Top Ten Tuesday – My Author BFFs

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Author BFFs

This week’s topic is Top Ten Favourite Authors. I’ve concluded that the girls at The Broke and The Bookish are just cruel. I’m going to try and not make this too predictable (I said try), I’m also linking up any reviews I’ve written for books by these authors, so here we go!

1. J K Rowling – Author of Harry Potter. Did you think she wasn’t going to be on this list? Really?

2. Colleen Hoover – Author of Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Losing Hope, Hopeless and Never Never. CoHo is my big love from 2014… I’m pretty sure I have Brandie to thank for this addiction. She does contemporary romance like no other author I’ve ever read. All hail the Queen!

3. Sarah J Maas – author of Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight and Heir of Fire. I’m so excited for this series, that I just can’t even function. I was petrified of reading it because of the hype. But I’m in love. I’m so in love!

4. Roxane Gay – author of Bad Feminist. OK, so I’ve only read one book of hers so far, but she is still a favourite. Bad Feminist was a fantastic read that I’m sure to pick up again and again. It should be compulsory reading in schools everywhere. If you’re remotely interested in feminism, racism, human rights or equality – pick it up.

5. Cassandra Clare – author of The Mortal Instruments series. I own The Infernal Devices, but I haven’t gotten to them yet. Clare is an autobuy author for me, I’ll keep devouring books set in the Shadowhunter world until I sicken myself off them, which with the number of series she has planned in that universe, is entirely possible.

6. Katie McGarry – author of Pushing the Limits and Dare You To. I own more McGarry books that I haven’t read yet either, but so far, she’s definitely one of my favourite contemporary writers. Her work is addictive and a great big guilty pleasure read for me.

7. Jodi Picoultoddly, I’ve never reviewed a Picoult book on my blog, even though I own almost all of her backlist. If you like well written stories that explore “issues” such as family dynamics, ethics and a variety of illnesses and conditions, then look no further – Picoult has you covered. Personal favourites include House Rules, The Storyteller and Handle With Care.

8. Diane Chamberlain – another favourite author I’ve yet to review on this blog, although I did get to interview her, which is a blogging highlight for me! My rule of thumb is if you like Picoult, you’ll like Chamberlain. Great, solid story-telling but with a bit more meat!

9. Philippa Gregoryauthor of The Cousins’ War series. This is thee author that sparked my interest in historical fiction and made me completely fall for the Plantagenets/Tudor era of history, if only my teachers could see me now! I gobble that stuff up.

10. Meg Cabot and Jacqueline Wilson – I couldn’t decide between these two favourite childhood authors, and they deserve a spot on this list because even though I haven’t read anything by them in quite a few years, they still regularly come up in conversations about my reading habits. Old school nostalgia at its finest.

Uhhh. My list is all females. I need to work on that. Anyone have any amazing male author recs??

Are any of the authors who made my list favourites of yours too? Do you have any recs for me based on this list? Link me up to your Top Ten Tuesday post in the comments and let me know! 

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36 Responses

  1. Colleen Hoover is an author that I want to be my favourite. Sadly, I have yet to read the majority of her books. The same goes with Sarah J. Maas! And I think you’ll like Leigh Bardugo’s books if you’re a Maas fan. 🙂

    Here’s my TTT

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  2. bendingoverbookwards

    Jacqueline Wilson doesn’t make my list, but she was such a major author for me growing up. She’s so honest about all these difficult situations, but also really funny.

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  3. Nothing wrong with some girl power!! haha 🙂 My favorite male author is John Green, but I also really like Charles Dickens. (Wow those are basically opposite ends of the spectrum!) Great list!

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  4. Screw the males, having an all-female list is more than okay! 😉

    I just… i don’t get JKR. She is just not at all a stand-out author to me; she’s average. (Her imagination is A++, however.)

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  5. Kathy

    What an excellent list! Colleen didn’t make my list, but I am certainly a fan of hers. You’ve piqued my curiosity for Phillipa Gregory, now.

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  6. Colleen Hoover! I left her out of my list but I’ve noticed I always enjoy her books and stories, always a good plot. I haven’t read anything by Cassandra Claire but now I think I have to do it. Also, Sarah J Maas, is in every post of these I’ve read but she isn’t in mine. Terrible, really. Gotta fix that. Also I had heard about Bad Feminist before but you’ve made me consider reading it really soon, thank you!

    Incase you wanna see my post! http://alejandrasmusings.blogspot.com/2015/04/top-ten-all-time-favorite-authors.html

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  7. Elen @ A World of Reviews

    Somehow I managed to forget Philippa Gregory, who is definitely my favourite author when it comes to historical fiction! Her books are great. 🙂
    I still haven’t read Colleen Hoover… I do own Maybe Someday though so I’ll hopefully get to it eventually?

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  8. I’ve come across a few lists now that don’t have J.K. Rowling and I want to smack them!! (Just kidding!! … or am I?) Anyways, great list! We would have a few in common for sure, although as I’m not a big contempt reader, your contemporary authors wouldn’t have made it on my list because I haven’t really read anything from them! You make me super curious about Bad Feminist though.

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  9. JK Rowling and Sarah J Maas are two of my favorite authors as well. They’ve both revolutionized what the young adult fantasy genre is; and they do it so well. Thank you so much for sharing this and, as always, fabulous post! ❤

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