Willa Cather, Antonia Fraser, Tolkien, Jane Austen, and--although I will totally deny it if any of you ever meet me in person--I like Anne Rice too.
And Dr. Seuss.
Someday I'm going to read me some David Foster Wallace. One of my friends read Infinite Jest
in 1999 and he wasn't able to talk about anything else for about 3 years, he loved it that much.