Top Ten Authors I’m Thankful For

Posted November 22, 2016 by Brin in Memes, Top Ten Tuesday / 6 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is an awesome meme hosted by the lovely folks @Β The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is a Thanksgiving freebie so I’ve decided to focus on authors I am thankful for (I don’t really get Thanksgiving personally because I’m a Brit, but whatevs – I’ll play along). πŸ˜‰ So, in no particular order:

1. Robin Hobb

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To say that I am a massive fan of Robin Hobb would be putting it lightly. I adore her writing and her Realm of the Elderlings series is my favourite fantasy series of all-time.

2. Stephen King

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I started reading King early (probably too early considering some of the themes in his books) and he can consider me a lifelong fan. No one does scares quite like King and for that alone he well deserves a place on this list.

3. Richelle Mead

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It was Mead’s Vampire Academy series that got me back into reading Young Adult so for that I will always be grateful. I still really enjoy her writing and she is definitely on my auto-buy list.

4. Richard Adams

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I honestly cannot think of a more evocative book than Watership Down. I read this book when I was still in single digits and always return to it when I feel the need. It’s a remarkable piece of literature that has stood the test of time.

5. Naomi Novik

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A more recent addition to this list. I loved Uprooted and will definitely be reading more of Naomi Novik’sΒ work as her writing is fantastic and world-building is just top-notch.

6. Melina Marchetta

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I wouldn’t have discovered Melina Marchetta without Goodreads and for that I am super-thankful. Her writing is just phenomenal – I honestly have a hard time picking a favourite of her books (though Saving Francesca would probably be it if I could ever bring myself to choose).

7. Marissa Meyer

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What makes Marissa Meyer special for me is her awesome characters. I care about each and every single one of her main characters in the Lunar Chronicles and that is no mean feat.

8. Maggie Stiefvater

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Maggie Stiefvater is awesome. That pretty much sums up my feelings on the matter! Really, if you haven’t tried her books yet, what are you waiting for?? πŸ˜‰

9. Juliet Marillier

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Juliet Marillier’s books are very special to me. I just adore her writing and really cannot recommend her books enough. I am so thankful I picked up Daughter of the Forest on a whim all those years ago. I have never had cause to regret it.

10. J.R.R. Tolkien

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Ah, the granddaddy of fantasy! Tolkien’s books are just pure brilliance for me. I will never, ever get sick of reading them. I have so much to be thankful for with Tolkien as I can credit the Lord of the Rings with starting me off on a lifelong affair with fantasy that shows no signs of stopping.

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Whelp, this list just barely scratches the surface if I’m being totally honest. There are so many books I could totally gush about – I would probably bore everyone to tears if I did though so I won’t. πŸ˜‰

Hope everyone is having a good week and happy Thanksgiving if you celebrate it. For those who don’t (like me) have a great weekend when it comes!

Brin

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6 responses to “Top Ten Authors I’m Thankful For

    • Brin

      IT is a fantastic book. I’m re-reading it again at the moment and I had almost forgotten how great it was – King is truly the master of suspense/horror. πŸ˜‰

  1. I don’t recognize most of these authors but they all seem like good choices. Marissa Meyer and Maggie Stiefvater are definitely authors I am also thankful for! Is it sad that I’ve never really gotten into Tolkien books? Great post!

    • Brin

      Marissa Meyer and Maggie Stiefvater are two of my most recent favourites. Love their writing. <3

      Lol, it's not sad at all - and there is always plenty of time! You never know when the right mood might hit you. It's never too late to get into Tolkien. πŸ˜‰

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