Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: ALL TIME Favorite Authors

Ooooh boy.  OH BOY.  The truth comes out.

I'm going to count down in order to my #1.....  Here goes.

10.  Stephanie Perkins - Because Lola and the Boy Next Door is my favorite contemporary novel ever.

9.  John Green - Yeah, well, I like the ones who break my heart.  I don't always agree with Green's beliefs, his worldview, but I cannot get enough of the humanity of his stories, and the fact that I don't always agree makes me think hard.  I repeat:  I can't get enough.

8.  N. D. Wilson - If you haven't read any of Nate's books, you're doing something wrong.  I suggest you start with 100 Cupboards and work your way up from there.

7.  Cornelia Funke - This woman was the first to inspire me to write fantasy, and now that's almost all I write.  She also created one of my favorite fictional characters ever, Dustfinger.  GIVE IT HERE.

6.  Lauren Oliver - I re-read the Delirium trilogy every year.  I think that says something?  And while Panic might not have been the best book ever, Vanishing Girls is reestablishing my belief that Oliver can write basically anything she wants to.

5.  Catherine Fisher - Incarceron and Sapphique are in my top 10 favorites, so.  ALSO JARED.  HE'S RIGHT UP THERE WITH DUSTFINGER.

4.  Anne Perry - I don't like mysteries all that often, but this woman nails it EVERY SINGLE DAMN TIME.  I weep over her mysteries, and Monk, and Hester, and just Perry in general.

3.  Sarah J. Maas - HA.  Not even going to try to explain.

2.  Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot is my favorite standalone/classic/novel in general.  Ever.  So.  There's that.

1.  Maggie Stiefvater.  THIS WOMAN DESTROYS ME.  HER CHARACTERS.  THE ATMOSPHERE.  THE STORY. THE SOUL.  SHE SPEAKS TO MY HEART AND MIND AND BODY AND SOUL.  I HAVE NEVER FELT SO MUCH LOVE FOR BOOKS IN MY LIFE.  Like.  I actually mean that.  I thought I loved to read before Maggie.....but now I realize that was all just regular, mortal love.  THIS NEW LOVE TRANSCENDS TIME AND SPACE.

Okay I'm done being a drama queen (oh, but I meant every word).

Who are YOUR favorite authors?



  1. My most vivid memory of one of Cornelia Funke's books was actually Dragonrider, though I think I listened to the Inkheart trilogy in audiobook as well.

  2. Omg yes i agre with you about vanishing girls, that was a fun ride.
    I Love DELIRIUM but everything after that for me i reject it
    And Sarah J Maas, she is on my tbr list, her books look awesome and a kick ass girl? count me in

  3. Ahhh Meedah! Sarah Maas is RIDICULOUSLY AMAZING. Throne of Glass starts as a good book, but once you get to Crown of Midnight (book 2), you realize how amazing the series truly is. Celaena isn't the most likable character at first, but she grows on you. I love her at this point in the story!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Awww I enjoyed Dragonrider! It wasn't my favorite but it was cute. Inkheart kind of blew my mind, as a young reader. I think it was my first fantasy ever? Can't remember exactly. One of the first, at least.

    Thanks for commenting! :) <3

  5. Ohhhh. I share two of the authors you put on the list! John Green (LOVE The Fault In Our Stars) and Maggie Stiefvater, even though I've just read The Raven Cycle series I loooooooved her writing style. I want to read more of Sarah J Maas and she's in all of the posts I have read so I must read more of her stuff now. Good job :D

  6. Ohhhh Maggie almost made my list. I agree with the destroying part lol. She's trying to destroy me with her twitter conversations of killing ppl.

    -Amanda @The Golden Mantle

  7. I've read from almost all these authors except N. D. Wilson, Fyodor Dostoevsky (who intimidates me) and Maggie Stiefvater (I keep putting off reading The Scorpio Races!)

    Now I'm gonna try those authors (Dostoevsky, eventually).

  8. The only ones I've read on the list are Sarah J Maas and Maggie Stiefvater but I love both of them and they both made my top ten this week. I'm currently reading Panic, and I have to agree so far, I don't hate it, but I don't love it either.

  9. Ooohh Alejandra, Maggie is brilliant. I started Shiver last night and finished it today - I never read that fast! It was sooo good and romantic and intense! Also Sarah Maas is crazy good. ToG is awesome but it isn't until Crown of Midnight that the series becomes EPIC. :) Hope you enjoy!!

  10. Uuuugh I just saw that today and it broke my heart. GAAANNNSSSEEEYYYY. :'(

  11. I recommend all of them (obviously, haha!) but especially Maggie. Although, definitely don't start with Scorpio Races. It's a lot slower and while it is very much *her* style, not as many people loved it. Try "The Raven Boys" first - totally incredible, faster paced, SERIOUSLY amazing characters and world building. Like. I can't rant and rave enough. Also Shiver is incredible, too. I just finished it today and was so riveted! Hope you love them when you get to them! :)

  12. I think a lot of people felt that way about Panic. Although, I finished Vanishing Girls last night and it was CRAZY good. So now my faith is restored! haha

  13. OK, The Raven Boys, got it! :)

  14. Well I'm glad to hear that because Vanishing Girls is on my TBR list. Yeah, it's weird because I was expecting Panic to be really good but it's just not as exciting as I'd thought.

  15. Yea....I don't even know how I'm going to deal with that.