First of all, I’ve read a lot of books in my life. (As a twelve-year-old, I probably read four books a week.) Most of time, I am not so impressed. I don’t care about the characters, I can put the book down and calmly walk away.
But not books by these writers. Their books draw you in. No, scratch that. They yank you in and slam the door and lock it. When you reach the last page, you’re like, “No, don’t be over, I want more!” These writers inspire me to take a look at my own writing and say, “How can I make it more like that?”