Tuesday, June 21, 2011

R - Authors from A to Z Challenge

Authors from A to Z is a posting challenge hosted by 
Heather at Proud Book Nerd. The challenge is simple: each day for the month of June (except Sundays) share your favorite authors whose last name corresponds to the letter for that day.  For more info, click the photo!

How I'm participating in the challenge:
I am trying to highlight at least three authors (YA or otherwise) per letter, some current favorites, others future favorites. If I cannot come up with three, I will substitute favorite books that start with the letter of that day. If that doesn't work, then just for fun I am going to list songs that start with the letter of that day. And if that doesn't work, well, it will be a surprise!

Today's Letter: R

J.K. Rowling
Not since the Bible (and I mean that) have I read a story so involved and so detailed and so spun together that all the things add up in the end to come to a dramatic and heart-wrenching/heart-warming conclusion.  I LOVE this author's work and will read anything by her.  I don't know that she can top HP, but she can certainly try.  It makes my brain hurt to even try writing as she did with all the little intricacies and details that she had to put in beforehand, knowing the reason or meaning would see print until book seven.  In a word: amazing.

Kathy Reichs
That show you watch on TV, you know the one, Bones?  Yeah, this lady invented it.  In fact, she has a vast book series about Dr. Brennan (very different from the show, I might add...and better, IMHO) that spans lots of cases.  Very interesting and edge of your seat cases.  I've read/listened to nearly all of them, and if I come across one I haven't, instant pick up and do so.  Also, she has started a YA series, beginning with Virals, and I really, really, really want to read it.

Veronica Roth (Future Favorite)
I'm not that in to dystopia, but Roth's debut Divergent is so tantalizing, I might jump on board for good.  I can't wait to read this.  It would be on the top of my TBR pile if I had it in my hands, but alas, I don't.  I put a hold on the audio book through my library's electronic database, and I read the email on day four of my three day period to get to the site and download it.  When I realized this, I did the opposite of squee.  Squawk?  I don't know what sound it was, but it was of defeat and anger at myself for not checking my email more.  So I am back on the hold list and will hopefully (fingers crossed with cheesecake on top) be able to get it soon.

1 comment:

  1. Rowling, of course, is one of my favorites, too. And I also have Roth as a future favorite for sure. I have Divergent sitting by my computer waiting for me to have an extra bit of time!


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