Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Every week they post a new top ten list and invite everyone to share their answers. This week we are looking at my top ten all time favourite authors.
1. Garth Nix. Garth Nix has been one of my favourite authors for as long as I can remember. I think I first read his books when I was in primary school, so over 15 years ago. I still remember finishing Sabriel for the first time and being terrified because of the ending. I used to love his Keys to the Kingdom series too. But I never finished it. I’ve always wanted to go read that series again.
2. NK Jemisin. I think NK Jemisin is one of my newest favourite authors. I read her books at the very end of 2014 and immediately decided that she was going to be my favourite author of 2015. She writes brilliant fantasy novels and I love them.
3. JK Rowling. Do I really need to explain why I love her?
4. Stephen King. I first learned about Stephen King in an R.E. class in high school (RE = religious education). We were learning about capital punishment and for some reason the teacher made us watch the electric chair scenes from The Green Mile. That resulted in me going to watch the rest of the movie and discovering Stephen King’s books. One thing I must say, as much as I love Stephen King’s books, I hate the scary ones. So basically most of them.
5. Ernest Cline. He wrote Ready Player One, do I need to say more? Also his next book Armada is coming out in 3 months!!!!
6. JRR Tolkien. Do I need to explain why I love him too?
7. Max Brooks. He writes about proper zombies. Not these silly things you find in movies that can think and run really fast and fall in love (I’m talking about Warm Bodies here).
8. David Mitchell. I’ve only read one of David Mitchell’s books (technically one and a half). And I enjoy them even though it seems like he reuses the same ideas in every book. But maybe thats just me.
9. Caitlin Moran. Caitlin Moran is a strange one. I didn’t really enjoy her books that much, but I find her really funny and I’m ever feeling down I will watch videos of her on YouTube. I think she has the same problem as David Mitchell in that she just reuses the same jokes, most of which seem to be about her childhood.
10, Eoin Colfer. Eoin Colfer is one of those authors who I loved as a child and that love has just continued as I got older. Some of the later Artemis Fowl books were not that great but they never got so terrible that I hated them,