Saturday, September 24, 2011

Who is your favorite author?

I have to read 1,000 pages a quarter this year (so 4,000 pages by the end of the year), and I'm looking for some really good, interesting authors and books. So I was wondering: Who is your favorite author? What are some of your favorite books from this author? What are some of your favorite books in general?

I've bought a few that I'm excited to read. I'm STILL reading Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote, and I just bought another Capote book, In Cold Blood. I'm really excited to read both of them. I also have The Outliers by Malcom Gladwell and A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron on the list. On the next trip to the book store I'm thinking of picking up Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman.

I've gotten so bored with the typical (and I quote the Barnes and Noble headers) "teen paranormal romace" books, and I need recommendations for good, easy to read books. I refuse to read Hemingway. I know he is a great author and all but I just don't find his books interesting while I'm reading them. Sorry to offend anyone! Truman Capote on the other hand, is probably one of my favorite authors (and not just because he wrote Breakfast at Tiffany's).

So, please leave your book/author recommendations below. Have a great weekend everyone :)

20 comments:

Britt said...

I really enjoyed the Summer series by Jenny Han. Well-written, lovely easy reads.

The Hunger Games, obviously. So good.

That's all I've stumbled upon in the past few months, sadly.

Amanda Lehrke said...

If you are looking for a good easy "girly" read I would recommend anything by Jane Green, my favorite book is Mr. Maybe.

If you want to step out the box and read something more exciting like adventure/thriller/mystery I love books by James Rollins. His books are similar to Dan Brown's (if you've read the Da Vinci Code or anything else & liked it) I think you would love James Rollins, look for Map of Bones or Black Order. I find them easy to read since they are so action-packed!

Hope this helps!

Superficial Sanctuary said...

So many good authors out there, but speaking of Hemingway, he has a fantastic non-fiction book called A Moveable Feast that is polar-opposite to his other fiction works, promise! Also, in terms of non-fiction, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is phenomenal...the feel of a great story but it's all true.

As far as authors, Roald Dahl and Fitzgerald are my favorites. Another great one is Madeleine L'Engle. All older authors, though.

Can you tell I majored in English? haha Good luck with your hunt!

Lindsay said...

Jodi Picoult and James Patterson are my favorites. Any book by either of them is a winner!

Arianne Cruz said...

hmm, since you're tired of the paranormal teen books (which I love), I would suggest checking out DeeAnne Gist. Her books are romance and amazing. the scenes behind closed doors are kept there so if that's a concern, then you won't have to worry about it :)
If you are interested in Adult Romance, leave me a comment on my blog and I'll give u recommendations on that too.

I V Y said...

wow, such cute looking books hehe!

xo zebra and meerkat

FaceFixers said...

I love Suzanne Fisher Staples and Randa Abdel-Fattah. Khaled Hosseini is also amazing.

Dee x

busyxbees said...

OMG i was literaly just about to write a post about my favourite books when i read this haha, my favourite author is cecila ahern, all her books are amazing, charming little love stories. x

Savannah said...

Some of my favorite authors are Jodi Picoult, Jane Green, and Sidney Sheldon.


xxx

♥ sugarpuff ♥ said...

I'm always in love with Chicken Soup book, a warm and nice book for our soul with well written one <3
The second fav is J.K Rowling for Harry Potter ;)

Warm Love,
Pinkie Anggia

thegirlbehindthebook said...

Easy, girlie, and addictive? ANYTHING by Lesley Lokko. Disregard the descriptions on the back- they don't do the books any justice. Start with Sundowners, or Saffron Skies. :)

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Have you tried reading girl with a dragon tattoo?

Allison said...

Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood are SUCH good books - I hope you love them!
I'm such a nerd, and such a fan of Hemingway, Salinger, Plath and don't read a lot of girly books :(
Water for Elephants was REALLY good. Parts of it were really hard to read, but it was such a gripping and well written book. For a class on "Classroom Literature," I read the book Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson and that was REALLY good. Jodi Picoult is also really good for books that draw you right in and they're very easy to read! Nineteen Minutes and The Pact were two of my favorites by her! :) Good luck! xo

Josie said...

Ohhh, I'm dying to read the book version of Breakfast at Tiffany's!
xo Josie
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Elle Sees said...

I've been reading a lot too! How's school this semester?

Gemma-Louise said...

Have you read the client by John Grisham. Great book!

xo

J said...

right now i'm reading 4 hour work week.. its def interesting, its about how not to be a cube monkey and live the lifestyle you want. happy reading!

Charlee said...

I love Breakfast at Tiffany's I didn't know what to expect with the book but love it, for some light girly reading Sophie Kinsella is a fave of mine :)
xx

Anna Walker said...

Nice!
I love...F. Scott Fitzgerald, Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, more books I love are "Anna Karenina", "My Life in France" [Julia Child] "The Glass Castle" "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn", "Catcher in the Rye" "The Perks of Being a Wallflower". "Pride and Prejudice" and " A Mango Shaped Space" if you want more suggestions just let me know! :)

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Sd said...

i enjoy reading anything from Danielle Steel!



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