It's time again for The Broke and The Bookish's Top Ten Tuesday.
This week's theme was: all time favorite authors.
How difficult is that one? How do I narrow it down???? Ugh! Ok, let's try it. This list is NOT set in stone and I know I am likely missing someone.
1. Charles Dickens: His mastery of the written word can not be denied. He's brilliant and magical. I will forever adore him.
2. Harper Lee: She wrote my all time favorite book, so how can she not end up on this list?
3. Neil Gaiman: He's a recent addition to the list, but a strong one right now. I only read my first book by him about seven months ago, but have read quite a few since then. He's awesome.
4. John Grisham: He's one of the few "cookie cutter" writers I actually enjoy. His character development is magnificent and that is one of my favorite things about books.
5. Shel Silverstein: He's a writer I have had on my list probably since birth.
6. David McCullough: I have loved everything I have ever read by him. He's great at writing non-fiction without extreme bias. It's so educational.
7. Carlos Ruiz Zafron: While I haven't loved everything that he has written, his talent can't be denied. Therefore, he's always on the list.
8. Mary Roach: Read her stuff, met her, loved her! 'Nuff said
9. Mark Twain: Brilliant. Just brilliant. You can see his work change over the course of time. His books change so much, but are always good.
10. George Orwell: Animal Farm won me over. I love his brilliance.
Did I say brilliant enough on this list? Probably not!