Hello there you…people :)
If you didn’t know already, I love lists. I love reading other people’s’ lists, and I love writing my own lists, so this is something I have wanted to start doing for a while now. :) As I haven’t posted much lately, I thought this would be a perfect time to try it out.
It’s nothing new, really, just me telling you about various top ten things having to do with bookish things. :) I’m not planning on making it into a weekly thing with a set date either (we all know how well that went), just something fun to do from time to time. :)
So yeah, are you ready to hear about some of my favourite people? :)
Top 10 Favourite Authors
(in no particular order, I mean, are you insane?)
10. Meg Cabot
To be frank, it has been a while since I last read a book by Meg Cabot, but she’s just one of those authors I will always remember. The Mediator is one of my favourite feel-good series ever, and The Princess Diaries has made me laugh more times than I can count. With 31 books, she is my most read author, and that’s definitely not without reason. :)
If you want funny, kind of silly yet well written, books, definitely check her out :).
9. Stephanie Perkins
Honestly, if you haven’t read Anna and the French Kiss by now, and you like contemporary, then I don’t know what you’re doing. Stephanie Perkins has written two of the sweetest, cutest, loveliest stories I have ever read. Her books make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, and I can barely wait until Isla and the Happily Ever After comes out. It will be amazing.
8. Patrick Ness
Patrick Ness is one of those authors I had never heard of…until his books smacked me right dab in the face and completely ruined my life with their greatness.
I probably read Chaos Walking about two years ago, and I still revisit the New World in my mind from time to time. I read A Monster Calls three months ago, and the mere thought of it makes me wanna cry. I read his latest novel More Than This last month, and really, it’s too soon for me to talk about it.
It is a fact. Patrick Ness is an amazing writer, who writes amazing books that stay with you for a long time. Every book of his I’ve picked up have ended up on my favourites-shelf, so naturally, he needs to be on this list.
7. Rick Riordan
It’s weird to think that before the summer, I had not read a single book by Rick Riordan. Now I have read nine, and only want more. I can’t believe that I’ve actually gone my whole life without Riordan’s hilarious humour, his exciting adventures, and of course, Percy Jackson and the gang.
If you’re interested in middle-grade, or just a great, fun and adventurous story about greek mythology, then pick up the Percy Jackson books for god’s sake!
6. Richelle Mead
Oh, don’t even get me started on Richelle Mead! So far I’ve only read Vampire Academy and Bloodlines, but the first is probably one of my most re-read series ever. Richelle’s books always makes me feel good, makes me happy. They are are freaking addicting, and thank god there are still some left for me to read out there.
5. Rainbow Rowell
Oh boy, Rainbow Rowell sure came out of nowhere and completely sweeped me off my feet with her adorable, heart-wrenching, and amazing stories. Eleanor & Park and Fangirl are two of my favourite contemporaries ever, and I’m desperate for more! I can’t wait to see all the amazing stuff she will throw at us in the future. :)
4. John Green
Admittedly, I’ve only read two books by John Green — The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns — but I really liked both of them and I’m crazy excited to read more!
I absolutely love his writing, he’s characters are really great, and just….yes
3. Gail Carriger
Not many people are as fabulous as Gail Carriger, and not many books have made me laugh like hers have. I’m so glad that my friend decided to pick up Soulless, or else I would probably never have read it myself, and that would be very sad indeed.
Want an original, super hilarious series about vampires and werewolves in the 1800s? pick up Parasol Protectorate and prepare to fall in love. ;)
First there was The Wolves of Mercy Falls, then The Scorpio Races, and most recently, The Raven Cycle. It’s been years since I first laid eyes on Maggie Stiefvater’s books, and I only get more and more obsessed as time goes by. Her writing is gorgeous, and I love that her stories have this sort of eeriness that I rarely see anywhere else. Her characters are also absolutely fantastic, and I’m just so happy that I happened to come across Shiver that time at the bookstore!
1. J.K. Rowling
This one is quite obvious, isn’t it? I mean, how does one not love J.K. Rowling? Oh well, here’s why anyway. :)
I love her imagination, and I love the world she has created. I love that all of her characters have their own lives, and their own stories. I love that her books are full of both darkness and light, and I love the adventures.
Harry Potter will always have a special place in my heart, and it would be madness for me not to include Rowling in this list.
What are you’re favourite authors? Tell me in the comments :).