top ten tuesday: favorite authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, a fun way to get yourself thinking and sharing about books and bookish things.

April 21: Top ten all-time favorite authors

Great (and TOUGH) topic! What are the qualifications, the number of their books you’ve read? Maybe you’ve only read one book, but it was totally amazing and you can’t wait for their next? An author you will buy and read everything they’ve written? What about their public persona, do you agree with their views and statements? I made this list based on a little bit of all of these. In alphabetical order by last name:

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Margaret Atwood
Roxane Gay
Jon Krakauer
Wally Lamb
Rohinton Mistry

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Michael Pollan
Mary Roach
Lizz Winstead
Cheryl Strayed
Howard Zinn

Couple of childhood favorites: Roald Dahl, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Honorable mentions: Stephen King, Barbara Kingsolver, Cormac McCarthy, Stewart O’Nan, Lionel Shriver, Colm Tóibín… errgh and others!

Who are your all-time favorite authors?

[Author photos from Goodreads, except Gay and Winstead]

12 thoughts on “top ten tuesday: favorite authors

  1. I’ve only read Stiff by Mary Roach, but her writing style is so great. She makes a person who has little interest in science become very interested. Wally Lamb writes some beautiful, heart-wrenching stories.

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