Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (21)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created and hosted by the awesome ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. They created the feature because they love making and sharing bookish lists with everyone. Well it just so happens that I am also a fan of list making, so I regularly participate in Top Ten Tuesday.

Every week, there is a new topic for Top Ten Tuesday, and all you have to do is create your top ten list (or somewhere around ten if you can't think of ten) based on it. Be sure to credit The Broke and the Bookish in your post. Then you can add your name to the link up tool that they include in their post and check out all of the other bookish lists for the week!

Top Ten All-Time Favorite Authors:

  1. J.K. Rowling - Even though I read Harry Potter later in life, I love Jo for these books. If it weren't for them, I probably would have stopped reading YA after my YA class.
  2. Romina Russell - Ms. Russell has only released one book so far, but that one book soared her to the top of my favorite authors list. She's definitely an auto-buy author for me.
  3. Marissa Meyer - Again, I discovered Marissa Meyer later than everyone else, but I love her spin on classic fairy tales. I can't wait to read more from her.
  4. Veronica Roth - So I feel like one of the very few people who loved all three books in the Divergent trilogy, but I did. I cannot wait to get my hands on Veronica's upcoming book.
  5. Emery Lord - Emery is making a name for herself in contemporary YA, and she deserves her spot on my list. I love how she writes about friendship, family, and love.
  6. Kiera Cass - Kiera and I had a rocky start, but I now love her work. I'm eagerly waiting for The Heir to get here to see how she takes on a new character in an already established fictional world.
  7. Rainbow Rowell - I love that Rainbow flawlessly writes about teens and adults because I love reading about both teens and adults. I can't wait to read even more from her, including Carry On because I'm excited to see her write through the eyes of one of her characters.
  8. Stephanie Perkins - Stephanie is pretty much one of the queens of YA romance, and I adored all three Anna and the French Kiss companion books.
  9. Lauren Oliver - I found Lauren by surprise when I won a copy of Before I Fall from Goodreads. I loved it and then went on to devour even more of her books.
  10. Gayle Forman - I've only read two books by Ms. Forman, but they really surprised me because of how amazing they truly are. I have more of her books that I will be reading in the future.


  1. Grace @ Rebel Mommy BookBlogApril 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM

    Great list! I have Lauren Oliver on my list too and have been super into her books lately.

  2. Yay! Emery Lord and Kiera Cass. Love those authors' books. :)

  3. Thanks!

    I still have to read Vanishing Girls and Rooms, but I love Lauren's books. :)

  4. Aren't they both just amazing? I want more from Emery now!

  5. Kayla @ The Thousand LivesApril 21, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Emery Lord and Stephanie Perkins are definitely on my auto-buy list for contemporary! I love Marissa Meyer as well, and I pretty much buy anything she writes without a second thought.

    One I’d like to start reading is Lauren Oliver… Maybe not the Delirium trilogy, but Vanishing Girls sounds great!

  6. Emily @ Paperback PrincessApril 21, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    Lauren Oliver's books are so unique and beautiful, I can't wait to read Panic!

  7. Same here! Are you going to read the horror that Perkins is writing? I kind of want to, but I'm so unsure.

    Delirium was good, but it's definitely not for everyone.

  8. Kayla @ The Thousand LivesApril 21, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    I didn't know she was writing a horror book! I usually stay away from the genre, but I might check it out. We'll see though :P

  9. I loved Panic. It's a lot more thrilling than her other books because of the whole game/competition thing.

  10. I tend to stay away from horror too just because it's just not something I want to read about. Hers is supposed to be a contemporary horror, so if I do read it, it won't be like there are crazy supernatural elements or something.

  11. It's really sad that I could recognize who some of these authors were just based on the photo...
    Anyway! I definitely have to agree with you on almost all of these! (except Lord, because I have yet to read her book though I hope to fix that, and Foreman, because I couldn't connect with If I Stay back when I read it, but I want to reread it because I think I will feel differently now). But everyone else are some of my favorite authors, even Russell. I just read her book, yesterday in fact, and loved it!

  12. That's not sad at all. I actually almost just posted the picture, but it looked too plain.

    You have to read an Emery book! I liked The Start of Me and You the best.

    Wait! You read Zodiac just yesterday, and Romina is one of your favorites already?! OMG. I felt the same way. I emailed her as soon as I read it to let her know. She's just the sweetest.

  13. Kiera Cass! I just read her series in less than a week so that shows you how obsessed I became by them. I don't know how to feel about The Heir if I am honest because I WANT MORE OF YOUNG MAXON AND AMERICA *breathes*. Okay, lol. Gayle Forman writes some meannnnnn books. I loved Just One Day and Just One Year. Lovely books. I think this is a very cute list, love it! :)


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