Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Authors
brought to you by: the broke and the bookish

Jeni's Picks: 
1. Sarah M. Eden: The first book I read The Kiss of a Stranger was fantastic. I read it in less than 3 hours and wanted to read it again. I've read every book she has written. 

2. Julie Klassen: The Maid at Fairbourne Hall is my favorite book but I've enjoyed all her others. She has two books coming out this year. Yeah!!!

3. Jennifer A. Nielsen: (Middle grade author)The False Prince, The Runaway King and The Shadow Throne are by far my favorite trilogy. They are even better if you read them aloud. She is always kind to the kids I bring to book signings. She encourages them to write and even stated if they ever get published to let her know so she can read their books too. 

4. Rosamunde Pilcher: My grandma introduced me to this authors books when I was about 14. I reread them once a year usually right before summer. 
I was devastated when she stated The Winter Soltice would be her last book. 

5. Rachel Hawkins: The Hex Hall trilogy was hilarious. I recommend them to everyone, even if they don't like paranormal books. My next door neighbor's husband even read them, and of course loved them too. 

6. Kerstin Gier: Her Ruby Red trilogy is one of my favorite time travel books. I hate waiting for trilogies to be finished and was tempted to learn German to try and read these before they were translated. 

7. Mary Higgins Clark: I have always loved reading but when I was 16 my grandma gave me Love Music, Loves to Dance, and it was like I fell in love with reading all over again It was my first adult mystery and after that I read all her books. I went on to read James Patterson, Vince Flynn and  David Morrell. It's weird I don't really read mystery anymore. 

8. Stephen Lawhead: The King Raven trilogy  and The Dragon King  trilogy were fun to read. My dad and I read them together so we could have a discussion after. 

9. Matthew Kirby: (middle grade author) Everything he writes is so different but just as well written. His Clockwork Three is still my favorite but I really enjoyed Icefall too. 

10. Jessica Day George: I love everything she has written. Her Princess of the Midnight Ball is my favorite retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses.  She has quite a few books coming out in the near future. Lucky for us. 
 Emily's Picks

1. Robin McKinley. The Blue Sword and The Hero and The Crown were one of my favorites as a teen and I still read them.  I also love her Beauty story.

2. Jane Austen. Classic books can be a struggle to read at times, their wording can be difficult to read but I love how Jane Austen writes.  Emma is my favorite.

3. Chris Wooding.  The first book I read of his was Poison, and I highly recommend it.  And then I read The Haunting of Alaizbel Cray. Read it.

4. Neil Gaiman. I loved the movie Stardust so I was instantly interested in the book and the author.  I loved the book even better!  And I loved his book Neverwhere. I love that he manages to be creepy, but not.

5. Laurie R King I love her Mary Russell series. I was never a fan of Sherlock Holmes..at least not the books, the show, now that is another matter...but this series is has me rethinking Mr. Holmes.

6. Barbara Michaels. If you are ever in the mood for a good old gothic romance this is your lady. I read her stuff at least once a year.

7 P.D. James. Her book An Unsuitable Job for A Woman was at once funny and serious.

8. Michael Pollan.  He wrote In Defense of Food and The Omnivores Dilemma. If you ever want to read about how and why what we should eat read his books.  I re-read them all the time.

9. Patrica Mckillip.  She writes in this lyrical form that is both beautiful and somewhat frustrating!  But I love her books.  Harpist in the Wind is a must read if you are new to the fantasy genre or if you haven't read any of her books

1 comment:

  1. Unique choices! I'm a big Austen fan but I'm loving some of your other picks! I remember reading Stephen Lawhead's Dragon King trilogy growing up and liking it. I also really liked Robin Mckinley's book Beauty. :)