia Plath
Catullus

I only add authors to my favourites if I've read several of their works. If I've only read one of their books, I can't be sure if I really love the author or just the one book.


message 33: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Boyer (ramenpride) Charles Bukowski
Lorrie Moore
Jonathan Safran Foer
Margaret Atwood
Chuck Palahniuk
Paulo Coelho


message 35: by Natanya (last edited Feb 17, 2011 08:54PM) (new)

Natanya (vraisemble) | 255 comments Margaret Atwood (who's coming to my school in a month and I'M SO EXCITED!!)
J.M. Coetzee
Haruki Murakami
Nicole Krauss
Jonathan Safran Foer

I also used to adore Meg Cabot, particularly her Mediator series. I read a lot of random books, so I unfortunately don't get the chance to read a lot of one specific author's books...for example, though I practically idolize Margaret Atwood, I've only actually read 4 of her books, two of which are her most recent, which are more like "popular fiction" than her earlier works.


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