Let’s Play Favorites!

Hey, Taylor here!

We’re starting a new series here at Inklings where we talk about our favorite authors.

For me, though, it’s a little more complicated than just listing my favorite authors (yes, there are more than one). I tend to pick my favorite authors based on a certain book. For example, while I love Nicholas Sparks (I’m sure you’re surprised), one of the reasons he makes my list of favorites is for his book, The Last Song.

I cannot tell you how much I love this book, and it’s not because of the great writing or even the picture-perfect romance between Ronnie and Will; it’s because it made me cry. Really cry, like bawl-my-eyes-out-can’t-see-anything-acting-like-my-cat-just-died, cry.

Yeah, that kind.

And that’s a big deal for me. A huge deal. It’s only ever happened that one time.

I’m not a crier. Not at movies, or books, but that changed when (SPOILER ALERT!!) it was revealed that Ronnie’s dad had cancer. It was horrible, tragic, and it tapped into my fears of one day potentially losing my dad. Any author that can make me feel that deeply, that authentically, deserves to make my list.

So, thanks, Nicholas Sparks for making me cry.

Until next time,


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