Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten All Time Favorite Authors

Top Ten TuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic: “Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Authors.” After stressing a little over this topic, I’ve settled on these authors. Each writer has the ability to reach deep inside me and stir my feelings with a few words. I always look forward to opening their books and losing myself in their stories. These are the authors I always recommend and who will always have a place on my bookshelf.

Top Ten All Time Favorite Authors:

1. Jane Austen. Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice.

2. Juliet Marillier. Favorite Book: Heir to Sevenwaters.

3. Edgar Allan Poe. Favorite Short Story: The Tell-Tale Heart.

4. J.K. Rowling. Favorite Book Series: Harry Potter.

5. Maggie Stiefvater. Favorite Book: too hard, but a shout-out to The Scorpio Races!

6. Patrick Ness. Favorite Book: The Knife of Never Letting Go.

7. Sarah J. Maas. Favorite Book: Crown of Midnight.

8. Robin LaFevers. Favorite Book: Grave Mercy.

9. Rae Carson. Favorite Book Series: Fire and Thorns.

10. Janet Lee Carey. Favorite Book: Dragonswood.

Do we have any authors in common? See any of your favorite books? Be sure to leave a link to your TTT post in the comments!

42 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten All Time Favorite Authors

  1. I first read The Tell-Tale Heart back in high school and it made me an instant fan of Poe.
    Admittedly, aside from Jane Austen, I haven’t read any of the other authors on your list. But I’ll have to check some of them out, because even though my TBR list is constantly bursting at the seams, I just can’t stop searching for new books and authors to discover.


  2. I have never actually read a Jane Austen book… The shame though. But I love Juliet Marillier, I’m glad to see her on someone’s list. And J.K. Rowling as well of course. I really enjoyed The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson as well -although I should really read on.

    Great list!

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  3. You are the first person I have seen who also have Juliet Marillier on their list. I LOVED Daughter of the Forest, and I went out and bought all the others so I can read them and display them all on my shelf proudly. Great list!

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  4. Ohh, fabulous list! We have Patrick Ness in common, but Sarah J Maas was a close contender too! And I NEED to read a Maggie Stiefvater book, I have heard the most amazing things! Love your choices 🙂


  5. I’ve been wanting to read the Chaos Walking books, and I never seem to get started! Really need to make that a priority. 🙂 I have such mixed feelings about Maggie Stiefvater – I’ve enjoyed some of her books, but there are some I just can’t get into at all. Oh well. Hurray for all the Harry Potter love this week!


    1. Which of Maggie’s book didn’t you enjoy because I actually think her writing as improved over the years. I’m not a fan of Shiver or Lament, but her Raven Cycle series is amazing and it really feels like it was written by a different author. Chaos Walking is one of my favs. I’ll never get over it’s originality.


      1. I liked Shiver, actually, but not the rest of the trilogy. I did like The Scorpio Races, but didn’t like the first Raven Cycle book and so didn’t continue. I liked Lament more than Ballad. So, very mixed reactions!


  6. Great list! We have Jane Austen and J.K. Rowling in common. I’ve read quite a few of your favourites though and now I’m reminded that I haven’t read “Crown of Midnight” or finished the “Sevenwaters” series. I have way too many series on the go!


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