Good authors are hard to come by. Reliably good authors are like precious stones, priceless and very, very dear to my heart.
I have a few. I’ve rambled about them on this blog over and over so I won’t repeat myself. But I wonder about you. I’d love to hear about your favourite authors. Do you have one that guarantees a good read for you? Someone that you’d buy the book no matter what it was about. Would you share them with us? I’d love to find a new Favourite.
You and I don’t really have the same tastes in books, as far as I can tell, but, in no particular order: John Scalzi. Salman Rushdie. Warren Ellis. Nnedi Okorafor. Mira Grant/Seanan McGuire (same person). China Mieville. Hunter Thompson. Cherie Priest. John Irving. Saladin Ahmed. H.P. Lovecraft. J.R.R. Tolkien. Robert E. Howard. Helene Wecker. N.K. Jemisin.
Okay…I only recognize one or two. That’s got to be sad. But thank you so much for the list! I’m going to check them out!
How’s this for weird: my brain, out of nowhere, just tossed “Hey! You forgot Alastair Reynolds!” at me. So, yeah: Alastair Reynolds.
LOL. You are really funny. Okay, Alastair Reynolds. Got it.
Hugh Howey, not a romance writer, but I have LOVED every single one of his stories. To see my romance reads, find me on Good Reads as winterbayne.
Thanks for the tip and for the Goodreads connection! I’ll give him a shot.
Mary Doria Russell – whether it’s priests converting aliens or a biography set in the Old West, she is just the most amazing storyteller ever.
Wow. Never heard of her. Must check her out. Thanks for the tip!
Pratchett. I had every one of his Discworld books, but I lost a few by lending them to other people (my favourite way to lose them, tbh).
Aw…that’s why I never lend out books. You seem to be so giving. I hate losing books…or if other people mistreat them…But, Pratchett. Got it. Thanks!!
If it’s my new hardbacks I get scored, but most of my collection are worn out, second hand paperbacks with soft yellow pages. Perfect for leaving on buses for someone else to discover
Nothing like finding a book someone left behind. It’s like a treasure! So tempting and delightful all at once. 🙂