First of Course Dan Brown who teach me to be "heretic" because of Da Vince Code, Angels and Demons, and the Lost Symbols and second Kathleen McGowan cause she's more heretic!!!!. just kiddin' its because their books are just lovely , exciting and thrilling. when it comes to romance Julie Garwood is the number one but when its with paranormal subjects Alexis Morgan! and for filipino authors i like Bob Ong for sense of humor and truth about filipinos life, Amado Hernandez and Pat Villafuerte for fictions! Their all creative and cool authors for me!
Lisa Kleypas - i almost own all of her books...i'm still scouting her earliest ones that are no longer in print i love her historical romance books but lately she's also done some contemporary ones. Julia Quinn - she is an amazing writer her works are more on historical romance but very witty. Judith McNaught - her more earlier works are more popular also historical romance but her characters are endearing to me and most of them made me cry! So these are my top 3 romance writer coz once again i'm a hopeless romantic...
Then for YA there is Julie Kagawa - love her Iron Fey Series and her latest The Immortal Series, she is great at world building. I never care for fey stories before but she made me a fan of her works and introduced me to Cait Sith that darn CAt! hehehe! Veronica Roth - i just love her first book Divergent..now i have my Insurgent as well! Cassandra Clare - love her Mortal Instruments Series...never liked any other stories with demon-angel fighting in them till i discovered hers. i really like all the characters but have yet to read City of Fallen Angels and the Infernal Devices Series.
Now I should have read more classics as well with the likes of Jane Austen and Emily Bronte..but i have seen the film adaptations of the ff: Pride and Prejudice - Kiera Knightly version...woooow i was giggling towards the end of the movie when Elizabeth and Darcy both separately asked her father approval for her hand in marriage. And her sisters were like "we thought she hated or didn't like Mr. Darcy and such" hahaha...i love it! Emma - with Romola Garai, i really really love her interpretation of Emma compare to the others that i've seen. "Badly done Emma, badly done indeed!".
I have 7 James Patterson books. But this is because of the Women' Murder Club series. JK Rowling because of Harry Potter — maybe a bit juvenile for me [now]. LOL. But I started reading the series when I was in college (childish ways!). Dan Brown, as I have read all his books and Bob Ong.