I think a person’s favorite author says a lot about them. Since I am still new to blogging I thought I would sit down and write about some of my favorites.
I have loved Harper Lee since high school. We read To Kill a Mockingbird in one of my Literature classes. I enjoyed the story when I read it, but my love came from doing a research paper on her. She was so spunky and admirable. She is what I want to be. Of course, being from Alabama helps intensify my love. Her home town is only a few hours from my home so it is on my bookish bucket list.
Yet another love from Literature class. We only read a section of Grapes of Wrath in high school and then as a treat we watched the movie. All of this happened on a Friday before my birthday. So when my parents asked me what I wanted my answer was a copy of The Grapes of Wrath. I devoured that book. It is a favorite to this day. I have read many other works of his and I have enjoyed those also. In high school I set a goal to read all of his published works. I hate to admit I got away from that but I really want to focus on it more this year.
Edgar Allan Poe
I love Poe. My first experience reading his work was The Raven and Annabel Lee. They are both haunting. They really stuck with me. I am still exploring his work. I would like to read a biography about him as well. His life is just as interesting as his works.
The Last Time I Lied hooked me. After I read it I had to go back and read Final Girls which I loved just as much. Lock Every Door was also good. I can’t wait to get my hands on his next book. It is interesting because he is my first favorite that is still publishing. I’m glad that I get to follow his journey.
Sarah J Maas
Sarah J Maas is a brand new favorite of mine. I didn’t read anything by her until last year. I started with A Court of Thorns and Roses. I flew through that series and had to pick up A Throne of Glass. They are both some of my top favorite series. Her writing is a guilty pleasure of mine. I hope it continues with her new book that is coming out in March.
So those are my top favorite authors. I would love to know yours. Let me know in the comments.