Monday, January 26, 2009

Could you pick a favourite author?

The other day I was thinking about all of my favourite authors and I wondered if I was forced to, could I pick just one and call that person my absolute "favourite"? I just don't think that I could (unless I was at gunpoint, because I could do just about anything at gunpoint!)

In the past year I find that I've rediscovered reading, often choosing books to read that are out of my usual comfort zone, and finding out that I enjoy reading a variety of genres by a variety of authors. Recently I've discovered Wally Lamb and I find his work to be thought-provoking and compelling. I've long been a fan of chick lit- it's comforting on a cold day and an enjoyable read. Some of my favourite chick-lit authors are Marian Keyes, Jill Mansell, Jennifer Weiner, and Emily Giffin. I also enjoy reading fiction and have fallen in love with the books by Tish Cohen, Marisa de los Santos, Christopher Moore, and Thrity Umrigar. There are so many more that I love; I'll probably post this and then think of 50 more great writers, but these are the ones that are at the top of my head. Some are authors that I've been following for a long time, some I've only discovered recently.

What about you? Do you have one favourite author, or do you have a list like me? Which authors are at the top of your list?


  1. I don't have a favourite author. I find it hard to pick a favourite anything. I have a favourite colour, which is red, but this is just a holdover from my childhood when my mom would colour code everything. All the red stuff was mine, and all the blue stuff was my bro's. Naturally, the colour of MY stuff would become my favourite colour. I think "mine" is the fourth word that a kid learns after "mommy", "daddy", and "no".

    If I had to pick a favourite author, it would come from a list of mathematicians. There are a few important ones, but no favourite. (If you want to know the list, just ask.)

  2. Not a chance. there are so many wonderful writers that 'speak' to me.