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My Favorite Authors

Jodi Picoult at a 2007 book signing for Ninete...

Jodi Picoult at a 2007 book signing for Nineteen Minutes in Exeter, New Hampshire (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I love books they have soul. I love the feel and the smell of them. I like looking at them in my bookshelves, but most of all I love reading them. They take me to exciting places and fill my head with new ideas. They help me to empathise with different cultures and broaden my horizons.

There are so many favorite authors , so I will just list a few.

Judy Nunn, Sir Terry Pratchett, Lynda La Plante,Hilary Mantel, Philippa Gregory, Alexander McCall Smith, Jodi Picoult, Mary Shelley, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, James Patterson

James Patterson Polski: James Patterson

James Patterson Polski: James Patterson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Terry Pratchett at Worldcon 2005 in Glasgow, A...

11 comments on “My Favorite Authors

  1. thesubterraneanworld
    May 19, 2012

    Jodi Picoult is my all-time-favorite too :)
    Cheers!
    Naima.

    • judysp
      May 19, 2012

      Yeah, Jodi Picoult is just great isn’t she? I love the way she has a problem as the theme then shows you different points of view about the problem. Makes you wonder how you would react if it happened to you.
      cheers Judy

      • thesubterraneanworld
        May 19, 2012

        Wow! Sometimes I feel like you can read my thoughts Judy. I like her for the very same purpose , how she points out a problem as the theme of the book and then continue giving us different perspectives regarding it – sometimes she is so neutral in describing the case from both sides, that it becomes quite difficult to decide which side should be justified!
        Love You,
        Naima.

  2. I too love books, the feel, the smell. I seem to be drawn to another era from the past and adore the writings of Mary Shelley (and the poetry of her short-lived husband), Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte. You have mentioned other authors here who I am now eager to look into. Especially Jodi Picoult whom both you and Naima enjoy. I am enjoying your blog tremendously. Thank you!

    • judysp
      July 7, 2012

      Jodi Picoult has a new book out now that she has co-written with someone else. I haven’t read it yet it’s sitting on my bookcase waiting for me. :)

  3. John Jonelis
    August 2, 2012

    Aurther Upfield is one of my favorite authors. He wrote about an era. now gone, that describes the roots of the modern Australian spirit. His vivid word pictures are riveting and captivating. Along the way he spins a long list of terrific mystery yarns. You can still find his work on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1/181-4144521-2773361?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Arthur+Upfield

    • judysp
      August 2, 2012

      Thanks for the heads up John I will try to get hold of one of his books. Is there any one book in particular that you recommend? :)

      • John Jonelis
        August 8, 2012

        “The New Shoe” is his most famous. My favorite is “The Mystery of Swordfish Reef.” He was quite prolific. Happy reading.

      • judysp
        August 8, 2012

        Thanks John I have ordered both of them. :)

  4. A Dog With Fleas
    August 22, 2012

    Great list! I absolutely love Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte. Such great authors. And love your comments about how books have souls and how you love the way they feel in your hands. Couldn’t agree more. And as much as my friends love their Kindle’s and Nook’s, just could never see myself getting one because there is nothing like holding an actual book in your hands.

  5. Antone Senter
    September 10, 2012

    Patterson never disappoints. He remains undisputed King of the Page Turner. I really thought I had it all figured out. Of course, I didn’t. Twisting and turning till the very end.

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