I read a ton during my elementary school years. Louisa May Alcott was an author who I enjoyed in my preteen years. In part it was because of her stories but I know it was also influenced by the fact I had selected a doll modeled after her character ‘Jo’ as a five-year old. Sometime in junior high I discovered T. H. White’s The Once and Future King. It remained my favorite books for many years. Then in my mid twenties I discovered Edith Wharton. I have a few of her short stories & novellas still to read but I am in no rush to say I have read all of her works. With a non-living author once you have read all their work the thrill of reading one of their creations for the 1st time can not be recaptured.