Book Blogger Hop #2

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Book Blogger Hop was started (and is hosted) by Crazy for Books.

This week's question: Tell us about some of your favorite authors and why they are your favorites!

My favorite authors have changed as I have grown up and as I have changed in taste as a reader. I have favorites for my reading and favorites for teaching. Here, I’ll share a few that come to mind right away:
Laurie Halse Anderson – because she captures difficult topics in incredible ways. Speak is one of my all time favorite books, but I can’t think of a book of hers that I haven’t enjoyed.
Maggie Stiefvater – because she creates characters with so much depth that you can , slightly snarky, and incredibly creative. And because James (of Lament and Ballad) is probably my biggest book crush.
Wendi Corsi Staub – because her stories are full of suspense and keep me hooked to the last page.
Rick Riordan – because he takes mythology and weaves it into modern times in a way that is truly fantastic (and must take a TON of research).
J.K. Rowling – because she created an incredible world in the Harry Potter series and wrote a series that appeals to people of all ages.
Elizabeth Scott – because her books are real, well written, and address topics that need to be discussed.
Andrew Clements – because he writes books with realistic stories that appeal to kids in elementary and middle school, and because a lot of his main characters are boys (which I think is important in MG and YA books)

I could literally go on all day, so I’ll stop with seven. What are some of your favorite authors?

8 comments:

Hawk said...

Hop hop hop. Checking out who just signed up. And I'm loving your blog. :) I'm a new follower.

Hawk

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loves2read said...

I stopped by from the hop and became a follower. Some of the books on your reading list are also on mine. I look forward to reading your reviews. Stop by my blog if you can.
http://2readornot2read-loves2read.blogspot.com

Emilie said...

Just stopping by through the hop and became a follower.

Your blog looks great

Emilie
emiliebookworld.blogspot.com

Bonnie said...

Hi, stopped by thru the hop. I have been meaning to read Wendy Corsi Staub for awhile now. I've got a book of hers just haven't gotten around to reading it! Loved your review of Beastly.

Have a great day, Bonnie

Euphoria13 said...

Hopping By!

New follower! :)

http://theheartofdreams.blogspot.com/

Jenn said...

Thanks so much for hopping by - I'm a new follower!

Jamie said...

Came from the hop! I totally agree with you about Rick Riordan! I find his novels so enjoyable. He sure does his homework!

Susan said...

Hi Molly! Just found you via the Hop. I enjoy all of the authors you mentioned, although I've yet to read Elizabeth Scott or Wendy Corsi Staub. *Sigh* So many authors, so little time ...

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