Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they provide a topic, and you choose ten books that answer that topic. This week’s topic is your top ten favorite authors.
Truthfully I’m more of a fan of books in general than the actual authors. So I don’t really have a “favorite author”. However, I will still list authors that I do enjoy reading maybe due to their writing style, their ability to hook me in with their story, or they write books of a certain genre that I really love. Arranged in alphabetical order here are some authors who’s works I enjoy reading.
For great philosophy and inspiration on life in general, Mitch Albom is my go-to author to read. Even though his books are often short in length, the quality is always good. I am always in deep thoughts after reading a book of his.
She is by far my favorite mystery author. She weaves a wonderful set of mystery within her story. I love that even when you think you have it all figured out, you end up being wrong. Despite the many different characters she tends to use in her stories which sometimes I have difficulty remembering, I love that they are so well-rounded and often have some peculiar characteristics.
Romance novels aren’t exactly on the top of my favorite books to read; however, if I want a really cute book in which romance/family is the main focal point of the plot then Sarah Dessen is my go-to author. Her stories follow the same formula but I never get tired of reading her books. She also tends to write awesome male characters who you can’t help but fall in love with and wish they existed in real life (Okay maybe with the exception of one….)
If I’m in the mood for a new adult book, Abbi Glines is definitely one of my top authors to read in the new adult genre.
If you want beautiful prose, Nabokov is the author for you. I absolutely adore his writing style.
I have such great respect for George Orwell as an author. His novel, 1984 is the main reason why I fell in love with the dystopian genre.
James Patterson is such a versatile author. He writes young-adult books like Maximum Ride, romance like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, however, my favorite of his are his crime/mystery/thriller fiction such as the Alex Cross series.
Two Words: Harry Potter.
I love the themes in all of Steinbeck’s books. His writing style is also very simple, yet creates vivid descriptions in his books that you feel as if you are there in the story.
I just finished reading The Hobbit (which I loved) and I just wanted to say that I cannot wait to start on The Lord of the Rings!! How did I wait so long to read J.R.R Tolkien’s books?!! I know that it’s only one book that I read; however, the moment I read the first chapter of The Hobbit, Tolkien had me hooked in immediately and I love his writing.
No author has made me laugh more than Kurt Vonnegut has. He writes the most peculiar stories with the most peculiar characters. I often find myself making weird expressions and giving the “WTF” look when I read some of the things he writes. They are very odd, yet hilarious at the same time. Almost all his novels are satire and he often base them off from his own life experience.
I cheated by listing eleven, but I couldn’t help it.