Book Blogger Hop and My Favorite Authors

This is my second time doing the book blogger hop, hosted by Crazy For Books. It's a great way to meet and connect with other book bloggers.

This weeks question: Tell us about your favorite authors and why they are your favorites.

My favorite authors (in no particular order):

Kurt Vonnegut: Vonnegut will always be one of my favorite American authors. He manages to make me think about society and politics in a way that I normally wouldn't, warning against the dangers of totalitarianism and extreme egalitarianism. His short stories are also great.

Margaret Atwood: My favorite author of dystopian novels.

George Eliot: Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner, Middlemarch, Daniel Deronda - all amazing.

e. e. cummings: His poetry changed my live. Enough said.

Audrey Niffeneger: Despite her mass-market appeal I can't help but love everything she has ever published. I am eagerly looking forward to the Night Bookmobile.

Wilkie Collins: Arguably the first author to write suspense fiction - Victorian tone with intriguing plots. How can you go wrong?


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions is one of my favorite books. Eliot Rosewater and Kilgore Trout are some of my favorite lit characters

  2. Found you on the Hop - great blog! Wilkie Collins is one of my favorites, as is Atwood. You might be interested in my review of The Year of the Flood at http://2manybooks2littletime.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/the-year-of-the-flood/

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm interested in reading Margaret Atwood, but I'm a little intimidated by her. What would you recommend as a first Margaret Atwood book?

  4. I wouldn't be too intimidated. Once you get into it everything flows very nicely. I would recommend starting with "The Handmaid's Tale".

  5. I am a huge Atwood fan..."The Handmaid's Tale" was the second Atwood book I read. I started with "The Blind Assasin" which was great but I wouldn't recommend as an Atwood primer!

    Breena, would love to hear how Water for Elephants is...I'm dying to read it!

  6. Ace list - though I'm not so much of a fan of the Atwood dystopian literature; I prefer the Blind Assassin, the Robber Bride and those sort of ones
    I also keep meaning to pick up a biography of e e cummings, he had a really interesting life!

  7. What a great list! Though I prefer Atwood's other books like the Robber Bride, and the Blind Assassin. There's a great biography of e e cummings I keep meaning to pick up; that guy had a very interesting life...

  8. I enjoyed my visit via the Book Blogger's Hop tremendously! I'm definitely on your wavelength and will be back for more. Fabulous blog!


  9. I think the hop is a marvelous way to meet bloggers both old and new. This week my trip to the Hop is brought to you by the number 2.Isn't it amazing that I'd get to visit from the Hop again so soon.
    I have a contest going on at http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/2010/06/first-contest-100-followers-birthday.html

  10. I found you on the hop and became a follower. You listed some good authors. Have a great weekend.

  11. I really loved 'Silas Marner' by Eliot. Brilliant! I am yet to read her others.. besides 'Mill on the Floss' which I wasn't that keen on.

    And the plot thickens...