Day Thirteen: Your favorite writer
She’s relatively new in the author world I would say (her first novel was published in 2006) but she has definitely won me over and I will forever read anything she publishes.
Gillian Flynn is absolutely amazing.
The way that she writes, the way she captures your attention and you don’t want to look away for fear of missing something (in a book!!), it’s just breath taking.
If I could read her novels for the first time over and over again, I would. After I finished Gone Girl, I just sat in awe of the way she has with words and immediately found her other books, Sharp Objects and Dark Places. She is the best in my book.
Growing up, I read a lot. Things haven’t changed much. I read Harry Potter, I read the Warriors series, I read the Chronicles of Narnia, the Hobbit, the Silverwing series, and the Unicorns of Balinor. I was all over the young adult fiction section at the library—the librarians knew me by name!
One writer stands out above the rest from my adolescence: Meg Cabot. Being a homeschooled girl with only a brother for company, my Meg Cabot books were like a girlfriend in my hand. I felt like I learned about boys, dating, and falling in love through various Cabot series—the Princess Diaries, The Mediator, 1-800-Where-R-U, Avalon High, All-American Girl—I picked up my first Meg Cabot book when I was thirteen. It was the first Princess Diaries book, pre-Anne-Hathaway. I was hooked, and actually took a break from my beloved fantasy novels.
To this day, I still love Meg Cabot and continue to read her adult books.