What book or author are you most thankful to have discovered?
Have you read everything they’ve written? Reread them?
Why do you appreciate them so much?
I could name so many authors that I have come to love over the years but I would really like to mention the ones that got me into reading. My picks are very common and popular authors but it is what it is.
Nora Roberts: For introducing me to the romance genre. I used to read her books in one sitting when I was in college. Although I can’t claim I have read all her books but I have read many.
Sidney Sheldon: I’ve read all his books and it’s because of his books that I started trying other books in the mystery genre.
Robin Cook: I never liked Science Fiction or medical mysteries until I read his books. Even now he is the only author in this genre that I love the most.
I have mentioned this many times on my blog but I’ll say it again. I never read much as a child. I started reading only when I was in High School. And if it weren’t for these authors I probably still wouldn’t have read much. So yes, I’m definitely thankful.
I love Nora Roberts. There’s a paranormal trilogy that I really liked. She writes great romance although it gets a bit formulaic after a while…
I haven’t read any Nora Roberts books yet, although I’m hoping to soon. I can understand why you haven’t read all of them – there’s loads!
My BTT is here if you’d like a look 🙂
Those first authors and books that take you into the world of reading are always the best ones! 🙂
Here’s my BTT: http://palmtreesbarefeet.wordpress.com/2011/11/24/booking-through-thursday-thankful/
My mum is a huge Robin Cook fan! I’ve never read any of his books but I definitely will. 🙂
Here’s my Booking Through Thursday post for this week.
Vicky @ Books, Biscuits & Tea
I’m glad you found those authors!
I’ve not read these authors, though I’ve seen their works. It’s great that they got you into reading though… can’t imagine not reading 😉
Here’s my Booking Through Thursday ~ House Millar series
I never read a lot of Nora Roberts. It would be impossible to read all her books I think! Especially if you included the In Death series.
I’m thankful for Lisa Kleypas, Barbara Michaels, and Bryan Lee O’Malley. 🙂
Robin Cook was one of the first authors I really got interested in, that led me on to Stephen King, Dean Koontz and the like.
Catherine Cookson was one of my first mainstays in the general historical fiction range, although I realise that her writing is not hugely popular with many people. I was introduced to her by my mother-in-law, along with several other British authors in the same genre.
Nora Roberts has only come onto my reading lists recently and I am loving her books. She also writes crime/thrillers as J.D. Robb, so I am going to be adding those to my list soon.
I love the softer, new look site, by the way.