Sunday, April 5, 2015

Making up for Monday: Author Love

It's time for Making Up For Monday! This is a weekly meme hosted by me that asks some fun literary questions. Feel free to play along!

This week's question:
Do you have an author you will read anything they put out?

Last week we talked about authors we avoid so I figured we should balance it out with some author love!  I have quite a few authors that I would read just about anything they put out. 

Ready?  Here we go: 

John Grisham: While I am not typically a fan of "formula writers" like James Patterson, Tom Clancy, etc., John Grisham roped me in with his books. His character development is outrageously good and that is one of my favorite things about books. So I will keep reading everything he puts out. 

Mary Roach: She is hysterical and informative all at the same time.  She writes on topics that I never had interest in and somehow makes me fascinated by it. Also, I met her and she's amazing in person as well.

Matthew Quick: Ok, frankly I have been unimpressed with his last two books, but other than that, I tend to love his books. He may eventually drop lower on my "love" list, but for now he's still up there.

David McCullough: History is not my strong suit. But McCullough keeps me educated and entertained.  One of my pet peeves with non-fiction books is author bias. McCullough is the one man who seems to be able to keep his opinion out of it. I love the education I get from his books, and his ability to keep me interested, despite his books being incredibly long.

What about you? What author gets your love?


  1. Of your list, I've only read one of Matthew Quick's books, The Silver Linings Playbook. I liked it, however i am still unsure of which I preferred, the book or the movie. It's mainly Tiffany's character that has me perplexed; she's so different. Which do you prefer?

    I have Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock next in queue; was that one of the books you were unsure of?

    1. I loved Silver Linings Playbook best of all his books, and really enjoyed Boy21 and Sorta Like a Rock Star. Forgive Me Leonard Peacock and The Good Luck of Right Now I was iffy on. They were ok, but I expected them to be better. It may have just been me hyping them up too much, I don't know. When you read Forgive Me Leonard Peacock you'll have to tell me what you think!