Favorite Authors

Friday, February 24, 2017

I'm a reader. Always have been, always will be.

And over the years, I've been so thankful to not only have been exposed to amazing work over the years (thanks, Mom!), but I've had fun exploring different authors, genres, and works as well. But when it comes down to it, I have my favorites. :)

So, who are my favorite authors?

Neil Gaiman

I’d have to say that Neil Gaiman is my favorite fantasy author by far. I love the way he crafts characters and settings, as there’s a certain magic to them that comes off the page.

My favorite by him is Neverwhere (which, by the way, is getting a sequel!!).

V. E. Schwab

Second to Neil Gaiman in the fantasy department would have to be V. E. Schwab. She does write books for young adults under her second pen name Victoria Schwab, but I haven’t delved into those yet (but want to at some point!).

The way she puts together a story is phenomenal, and the way she crafts each character and their motivations gets me that much more invested in her work. Her superhero thriller Vicious is one of my favorite books of all time.

Jane Austen

If you asked me to pick one favorite “classic” author, I wouldn’t hesitate one bit in telling you that I love Jane Austen.

My favorite of hers is Pride and Prejudice, and while that’s a favorite of many others, there’s a good reason for it. It’s an excellently crafted romance with strong female (but still very much feminine) characters, and it’s just a wonderful read in general. Plus, Mr. Darcy is the very best.

Roald Dahl

As a child, I don’t think I devoured more books from a single author than I did from Roald Dahl. You want fantastic settings and whimsy? Go read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and its sequel, The Glass Elevator

C. S. Lewis

Last, but absolutely not least, my all-time favorite author in general: C. S. Lewis.

And my all-time favorite work of literature has to be The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, not only for it being so well-written, but for it being instrumental in my faith (and if you want to know more about that, check out my “How I Became a Christian” post here).

Who are your favorite authors? Let me know down in the comments! :)

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