Thursday, November 14, 2013

Intro to Author Adoration!

Thursday, November 14, 2013
I've been thinking about doing a feature like this for awhile and decided I might as well. So here goes...

You know when you're reading a book by an author you've read before and you're struck by how amazing it is? And you're doubly amazed because it's just as good as the author's other two, three, ten books? This feature will highlight those authors, those whose books are an automatic purchase, who you recommend to all of your friends, and push on your book clubs. There's no set schedule for this, but there will probably be about one of these posts a month.

So, who's the first author?

Since I've been reading Fangirl, the honor goes to Rainbow Rowell. (So I guess you could say I'm fangirling over Fangirl, or at least its author.) This is the third book I've read of hers and it is just as good as her previous two, which is to say it's completely awesome.

Her published works: Eleanor and Park (YA, 2013), Attachments (A, 2011), Fangirl (YA, 2013)

Eleanor & ParkAttachmentsFangirl

What's to Love

  • Witty dialogue
  • Complex, loveable, incredibly relatable characters
  • SO MUCH HEART in all of her stories
  • Great references (Fangirl includes Harry Potter allusions!!)
  • Eleanor & Park is set in the 80s
  • Attachments is set in the 90s
  • Fangirl is in a college setting
  • So basically, she doesn't do the usual realistic fiction settings

Some Favorite Quotes:

"Oh... Colin Firth. He should only do period dramas. And period dramas should only star Colin Firth. (One-star upgrade for Colin Firth. Two stars for Colin Firth in a waistcoat.)" -Attachments

"I just want to break that song into pieces,’ she said, ‘and love them all to death." -Eleanor & Park

So you might want to follow her on twitter or her blog:

And you should definitely read her books pronto!

Have you read Rainbow Rowell's books? Which is your favorite?


  1. This is a great idea! I have quite a few authors who are auto-buys for me and deserve plenty of love -- this is a great way to showcase the authors you love!

    1. Glad you like it!! :) Auto-buy authors are the best.

  2. I love this idea too and Rainbow Rowell is such a fantastic writer. I agree, her books are so good and I love the fact that all of them are very different. Her next one, Landline, sounds incredible (and again, very different). ~Pam

  3. Just bought Fangirl, my first Rainbow Rowell book. Can't wait to read it!

    1. Oh I hope you LOVE it! I just finished it and it's really good!

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