Hiya! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, topic is Top Ten All Time Favorite Authors. I will try my best to pick a variety of authors from different genres/subgenres. Because of how lengthy the blurbs about the writers will be I think I’ll skip with the extra graphics this time around. Hope you guys don’t mind.
Man, this one is going to be so hard for me…
As always I’ll try to link all the authors, series, and books mentioned to goodreads so you guys can click on them at your convenience.
Cassandra Clare is my absolute favorite young adult urban fantasy writer. I know that there are readers that don’t care for her writing and think that City of Bones is just a published fanfiction of hers, but I love it. She’s also one of the few writers that can pull off what I call the Conglomerate-of-Supernaturals subgenre (a book that contains all types of paranormal races in it like vampires, werewolves, fae, etc).
I’m sure a lot of you guys already know how much I love Richelle Mead. After building my bookcase this summer, I discovered how many paranormal romance, particularly vampire, series I’ve purchased and read. The ones I’ve read so far have been Twilight, House of Night, Blue Bloods, Crusade, Evernight, Shadow Falls: After Dark. And of the others I own but have yet to read are The Vampire Diaries, The Morganville Vampires, and Tantalize. Anyway, I’ve read a LOT of vamp series, and Vampire Academy is hands down my favorite vampire series. I think that says a lot.
I recommend: The Vampire Academy series
To be honest, I think I’ve read a lot more contemporary growing up than I do now, but I think Sarah Dessen will always be my go-to young adult contemporary romance writer. Her stand-alone novels are usually resolved but also somewhat left open ended for the readers interpret. I always end up content though. I can’t recommend them enough.
No Surprise, John Steinbeck is my favorite author for classics.
Yes, I’ve only read East of Eden, but from that book alone I can rule out the many other assigned readings I enjoyed during high school and make this my favorite (sorry P&P). I lied, I’ve read other of his work, I just forgot as I was writing this. All of it’s good.
J.K. Rowling. Because she wrote Harry Potter. Because of Hogwarts. Because she help build my childhood.
I recommend: Harry Potter series. Duh.
Want to read: The Casual Vacancy
Another great author I discovered during my late childhood was Rick Riordian. J.K. Rowling’s HP will forever be my favorite childhood series but Riordian’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians sure rivals with the adventure and action aspect of HP. The Greek mythology elements are clever and fun for young readers.
I recommend: Percy Jackson and the Olympians series
Eva Ibbotson, along with Carolyn Meyer, was an author that got me into reading historical fiction and historical romance growing up. It’s been a really long time since I’ve read her books, but I do remember enjoying them greatly.
My current favorite underrated author is C.C. Hunter. I recently posted reviews on both of her books in the Shadow Falls: After Dark, the spin-off trilogy to the Shadow Falls series. Her writing isn’t complex, but definitely grows on you. Despite the paranormal and fiction elements, a lot of her characters are relatable. She also incorporates a lot of humor in her writing.
Want to read: the last installment of Shadow Falls: After Dark trilogy called Unspoken
Meg Cabot is another author I really enjoyed when I was middle school. You may know her from The Princess Diaries series, however my favorite series by her is The Mediator, which is about a spunky heroine that can see ghosts. A lot of Cabot’s work have quirky characters, fun and lighthearted plot, and humor.
I thought it’d be cool to add my favorite mangaka as well, Yoshiki Nakamura. She’s the artist behind Skip Beat, my favorite manga. The art is just breathtakingly beautiful, and the storyline is intriguing and fun. I don’t really read a lot of manga, so there’s nothing really to recommend and I’m not sure what I want to read by her but the rest of Skip Beat.
Did we have any writers in common this week? Let me know! Have an awesome Tuesday!