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Top Ten Favourite Authors of All Time

This is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find out more info here!

Just a heads up that this list is in alphabetical order except for JK Rowling who is 100% at the top of this list. I’ve also made the decision not to consult goodreads for this week, as I feel like it’s more authentic! I obviously have many more favourite authors that I am not listing here, however the limit is ten, so it’s ten I am listing!

(This is late by the way, it’s 10.30pm on Wednesday!)

1. JK Rowling – Harry Potter is such an important part of my childhood and growing up, so she will always be at the top of this list. I was thinking about this the other day, and if I was told I could only read one author for the rest of my life, I would definitely chose JK Rowling.

2. Roald Dahl – Roald Dahl is one of the main authors I associate with my childhood and Primary School days. I have such fond memories of reading his books at home and in school. On top of that, his autobiography was the first biography I ever read and made me fall in love with the genre. I can’t name a story of his that I have read and didn’t enjoy immensely.

3. James Dashner – I may not have read anything besides the maze runner series, but considering how much I love the series I feel as though James Dashner has to have a place on this list. It’s my favourite dystopian series (to date) that I have read, and he seems to also be a genuinely nice person! Although there is a lot of controversy about people liking or disliking this series, I do like it a lot – enough for him to be in my top ten authors!

4. E. Lockhart – This one is a little bit controversial as I have read multiple books by this author but I didn’t necessarily enjoy them all. We Were Liars has grown to be one of my favourite books of all time simply because I adored the writing and surrealism so much. This however is difficult because I have read other books by E. Lockhart and absolutely hated them. But considering how much I loved We Were Liars, I feel as though E. Lockhart still deserves a place on this list.

5. Sarah J. Maas – I only started reading the Throne of Glass series mid-last year but Sarah easily makes this list. I could have probably been half way through Throne of Glass and still added Sarah to this list! I absolutely adore her writing style and the world she has created, and you can guarantee I will be picking up A Court of Thorns and Roses in May!

6. George R. R. Martin – I’m a huge A Song of Ice and Fire fan, and although I’m still pushing through A Dance with Dragons, I’m still giddy with excitement for the next instalment!

7. Erin Morgenstern – Although she has only published one book, it is one of my absolute all time favourites! With absolutely outstanding imagery and surrealism, I couldn’t not put Erin Morgenstern on this list!

8. Rainbow Rowell – I don’t think I could ever pin point exactly what it is about Rainbow’s books that make me fall in love with them. They always break my heart and leave me wanting more than I can have. She writes such strong and realistic emotions which I love in a story.

9. Jacqueline Wilson – I assosiate such a large portion of my childhood to this woman that I don’t think this list would be complete without giving her a mention. I still to this day think about the books she wrote, and who knows, maybe one day I will go back and re-read a few!

10. Markus Zusak – This list would be incomplete without the astounding Markus Zusak! I cannot put into words how much I admire and adore this brilliant man.


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