Hello again! In this week’s blog I will be talking about my top 5 favourite authors and the reasons why! Enjoy and don’t forget to tell me who yours are!
1. David Levithan
Aside from the obvious reason that David writes LGBTQ novels (which I LOVE), his writing has a very flowing and unbiased effect on me. I adore his novels Two Boys Kissing and Every Day the most. I recently purchased the sequel, Another Day from Amazon and I can’t wait to read it.
David is gay himself and I’m very pleased that he uses his voice to tell stories about the LGBTQ community. You can learn more about David and his books here.
2. John Green
Almost every teen girl has obsessed over John’s novel, The Fault in Our Stars (also me) because of the movie. But once I read it, I wanted to read his other books and was introduced to a world of contemporary YA and LGBTQ books (John introduced me to Levithan through their book, Will Grayson, Will Grayson).
John’s writing is unique to say the least; we see lots of contemporary authors trying to make life changing and wacky novels that just don’t work and somehow, even with John’s wackiness (Papertowns and Looking for Alaska especially), he manages to pull this off. John creates new life affirming journeys that teens go on to discover themselves and he puts a twist in it to make it a book we can lose and find ourselves in. You can learn more about John and his books here.
3. Rainbow Rowell
When I first read Fangirl I was so happy I had finally found a story that just kept on coming, like real life. Carry On is also a masterpiece and I love how Rowell created a world within a world for all of us fangirls who adore Simon and Baz.
I am yet to read Rowell’s other books but she is a wonderfully down to earth person who interacts with fans and writes from the heart. You can learn more about Rowell and her books here.
4. Maggie Stiefvater
If you haven’t read the The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy then go, now! What are you waiting for?! The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy is my favourite series to EVER exist. Maggie’s writing is heartfelt, raw and powerful. She captures her characters so well and I just want to be friends with Grace and Sam so badly! If I had to pick one series to live in, it would be this.
I still need to read Sinner (a spin off of The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy) and the rest of Maggie’s books. You can read more about Maggie and her blog here.
5. Huntley Fitzpatrick
Whenever someone wants a book recommendation, I immediately tell them to read My Life Next Door because it is a beautiful love story and deserves to be read by everyone. I also think Huntley is a lovely person and she always interacts with me on Instagram.
You can find out more about Huntley and her novels on her website.
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