Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Authors I Love (the numbers prove it)

There are quite a few authors that I really enjoy all of their works. These are authors that I trust to supply me with a great read! I'm also going to try and keep the most obvious authors (like J.K. Rowling and Cassandra Clare) off the list so I can showcase some other authors that I have read and loved multiple works from. I also plan to read more works from all of these authors because I haven't read all of their works yet.

1. Rick Riordan-9
I've read: Percy Jackson and the Olympians 1-5 and The Heroes of Olympus 1-4 
Next Up: The Blood of Olympus 
My Favorite Read: The Percy Jackson series   

2. Gyles Brandeth- 6
I've read: The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries 1-6
Next Up: Number seven when it gets released, which I'm crossing my fingers is soon!
My Favorite: Oscar Wilde and the Death of No Importance 

3. Sarah J. Maas- 5
Next up; Queen of Shadows! I just preordered my signed copy last week! 
My Favorite: The Throne of Glass series is so, so good! 

4. Marcus Sedgwick- 4
Next up: The Book of Dead Days 
My favorite: Midwinterblood and The Ghosts of Heaven are tied for my favorite so far! 

5. F. Scott Fitzgerald- 4
I've read: The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, This Side of Paradise, Flappers and Philosophers 
Next up: The Beautiful and the Damned 
My favorite: Gatsby (duh!) and Tender is the Night

6. Jane Austen- 3
I've read: Pride and PrejudicePersuasion, and Emma 
Next up: Sense and Sensibility 
My favorite: Emma (although I really love them all!) 

7. David Levithan- 3
I've read: How They Met and Other Stories, Boy Meets Boy, and Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green
Next up: Two Boys Kissing and The Realm of Possibilities 
My favorite: Boy Meets Boy

8. William Shakespeare- 8 plays and various sonnets
I've read: Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer's Night Dream, Measure for Measure, Othello, King Lear, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice 
Next up: A reread of Hamlet and The Tempest 
My favorite: Romeo and Juliet and the sonnets 

9. Kate Chopin- One novella and various short stories
I've read: The Awakening, The Storm, The Kiss, At the Canadian Ball, The Story of an Hour, Desiree's Baby 
Next up: Silk Stockings 

10. Oscar Wilde- 1 novel, various short stories, fairy tales, letters, and poems and 1 play 
I've read; The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Ballad of Reading Goal, Fairy Tales, The Canterville Ghost, The Sphinx without a Secret, The Model Millionaire, and The Importance of Being Earnest 
Up next: De Profundis 
My favorite: His short stories and The Importance of Being Earnest 


  1. Shakespeare is on my list too! I have been meaning to read Twelfth Night and I love Othello. I can't say that I enjoyed Hamlet though.

    Great list!

    1. Twelfth Night was rather enjoyable, and it's one I would love to see preformed! I need to reread Hamlet because I didn't read it completely the first time!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Yay for Jane Austen (really want to read more of hers) and Sarah J. Maas. I've heard her books are amazing! Looking forward to it. Someday. ;)

    1. Love both of those ladies!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. So wild how most of these authors could've been on my list, especially if I had stuck to more recent times. However, over my lifetime, my TTT is sort of lopsided in favor of more prolific writers rather than especial brilliant authors who might write less. This was a hard top ten for me to figure out just how to decide how to qualify why certain authors made it on the list.

    1. That makes lots of sense, I just did my list based on authors I love and want to continue reading all of their works! I also left out a few that I know everyone is familiar with (like Rowling and Clare).
      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I love seeing Oscar Wilde and Shakespeare on your list!

    Check out my TTT.

    1. Oscar Wilde is my favorite person in the past! I LOVE his personality and his works!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  5. I am enjoying how this topic seems to be bringing newer authors as well as the classics! Love Shakespeare, Fitzgerald and Wilde! Here is my TTT if you want to check it out! http://www.bookworminkorporated.com/most-read-authors/
    Happy reading!

  6. I loved the Percy Jackson series too. Have not read the Olympus series, but looking forward to it. And I love, love, love Sense and Sensibility. My favorite Austen.

    1. The Olympus series is quite good, though I still need to finish it! I know you love S&S Kay! I really need to get to it so I can watch all the lovely adaptations!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  7. happy to see Jane Austen & Shakespeare on a lot of lists today :) My TTT

  8. We don't share any authors on our lists. But i will look up quite a few of those that you list.
    Maybe i should finally give Riordan a try, since he is almost on every list, it seems. :)
    I loved how you listed your favorite books and those that you read by the authors. That makes it so easy to look into the author because i always like to see the favor books of others, since i always think that that is a good place to start with a new author -if it is not a book series that is. :)
    Fantastic list :)

    1. Thanks! I love hearing people's favorite works by popular authors as well.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Great list! Yay for William Shakespeare (you listed a lot of my favourite plays there: Hamlet, Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice...Measure for Measure intriugued me v much), Jane Austen (heart Persuasion so much, I hope you enjoy S&S), and Rick Riordan :)

    Thanks for dropping by my TTT earlier this week :)