A lot of people who love to read have a favorite book or a favorite author. I don't, though. I've been a voracious reader since my high school English teachers made us read all the American classics. I would pick out one of the authors we read during the school year, and then during the summer, I would read as many of their other books as possible. To this day, that's still how I read – one author and several of their books at a time.
I started reading that way the summer after I read "Pride and Prejudice" in class. I read Jane Austen's books all summer long and loved every minute of it. The next summer, I read F. Scott Fitzgerald's body of work. During the course of that season, I discovered that "The Great Gatsby" was actually my least favorite book of his. Even though it's sometimes hailed as one of the greatest American novels of all time, I still liked ... CONTINUE READING