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?


Hawk said...

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

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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.

Emilie said...

Just stopping by through the hop and became a follower.

Your blog looks great


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! :)

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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