Cassandra Clare and Sara Dessen because they are both really good authors that people don't always know about that are famous :) (I'm not sure if I spelled the 2nd author's name right, I always tend to misspell her name) :/
Stephen King. Read "Pet Cemetery" when I was nine, then followed up with almost every other book. "Gerald's Game" is my fave, but "It" and "The Jaunt" both scared the crap out of me, too. Other than that, I like Eastern Philosophy and historical novels. "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" by Luo Guanzhong is fantastic and turned me onto Three Kingdoms Period ancient China. I've also read "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu and "The Analects" by Confucius several times.
Margret Peterson Haddix and Wendy Mass. Margaret writes in such a way that you don't want to stop reading. My favorite book(s) from her are the Among The Hidden Series and Running Out of Time. Wendy Mass writes emotionally, i.e; The Mango Shaped Space. It takes twists and turns that make you go either "Awww," or "WHAT?!?!" Best Regards, ToasterCake
John Irving, because he's brilliant. He's an expert at producing catharsis (and promoting open-mindedness and empathy towards others). He writes serious fiction, not escape fiction, yet he is thoroughly enjoyable once you get into it. It takes an intellectual commitment to read him, yet he has an irrefutable, underlying, unique sense of humor as well. Popular works include The World According to Garp and my favorites, The Cider House Rules (he adapted a great screenplay but the book is SO much richer), A Prayer for Owen Meany, and A Widow for One Year, among others.
Ayn Rand - She was born in Russia. She moved to the United States when she was 21. Her books portray the very best that America has to offer while illustrating the people that live in her America, the very best and the very worst in people. Her stories are timeless in that she may have written them before you were born,but they ring absolutely true today. Her characters are thoroughly fleshed out. You know them, the good and the bad, the strong and the weak. Reading her, you will believe that she is writing about our world in 2012. This is her genius. Her writings are validated across the years because she writes about values that are core to the human experience. Begin with her book, The Fountainhead.
Rick Riordan, Stephanie Meyer, Jamie McGuire, Sarah Dessen, Cassandra Clare. I like Rick Riordan, Stephanie Meyer, and Cassandra Clare because they're interesting worlds to get away to, and I like Jamie McGuire and Sarah Dessen because they're relatable and very well-written.
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Rhonda Byrne ('The Secret'), and C.S. Lewis (Alice in Wonderland). Nikola Tesla ('The Secret Life of Nikola Tesla'). And Benjamin Franklin ('The Autobiography Of Ben F.'). Rhonda Byrne and Benjamin Franklin books are life changing-is why I love them so much. Nikola Tesla because he was thee greatest inventor who ever lived even over Einstein...and he tells his secrets in his book. C.S. Lewis because, 'Alice in Wonderland' (the book) blew me away...even the cartoon and movie cannot even compare to his book.
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Read Series of Unfortunate Events. All the Sarah Dessen books are amazing. I also love the book "The Selection" and the Halo trilogy. The maximum ride series is good. read the maze runner books by James Dashner. I am obsessed with the Vampire Academy books by Richelle Mead. She also has a new series coming out based on Vampire Academy called Bloodlines
my favorite author is often the one that i am reading at the time, but year in/year out, i return to Mark Twain. his incisive and insightful wit is expressed with an absolutely delightful ear for the language.
Margaret Peterson Haddix and Wendy Mass maybe Tolkien. This group of authors TOTALLY blow my mind I am currently reading "13 GIFTS" by Wendy Mass. When I read Margaret's books I can't put them down!!!!!!!!! AND MY NAME IS MARGARET TOO!!!!!!!!!!!
my favorite author is Stephen King, and its because he makes you feel like you're inside the story and its just amazing. once you start reading a Stephen king book you really have hard time puting it down
(Sir) Isaac Asimov for the most wonderful series ever, "Foundation". Next, in a VERY close second, is Stephen R. Donaldson and his "Thomas Covenant" series...with, of course, deep respect to J.R.R.Tolkein's "Middle Earth"...cripes, child, how don't you know this? Must be a shoddy English program @ your school, but there's little I can do about that.
Debbie Macomber for (warm., feel good stuff - especially The Cedar Cove Series. I loved all of them.) Stephen King - especially the old stuff. Salem's Lot and The Dead Zone were two of my favorites. It and The Stand are Stephen King must reads. Of the newer books - I liked Duma Key. The Stephanie Plum series - for fun and some laughs. All of these suggestions are purely for entertainment. Nothing cerebral here.
JK Rowling without a doubt. She has created a world of magic, love, humor, and war through the Harry Potter books. They are amazingly well written books, allowing the reader to escape from reality and dive into Harry's world.
My favorite author is Hilari Bell, I have never disliked one of her books. Rick Riordan's books are just as awesome, and Margaret Peterson Haddix's books are amazing, the subject of each book is unique and fascinating.
John Grisham as a novelist. He is an excellent storyteller and his books are based on real cases. His books, for me, are difficult to put down. I still believe his best book was his first "A Time to Kill."
James Patterson is my favorite author because his books are so quick and easy to read. He wrote the Maximum Ride series and the Witch And Wizard series. I read both series of books in like 2 months. Witch and Wizard is my favorite book. The chapters in each of those books are maybe 2 or 3 pages long. It depends what book you read.