*Please note: This list will be expanding as I go. So, keep in mind this is a work in progress and isn’t every author I admire. Not yet.
- Ernest Hemingway – If you haven’t read The Sun Also Rises, you probably should. I have read it probably around four times now. Sure, Hemingway was a little nuts, but hey, aren’t we all a little nuts?
- Kurt Vonnegut – I first read Vonnegut in college. Cat’s Cradle is great, but you definitely should read Slaughterhouse Five. He was definitely a creepy looking man though..
- JRR Tolkien – I really don’t think I need to explain this especially if you know me and have been reading my blog. I love Tolkien. He invented hobbits and an entire language, for crying out loud.
- JK Rowling – The woman who thought up Harry Potter himself. I could probably quote each Harry Potter book, I have read them so many times. I want to meet Rowling and ask her so many questions. I would probably act like a huge fan girl but I like to think I would keep myself composed lol
- Chuck Klosterman – I have a soft spot for this man. He’s a former senior writer for Spin magazine and has now written 6 books. A few of these are memoirs/essays, but Klosterman’s writing is just so fascinating that no matter what he is writing, it always pulls me in. My favorite (so far) is Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto. It’s a best selling collection of pop-culture essays. It’s worth the read. Although, his memoir on the phenomenon of glam metal entitled Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota is also worth the read.
- Anne Rice – I remember reading my first Anne Rice book when I was in the 6th grade. I picked up Interview With the Vampire after I saw the movie (Brad Pitt = amazing in this movie). I fell in love with her writing and kept reading whatever book she wrote that I could get my hands on. Lasher is also one of my favorites. Seriously, Rice knows how to really write a great vampire book. Note: these vampires don’t sparkle. Sorry.