Hello bookworms and welcome back! I know, it’s late and almost Wednesday but I’m coming to you with my Top Ten Tuesday post! This is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and The Bookish so please do check their awesome blog out! But without further ado, let me give you the list of all the authors that I consider are my favourites of all time. What I am also going to be doing with this list is telling you their names and just listing the book I’ve read of theirs below it!
1. J.R.R Tolkien
I’ve read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and my goodness, you have no idea how in love I am with his writing. I will never ever be able to get these books out of my head, I’m a total fangirl for Middle Earth and hobbits.
2. John Green
I know some of you may be groaning, saying “Come on Josie, everyone says this.” But come on, seriously his writing is amazing and HE is amazing. I read The Fault in Our Stars and it brought me to ugly tears man.
3. Rick Riordan
I only discovered him early this year through his Heores of Olympus Series, but man, his writing is awesome. He incorporates such humor into his writing and he executes Greek legends so well, I am forever in love with his writing style and the stories he writes.
4. Christopher Paolini
I refuse to ignore this wonderful author. I read The Inheritance Cycle around last year or the year before and was blown away. His writing is just fantastic and on point. He created an amazing and unique world and awesome characters and left me wanting more and more and more.
5. Sarah J Maas
Her Throne of Glass series which I recently just read was absolutely the best. She writes a story and a plot so well with incredibly engaging characters. Her books are total page turners that have left me wanting more and left me feeling so exhilarated.
6. Craig Silvey
I met him this year after reading Jasper Jones. I loved it. His writing is so Australian in my opinion. His writing is also quite deep too. In Jasper Jones his writing had wisdom, lightheartedness, humor, and poetic style all together. He creates wonderful characters and his book just kept me on edge the entire time. I would read more and more of his works.
7. Cassandra Clare
I grew in my love for books through The Mortal Instruments Series and have loved her style ever since. It’s so easy to read and I can really invest in the characters she creates and their stories. Would read all of her works all year round.
8. Stephanie Perkins
I recently read Isla and the Happily Ever After and I am convinced that Perkin’s writing style is one of my favourite for contemporary romances. I could just totally swoon over the story and the characters in her romance book, and I think I could read all her romance books over and over again and they could get me through reading slumps every time.
9. Michael Scott
I loved his The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series. It was such a unique, fun and fantastical ride. His writing is unique and he has such creativity with mythology which he takes from different cutlures and weaves into something completely unique to him in this series. I could re-read it a thousand times and always be entertained.
10. Veronica Roth
Not just for her Divergent series which was totally awesome and her writing style which is also great, but she is just such a cool person. I’ve seen interviews that people have had with her and she just looked like a total rock star and I kind of have a mini girl crush on her! She seems so quirky and kind and friendly and her books are fantastic.
So that is all for this weeks Top Ten Tuesday, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! Please tell me in the comments below if any of these authors are your favourite and add one that you think I missed out on! I love hearing your feedback!
I’ve been wanting to read the Lord of the Rings for the longest time, but I’m so intimidated by them. Do you have any suggestions as to how I might get into them? Because the movies are, perhaps, my favorite movies ever. 😀
Yeah, they can be pretty intimidating! I am a total fangirl for the movies! I think, if you haven’t read The Hobbit, then that is a good place to start because not only will you get a good grip of Tolkien’s writing, but you’ll also get some great background knowledge of Middle Earth and also The Hobbit, I think, is a good way to prepare yourself for the epic fantasy of the Lord of the Rings trilogy!
Yes, same with me! But I loved it so much that it stuck with me and I have re-read it multiple times. You are so very welcome and I hope you can get into the trilogy, it’s high fantasy and epic but so worth it. xoxo
Awesome picks 🙂 Definitely agree about Stephanie Perkins, wish I could have squished her into my top ten along with Tolkien! Should really look at some of the other authors you’ve mentioned here, too 🙂