May 16, 2011

Who do you love?

I've been asked this question a lot lately, "Who is your favourite author?"  and while I could take the easy way out and just say Jane Austen, Karen Rose, or which ever author I'm currently devouring, this morning I just sat and really thought about it for awhile and came to the conclusion that I'm not a one author gal.  I just can't honestly say that I love one author above all others.

During said rumination I bounced from literary snobbishness ". . .but I only read the classics!", to Para-Rom tart where only Kate Daniels, Elena Deveraux and other kick-ass heroines are welcome.  So were do you draw the line?  If I'm totally honest with myself and you, it really depends on when you ask me.  So as you've asked me today this is my answer.

In no particular order, here are the top ten author's that have pride of place on my bookshelves.

•  Laurell K Hamilton - Anita Blake (books 1-10 only) and Merry Gentry series
•  JD Robb/Nora Roberts
•  Kylie Chan
•  Ilona Andrews - Kate Daniels rocks
•  Anne Bishop
•  Ella Wheeler Wilcox - brilliant poet
•  Nalini Singh - Guild Hunters series
•  Jane Austen - Je rêve de toi, Mr Darcy
•  Janet Evanovich, and finally
•  Stephanie Laurens

Yes, I know I have an ecclectic palate.  It seems my tastes vary wildly in both literature and music.  You'll notice that some names are missing, and while I really enjoyed Christine Feehan, Sharon Sala, the Arcane Society and Twilight series I wouldn't class them as some of my all-time favourites.  These are the books that I just can't help but return to again, and again, and again, and again . . . you get the idea.

Do you agree with me?  Let me know if you think I should include a certain author in my top ten.

PS - for those Kate Daniels fans out there I have included a small banner and picture that I've made for Curran.  Hope you enjoy.


  1. Wow! I love the fact that you are such an avid reader! I've been trying to get into reading clasics this year, and so far I've read The Invisible Man, Dracula, and Call of the Wild. Hopefully the list will get bigger!

  2. They can be difficult to slog through, but it's very satisfying when you can say "Oh, I've read that!"
    My pet project this year is to get through Margaret Mitchell's 'Gone with the Wind'.