For Readers

Authors and Titles 

A short list of some of my favorites. I've tried to limit myself to authors who are alive today... but I've never been good with limits.

Sherman Alexie - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Rudolfo Anaya - Bless Me, Ultima

Laurie Halse Anderson - Speak

Francesca Lia Block - Weetzie Bat

John Crowley - Little, Big

Neil Gaiman - Fortunately, the Milk (confession, I couldn't finish The Sandman series because it was too gory for me, but I still admire this man's creative genius)

Adam Gidwitz - A Tale Dark and Grimm (also gory, go figure)

Zora Neale Hurston - Their Eyes Were Watching God (major influence)

Maxine Hong Kingston - The Woman Warrior (major influence)

Ellen Kushner - Thomas the Rhymer, Swordspoint

Cormac McCarthy - All the Pretty Horses (but I didn't care for The Road)

Phillip Pullman - His Dark Materials Trilogy

JK Rowling - Harry Potter (duh)

Arundhati Roy - The God of Small Things (major influence)

Eliot Schrefer - Endangered

Delia Sherman - The Freedom Maze, Young Woman in a Garden, The Evil Wizard Smallbone

Tiffany Trent - The Unnaturalists

Ysabeau Wilce - The Flora Trilogy, Libels, Prophecies, & Dreams

Jeanette Winterson - The Passion (major influence)

Virginia Woolf - Orlando, A Room of One's Own, The Waves (major influence)


Goodreads - an excellent site for sharing reviews and tracking your reading history and wish list. My profile is here.

Nancy Pearl - Super librarian and all-around nice person.

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