The Broke and the Bookish! This week's topic? Favorite authors! Easy peasy. Let's see... hmm... well maybe not easy peasy, but I will whittle it down to ten for you. Here they are, in no particular order.
1. Sherman Alexie: I've only read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and War Dances by him, but I just love ATDPTI so much. I fully plan on reading more of his work.
2. Jodi Picoult: I love a lot of her books, though sometimes I think they're duds and don't really like them. Depends on the subject at hand I suppose.
3. Sharon Creech: A long-time favorite, thanks to Walk Two Moons. I've read most of her work, at least I think I have! All of it is good.
4. Jane Austen: Have to put her on here. Most of the stories I love are inspired one way or another by her, plus her books are lovely. For the most part (I'm looking at you, Mansfield Park).
5. Bill Bryson: Everything this man writes is pure gold. I hope with all my heart that I will be able to meet him at Boston Book Fest this month, provided I can go.
6. Madeleine L'Engle: Her books are just so beautiful. Her writing is wonderful. I still get goosebumps when I read A Wrinkle in Time. I think I'll have to read more of her stuff, since I haven't read it all. Thank goodness she wrote so much!
7. Harper Lee: She may have written only one book, but it is one of the greatest books I've ever read.
8. Paul Fleischman: Everything I've read by him has been absolutely wonderful. If you haven't read anything by him, go do it now. Seedfolks is not even 100 pages long, it will take you like an hour.
9. J.K. Rowling: She changed the world of children's literature, whether you all like it or not. Plus her books were totally awesome.
10. Elizabeth George Speare: I may have only read The Witch of Blackbird Pond, but it was everything I hoped it would be. Not one disappointment in this book.
Those are my top ten (today). What are yours?