This will probably not come as a surprise to those of you who have followed my blog for awhile, but the answer is...John Green. I had heard of him before this year since he is a local author, but it wasn't until early 2010 that I actually picked up his novels and became a huge fan of his writing. (Click on the book titles to read my reviews.)
My absolute favorite novel of his is Looking for Alaska.
I also enjoyed Paper Towns...
I also had the opportunity to meet John Green and David Levithan in Indianapolis at a book signing. They wrote Will Grayson, Will Grayson together. It's a great read!
Any other John Green fans out there? Any Nerdfighters? DFTBA!