Saturday, July 2, 2011

Blogfest: On Reading

Brittany over at Hills and Corkscrews is holding a blogfest from July 1st through the 9th. Head over there to check out the other participants!

Day 2: On Reading

The majority of my books are young adult. I also read a little middle grade and occasionally an adult book, usually one that's being made into a movie. I'll read all subgenres, but my favorites are romance, contemporary, dystopian, and fantasy. I'm extremely selective with (which is just a nice way of saying I don't really like) science fiction, horror, and paranormal.

Some of my favorite authors:
J.K. Rowling -- I'm a major Harry Potter geek. I read Deathly Hallows in twelve hours the day it came out and cried so hard I had to stop reading for a couple minutes because I couldn't see well enough.

Tamora Pierce -- In middle school I picked up Wild Magic because of the gray horse on the cover. That was the beginning of a beautiful addiction to everything she writes. I prefer her Tortall books to her other series. My favorite book by her is Realms of the Gods, the fourth book in the Immortals quartet.

Libba Bray -- After a long period of resistance, I finally picked up A Great and Terrible Beauty and adored it. The next two books in the trilogy are next up on my reading shelf.

Markus Zusak -- The Book Thief is one of my favorite books of all time. Seriously, if you've never read it, go get it now.

Cassandra Clare -- I always feel like I'm going to get whiplash from reading one of her books someday. I've read every book she's written, but my favorite is City of Glass, the third installment in the Mortal Instruments series.

Suzanne Collins -- Hunger Games trilogy was too amazing for words. Catching Fire is still my favorite book of the trilogy while I'm still conflicted over Mockingjay.

John Green -- As far as I know, I've read every book he's released including Will Grayson, Will Grayson which he co-authored with David Levithan. Paper Towns was my first and favorite.

Laurie Halse Anderson -- Her writing is beautiful. I think every teenager, especially girls, should read Speak at least once.

Lisa McMann -- The Wake trilogy is amazing. My favorite book is Fade, but it's a very close race between all three books. I think I read Gone in like two hours because I refused to put it down for a second.

Rick Riordan -- I've read all of his books, but the Percy Jackson series is still my favorite. My favorite book of his is The Last Olympian, the last book in that series. I've read it a few times and it never gets old.

Veronica Roth -- Divergent is probably my favorite dystopian after Hunger Games. Can't wait for Insurgent!

Richelle Mead -- I swore off vampire books after Twilight, but she forced me to make an exception with Vampire Academy. I'm about ready to explode on whoever has Frostbite overdue by over a month from the library.

Who are your favorite authors? Anyone that you think should be added to the list?


Brittany said...

I ADORED The Book Thief- definitely one of my favorite stand-alone books of all time. I like most of the authors in your list- I'll check out the ones I haven't heard of- but a few of my favorites are Cornelia Funke, Neil Gaiman, and Agatha Christie. Okay, so I've only read one of Agatha Christie's novels but I really loved it and I'm going to read more.

Jess said...

It was great to get to know more about your reading tastes! John Green has been in my To-Be-Read list for awhile now--I really need to read some of his awesome books!