The list author says: "Clicking on a list and finding ten books by the same author sort of vexes me, so I made a list with only my favorite book by my favorite authors. Most of the authorsí entire oeuvre should be explored (especially Duncan, Moore, Butcher, and Hiassen), others not so much (Herbert and Card). If you like to read with leanings towards fantasy and sci-fi, I guarantee thereís something on this list thatís more than worth your time."
"One of the best things Amazon has ever recommended to me. The first in an amazingly good series, each book a stand alone, but progressively building a complex overarching mythology; far superior to the Sci-Fi Chanel adaptation, which has its merits, but is an inferior product. Also, don't miss Butcher's Codex Alera series, which is unparalleled, page-turning fantasy."
"Moore is a hilariously brilliant writer of satire. All his books are great; this is my favorite, though it is one of his most recent and has characters from past book; start with ďPractical Demon Keeping.Ē"
"A tremendous trilogy with complex and engaging characters; all three of her trilogies in this world are wonderful (Farseer, Liveship Traders, and Tawny Man), especially Tawny Man. Her most recent The Soldier's Son Trilogy is good, too. This book is where to start with Ms. Hobb's work."
"This book was remarkable. Iíve read other comedic teen novels, but none made me laugh as much as this book. Moreover, thereís a lot of substance to the characters; the development of the eponymous character is especially wonderful. Mr. Doyle's follow up, "Go, Mutants!Ē isn't nearly as enjoyable; he simply tries too hard; it ends up being a tough, mildly amusing, read."
"Almost all of Heinlein's coming-of-age books are wonderful ("Tunnel in the Sky", "Have Spcesuit, Will Travel", etc.), his later work not so much; this is my favorite; I've read it at least five times."
"Phenomenal, this is the start to a truly original, gritty, dense, and engaging series; 800+ pages and I thought it was too short. Itís unfortunate that Martin has stalled on the series; despite some objections to the fourth book I enjoyed it and await the fifth if it ever comes."
"Iíve read everything in the Disc World series, and theyíre all funny and entertaining (they get better the later on you go), but itís this series for young readers I like the most; immensely hilarious and surprisingly touching."
"The first in an excellent juvenile trilogy with an interesting and original world of magic. Juvenile doesnít mean simple; itís a very engaging read. I have not had the time to peruse any of Stroudís other stuff."
"Man, Woods is a quick and entertaining read; essentially male romance novels: action, adventure, violence and sex. Stone Barrington is a cad, but a highly entertaining one, despite the fact that his escapades often make me blush. I havenít finished all his books, but Stone Barrington is by far my favorite character. Start here."
"Iím working my way through Parkerís dozens of excellent novels; I havenít read them all, but itís time to add him to the list. Parkerís humor, sparse style, and witty prose make his books a quick and very enjoyable read; theyíre like popcorn. This is my favorite so far due to the high Hawk quotient."
"Iíve read most of Kingís stuff and liked almost everything Iíve read, but this is my favorite because it has ďthe Library PolicemanĒ, Stephen King and his most evil and ferocious, along with three other darn good stories, and because within the format of a novella this excessively verbose author is kept in check."
"Mr. Lyga knows his teenagers, or as a colleague of mine says, he knows certain types of teenagers. Regardless, all the characters in this haunting and moving novel are vividly drawn and very engaging. Iíve read all his books, and this one is the best, very powerful. But be warned: this story of a middle school boy sexually abused by his teacher is not for the squeamish."
"Iím not a giant fan of short stories in general, but reading this collection led me to believe that Fitzgerald is a true master of the genre. I go back to this book periodically and read a story or two when Iím in the mood for superb early 20th century American literature."
""Honey Don't" and the GroVont trilogy are superb, and Sandlinís most recent, ďRowdy in ParisĒ, is also very good. I really liked this book and donít quite know why it only gets three and a half stars on Amazon."