When someone asks me who my favourite author is I really struggle to choose just one and that is why I have decided to write this blog post. I think anyone who says they have a definitive favourite author is lying or has just said the first one that pops into their minds as choosing just one is extremely difficult (for those who enjoy reading). Authors are all so different from each other; from their style of writing and their structure to the topics they choose to base their books on are all unique to themselves.
Saying that they are all unique is true in my opinion. Yes they may have been influenced by other authors and therefor their work may have moments where you notice this but no two authors have every book written in the same way as another. Every one has their own process and priorities when writing a book as well as having different timescales and plans.
I am telling you this basically just to say that I don’t have just one favourite author and I believe that authors that I haven’t even yet read could possibly make it onto this list in the future. The following are just some of the fiction writing authors I love and would recommend to anyone.
Mick Herron – Jackson Lamb Series
Jonathon Holt – The Carnivia Trilogy
April Henry – Girl, Stolen, The night she disappeared
Helen Fields – DI Callanach Series
Diane Jeffrey – Those who lie
Chris Ryan – Agent 21 Series, Danny Black Series
Roald Dahl – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda
Michael Morpurgo – An elephant in the garden
Ally Carter – The Gallagher Girls Series
Malorie Blackman – The Noughts and Crosses series
The above authors are not the only ones I love and I could easily continue this list but I had to stop somewhere and 10 seemed like a good amount.
Many thanks, Caitlin x
(PS please comment a few of your favourite authors or if some of the above are on your list as well)
The following are website that I use when buying books and I find them the best options. I hope this helps you buy you’re next book!
Book Depository is a great website which allows you to purchase books internationally all with free worldwide shipping. It offers a vast amount of books, over 18 million and is likely to have have everything your looking for. Not only that but there is a bargain shop where you can find all the best deals and sales. I love using this website and it is my go to when buying books online. It helps that you get a free bookmark with an artists design on it !
Abe books is a great choice when looking to buy used books. It allows individuals to sell book as due to that you can find books in lots of different conditions for multiple prices so you can choose which one you would like. I live this website when wanting to buy a book but a little cheaper. There are usually shipping costs however added to the price of the book it is still a great deal most of the time.
Amazon is great for e-books, specifically my kindle. It is easy to use and download books that are cheaper than paper or hard back. There is also a huge amount of free books available that may not be your taste however it allows you try other genres at no cost. It is also good for paper and hard backs books however as it often has a pre-order section for soon to be released books.
Etsy has a lot of good products that are book related as well as books themselves. They have a vast amount of bookmarks and book accessories on sale as well as personalised books and notebooks. I recently purchased a notebooks which I love and much more like that is available.
Waterstones is a great website that is easy to navigate and purchase books from. There is a great choice and if you have a waterstones card then you can collect points to take money off future books.
I hope this helps when you are buying a new book!
Many thanks, Caitlin x
(Please comment if you have any other websites you like to use )