Do You Have A Favorite Author You Love To Read?

@KrauseHome (36746)
United States
April 5, 2009 8:45pm CST
For me, there are quite a few different kinds of books out there. There are a lot of different authors as well. For me, it really depends on the style of writing if I will choose to want to read certain books by an author for sure. Just because I might like True Crime for example does not mean I will read just about anything as there are some Books I have found Boring just due to the author for sure. But when it comes to Reading, some of my favorites are: Danielle Steel, Debbie Macomber, and Anne Rule. I have had the pleasure even of meeting Debbie Macomber and she is who inspired me to want to be a Writer someday as well. So if you like to Read, who are some of your favorites, and do you collect some of the Books by them as well? ~~TINA~~
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@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
6 Apr 09
I have many favorite authors. A few of them are: J.K. Rowling, Judith Pella, Maggie Shayne, etc. There are many great authors out there. You just have to be able to broaden your mind a little bit.
• China
6 Apr 09
I like many authors
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@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Hi Tina! I happen to love to read mysteries too! And I love crime the most! I am a big Danielle Steele fan! I don't know anything about Debbie Macomber, but sure would have no problem giving her books a try too! I just love a good mystery or crime novel! I also am a big Agatha Christie fan from way back! I will try anything if it looks like a good read! Alot of times I will go by a title and the jacket and take a chance! Sometimes it has worked out really well for me!
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• United States
6 Apr 09
I dont have a favorite author it would be to hard to choose from the ones I read... but there are my favorites and books I will get from them knowing their writing style and that I will enjoy the books. Authors like Sherrilyn Kenyon, Christine Feehan, Jacquelyn Frank, Kathleen Woodiwiss (those would be rereads since she is deceased)... Nora Roberts, Shirley Brisbee, Julie Ann Long.... just to name a few off the top of my head....LOL happy reading!!
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• United States
6 Apr 09
I really like Danielle Steele & Dean Koontz. I am also really liking Stephanie Meyer since the twilight series came out. I want to read her new book the host.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
12 Apr 09
yes myself, okay okay my favourite author was sydney shelton but he has passed on now. I get my own inspiration from charles dickens and John Steinbeck,
@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
11 Apr 09
Jim Butcher, Christopher Pike, Tamora Pierce. Those're the main three. Horror, fantasy, mostly, those three. Who else...um...Darren Shan, John Peel, some others same. Genre. Some scifi thrown in. xD
@ElicBxn (61137)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Anne McCaffrey's Dragon books and Talent books are good, can't say I have gotten into her Peyteebee books or Acorna books. Almost everything I've read by Janet Evanovich has been good - not always great, but reliablily good. Tony Hillermann's stuff was always good too, bordering on great - I'm going to miss his work. Mercedes Lackey, most of her stuff has been good too, really like her Valdemar and Urban Elves books.
@dawnald (84069)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Apr 09
My favorites are Jack McDevitt, Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Charles de Lint, with a strong bias towards Science Fiction and Fantasy. I do buy their books and I have a pretty huge (out of control) library. I read a lot of other things as well. The last few books that I have read that weren't Sci Fi or Fantasy were about autism, other cultures and politics.
@uicbear (1902)
• United States
7 Apr 09
I like suspense and happy ending novels. The authors that I really like are, for suspense, Mary higgins Clark (The Hand That Rocks the Cradle)and James Patterson (Kiss the Girls). For my happy ending novels, I like Maeve Binchy (Cirlce of Friends). These are my go to authors, where I am pretty confident in just picking up one of their novels and knowing that I am going to enjoy it.
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
7 Apr 09
I love and collect all of Stephen King's books. He is a genius! He comes up with brilliant stories that are more than scary tales. They depict people's demons in every day life in very clever plots. I enjoy James Patterson, Peter Straub, Mary Higgins Clark and Dean R Koontz as well. I love self help motivational and spiritual books. Marianne Williamson and Eckhart Tolle just to name a few. I love reading so much I am open to almost anything!
@Dugsmom (279)
• United States
7 Apr 09
I love Dean Koontz and Stephen King. I have read a few Danielle Steele books but have always been disappointed in the endings. It's like she got tired of writing and just ended it. Just my opinion... True Crime books are also one of my favorites but I don't have any favorite authors for that type of book. I heard Nora Roberts is good but I've never read her books. I actually found a copy at my thrift store and bought it but I haven't read it yet. I'm working on a Stephen King book right now but as soon as I'm done I'm going to start the Nora Roberts book.
