So I read, a lot.
And generally, this is split into two categories non-fiction that makes me a better person and that I should read more of, and fiction that makes me a happier person, but I probably read too much of - an opened book is a finished book. And then I can't help but open another book.
Still, when people I know ask me about good MG/YA books for boys, I've only got a handful of authors to recommend, and they're all almost all fantasy.
They are (alphabetically)
Cinda Williams Cima
James Herriot (though, he probably requires the attention span of an older reader)
Johann David Wyss
Now tell me, who am I missing?