I definitely discovered lots of new or new to me authors to love this year. I read an incredible book that has left me talking about it months later (can you guess what it is?) I met a lot of awesome authors and I read a lot of books, but there is one author that I discovered this year that stands head and shoulders above the rest. The post title says it, of course, so you know who it is. David Levithan.
I actually got to semi meet–I say semi because can you count “How are you?” – David “I’m great! How are you?-” Lori and so on as actually meeting some one….? I think you can, I’m going to anyway–David at the Decatur Book Festival in September and at the time my obsession love for him had not grown to what it is today. I had only read Boy Meets Boy, so I don’t think I had a full understanding of the awesome that is David Levithan yet. Don’t get me wrong, I knew he was something special. I, for some reason just knew I was going to love his books–and I did. I also knew that he is a editor at Scholastic, which makes him even more awesome.
His panel at the festival was my favorite. I’m actually a little happy that I wasn’t as fangirly as I am now or I probably would have made a complete fool of myself! Since the festival I have read some of his other books, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Love is the Higher Law, and Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares, and I must say that his books and writing definitely live up to my expectations. He has made my list of favorite authors and I hope all of you reading this give his books a chance, if you haven’t already.
Another thing that makes me love him? He talks about and stands up for all the things I feel very strongly about. Like this on his Facebook page.
What are you waiting for?! Go and get one of his books asap!
To find out more about David and his books visits his website!