Book lovers know when you finish one book, start another. And the answer to "what should I read next" can be as simple as reading another book by the author of your current great read. We gathered a list of authors that we love every word — and book — they've written. Your must-read book list starts with them.
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Certain authors compel me to read every word they write. This is an ode to the women, their genre and why they're so consistently stay-up-way-too-late-reading good.

Gillian FlynnGillian Flynn

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MY FIRST CHOICE READ: GONE GIRL

Gillian Flynn is an American author and television critic for Entertainment Weekly. She has written three novels, Sharp Objects, for which she won the 2007 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for the best thriller; Dark Places; and her bestselling third novel Gone Girl. Her books have received wide praise, including praise from authors such as Stephen King, for her twisted plots revolving around dark characters that readers can't seem to get enough of. She's page-turning good and the kind of author whose books you find yourself discussing months after you read them.

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Emily GiffinEmily Giffin

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MY FIRST CHOICE READ: SOMETHING BORROWED

Emily Giffin practiced litigation at a Manhattan firm for several years, then moved to London to write full time. She's the author of six New York Times bestselling novels, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, Love The One You're With, Heart of the Matter and Where We Belong, all known for their no-frills writing style and straight-to-the-heart choice of topics that women care — and want to talk — about. Giffin lives in Atlanta with her husband and three young children. Giffin's titles, book covers and themes absolutely scream "read me."

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Lorna LandvikLorna Landvik

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MY FIRST CHOICE READ: PATTY JANE'S HOUSE OF CURL

Lorna Landvik is a mother of two and a wife of one. She is the author of eight novels, including the bestselling Angry Housewives Selling Bon Bons, Patty Jane's House of Curl and Oh My Stars. Also an actor and playwright, Landvik has appeared in many on-stage productions. In her acting, Landvik is known for her side-splitting hilarious stand-up routines and in her writing, she is admired for creating characters in such vivid detail, they instantly carve out a spot in your heart — and your reading shelf.

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Liane MoriartyLiane Moriarty

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MY FIRST CHOICE READ: WHAT ALICE FORGOT

Liane Moriarty has written four bestselling novels. They’re often funny, sometimes sad, stories about families and relationships and the extraordinary lives of ordinary people. Moriarty's writing is most often described as riveting, brilliant, complex and spellbinding. Not a single word she writes disappoints.

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Jennifer WeinerJennifer Weiner

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MY FIRST CHOICE READ: GOOD IN BED

Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 11 books, including Good in BedIn Her Shoes, which was made into a major motion picture, and The Next Best Thing. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives with her family in Philadelphia. Weiner is radiant with wit and bursting with surprises, her work is deliciously readable and a usual suspect in fan favorites.

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Anna QuindlenAnna Quindlen

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MY FIRST CHOICE READ: BLACK AND BLUE

Anna Quindlen is the author of six previous bestselling novels, Rise and ShineBlessingsObject LessonsOne True ThingBlack and Blue and Every Last One, and eight nonfiction books, A Short Guide to a Happy LifeGood Dog. Stay.Being Perfect, Loud & Clear, Living Out Loud, Thinking Out Loud, How Reading Changed My Life and Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake. Her New York Times column “Public and Private” won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. From 2000-2009, She wrote the “Last Word” column for Newsweek. Known for her astute observations and intricate, smart writing, Quindlen leaves no stone unturned in her choices of topic, plot and character.

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