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Old 19-05-2019, 04:34 PM   #1
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Old 19-05-2019, 04:49 PM   #2
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William Shakespeare, J. R. R. Tolkien, JK Rowling, Stephen King, Roald Dahl.

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Old 19-05-2019, 05:30 PM   #5
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I haven’t got a favourite really, but Linwood Barclay is great
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Donna Tartt is probably my favourite, she's only released 3 novels in like 30 years but all of them are some of my favourites of all time (The Secret History, The Goldfinch & The Little Friend).
David Nicholls - I particularly loved 'Us' and 'One Day' but I've also read Starter for Ten, and have been meaning to read 'The Understudy' for a while.
I loved Stieg Larsson's Millennium Saga and David Lagercrantz is doing well with it in lieu of Larsson's death
I'll also keep an eye out for future Anthony Doerr novels... 'All the Light We Cannot See' was perhaps my favourite novel of all time, absolutely beautiful story.
Jessie Burton's on a 2/2 streak for me as well, The Miniaturist was brilliant (and made for BBC TV last Christmas, or the one before) and I liked 'The Muse' too.

More historically... I love most of Kafka's stories with the exception of the Trial which I just found frustrating Metamorphosis is excellent, though, and there was a collection of short stories I loved.
Truman Capote's two novels I've read are both great (ICB, Breakfast at Tiffanys)... Oscar Wilde is god incarnate... and I've been on a James Baldwin binge lately.
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Old 19-05-2019, 05:48 PM   #7
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HiRoald Dahl and Enid Blyton when I was younger and still today tbh. I remember the Cherub books by Robert Muchamore being my obsession growing up.

James Dasher (Maze Runner), Veronica Roth (Divergent), and basically any author who specializes in YA books.

R. J. Palacio did a great job writing Wonder and I'm still amazed at how she did it.

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Old 19-05-2019, 06:32 PM   #10
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J. D. Salinger for The Catcher in the Rye

Easily my two favorite books I've ever read.
(two of the few books I ever actually read in full )
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Why not? His books are really good to be fair.
But they're for kids aren't they??

Honestly thought he wrote books like "The Caterpillar's Lunch".

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Honestly thought he wrote books like "The Caterpillar's Lunch".
Well, they're children's novels rather than picture books or chapter books.
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My studious literary pick would be Javier Cercas, love the way he writes

If I just really want a good read though then its Lee Child
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HiRoald Dahl and Enid Blyton when I was younger and still today tbh. I remember the Cherub books by Robert Muchamore being my obsession growing up.

James Dasher (Maze Runner), Veronica Roth (Divergent), and basically any author who specializes in YA books.

R. J. Palacio did a great job writing Wonder and I'm still amazed at how she did it.
The Cherub books were great
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I don't really have favourite authors, I have favourite books instead. I just tend to browse books and read what interests me.

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