21 April 2015

Top 10 All Time Favorite Authors

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Top 10 All Time Favorite Authors

Well now, this is a stinky topic. I seriously HATE picking favorites, of anything, because I don't obsess the way many people do. I don't have a favorite author, book, genre, song, movie, actor, cereal, pizza topping, or pair of pants. I'm not a favorites person. I'm a moody person, meaning I like different things at different times for different reasons. But since I could list 10 authors (or even 20, seriously the prompt said I could if I had to) I figured I would give it a try.

I have tried very, very hard here to list favorite authors and not authors of my favorite books which is a different situation all together. My primary criterion for this list is artful writing.

Neil Gaiman
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Maggie Stiefvater
John Green
Kurt Vonnegut
Gary Paulsen
Wilkie Collins
Dante Alighieri
Margaret Atwood
Douglas Adams


  1. Picking out favorite authors is so hard for me! Particularly when an author I like is a recent addition to my stable of favorite authors -- I worry that recency bias is driving me, rather than real, true devotion to that person's books. I'm a changeable creature!

  2. I can't wait to read Dante and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale is an all-time favorite! Douglas Adams is on my TBR list! Happy reading! :)

  3. Kurt Vonnegut is great! I used to have a cat names Kat Vonnegut Jr. We just called him Junior for short. Great list!


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