@csrobins (1124)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Dvaid Sedaris because he has such a funny way of mocking the simplest dumbest things about life. David Means for his style of writing and underlying themes and messages. Alice Sebold for her plots and engaging elaborations about reality written in a beautiful way. Franz Kafka for his metaphors all about people's lifestyles and intentions. Edgar Allen Poe because he wrote beautifully even though he was on Opium. Nathaniel Hawthorne for his courage and accrac describin the problem with the church and hypocrisy. And JK Rowing beaus she is ay better and especially more origial than meyers anyday.
@makingpots (11920)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Janet Evanovich is the first one to come to mind. Easy to read, humorous, moves-right-along style of writing that I enjoy for its relaxation. I could also pick up any John Steinbeck book, open anywhere, decide to read for a length of time and walk away completely entertained. But for the most part, I am not really one who finds an author and decides to read everything they have ever written. After a while, if their style is not broad and engaging enough I will end up bored. That happened to me with Danielle Steel. I read her while I was in college because I needed to not have to concentrate too much to follow the stories. Then suddenly one day, I couldn't bring myself to read another of her books. I began to feel like I could read the first and last chapter and write the rest of the book myself.
• Canada
6 Apr 09
My favorite author is Dostoevsky. In particular I love his book called crime and punishment. Crime and punishment is probably the greatest book ever written describing a person who is persecuted by his own conscience. All of Dostoevsky's books seem to involve great themes of morality, psychology, and religion (Russian Orthodox, to be exact.) In Crime and Punishment Raskolnikov, a poor student in St. Petersburg dreams of committing the perfect crime. With an ax he murders an old pawnbroker and her stepsister and steals some money from their apartment. Most of the story concerns how a particular detective slowly closes in on Raskolnikov and how Raskolnikov himself reveals his guilt. But the story is one of true love and the faith of Sonya who never wavers in her love for Raskolinkov.
@Sgurleyd (68)
• United States
6 Apr 09
I love Ann Rule to. She is the best true crime author out there. For fiction my favorite is Pat Conroy. Great stuff!
@brew2x (3095)
• Philippines
6 Apr 09
I really love suspense/horror/thriller stories whether if it is from books or movies. I have to say my favorite author is Stephen King. I have read several novels of him and he is really good in this field. I am currently reading his book entitled "It", I know some of you have seen the movie with the clown as the villain ... yes this is it. I have two books in line from him to read after this one.
@vardon (90)
• China
6 Apr 09
yes,i have some.but i don't think i would love anything they write. Of course their new books always my first choese if i go to the bookstore.
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
6 Apr 09
My all-time favorite author is Stephen King. I'm not particularly into horror but I love Science Fiction and I think he's one of the best out there. There aren't many books he's written that haven't been turned into movies. As for his horror works, they are so very scary because most of them could actually happen which, to me, makes them all that more frightening. Stephen King is most definitely gifted, although he definitely has a very scary mind. I don't think I'd like to be able to see inside his head to find what's lurking in every corner! LOL He most assuredly has a great knack for putting those scary ideas into words. I believe I have every book and collection of short stories that he's ever written. The oddest thing about my collection is that I've found some of his rarer books while looking through the books in Goodwill stores! I believe I have 3 books that I never saw advertized in Goodwill stores and they all turned out to be just as good as the others I saw advertized. I couldn't tell you which book of his is my favorite because I love so many of them, although "Misery" is one of my favorites, particularly because the story could actually happen. It had me mesmerized and was very hard to put the book down until I had finished it. His first-ever novel was turned into a movie, "Carrie", which I was very impressed with. It's not many authors who have such success with their very first novel! I've been working on a novel of my own, Stephen King-style but, of course, there's no way I could ever write as well as he. Still, I have fun working on it. I was encouraged to write while in high school. I majored in English and Art in both high school and college and particularly loved my writing classes. I'd love to get my novel published but, if it doesn't happen, that's okay too, because I just enjoy writing.
@parthu28 (498)
• India
6 Apr 09
ya i do have a favorite author ........generally i like to read books written by Sidney Sheldon......and also Dan Brown.......but unfortunately both have not written for a long time now and i have already read all the books written by them.........
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
6 Apr 09
I'm very much like you, Krause and have a number of authors and book genres that I enjoy. it all comes down to my mood at the time really. For example, I enjoy Patricia Cornwell for her forensic crime drama's and like her writing style; I love Robert G. Barrett, who is an Aussie writer with a wicked sense of humour; I enjoy Sue Townsend who wrote the "Adrian Mole Diaries"; Bill Bryant is another Aussie author who mainly does travel books and he's very clever with his writing as well..... Goodness, I could list many, many more, but that'll do for now!