Top Ten Tuesday #11: Favourite Authors

Posted April 21, 2015

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This week the topic is…

 

All Time Favourite Authors

Ok, this is hard. I’m pretty sure that regular readers will be able to guess a few of these though. I’ve decided to narrow it down by this.. if the author were to release a new book tomorrow I’d snap it up no questions asked. In some cases I may not have read all of their existing work – but I’m working my way through it!

 

1

GEORGE R.R. MARTIN – No surprise there! I’ve read A Song of Ice and Fire twice now and I’m feeling the need to read it for a third time… if only The Winds of Winter would be published to satiate my ASoIaF cravings!

 

SARAH J. MAAS2 – Another rather obvious one. I love Maas’ writing, The Throne of Glass series is brilliant. I can’t wait to read A Court of Thorns and Roses!

 

3

KHALED HOSSEINI – His writing – I just love it. A Thousand Splendid Suns was the first book (well, since Bambi) to have me in floods of tears.

 

4

SARAH HILARY  Sarah’s second book No Other Darkness is out this week (my review here). She’s a stunning author & I’m already excited for her third book!

 

5

LEIGH BARDUGO – I loved The Grisha trilogy. Bardugo’s writing and her concepts are fantastic. I cannot wait for Six For Crows.

 

6

STIEG LARSSON – So obviously Larsson isn’t going to be creating any new content, but if he did I’d buy it without question. Intrigued (& a bit nervous) as to what That Which Does Not Kill will be like (completed by  David Lagercrantz).

 

7

DAN BROWN – I refused to read Brown’s books back in the days when The Da Vinci Code was topping the bestsellers (I’m odd like that). However once all the fuss died down I read it, loved it and devoured the rest of his books.

 

8

SCOTT LYNCH – His Gentleman Bastard series is quite simply brilliant. I’m delighted that book 4, The Thorn of Emberlain, will be out this year.

 

9

J.R.R. TOLKIEN – I’m still working my way through the work of Tolkien, but if a piece of his work were unearthed & published tomorrow I’d be all over it!

 

10

ÅSNE SEIERSTAD – When it comes to non-fiction Seierstad is an author I truly admire. As an international journalist, she offers us a glimpse into different cultures and real everyday life in, often, wartorn countries.

 

Who are your favourite authors?

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