"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." ~Toni Morrison

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Top Ten All Time Favorite Authors

I am linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for Top 10 Tuesday.

1.  Roald Dahl
When I was growing up, I devoured Roald Dahl's books.  One of my favorites was his books of fractured fairy tales.  As I got older I loved his short stories.  I once heard that he had a hip replacement and kept his old hip bone in a jar in his writing space.  That made me love him even more and made me regret the fact that I had not asked for my hip after my replacement surgery :)

2.  Enid Blython
Another author I loved when growing up.  Between the stories of the Faraway Tree and the Enchanted Wood and the mystery-solving Famous Five, I was hooked.  

3.  Stephen King
I find his writing compelling.  No matter what book of his I pick up, I enjoy reading it.  Novels, short stories, all of it.  I have not yet read On Writing, though it is now on my TBR list.

4. Isabel Allende
The first full-length book I read in Spanish was Isabel Allende's La casa de los espíritus.  Ever since I have been hooked.  I love magic realism.

5.  Gabriel García Márquez
Another magic realism author.  I've been hooked since the first time I read Cien años de soledad.  

6.  Anne Rice
What can I say?  I believe that I have read every single vampire novel that Anne Rice wrote.  I love them!  I was a little obsessed for a while.  I don't usually buy a lot of books(I'm more of a library girl; I love a deadline), but I own a lot of Anne Rice books.

7.  Barbara Kingsolver
Wow!  I love Barbara Kingsolver's writing.  I feel like I am transported to a different world every time I read her books.  I cannot choose a favorite.

8.  Irish Poets
Irish poets.  At one point in my life, I strove to be one.  Two of my favorite poems are The Wayfarer by Padraig Pearse and Mid-Term Break by Seamus Heaney.

9.  Oscar Wilde
The Portrait of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest are two books I read in high school that I still feel impacted by today.  In fact I feel a sudden urge to read both again right now.

10.  Agatha Christie
The first mystery books I read were Agatha Christie.  I fell in love with Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.  I'm still in love with both of them and occasionally return to her books.  They always make me feel welcome, like a long-lost friend.

Who are your favorite authors?


  1. I had Roald Dahl on my list too. Enid Blyton was also one of my favourite authors when I was a child, but if I'd included every favourite childhood author on my list it would have been miles too long.
    Here is my TTT:

    1. Thanks for visiting. I tried to choose authors from different parts of my life for a good representation of my reading habits. Off to check out your list.

  2. So many good authors on your list! Don't you wish it was Top 20 Tuesday? lol Thanks for stopping by my blog.