I'm an avid reader of thriller, mystery, and contemporary fiction, with a preference for difficult heroines, deeply flawed heroes, and evocative, unfrilly, true-to-life writing.
My longtime favorites include Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld, Animal Farm by George Orwell, and The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. Recent loves are Blood Red Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick and Maggie Stiefvater's Raven Cycle.
"Life imitates art far more than art imitates life." —Oscar Wilde