Megg Jensen is a lovely lady who I believe I first discovered through Shirley. She writes the kind of fantasy books that I wish I had read already and has a killer smile. Seriously. This is her guest post about her favourite books and authors but do check out her blog and her books on Goodreads. I recommend you start with Anathema – it is free as an ebook. The Sundering is book three of the Swarm Trilogy and book 6 of the Song of Eloh Saga.
First and foremost, I adore Marion Zimmer Bradley. I haven’t read all of her books, but The Mists of Avalon is hands down my favorite book of all time. I’ve read it four or five times!
Next up – Elizabeth Peters. I love, love, love the Amelia Peabody series so much. I minored in anthropology in college and believe me, there are days I wish I was Amelia!Possession by A.S. Byatt was phenomenal. I read it at a particularly difficult time in my life when th nature of love weighed heavy on my mind. Possession filled a hole in my heart.
Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. Told you my tastes were varied, didn’t I? Their books transport me so far out of my life and I salivate every time a new book is out.
Then there’s James Rollins. I’ve read all of his books and own most of them. I’m also a huge fan of the novels he wrote under the pen name James Clemens. I discovered him nine years ago. I wish he wrote ten books a year. I can’t get enough!!! And I just might have a little crush on him…he’s so cute…don’t tell my hubby. 😉
My favorite classic is Geoffrey Chaucer. I once wrote a thirty-page paper in college on how one word in The Canterbury Tales evolved over the centuries. True story. I rocked it.
Gorillas in the Mist. Doesn’t everyone own this book? Dian Fossey is one of my heroes.
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton! I’ve read it multiple times and have seen the movie more than I can count.
I adore Eoin Colfer and his Artemis Fowl books that made me laugh so hard I couldn’t breathe.
I wanted to be Harriet the Spy (Fitzgerald), thought if I closed my eyes hard enough I’d open them and realize I was Meg from the A Wrinkle in Time books (L’Engle) and wore out a copy of Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (O’Brien) before I was in third grade.