Thursday, July 8, 2010

Book Blogger Hop

It's time to do the Book Blogger Hop again! If you are interested, stop by Crazy for Books, the hop's host.

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

I know I will be leaving out some of my favorites in any list I make, especially since I enjoy reading debut authors' work, but some of my favorites are:

Donald Harstad, the author of a great mystery series featuring Chief of Police Carl Houseman

Adriana Trigiani, who first attracted me with her trilogy beginning with Big Stone Gap

Sue Miller, Chris Bohjalian, Elizabeth Berg, Jane Hamilton who were introduced to me by Oprah Winfrey and her book club

Jennifer Weiner, Allison Winn Scotch, Jodi Picoult, and Katherine Center are also favorites.

Mostly what attracts me to certain authors is their ability to create characters that are real people, that are multi-dimensional. I also enjoy plots that feel authentic and not contrived.

Who are your favorite authors? Let me know whose work I need to become familiar with!


BookQuoter said...

Just hopping by to read on your favorite authors. Already am a follower.

Loren said...

Hopping by and so nice to meet you! Love your book choices

Going to follow and hope you can come by and do the same!

Jenny said...

Just popping in on the hop to say hi! I look forward to being a new follower and reading your reviews!


Morgan said...

I really love this meme and your layout-blue is my favorite color. I also look forward to reading your future posts

Jeremy West said...

Found you from blog hop! Hop on over to my blog and return the follow!

Badass Bookie said...

Hi there! *waves* stopping over via hop! Lovely blog you got here! Sure to stop over some other time too ;)

Take Care,
Lisa (Badass Bookie)xx

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VampAngel said...

Hi! I'm visiting because of the blog hop. Great place!

I'm a follower.

I'll be hanging around awhile.

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amandawk said...

Stopping by from the hop. I have read a few books by Jane Hamilton that I really enjoyed. I am already a follower.

Jen the bibliophile said...

Hopping in from the hop. I absolutely loved The Sky is Everywhere. It was so beautifully written and it made me cry at so many parts. I wanted to hold the main character and tell her everything would be okay. Plus, Joe Fontaine was an absolute lovely addition.

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Beverly said...

Just hopping by the hop and the follow! Stop by The Wormhole and see what I have been reading! Have a great weekend and Happy reading!

Karen & Gerard said...

I read a lot by Belva Plain whose characters seemed well developed, especially in her earlier books.

Hopping over from the hop--I just discovered this today!