This year I set myself the simple task of reading 15 books in my ‘reading challenge’. I’m currently reading book 23 of 2018, so picking my ‘best of the year’ so-far is quite a tricky one.
We are celebrating those new and old American authors that we love at World of Books. You will find a list of 50 fantastic authors that were all born in the land of the free and have produced some fantastic pieces of literature that stand the test of time. Find out our top 50 American authors below.
Young adult fiction is becoming increasingly popular with adults let alone young adults. Just take a look at the books you see on your morning commute. We are certainly guilty of reading one or two YA novels this year and we have seriously loved them! Take a look at our top 20 YA novels that you need to read right now.
Jodi Picoult was born on the 19th May 1966 in New York and was raised by her parents, she was late joined by her brother. She moved to New Hampshire. Jodi wrote her first story at the age of five, and has always said that her mother and grandmother were both teachers, and their influence was very important growing up.
“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.”
― Jodi Picoult,
Jodi is an American writer and is the bestselling author of 23 novels. Approximately 14 million copies of her books are in print worldwide and they have been translated into 34 languages. Her books are incredible stories, all dealing with real-life situations; suicide, school shootings and illness. She is a favourite of ours here in the office.