Top Ten All Time Favorite Authors!

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This week’s topic is

My Top Ten Favorite Authors of All Time

Yeah!  Very excited by this, but it did make me stop and think.  I have many authors I love, but have really only read one book by ( I am looking at you Arthur Golden).

So here are my favorite authors that I have read several books by-

1.  J.R.R. Tolkien

I have read and reread The Hobbit, The Lord of The Rings, and The Silmarilion several times in my life, and they get better each time.

2.  J.K. Rowling

The Harry Potter series is 7 of my favorite books.

3.  Stephen King

Took me more than 40 years to work up the courage to read The Shining, but once I did, I couldn’t get enough of King.  I do have to be careful, or I will go overboard, and too much of a good thing blah blah blah.  I have It sitting on my Kindle taunting me.  I think I will wait until there are more daylight hours though.

4.  Carlos Ruiz Zafron

The Shadow of the Wind and it’s sequels are such rich, beautifully written books.  I need to do a reread soon.

5.  F. Scott Fitzgerald

I find the 20’s irresistible, and Scott is the embodiment of this era.  My favorite- Tender is the Night.

6.  William Shakespeare

I might love Shakespeare because I was really into Theater during high school and college.  Whatever the reason, these are some of the best plays written.  Twelfth Night is my favorite comedy and Macbeth my favorite tragedy.

I saw the performance in NYC last year with Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry.  It was awesome.

7.  C.S. Lewis

The Narnia chronicles are amazing.  I read them all- in the order they were written.

8.  Dennis Lehane

It started with Mystic River, then Shutter Island, and then I tried to read anything he wrote.  I love the grittiness of his settings and characters.  Can’t wait for his new one!

9.  John Grisham

Aside form Calico Joe, I have read everything he has written.  Some say it’s too formulaic, but I think it’s all good.  The only one I didn’t love was his last-Gray Mountain.  My favorites-The Pelican Brief and Sycamore Row.

10.  Jane Austen

Though she did not write very many books, I have read and loved all of them (except Sandition, which sits on the Kindle giving me the stink eye).  I love them all, but my least favorite is Mansfield Park.  My favorite is Pride & Prejudice, followed by Persuasion.  

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10 thoughts on “Top Ten All Time Favorite Authors!

  1. Awesome list! Apart from Lehane and Grisham, I’ve read and loved books by everyone on your list! I should probably read more Zafon — and I”ve read all of Austen, but I’m thinking of making one of her books my next audio listen.

  2. C.S. Lewis is definitely one of my favorite authors… he wrote fiction and nonfiction! I also love Jane Austen’s stories, though I’m not the biggest fan of her actual writing style. But I can watch Austen adaptations all day long…

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