Let’s go Booking Through Thursday! Thursday is rapidly becoming my favorite day of the week.
1. Do you have a favorite author?
I’ve long considered Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries young adult series and numerous contemporary fiction books, to be my favorite author. I love her quick, fresh writing style and become totally immersed in her stories, which usually prove to be incredibly fun reads!
2. Have you read everything he or she has written?
No, I haven’t — I’ve totally missed out on her mystery series for adults on character Heather Wells, starting with Size 12 Is Not Fat. I actually have an ARC of Big Boned, the third book in the series, but won’t pick it up until I have the first two! There are a few independent novels I’ve missed, too. After reading most of what she’d put out, I decided to take a break and try out different folks.
3. Did you LIKE everything?
I liked everything, but in varying degrees. Of all her books, my favorites are definitely the Princess Diaries novels following would-be Princess Mia Thermopolis. Of her stand-alone books for adults, I wasn’t as drawn in by Queen of Babble as I thought I would be. It was light and still a good read, but not quite up to the standards I have for Cabot. For that reason, I haven’t checked out the other two books in that series.
4. How about a least favorite author?
Most of the time if I’m not liking a book, I’ll just go ahead and set it down and won’t pick up another title by them. So no one comes to mind, although I sometimes find Joyce Carol Oates to be difficult to work through.
5. An author you wanted to like, but didn’t?
Ian McEwan. Don’t worry, I’m not giving up on him — I still have Atonement waiting patiently for me on my bookshelf, discarded after a few chapters because I was falling asleep while reading! Blasphemy, I know. I’m really intrigued by the premise of On Chesil Beach, so eventually I plan on getting that one, too. I think I just might like him yet!