Renée (rogueslayer452) wrote,

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July Question Meme: Day Sixteen

Asked by jaysta_11:

Do you like to read? Tell me about your favorite author or some of your favorite books. I won't limit you to a certain number.

While I am a slow reader, I definitely enjoy reading. It just takes me a little longer to get through a particular book, depending on how long it is and how often I sit down and read it. I also tend to read a few books at the same time, because sometimes I can get too impatient or I start reading the first page and just continue going.

One of my favorite authors of recent years has to be Natsuo Kirino. I was introduced to her writing from randomly picking up the novel Out at the bookstore, and I was absolutely blown away with the way she wrote and the characters, not to mention the story itself which actually unnerved me at certain points throughout the book. Real World and Grotesque are her other works that follow suit in being mysterious and unnerving that captivated me. I also recommend her to anyone who enjoys a good crime mystery and story. Another author I love has to be V.C. Andrews, at least with her earlier works (re: nothing with the ghostwriter, at least for the latter half of the books being released within the last decade or so). Her style of writing and the way she wrote completely fascinated me when I was in junior high, which is when I first was introduced to her through the Dollanganger series. Her works really made a huge impression on me, simply from the way she wrote. Flowers in the Attic and My Sweet Audrina are my top favorites, though I do recall some of the other series that I enjoyed reading through, like the Casteel and the Culter series. I think a revisit is in order.

With individual books, some of my favorites include To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (one of the few required reading assignments I actually liked in high school), Battle Royale by Koushun Takami, Lord of the Flies by William Golding (another required reading I enoyed), and Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang by Joyce Carol Oates. With book series my all-time favorites have to be Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling and Fearless by Francine Pascal. For my favorite books I read as a kid, Matilda by Roald Dahl definitely wins, along with Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell.

Obviously this isn't everything and I'm sure I missed quite a few that should've made this list, but you asked for some, so. (◕‿◕✿)
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