Last week I talked about my favorite perfume houses and this week I’ll talk about my favorite authors. Although this list might change every once in a while.
J.K. Rowling – Well, if you follow my blog, this can’t come as a surprise. 😉 I am a huge fan of the Harry Potter series (I admit, I haven’t yet read any of the other novels she wrote). I find the world of HP so well written that I keep going back. Especially at times of stress.
Kresley Cole – She’s on top of my list of paranormal romance authors. She’s really good at what she writes and the steaminess of her scenes is undescribable (go read and see for yourself).
James Rollins – The list wouldn’t be right without mentioning the thrilling action packed novels that are in my opinion so much better than what Dan Brown writes. And the mysteries and legends that he can weave into the story at the same time making them believable is incredible.
Marija Jurić Zagorka – She is my favorite Croatian author and my first foray into the historical romance genre which she wrote in the first half of the 20th century. Her novels are still very popular and will probably remain so for many generations to come. The bad thing though, for some reasons her descendants won’t allow her novels to be translated into foreign languages so we, fans, need to wait for the requisite time before the novels are no longer copyrighted.
Jane Austen – As I am a huge romance fan, the list wouldn’t be complete without the original woman who started it all. Pride and Prejudice being of course my favorite (I admit pride is one my flaws).
So, who are your top 5 authors?
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Arms and legs up for J. K. Rowling!
I also like Eoin Colfer, author or Artemis Fowl series, Cornelia Funke for Ink Heart series
I like the Artemis Fowl series as well and now I’ll have to look into Cornelia Funke (never heard of her)…
I grew up with Rowling’s magical books, and so they will always have a special place in my heart, and I don’t think I can ever outgrow them. Sadly, though, I could never find it within myself to appreciate the Victorian novelists, including Jane Austen. Recently, I’ve mostly been reading books on Philosophy as part of my degree in university, but I’ve also enjoyed Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries, which recently won a Man Booker prize.
Thank you for the new name, I’ll check E. Catton. 🙂 I think Jane Austen can be better appreciated from the female perspective – all those little barbs passing between women make me laugh so much when I’m reading her novels.
I LOVE her, especially Emma. At first, as a belligerent teenager I thought it was all so boring; just politeness and facade with no depth. But actually there is, and it is all so brilliantly handled.
Yes, brilliant is a good word for it. 🙂
listslistslistslists everywhere and I can’t do it 😉 But I immensely enjoy reading what other people come up with, and Jane Austen… Well, *if* I did a list, she would be on there for sure 🙂
What can I say? I love lists. Although in real life, I don’t usually stick to them. 😉
Let’s see,at the moment my list is Laura Ingalls Wilder, Barbara Kingsolver, Margaret Atwood, Louise Erdrich, and ….ummmm ….hmmmmm.
Thank you for the new ideas! 🙂
Austen, Rowling, and Rollins are the authors from your list I am familiar with. Good picks, Ines 🙂
Thank you James. 🙂 Yes, I imagine Kresley Cole is no the genre you generally read… 😉
Heh. Correct 🙂
It’s lists month in Perfumeland… 😉
My favorite authors:
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
I will definitely look into the James Rollins books. Thanks for a very entertaining post, Ines!
You know, I really should get back a bit to Stephen King. His name crops up regularly and I used to be a huge fan.
Definitely! You won’t regret it! Have you read The Dark Tower series? All you need! (All in all it is only about 7000 pages or so) 🙂
Not yet – that’s the series everyone mentions. So basically I’m set for the next few months if I start reading that. 😉
I cant possibly stick to 5 – in fact the very thought is making me hyperventilate! I’m just going to throw out some names that come into my head and stop when I’m ready.
Dean Koontz (especially the Odd Thomas series)
Maeve Binchy (Irish writer with wonderful sense of humor – insightful, often bittersweet commentary on small town life) John Sandford (Prey series)
Michael Jecks (medieval murder mysteries)
Nevada Barr (I want to be like her protagonist Anna Pidgeon)
Diana Gabaldon (Outlander series – combines historical fiction with time travel)
Lee Child (“Reacher said nothing”…)
Jim Butcher (The Dresden Files – modern wizard living in Chicago)
Jane Kirkpatrick (wonderful writer of historical fiction especially involving women and their challenges)
No need to stick to 5 Sally. 🙂 The more the better for me to find new authors to try. 😉
I read several Reacher novels but then I stopped at some point as I didn’t want to read the same type of stuff. Will have to get back though…
Top five authors…hmm…E M Forster and Jane Austen are two for sure, then I am a bit stuck as I like specific books by authors rather than everything they write. In the contemporary sphere, I have loved most of Anita Shreve, Carol Shields, Anne Tyler etc, but they are not quite ‘favourite author’ status like those classics. Will have to think on! Maybe D H Lawrence, Evelyn Waugh or Thomas Hardy might even be contenders. And I might make a modern exception for Barbara Trapido.
Is it just me, or does your list feature a lot of English authors? 😉 Kidding.
Yes, sometimes it’s difficult to choose authors when you like just certain books they wrote. I had a bit of a problem choosing as well. And then, when I do my favorite romance authors, some are going to get another mention. 🙂