Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:
Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Authors
I think a lot of people are going to find this one hard, but this was actually quite easy for me. I’ve got to like most, if not all, of your books for you to be a favorite of mine. I also don’t tend to choose someone as a favorite author unless I’ve read more than three books by them. I feel like you can tell whether you like someone’s writing from that, but not if they’ll be a favorite. At least for me.
Ian Rankin – Scottish crime fiction author. I’ve read every single one of his 33 or something books, including the non-fiction one. The only ones I don’t have are his short story collection and the book that comes out at the end of the year. I even wrote my undergraduate honors thesis on his books. I’ve interviewed him, chatted with him, gone to see his play, and hugged him. I still can’t really believe he remembers my name.
Favorite book: The Falls.
Matt Haig – English novelist. I’ve read eight out of eleven of his books. I own two others but haven’t read them yet. SOON. If you’ve been on my blog, like, EVER, you know how much I love his book The Humans, and you might’ve read my review of Reasons to Stay Alive. Pretty sure I’ll love everything he’s written and will write.
Favorite book: The Humans.
J.K. Rowling – Does this really even need an explanation?
Favorite book: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Maggie Stiefvater – American, fantasy novelist. I’ve read six of her novels and I’m completely in love with her writing. She’s also one of the coolest authors I’ve ever met (I interviewed her for WatchPlayRead last year).
Favorite Book: The Dream Thieves.
Robert Kirkman – Comic author aka author of The Walking Dead. I’ve read every single issue of TWD to date (except some of those specials) and I credit TWD as getting me into comics last year (Yes, Saga is what pulled me in, but TWD is what kept me under). They could keep this series going forever and I’d probably still have it on my pull.
Favorite book: All of the Walking Dead books.
Oliver Jeffers – Children’s book author. I’ve read so many of his books, I’m not sure what the count is, but I LOVE his books. They never fail to put a smile on my face. Every time I read another, I tend to snap a picture on my phone and set it as my new background. I love his stories and his illustrations, and I can’t wait to read them to my future kids.
Favorite book: The Incredible Book Eating Boy.
Stephanie Perkins – Contemporary YA author. Stephanie’s books got me back into reading contemporary last year. I devoured the first two and bought the third one day of release with my friend Annette. I loved her story in My True Love Gave to Me, and I can’t wait to read what’s next from her. Shout out to my friend Georgie for practically forcing Anna and the French Kiss on me. I really didn’t think I was going to like it, and I ended up loving it.
Favorite book: Lola and the Boy Next Door.
I think that’s it. I could list favorite books for days, but authors? Seven is all I’ve got. Who are your favorite authors?
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J.K. Rowling and Stephanie Perkins for the win!
YOU MET STEPH PERKINS AND MAGGIE STIEFVATER WHAAAT. It’s sort of a crime that I haven’t met any one of my favourite authors haha. But great list, by the way! I am now writing down some more names on my long TBR.
AND THEY ARE BOTH AMAZING! Hopefully you’ll get to meet them one day!
I’m so jealous you got to meet Maggie Stiefvater! I still really need to read The Walking Dead!
Maggie is just the absolute coolest, most awkward, and wonderful human. I hope you get to meet her one day!
DEFINITELY need to read TWD!
Great list, and AGAIN your first two are ones I still need to check out… *runs away and hides*.. R x
Re: JKR… I don’t get it. Her imagination is bloody amazing, but as an author… so-so. As much as i enjoyed them, I have many issues with the Harry Potter books.
HP was my childhood. Maybe she isn’t the best author, but I like her as a person and her books shaped me. I had to add her to my list.
It looks like I have quite a few authors to discover! I have been told many good things about Stephanie Perkins, so that will probably be first on my list. Also, Rowling never needs an explanation, I agree. 🙂
Stephanie Perkins books are absolutely perfect for summer, so I’d recommend reading them then. 🙂
I would LOVE to meet Maggie! I love her books and she seems like such a cool chick. I’m glad Steph is on your list too. It’s hard for me to pick a favorite author, but when people ask I always lean towards Stephanie Perkins. She’s definitely top 5! Great list 🙂
Maggie is AWESOME! I hope you get to meet her one day! Stephanie’s books are just wonderful. She’s also super sweet and adorable.
Wow, you sure have met a lot of great authors! It’s good to know that Maggie Stiefvater is actually cool in person, because she is HILARIOUS on Twitter.
Imagine her on Twitter times about 50. She’s SO FUNNY in person. I couldn’t stop laughing.
Ahhhhh I want to meet her!!
Wow! You’ve met a lot of authors! Good idea including the photos–I should have thought of that! 🙂
I just thought it’d be a fun way to show them!
I LOVE all the pictures!!!! So cool that you got to meet so many of your favorite authors. 🙂
I feel very lucky to have done so. I know a lot of people who’ve never had the chance.
So awesome you got to meet some of your favorite authors!! Do you know how badly I want to meet and get a picture taken with CoHo?! That would make my life.
Perkins made my list. I adore her books. My list consists of authors I’ve read more than one book and their books have majorly impacted my life. I couldn’t stick with 10, had to list 12. Lol.
Wow! 12 favorites? That’s awesome. I guess I’m picky with authors like I am with food. Lol!
I’m so jealous of all these authors you’ve been able to meet! I feel like there aren’t any cool book conventions, readings or anything like that in my neck of the woods.
There aren’t any in mine either! I travel to them! I don’t want to miss anything because I don’t want to travel. Plus, I love going places so I guess it’s a win/win. The festival where I met Maggie Stiefvater and Stephanie Perkins (plus several other amazing authors) was about a 5 1/2 drive. 🙂
Nice! I need to do more research and see if there is anything like this happening in Minneapolis, my nearest metro area. I haven’t ever heard of anything but it’s worth looking again!
I’m going to go out on a limb and say yes! I bet there’s a bunch of cool stuff happening there!