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Re: Who's Your Favorite Author?

Post by ReadIt_56 » 24 Aug 2019, 12:44

David Baldacci, would be my favorite. He has a way of pulling you in with character descriptions and plot twists. Every one so far has been the proverbial "page turner"

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Post by Browneh » 24 Aug 2019, 13:42

My favourite author changes massively from time to time but I have to say at the moment that it's John Marrs!

I have never read books which are so gripping, thrilling and with such amazing twists and turns that I've never seen coming. I would highly, highly recommend reading "The One" or his latest release, "The Passengers". I'm hoping to read all of his novels by the end of summer.

However, I have to show my love for Marissa Meyer, her Lunar Chronicles series blew me away and made me realise that classics don't have to remain the same, updated and changed with the same themes can make a good book, great.

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Post by charris346 » 24 Aug 2019, 22:19

JK Rowling

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Post by Reviews by A » 25 Aug 2019, 13:02

Name your favorite author is the same as asking you to name your favorite child...it simply cannot be done. Hence, I will attempt to provide a list but it is always changing as I discover an author.

Maeve Binchy
Tracy Chevalier
Geraldine Brooks
Elizabeth Kostova
Dan Brown
Philippa Gregory
Eric Carle
Kate DiCamillo
Catherine Cookson
Jacqueline Winspear
Ken Follett

A wonderful incentive to join the online book club is to discover new authors. Thank you for that opportunity.

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Post by LauraLeeWasHere » 26 Aug 2019, 09:42

Well, since I've been reading the Bible for 45 years, I would have to say, God is my favorite author. (Understatement of my life)

But for the classics, it has to be Charles Dickens. Is there a more juicy book than David Copperfield?

For all things fiction/fantasy I ALWAYS have a book on the go by Stephen R Lawhead.
And if you are going for a true story you simply cannot do better than,

God's Smuggler by Brother Andrew
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom and
Evidence Unseen by Darlene Diebler Rose

These last three books are all amazingly well-written stories that take place during World War 2.

If anyone agrees with me, I wouldn't mind making a Friend here and start discussing them. :tiphat:

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Post by Wanjugush » 26 Aug 2019, 12:42

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, she is the epitome of a real feminisist and her writing style is flawless. You can't put her books down. My favourite book is Half a Yellow Sun, a historical fiction based on the Biafra war in Nigeria.

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Post by bmiller0161 » 28 Aug 2019, 16:22

It is hard to limit to just one....
American Fiction Authors - Pat Conroy, James Fenimore Cooper, Diana Galbadon
European: Thomas Hardy, Jane Austen, Bronte Sisters, C.S. Lewis, JM Barrie, Beatrix Potter
Mystery: Sharyn McCrumb (very witty and just fun to read), Agatha Christie
Poetry: Shakespeare and again Bronte Sisters

I know I'm leaving a few out, but those come to mind.

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Post by Chloedog » 01 Sep 2019, 02:09

My two favorite author's are James Patterson and J A Jance.

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Post by adailey » 01 Sep 2019, 14:47

Paulo Coehlo

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Post by Narmin Yashar » 02 Sep 2019, 09:09

Among modern writers I lik Markus Zusaz. Yes, he has some simple sentences on the papers of his novels. However, he has his own style with different word orders and sentence structures.
When it comes to classic writers. I definetely recommend Fyodor M. Dostoyevski. One cannot totally describe him by means of his writing style by the help of words. I am always speechless after finishing his books.

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Post by Andy_C » 04 Sep 2019, 13:18

Has to be Lydia Davis. Her micro stories are incredible screwball takes on everyday life, and her novel The End of the Story is a fantastic meditation on the fallible nature of memory.

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Post by Felicity Granger » 07 Sep 2019, 20:30

I have so many favourite authors I can compile a list. My (shortened) all time favourites are J.R. Ward, Cassandra Clare, Leo Tolstoy and J.R.R. Tolkien. I've taken a recent liking to Sarah J. Maas, B.B. Reid and belatedly enough, Dean Koontz. I enjoy any author that can deliver witty monologues, a refreshing plot and actually evoke a myriad of emotions when I'm reading. I love when they write so that you're fully immersed in their content and hate when they get stagnant.

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Post by Telly vision » 09 Sep 2019, 17:56

Iris Johansen, James patterson, Lisa Jackson,

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Post by ernest mwangemi » 12 Sep 2019, 21:37

Greg Kater is my favourite

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Post by thanya » 13 Sep 2019, 01:34

There are a lot of authors who have touched different emotions, and it becomes really hard to remember those tiny pinpricks, but the feelings linger on. Right now, John L. Parker and Tess Gerritsen come to my mind. Parker writes a hauntingly simple yet profound book about being an athlete, which is really relatable. Gerritsen's writing has a simplicity which in itself is stunning. She doesn't look for fancy words or long sentences, but the understated yet subtle emotion is beautiful.

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