Monday, April 20, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday ALL TIME Favorite Authors

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!


  1. Neil Gaiman is awesome. He would be on my list if I hadn't stuck to series authors. I really like Charles Dickens as well. Great list!

  2. Mark Twains books is so good.

  3. Gaiman is so good and I love reading anything he writes. I hope he'll have time to write some more Dr Who episodes as well!

    And Harper Lee is on my list as well!

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  4. Great list! Charles Dickens and Carlos Ruiz Zafon also made my list this week :) And drats, I missed adding Neil Gaiman to my list xD

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  5. Shel Silverstein!! Just hearing the name brings back so many memories from childhood!
    Also, hey, fellow Mary Roach lover! She's on my list too! You met her! I'm jealous! SO COOL!
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  6. How in the world did I forget to put Harper Lee on my list? Wow. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is my favorite book of all time and I cannot wait for the sequel.

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  7. Yessssssssss Dickens! He didn't make my list, but I ADORE "A Tale of Two Cities" - it was the 2nd classic I read when I was younger and it changed the way I see reading! :)

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