What are your top 10 favorite books/authors?
I don’t know if I can reach ten, but here it goes. For authors, I will faithfully read anything by Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Margarette Mitchell, Susan Krinard, Paige Tyler, Edgar Allen Poe, Mary Jane Hathaway, and Louisa May Alcott. I have the occasional strangling interest in a few books or authors, but those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head.
My interests do tend to lean toward the classics or any book that features a woman who breaks the mold. I don’t like my heroines flighty or wimpy, but I do want them to have a flaw or two that contradicts her actions or her goals. Writing style also has a huge impact on whether I will like a book or author. If the prose is jarring, doesn’t flow, or there’s a lot of repeated phrases or adjectives that disrupt my experience, then they won’t make me exclusive list.