Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Authors


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week there is a new topic and this week’s topic is: Top Ten All Time Favorite Authors.

Let me just add a quick disclaimer–this list is always changing but this would be my top ten list right now.

1) Jane Austen – Because duh. I have yet to read a book as witty and clever as some of Jane Austen’s (I even liked Emma).

2) Sarah Dessen – She’s an insta-read for me. Ever since I read This Lullaby, I’ve been hooked on her books. I feel like I can really relate to her characters and that’s something that I’ve come to enjoy.

3) Jennifer E Smith – Another insta-read, but a newer one. She just writes cute, fun books that have a lot of heart.

4) Cassandra Clare – Talk about world building. The Shadowhunter world that she has created is unbelievable. I honestly hope she keeps all of her books as part of this one world.

5) Gail Carriger – While not as witty or as clever as Jane Austen, Gail Carriger comes close. Her heroines are spunky and smart and don’t take “no” for an answer.

6) Suzanne Collins – The Hunger Games was brilliant and I’m really excited to see what she decides to do next.

7) Frank Beddor – Writer of The Looking Glass Wars. I don’t really hear people talking about him or his series ever, but of the several Alice and Wonderland retellings that I’ve read, his is my favorite. Give it a try (there are even some slight elements of steampunk which I LOVE).

8) Rainbow Rowell – Beautiful writing, real characters. Rainbow writes about people who don’t exist, but legitimately could.

9) Cornelia Funke – Who could forget the Inkheart series? Definitely due for a reread in my opinion. I loved these books.

10) J.K. Rowling – Another duh. Do I even need to explain?

This was a fun list to come up with. Who are your favorite authors? Do we have any matches?

12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Authors

    1. I liked Splintered by A.G. Howard. I think there are three in that series, but I’ve only read the first one so far. Insanity by Cameron Jace is also sounded interesting to me, but it’s still on my TBR.


  1. Jane Austen = always a duh. Same with Rowling and Funke. 🙂
    Have you ever read Funke’s The Thief Lord? It’s very different from her Inkheart trilogy, much darker, but also very original.
    I was surprised by how much I loved the Looking Glass Wars books! They were so engrossing and very well done. If someone had told me I would love a really violent YA adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, I don’t know if I would have believed it. But it happened!


  2. I have loved Sarah Dessen for years! What Happened to Goodbye was the one that got me hooked. However, I am still yet to read The Moon and More and Saint Anything. Cassandra Clare, J. K. Rowling and Rainbow Rowell are also favourites of mine.

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