It is my experience that some authors write as if only to you, that their words speak directly into you in a way that other writers have never done. I don’t mean that their content speaks to you, because even the worst of writers can find a topic that resonates with a reader. I mean that specific writers have a way of touching your soul.
It may be that the author has a worldview or set of beliefs so similar to yours that you find yourself nodding in agreement with every new paragraph, but more often I find that it is the perspective of the author to which I find myself drawn. I appreciate the way in which certain authors teach me to see the world, the way in which they speak of even the most commonplace of items or experiences. I like the way they bring fresh eyes to a subject.