Dec 4, 2008

BTT: 5 For Favorites

Today MizzB asks:

1. Do you have a favorite author?
2. Have you read everything he or she has written?
3. Did you LIKE everything?
4. How about a least favorite author?
5. An author you wanted to like, but didn’t?

My response:
Now, you wouldn't think these would be a hard questions to answer, but for me, they kinda are.

Do I have a favorite author? Hmmmm . . . yes, its always the writer of the last book I read and loved! OK, many years ago my favorite was John Grisham. Bought and read EVERYTHING he wrote in record time. Then, about 12 novels in, I got bored. More recently though, I would say Mary Kay Andrews is one of my favorite authors. I love the wit and humor of her southern fiction and her characters are just that - they are real characters. I'd love to have them as my friends! They're quirky and fun.

Yes, I've read everything she's written under the name Mary Kay Andrews and many of the mysteries she wrote under her real name, Kathy Trochek. But as far as the Mary Kay Andrews' books, there's only been one that left me a bit disappointed, but I will always read her books.

As far as least favorite author - that's hard too. Only one comes to mind. I could use her as the answer for questions 4 and 5. I really wanted to like this author. I looked forward to reading her book for many months before I actually did. When I finally did read it, I hated it. The book was THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, written by Joan Dideon. I wrote a review on it earlier this year. It was not a positive review, but it was my true feelings on the book.

Have you liked every book your favorite author has written? Do you have a least favorite author? For more BTT answers click here.


  1. "I really wanted to like this author." I think that's a common feeling for a lot of readers about a lot of books. Have a good day!

  2. I loved Grisham for a long time too!

  3. To choose a least favorite author is difficult in the sense of how you'd go about gauging one to another. I'm afraid I'll have to have bad experience reading all the books of an author to label him/her the least favorite. That would be quite harrowing. :)

  4. Yes... you must must must read The Glass Castle! MUST!

  5. Your experience with Joan Didion is such a shame, because she's a wonderful writer. But I don't think The Year of Magical Thinking is a book I would recommend as an introduction to Didion - probably any of her early works would be a better choice. So someday, after a bit of time has gone by, you might want to give her another chance.


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