Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, this weeks theme is your Top Ten All Time Favourite authors which is probably the most difficult to choose, so in no particular order, here are my Top Ten Favourite Authors. I thought I’d definitely do this one, as I am not as busy as I was in previous weeks.
1. J.K Rowling.
I have all seven Harry Potter books, the Beedle the Bard storybook to coincide with book seven and The Casual Vacancy. I feel that J.K Rowling is one of my favourite authors because she’s been with me since childhood.
2. Jacqueline Wilson
I don’t read her books as much now as I am far older than the target audience, but like J.K Rowling, Wilson’s books were my favourite during my childhood and preteens, and I still own all of the books by her that I own. I don’t have to heart to get rid of them just yet.
3. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (quelle suprise)
The man responsible for creating my favourite literary hero- Sherlock Holmes. Conan Doyle was very good at what he did, and writing for his time, it was no surprise how popular his stories got and how so many of his readers though Holmes and Watson were real people.
4. Philippa Gregory
As a huge fan of historical fiction, I love Phillipa’s books and have complete collections of both of her series of books, the Tudor series and the Cousin’s War series. I have enjoyed all the books she had read so far and am waited for her new book, The King’s Curse to come out in paperback.
5. J.R.R Tolkien
I only ventured into Middle Earth last year, but since then, Tolkien has been on my list of favourite authors. Some people don’t like his descriptive writing but as someone who likes the imagery books provide, I love his writing style.
6. Markus Zusak
Okay, so I may have only read one book of his, but The Book Thief is one of my all time favourite novels, so I couldn’t not put Zusak on here!
7. Dan Brown
Probably an unpopular opinion but having read all of the Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown, and being a sucker for a mystery, I had to put him on the list. Although they aren’t exactly books you can re-read as you know the plotline, I still like them.
8. Roald Dahl.
Like Rowling and Wilson, Dahl’s stories were a quintessential part of my childhood, my favourites being Matilda and The BFG. He is a fantastic children’s author and I hope to pass on my love for him to my own children one day.
9. C.S Lewis.
I love the Narnia series a lot. It’s descriptive, but for children’s literature it’s really good quality adventure stories with characters you can relate to.
10. Stephenie Meyer
Don’t shoot me!
I love both The Host and The Twilight Series. I know it’s a bit cheesy but I actually love them.
So that’s my top ten favourite authors (THAT I COULD THINK OF ON THE SPOT.) There are so many more I wanted to add but there wasn’t enough room :C
Who are your favourites?
Be sure to leave yours in the comments so I can check them out 🙂