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Re: Who's Your Favorite Author?

Post by rhonda_cherene » 10 Jan 2019, 16:50

There's no way I can narrow it down to one, but there are several authors I find myself coming back to and am unable to shake.

Jane Austen is one of my favorite classic novelists. Austen has a way of developing her characters and capturing snapshots of life that are deliciously satirical. She somehow does it in a dry way that keeps it from feeling forced.

P. G. Wodehouse and Mary Roberts Rinehart are what I go for when I'm needing a simple, humorous story. They're a quiet space between historical and contemporary novels that feels soothing to me.

When I'm in the mood for fairy tale retellings, which is often, two of my favorites are Kate Stradling and Edith Pattou. They both write in an older tone, making them feel like the origional fairy tales. They also retell some of the less common stories, instead of the same, tired ones we've all heard a thousand times in a thousand different ways. Both of their worlds have a distinct, believable tone.

Historical fiction/romance is the genre I read the most. My favorites are Roseanna M White and Sarah Sundin. Roseanna has very unique plots and beautiful character developement. Sarah's books are set in 1940-1950, one of my favorite time periods. She manages to make me feel the character's emotions far more than most authors. Her characters feel like friends.

I could go on and on. :D

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Post by OpinionatedEducator » 11 Jan 2019, 17:31

Liane Moriarty! I love the way she writes. I'm also starting to love Kevin Kwan's writing as well.

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Post by Faith chebet maina » 12 Jan 2019, 03:59

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Post by Adesola2019 » 12 Jan 2019, 04:47

I have a lot of favorite authors,I will list them
Jackie chan
Jet li
Rachel McAdams
Robert B. Parker
Jane Smiley
William Smith
Tiger chen
Kathy Reichs
Peter Blauner
P.D. James
Van dan
Ken Follett
Jeffrey Archer
Bruce lee
Nelson DeMille

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Post by SMarklund » 12 Jan 2019, 14:47

My favourite author is Gerald Lund. He researches thoroughly and at the end of each chapter will give you the facts so you don’t get confused between the fictional parts and the historical parts. He is an author that can draw you in right from the first sentence.

My second favourite author is Brandon Mull. He is full of adventure, clean and has underlying lessons for you too learn. He’s interesting for all ages

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Post by E_kerbs » 13 Jan 2019, 16:22

Jodi Picoult is my favorite author.

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Post by wordslinger42 » 14 Jan 2019, 12:21

Wow, I couldn't possibly choose just one!! A few of my favorite authors are Tolkien, Terry Brooks, C.S. Lewis, Christopher Paolini and Cornelia Funke.

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Post by wordslinger42 » 14 Jan 2019, 12:22

MFantasy wrote:
03 Nov 2006, 21:15
I have many favorites in different genres. Being an avid reader of most all genres, I read a lot of superb works as well as garbage. I try to read new authors as often as I can.

Stephen King is my all time favorite. He can bring characters to life in a single page.

Next would be JK Rowling for the same reason. Her characters are so real you find yourself expecting to meet them.

Terry Goodkind writes an exciting tale and V.C. Andrews does as well though I don't care for the subjects too much.

Poe is on my read list and who can resist Zane Grey?

That is my top list. I could add pages of books I choose because of the author rather than the title but I will stop there.
I also love JK Rowling! I've been slowly re-reading Harry Potter (I'm on book 5 now) and I had forgotten how much I love the story and the characters!

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Post by Letora » Yesterday, 18:44

I have a few different ones.

For young adult it has to be Leigh Bardugo. The Grishaverse floored me with how well she incorporated different cultures and races and the complexity of her characters. Six of Crows was the first book in a while I just could not put down. She leaves you on the edge of your seat on almost every chapter, and her character, Kaz, is a mastermind! The stunts he pulls off that should just not be possible! My favorite quote from her world has to be "Better terrible truths than kind lies."

For dark fantasy, hands down that is Mark Lawrence. The Broken Empire Trilogy brought to life the genre for me. Jorg was a main character who used his agony and betrayal to propel himself forward. Lawrence has also set his novels in a post apocalyptic world, where no one remembers the technologies of today. It is literally like the slate was wiped cleaned and humans started again with medieval times. Some of the castles are built from parking garages! He is subtle in how he describes them though, he never comes out right and names items that come from our time. You have to piece it together yourself. There are so many quotes I've saved from Lawrence, but here is a favorite: "Memory is all we are. Moments and feelings, trapped in amber, strung on filaments of reason. Take a man's memories and you take all of him. Chip away a memory at a time and you destroy him as surely as if you hammered nail after nail in his skull."

For urban fantasy, Kim Harrison. Ivy, Jenks and Rachel are three characters I could never forget. The quick wit and humor, the use of magic and demons, there is just so much to love from Kim Harrison. When I read her books, it's like I'm coming home to read about what my best friends have been up to while I was gone. Any time she killed off a character I was sobbing. I actually wrote to her one time when she killed a character I loved. Not to berate her, but to congratulate her on doing it so tactfully. She sent me a RIP ribbon for the character! Again, I have so many quotes from Kim Harrison, but here is one that stands out to me: "And then there are the rare ones who know love, who understand it.Who freely give themselves, demanding only a return of that love, that trust."

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