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?