I'm just a writer who wants to make it in this field so I can turn my back on my natural talents in mathematics and take an interest in this world. My preferred fields tend to be fantasy, fairy tales, and sci-fi with a touch of philosophy and I can't really help but combine them every time.
Idk about favorite books, but Diane Duane and J.R.R. Tolkien are some of my favorite authors. I have a tendency to love more of what I can pull of the author from their works than the works themselves.