Top Ten Tuesday (128)

Apr 21, 2015

is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...


What makes an author a favorite? Do they write our favorite books? Or are they wizards at some element of writing--prose, characters, world building, storytelling--and even if we don't love their books we still give them a high ranking? And when we meet the wizard, do we think it's cool, or do we bow down to the wizard? What makes an author a favorite? That is an excellent question. It seems too easy to just pick ten people who wrote my favorite books, or ten people who I really, really want to meet (which will be a topic for discussion in a couple weeks). I have a few authors that I just know are favorites, but I need ten. So who makes the cut and how do they make it? That is an excellent question.

Stephenie Meyer
If it wasn't for Stephenie Meyer and all her books (which are absolute favorites), I don't know that I'd be such a big reader or aspiring author--or that you'd even be reading this post (and also, TwiHard forever, and I need a sequel to The Host like ASAP and WHERE IS THE REST OF Midnight Sun?!).

Rachel Caine
The Morganville Vampires series is everything (like literally) and those characters are my babies, and maybe I own like thirty books with Rachel Caine's name on them (only eighteen of those are Morganville) and maybe I'm getting more and maybe I'm slightly obsessed (her name's on it, I buy it, end of story).

Suzanne Collins
She's my drug dealer when I need a Hunger Games high (just read all three books back to back to back then go "DUUUDEEE").

Sarah J. Maas
Throne of Glass is bae and that's all I need to say (and also the characters are everything they are amazing and FUCKING BADASS and I want to go to Adarlan even though it's no Disneyland and why is this series so painful and only getting more painful why).

Sarah Dessen
She is, after all, the Queen of Contemporaries (and some major favorites).

Rainbow Rowell
I haven't read her adult books yet but maybe I own three copies of Eleanor & Park and four of Fangirl and will be getting more because she can WRITE.

Stephanie Perkins
Her contemporary novels are amazing and she writes fantastic romance (OH MY GOSH FOR SERIOUS THOUGH) and some of the best lines and most memorable scenes ("whyareyougivingawaythecookies?")and she's writing a teen slasher novel so holy shit.

Kiera Cass
The Selection series is as addicting as Cheetos (seriously, you can't just eat one, you have to eat the whole bag and then lick your fingers and then wash them) and I love it and THERE'S A SPINOFF SERIES CAN YOU HEAR ME SCREAMING CAN YOU.

Tahereh Mafi
There's some excellence and sexiness going on in the Shatter Me series--for real though, in what other books do you know scenes by chapter--and her prose is A+++ (also her fashion sense where can I get that).

Michael Grant
Dude has absolutely no barriers--have you READ the Gone series? That's fuckery at its most psychotic finest--and I fucking love it, so all hail Michael Grant or he will do something absolutely horrible to you in his next book.

Who are your favorite authors of all time?

14 comments:

  1. SO many of these authors belong on my list, but I forgot them! Stephenie Meyer, Kiera Cass, Sarah Dessen, Sarah J Maas and Suzanne Collins should be on my list. I love them all though! Great list!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  2. Fantastic list, such great choices! I completely forgot to put Stephenie Meyer on my list, she was probably the reason for my love of reading!

    http://madelinejohnstonauthor.blogspot.com.au

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  3. The thing about Top ten Tuesday is that I always forget sooo many authors - why isn't Sarah Dessen on my list? I did remember Rainbow Rowell and Sarah J Maas, so at least that's something!
    Beth x
    www.thequietpeople.com

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  4. I love most of these, but only a few made my list as well. There's just so many great authors. Aesome list though! :)
    Here's my TTT

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  5. What a great list! I have Rainbow as well and kind of forgot about Stephanie Perkins - eek.

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  6. The Host is in my top 5 favourite books. So good. I don't know if I want more though, what if it ruins it?? Greta list though!
    My TTT https://jazminjade.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/top-ten-tuesday-favourite-authors/

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  7. Some awesome picks here! And some I need to read...

    My list.

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  8. So many awesome books and authors on this! Gah, I needed way more than ten so I could fit EVERYONE on my list!
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  9. Great choices. Rainbow Rowell made my list, too. I love all of her books.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  10. I love so many of these authors, especially Sarah J Maas! :)

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  11. Great List!! Sarah Dessen also made mine :) And I love Steph Perkins and Rainbow Rowell!! I just read THG for the first time in January!!! Yay me for finally getting with it and jumping on the bandwagon.... it is a pretty cool wagon to be on :)

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  12. I almost put Dessen on mine, I devoured everything she wrote while I was in middle school and high school and a few of her books have really stuck with me. Maas is great of course, I can't handle waiting for Queen of Shadows.
    Great List!

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  13. Great picks! Sarah J. Maas and Stephanie Perkins made my list as well. And I LOVE all the other authors you picked. The only one I haven't read yet is Michael Grant. Love it!
    Wonderful list!
    Stephanie @ My Bookish Itinerary My TTT

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  14. Sarah J Maas made my list too (she seems to have made a lot of people's lists) and I would have included Suzanne Collins if I'd had more than 10.

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