My all time favortie author is Karen Kingsbury. She writes Christian fiction and whenever I read her books I cry. Her books are very inspirational and show how life always throws you curves but if you step back, take a deep breath and believe in God all things are going to be just fine.
Another favorite of mine is Stephenie Meyer, you may all know her as the author of the Twlight books but she also has some other great books out there. Twlight was an amazing series I couldn't stop reading but I have also enjoyed her what people call "science fiction for those who don't like science fiction."
Something else that I have always loved to read and learn more about is fitness and nutrition. Although these are great reads I do enjoy learning how to stay healthy and fit.