Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Top Ten Favorite Authors

Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.

Today's list is top ten all-time favorite authors. "All time" is sort of tough because it means taking a long look back over my whole reading life. I set some vague parameters, like the author has to have more than one book (or series) and I have to have read the majority of their books.

Here's my list, just in the order that I thought of them:

1. Sam Savage
2. Elizabeth McCracken
3. Sarah Waters
4. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
5. Stephen King
6. Donna Tartt
7. John Irving
8. Chris Bohjalian
9. Margaret Atwood
10. Gillian Flynn

This was hard because I just don't spend much time trying to pick favorites. There are other authors I feel like should be on this list, but there's just no room: John Green, A.S. King, Ann Patchett, Geraldine Brooks, Stewart O'Nan, and Rainbow Rowell.

Conversely, it felt a little strange to put John Irving and Margaret Atwood on the list because I haven't read much of them lately, but I've been reading them and loving their books for so long I felt I had to include them.

It's just so hard!


Becky LeJeune said...

Oh, this TTT was SUPER hard for me as well! I feel like it ended up being a lot of favorites of the moment rather than all time (though I think my first few are definitely solid entries).

Lisa Mandina said...

It was really hard! I have trouble picking favorites as well. Like you I had Stephen King though.
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