Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favourite Authors

1. Margaret Atwood – For The Handmaid’s Tale; as well as all the other books I’ve read and loved.

2. Michael Ondaatje – For In The Skin Of A Lion; I know The English Patient is the big one that everyone knows, but the former came first and it got me hooked.

3. Gregory Maguire – For Wicked and Confessions Of An Ugly Stepsister; I hope the Wicked sequels live up to the first.

4. Stephen King – For The Dark Tower series; I love Roland.

5. William Shakespeare – For your entire body of work. Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, King Lear, A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream; I could go on forever, but I don’t have to, your work will.

6. Jane Austen – For the three books I’ve read so far, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Persuasion and for the rest I plan on reading.

7. Douglas Coupland – For The Gum Thief; I worked at Staples. I know what box-store monotony can do to a person.

8. Khaled Hosseini – For A Thousand Splendid Suns; I will never forget Mariam and Layla.

9. J.K. Rowling – For the Harry Potter series; I don’t usually like saying things like this, but Harry Potter might just be the Chronicles of Narnia for our generation. (Though, let’s see where we are in twenty years.)

10. Lemony Snicket – For you Unfortunate Series of Events; I loved the Baudelaire children and I’ve wondered what they would be like when they grew up.

This was another difficult one for me. There are so many authors that I love. I have to give honourable mentions to J.R.R. Tolkein, R.A. Salvatore, Charlaine Harris and Sophie Kinsella. I love and have read so many of your books too!

Thanks to The Broke and The Bookish for hosting another great Top Ten Tuesday.  Who tops your list?


  1. Love Jane Austen! But that said, I didn't put her on my list because as much as I love her, I don't seem to have that "gotta read her" feeling...I have four of her books on my TBR pile and just don't seem to get around to them.

  2. Jane Austen and JK Rowling both made it onto mine (and if I'd thought of Shakespeare, then he might have been on there as well!)

  3. Anonymous5/10/10 14:06

    See, my problem was not having enough to fill the list, strangely!


    I've only read one Austen -- Northanger Abbey. People say it's her "worst" or the one least like her others. I don't know; I loved it.

  4. Gahhh I love Margaret Atwood.

  5. To your list I say, "Yes, yes, yes!" Excellent choices.

  6. Love Margaret Atwood!

  7. Bev – I find that I’m less motivated to read classics in general, but I’m most often happy whenever I do get around to them.

    Sarah – I haven’t read Northanger Abbey, so I don’t really have an opinion on that one. I’ve read Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Persuasion and enjoyed them all.

    IngridLola, Ash – Have you read Year of the Flood yet? It’s next on my list.

    readerbuzz – Thanks!

  8. I never had a chance to finish looking at all the lists last night because I had to go to a meeting and it ended up being the meeting that would never end. Ha. I like your list. As I was driving home from said meeting I thought that I should have put Harper Lee on my list since I think that To Kill a Mockingbird is a perfect book. However, I based my list on body of work and I force myself to pick authors that I have read three or more of their books. I like that you added Lemony Snickett. One of my daughters was a huge fan and was so disgusted with the movie...didn't meet her vision.

  9. Ah! I've got too many beloved authors to possibly list!