Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Authors


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I had a difficult time narrowing down my ten favorite authors. As of this moment, the following ten authors are my all time favorite authors!!

Agatha Christie --- She's the queen of mystery novels!
Jerry Spinelli --- Gotta love his children's & young adult novels!
Diana Gabaldon --- She writes The Outlander Series, which is one of my all time favorite series!
Geraldine Brooks --- Her writing is beautifully exquisite!! I've read March, People of the Book, and Year of Wonders.
Mikhail Lermontov --- I've read A Hero of Our Time several times and have yet to tire of rereading it.
Mikhail Bulgakov --- The Master & Margarita is a must read!
Jules Verne --- I enjoyed reading 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Maya Angelou --- A Phenomenal Woman for sure!! I love her poetry and memoirs. I've seen Ms. Angelou speak live twice and loved hearing her speak.
Margaret Atwood --- I'm a huge fan of her writing.
John Steinbeck --- East of Eden is one of my favorite novels ever written.

So, which authors made your top ten list?? Don't be shy, you can tell me!

26 comments:

  1. How could i forgot Agatha Christie.

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  2. Great list! I really like Geraldine Brooks and Margaret Atwood, but so far I've only read one book by each of them so I couldn't give them a spot on my favourite authors list. I really need to read some more Maya Angelou, and I'd like to cross east of Eden off my TBR, too. I've only read Of Mice and Men so far, but I thought it was fantastic.

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  3. OOoh nice! Not familiar with all these authors! Glad you've enjoyed them though!

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  4. Not familiar will all of these authors, but a very nice mixture.

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  5. Year of Wonders was an excellent read-it really explores the emotional side of a town suffering with the plague. It would make a good film as well...

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  6. Diana Gabaldon would have made mine if I wasn't doing all YA. Great list!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My TTT

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  7. Yes! Agatha Christie! She is fantastic. I've read Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck, that was wonderful.

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  8. Gosh, I love Maya Angelou - I hadn't even thought of her! I've seen the Outlander series mentioned elsewhere today so I'll for sure be bumping that up on my TBR list.

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  9. I love the Outlander series! Great picks. :-) Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  10. I've heard a lot of good things about Agatha Christie, but sadly haven't read any of her work. Actually, yesterday, I was at a thrift store and had a couple of her books in my hands, but was in such a hurry to get home to get my son off the school bus I had to put everything down. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

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  11. Jules Verne and John Steinbeck...two great choices! I'm going to have to reread 20,000 Leagues under the Sea :)

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  12. I love Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli, and of course Jules Verne's science fiction is great. I really need to pick up a Margaret Atwood book and give it a try as much as I like dystopian. Great list! Thanks for visiting my post earlier!

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  13. I still need to read Agatha Christie and Margaret Atwood, but Maya Angelou is amazing! She had quite the life. Thanks for stopping by my TTT earlier!

    Nicole @ Reading Books With Coffee

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  14. Love Jerry Spinelli! Stargirl is one of my favorite books :) Great list!

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  15. Lermontov's A Hero of Our Time was a very interesting read! I can't remember if I read it last year or the year before, but I'm so glad I did. Great list!

    My TTT

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  16. I love your list of authors. So many wonderful authors and what a wide range of genres in which they write!

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  17. What a beautiful list, quite a few of them are on mine too. I wish I would have had the idea one of my fellow readers had of "honorable mentions", we would have had even more names in common. The last three on your list were on mine orginally but I had to stop somewhere.

    Thank you for visiting my Top Ten List.

    Hope you will have a great day,
    Marianne from Let's Read

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  18. Great list! Margaret Atwood made my list as well. Love it. :)

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  19. I adore Jules Verne's books! I can't believe I forgot him on my list! I haven't read any of the other authors on this list yet! I should change that soon! I'm hoping to pick up The Handmaid's Tale soon!

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  20. Great list! I've read quite a few of these authors and love many of their books, too--Atwood and Steinbeck, for example. It would be wonderful to actually get to hear Maya Angelou speak!

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  21. Agatha Christie is amazing! Great list!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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  22. Very interesting choices indeed, I've read Steinbeck, Christie and Atwood and I've had the Outlander books for ages but sadly haven't touched them yet!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and I'm a new GFC follower!

    My FFF  - Thea @ Gizzimomo's Book Shelf

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  23. DARN IT. Jules Verne should have made it on my list. :(

    And I haven't read much Agatha Christie - though I do enjoy what I have read of hers. Which of her stories would you most recommend?

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  24. I can't believe I still haven't read a single Agatha Christie books. I need at least one right now :) Great list!

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  25. I also chose this one as one of my favourite Top Tens.

    Marianne from
    Let's Read

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