1. Do you have a favorite author?
2. Have you read everything he or she has written?
3. Did you LIKE everything?
My favorite author is Sidney Sheldon. And yes, I have read every book written by him. But that does not mean I have liked all of them.
I love Nora Roberts and Mary Higgins Clark too. And no, I haven’t read everything by them. I have read many books written by Nora Roberts partly because she does write a lot of books. I have read about 7-8 books by Mary Higgins Clark.
Why do I love these authors? One reason is because their books were among the first books I read after Nancy Drews.
Once upon a time, when I did not have money to buy books and I was still studying, I did the only thing I could do. I joined a library. I am still a member of the same library but I don’t go there often. It stocks only popular authors. That’s the reason why my reading consisting of books by popular authors for many years.
When I started earning, I discovered the joy that is book stores. Today I read and enjoy many authors, some popular, some not so popular. I like Jodi Picoult, Torey Hayden, Anchee Min, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Alice Walker and many others. Lisa Kleypas and Tracy Higley are latest additions.
4. How about a least favorite author?
I am listing my least favorite author just because he is extremely popular and my liking or not liking him is not going to create a dent in his popularity.
Salman Rushdie: I tried reading a couple of his books, but I just couldn’t get into them.
5. An author you wanted to like, but didn’t?
Same as above. And also Stephen king. But I have read just one book of his, so I don’t really know if this is fair.