Top Ten Tuesday (101): All-Time Favorite Authors

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesdays is a meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s topic is

Top Ten All-Time Favorite Authors

1. J. R. R. Tolkien: A lot of fantasy authors have tried to imitate him, but none has matched him.

2. C. S. Lewis: Reading Lewis is like talking to a friend.

3. William Shakespeare: Whatever you want to read, Shakespeare seems to have.

4. Dante Alighieri: His imagination and daring never cease to amaze me.

5. L. M. Montgomery: Her character descriptions, depictions of nature, lovely friendships–it’s all perfect.

6. Charles Dickens: How does he manage to mix gritty social commentary with sometimes cloying sentiment and make it work?

7. Chaim Potok: He’s best known for The Chosen, but my favorite book of his is My Name Is Asher Lev.

8. N. D. Wilson: He’s possibly my favorite living fantasy author and one whose work deserves more attention that it gets.  My favorite of his works is The Dragon’s Tooth, which follows a boy and his sister as they join an ancient order of explorers.

9. Louisa May Alcott: One of my favorite authors growing up, Alcott holds a special place in my heart.

10. Jane Austen: Darcy and Elizabeth?  Emma and Knightley?  So many great couples!

12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (101): All-Time Favorite Authors

  1. Lisa says:

    Really nice choices! I stuck with living authors just for the sake of narrowing it down, but otherwise Tolkien, Austen, Dickens, Alcott, Shakespeare, and Lewis would have been hard to ignore. 🙂


  2. eloisej says:

    Your choices make me so happy! Besides Dante I’ve read and loved them all! I need to get around to some Dante. I’ve read The Chosen and liked it but I’ve never heard of My Name is Asher Lev so I’ll be looking into it. 🙂
    It’s great to find another N.D. Wilson fan. I haven’t read the most recently published in the Dragon’s Tooth series and my brother keeps bugging me about it. Someday I will! 🙂 It is a great series though. 🙂


    • Krysta says:

      I can’t believe the last Ashtown Burials book is coming out soon (this year?). I am so excited! You still have time to read the third one, though, so that’s good!


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