Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Top ALL TIME Favorite Authors



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's Top Ten Tuesday asks bloggers to list their top ten all time favorite authors. The following authors are in no particular order. I mainly added authors who wrote several books in order to consider the "favorite" author status. I also have to read at least a few of the author's books before the author is considered a favorite.

1. Rainbow Rowell is the queen of contemporary. Everything she writes is basically perfection whether she writes a short story or a novel. I absolutely love Fangirl and I am beyond excited for Carry On! Even though the topics of her books are different from each other, I love the diversity and quirkiness she adds to her stories.


2. Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy and the Bloodlines series are excellent paranormal fantasy series if you are into vampires and witches. Mead always keeps me at the edge of my seat and I am proud to say that she created my favorite OTP. Sydrian always and forever!


3. Cassandra Clare created the Shadowhunter world and boy does she do it well. It's crazy how she is writing several series and novellas about Shadowhunters, Downworlders and demons. When I need a crazy urban fantasy read, I'll pick up something by Clare. Even her co-authored middle grade series, Magisterium, is pretty decent.

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4. Laurie Halse Anderson grabbed my attention in Speak. I read the book back in high school and it is so powerful. I haven't read all of Anderson's books but I enjoyed ones I have read. Anderson tackles real life issues and does a good job writing about it. She does not sugarcoat PTSD, rape, suicide and etc. She tells it how it is and how teens are struggling to get through reality.

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5. Rick Riordan is definitely my favorite middle grade author besides J.K Rowling. I enjoy Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus and the Kane Chronicles. I can't wait to pick up the Magnus Chase the Gods of Asgard series because how awesome is the name Magnus Chase? I also love how Magnus lives in Boston and how Riordan incorporates Norse mythology.


6. Cate Tiernan wrote the Sweep and Balefire series which I was obsessed with back in high school and college. During in my teenage years, witches and magic were all the rage and I devoured so many similar books. However, I loved reading the Sweep series especially in the fall and winter months. I know Tiernan wrote the Immortal Beloved series which is decent but it isn't amazing. I still need to read the Birthright series and I hope I can fall in love with her writing again.

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7. Akihisa Ikeda created the Rosario+Vampire manga series. I was hooked onto this series either in 2009 or 2010. I love all the crazy things that happen in the plot line and all the captivating characters Ikeda created. If you like paranormal fantasy, you will love this manga if you are interested in reading manga. Also, check out Rosario+Vampire: Season II.


8. Naoko Takeuchi is the creator of the most amazing manga ever! If your love magical girl manga, you will love Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon. I have been a big fan of Sailor Moon since the mid 1990's when the anime was dubbed in the United States. I eventually read the manga and fell in love over and over again with Takeuchi's world of Sailor Moon. I am super happy about the rerelease of the manga and also the release of Sailor Moon Crystal.

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9. I can't say that J.K. Rowling is my favorite author because I only love her Harry Potter series and I don't care for her adult mysteries. However, I have to add her to the list because Harry Potter is the sole series that changed my life. I became immersed into the wonderful world of Harry Potter sometime in 2001-2002 and I love everything about the fandom. I love reading the books, watching the films and reading fan fiction. As I got older, I attended midnight releases of books and films, attended HP conventions and even joined HP fandom groups. I have made so many friends through this loving and accepting community that I can call a family. I will keep you updated with my HP adventures quite soon actually. I will be attending MISTI-Con right before BEA so you will get a lovely update about 5 days of my magical experience in recap.

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Honorable Mention: Debut Authors

1. Stacey Lee's writing in Under a Painted Sky is fantastic. She painted her beautiful story full of adventure, diversity and friendship. I cannot wait to read more books by her.

2. Robin Talley wrote a powerful story about race and coming-of-age in Lies We Tell Ourselves.

3. Laura Lane McNeal wrote one of my favorite books. Dollbaby is a fabulous book about family, acceptance and is a partially coming-of-age novel.

27 comments:

  1. Great list! I haven't read the Pretty Solider Sailor Moon but I love the anime! Rick Riordan and Richelle Mead made my list as well. Cassandra Clare was close but I only really loved The Infernal Devices from her. I was also thinking J.K. Rowling but I only loved Harry Potter haha. Check out my TTT if you'd like!

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    1. You should definitely check out the Sailor Moon manga :D.

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  2. J.K. Rowling made my list too. :-) I haven't yet read her mysteries, but I have a feeling I will like them. I'm sorry to hear you didn't. I really liked Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson and recommend that book every chance I get. Great list!

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    1. I hope you enjoy J.K. Rowling's mysteries.

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    2. I have read The Cuckoo's Calling and I loved it. I should point out, that I am a mystery lover at heart. :) I also read A Casual Vacancy. That was fantastic writing and very character driven. Very, very different from the Harry Potter series. (And her Cormoran Strike mysteries as well.)

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  3. Yea for richelle mead. I have to agree with you on Rowling. I've only read her HP series, but it's what started my love reading again.

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    1. YES to J.K. Rowling. I've always been a huge fan of reading but fell in love with reading even more because of Harry Potter.

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  4. I can't believe that I forgot about Laurie Halse Anderson. I love her books! There are just too many good authors! ;-) Great list! My TTT!

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    1. I know! It's too hard to narrow down favorite authors. I am glad you like Laurie Halse Anderson too!

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  5. NAOKO TAKEUCHI!! YES! Wish I had added her to my list.
    We have Rainbow Rowell in common.
    My TTT

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    1. Woohoooo! Rainbow and Naoko! Imagine if they co-wrote something together! I would love it to pieces.

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  6. J.K. Rowling made my list too, and I can't wait to pick up the Magnus Chase the Gods of Asgard series either. I love Norse mythology and I bet it will be good.

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    1. Yay to J.K Rowling and Magnus Chase the Gods of Asgard series!

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  7. Rowling is on my list as well, even though I haven't read any of her adult books and don't really plan to. HP is enough to secure her place on my favorite author list! I also love Rowell, Clare, and Anderson.

    Happy TTT!

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    1. Yeah..for me, Harry Potter is all need by J.K. Rowling. I am glad you love Rowell, Clare and Anderson too!

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  8. Great choices. A lot of my favorites are on your list. Rainbow Rowell and J.K. Rowling made my list, too.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Awesome! It seems a lot of people love Rainbow Rowell and J.K. Rowling too.

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  9. Awesome list! There's a few authors I'm unfamiliar with, so I'm excited to check them out. I've recently started my obsession with Rainbow Rowell. I finished Fangirl and Eleanor & Park and they are both perfection.

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    1. I agree...Fangirl and Eleanor and Park are awesome reads. Have you checked out Attachments and Landline? Definitely check those out if you haven't. Also, Rainbow has a short story in My True Love Gave to Me.

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  10. This is a very good list. I also really like some of the authors you mentioned like J.K Rowling and Rainbow Rowell.

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    1. Rainbow Rowell and J.K Rowling are pretty popular! Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. Great list Nicole! Lovely to see Rowling and Rowell on here :-) Here's my TTT if you would like to check it out :-) Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I see that you have J.K Rowling on your list too!

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  12. Awesome list, JK Rowling was on mine too, as well as Rick Riordan. I have a couple of Laurier Hasle Anderson's books Speak and Wintergirls on my TBR but I just haven't got around to reading them yet.

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    2. I meant Laurie, stupid IPad keypad!

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  13. Oh and here's my TTT:
    https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/top-ten-tuesdays/

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