Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Authors


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is top ten favorite authors. I needed a way to narrow down the list, so I only picked authors who are alive right now. Sorry, dead authors. Your list will have to wait.

Favorite Authors

10. Ellen Hopkins: Her books always amaze me. How can she tell such awesome stories in verse? It’s crazy.

9. Lois Lowry: The Giver gave child-me a love of dystopian fiction that has never gone away. Number the Stars was another childhood favorite.

8. Chuck Palahniuk: His books are just funny and weird. They make me happy.

7. Markus Zusak: I love his poetic writing style.

6. Gary Paulsen: Another childhood favorite. Hatchet is still one of my favorite books ever.

5. Rainbow Rowell: She creates some of the most relatable characters I’ve come across so far.

4. John Green: He writes about interesting subjects. His books always make me think.

3. J.K. Rowling: Do I really have to explain this one? I love Harry Potter.

2. Stephen King: He gave me my love of reading. This blog might not exist without him.

1. Margaret Atwood: She writes description and develops characters better than any other author I’ve read.

33 comments:

  1. Hell yes JKR ♥ I've only read one book by Rowell and Lowry but their other works are on my tbr shelf! I still need to read something by Green and King though (sigh...) but I will! Wonderful list^^

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

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  2. AHHHH! JK Rowling! She's on my list, too!

    Lizzie @ lizziethesarcasticblonde.blogspot.com

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  3. I really need to read Rainbow Rowell

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  4. I loved the books Hatchet and The Giver. I read them both when I was still in school - middle school I believe. Have you read the whole series for The Giver? I've wanted to but haven't yet.

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    1. I’ve read all but the last book in the series. I’m on a waiting list for it.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  5. Oh I forgot about Lois Lowry! Yes! She is wonderful :)

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  6. This is an amazing list! Perfect combo of old & new. And Margaret Atwood's novels have taught me so much about being a writer.

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  7. I have never read anything by Margaret Atwood - but she's on my list!

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  8. Great list! I think Markus Zusak's writing is so beautiful, too. I want to read some of his other books, because i've heard great things about them as well.

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  9. You have quite a few who didn't quite make my list (Gary Paulsen) as well as a few more I need to read more of - I've read one Margaret Atwood and one Ellen Hopkins.

    Thanks for stopping by:)

    Brandyn @ Going for Goldilocks

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  10. Love JKRowling! And great call on Stephen King. Happy TTT!

    - Christina with PlayingJokers.com

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  11. I know half the authors on your list, but I think it's a great list. I've read a few of Margaret Atwood's poems and short stories, and they blew me away! Your list has made me realize that I really like dead authors. Maybe I should get more with the times?

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    1. I also really like dead authors. I need to do a top ten list for them.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  12. I've read two of Marcus Zusak's books and I thought they were both excellent.

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  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your list -- you have some great authors that I forgot to include on my own list, including Margaret Atwood -- gah! I don't see her mentioned around the blogosphere that often, so yay for finding another blogger who's read her work!

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  14. Your list is the perfect combination of authors I've read and authors I have on my to read list

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  15. Great list! Some of these authors take me back! :)

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  16. Awesome list! Chuck Palahniuk is the only author who's ever literally made me gag - so for that alone he's pretty damn awesome to me.

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  17. Ahhh I LOVE Lois Lowry! I'm reading The Giver quartet right now! Well, I read book 1 years and years ago, but I'm only finishing the series right now and I'm sooo pleased her books haven't lost their magic. x) JOHN GREEN IS INCREDIBLE.
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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  18. Woah, Stephen King gave you your love of reading?? I have yet to read anything by him, but he sure has a lot of praising :)

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    1. Yep. I wouldn’t be me if Stephen King didn’t exist.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  19. Great list! I'd forgotten how much I used to like Palahniuk.

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  20. I already knew who your #1 and #2 would be since you mentioned it before. :P

    Chuck Palahniuk is a surprising choice. You're right though, he is a certainly dabbles in the weird and bizarre. I should read more by him.

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    1. Yeah, my #1 and #2 choices are pretty obvious. I talk about them constantly.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  21. Rainbow Rowell is on my list as well. I've only read one of John Green's books--THE FAULT IN OUR STARS--and it was very, very good. I reaaallyyy need to read THE BOOK THIEF.

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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  22. So pleased to find John Green in your list! I have read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and I can say it's one of my favorite books. Ever. And Rainbow Rowell! I really enjoy her books so it's good to see her here too. I'm kind of ashamed to admit I haven't read anything by Margaret Atwood, what would you recommend me? Such a good list!

    You can see my top ten here! http://alejandrasmusings.blogspot.com/2015/04/top-ten-all-time-favorite-authors.html

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    1. My favorite Atwood books are The Handmaid’s Tale, the MaddAddam trilogy, Cat’s Eye, and The Blind Assassin.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  23. I haven't read very many of these authors other than John Green, Rainbow Rowell and Markus Zusak. Great list!

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  24. I almost put Stephen King on my list too. I'm also a fan of Chuck Palahniuk. Some of his novels have been hit or miss for me. I've read all of Zusak's books and The Book Thief is one of my favorite books.

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  25. It's been forever since I read a Gary Paulsen book! Great list and thanks for checking out my website!

    Sydney @ Miss Movie of Canada

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  26. JK Rowling is on my list too, and if I had read more than one Markus Zusak then I might have included him too, as The Book Thief is one of my favourite books!

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  27. Amazing list filled with so many wonderfully talented authors. LOVE CHUCK PALAHNIUK!!!

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  28. Yay, Lois Lowry! The Giver still is one of my favorite books.

    Jo @ http://adreamfrommyheart.blogspot.com

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