Thursday Discussion: Favorite Books by Male Authors

We are so close to Friday I can taste it.

Welcome to another book prompt loves!! The Thursday Discussion is a book prompt started by Ally Writes Things. Each Thursday we get a different prompt to write about! Last week we discussed Favorite Books by Women Authors and this week we have the opposite.

Favorite Books by Male Authors

Look, I can’t go back to sleep and I have work in 2 hours so lmao no big intro let’s get it.

The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

This is one of my all time favorite books and probably one of my top 5 movies. I read this book to TATTERS and re-read it again and again without losing interest. Clarice is one of my favorite characters in book history and yes, I know he eats people but Hannibal…What a bad ass villain. We will not get into the disappointment that the next book in this series was, let’s just consider this as a kick ass stand alone.

Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King

I was a huge Stephen King fan when I was in high school. I devoured his books one by one and there wasn’t a day where you wouldn’t find one clutched in my hand. I love a lot of King’s novels but I’ve always felt that his anthologies are the best. They’re short, bittersweet, and leave a long lasting impression on you. Full Dark, No Stars might not be the best book of short stories he has but it is poignant. Also, the name is hella cool.

The Sea Was a Fair Master by Calvin Demmer

The Sea Was a Fair Master by Calvin Demmer

Absolutely cannot sing my praises about this horror anthology. One of my favorites of the year and Calvin is now one of my authors to look out for whenever he has a new release.

I wrote a review of his book below:

Lightning Fast Review: The Sea Was a Fair Master by Calvin Demmer

Kindaichi Case Files by Youzaburou KanariSato Fumiya

This is a detective manga that I found out about years ago through my local library I believe. If you’ve ever watched Case Closed I believe you would greately enjoy this manga series. Kindaichi is a detective who gets embroiled in some grusome cases. A top notch detective manga.

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Will not ever stop singing my praises about this amazing, trippy novel. Read this with my book club one month and it BLEW ME AWAY. A dash of fantasy, a sprinkle of murder mystery, a BUCKET FULL of magical realism. I’m in.

Plus PLAGUE DOCTORS? I…am in love.

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

I realized how much I loved reading when I read this book. Still one of my favorites to this day, I remember reading this in 4th grade and being stunned as a child. I really cannot wait to read this with my daughter, it’s truly such a special book.

Last but not least we have..

The Witches by Roald Dahl

Terrifying and funny. I need to do a recent reread of this novel because it’s honestly great. The movie is even better!! Even though it too scared/scares the hell out of me. A definite must read.

There we go! I have to admit I do not read a lot of male authors. I stick to mostly women but these books and authors have had a profound impact in my life and I hope you enjoyed reading about it!

Have you read any of these? Thoughts? What about favorite books by men of your own? Let me know in the comments and happy day before Friday!

8 thoughts on “Thursday Discussion: Favorite Books by Male Authors

  1. You’ve got some good choices here! I’ve never read that short story collection by Stephen King, but I do love his work. I think his short stories tend to be hit or miss for me, though. I think I’m pretty well sold for The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, too. xD I know someone who’s reading it now and is really enjoying it, and I’m excited to see you here loving it, too. I’m gonna have to pick this one up now for sure.

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    1. i get you!! yeah some of his short stories in like…dude what in the hell is going on but for the most part I adore them.
      GIRL THAT BOOK. it blew me away lol I think you’d really enjoy it.

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