Top Ten Authors I’m Thankful For

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I picked this old meme at The Broke and the Bookish since I really liked the topic. Hope to do more Top ten tuesdays.

1. Enid Blyton – my first favourite author. I really love her books and still like to read them. She is always going to be my most favourite author ever. I had a post on her books here.

2. J. K. Rowling – Her Harry Potter series is my most favourite series. I can re-read the series any number of times without getting bored. I have written enough about this series already on my blog 🙂

3. J.R.R. Tolkien – Hobbit and Lord of the rings are probably the best epic fantasy books ever written. Such creativity! I am also liking the song and ice series now (Recently finished A Game of Thrones).

4. Herge – Tintin happens to my most favourite graphical novel ever. It is so full of adventure and humor that I like to read it again and again.

5. George Orwell – His books are too good and so well written that he is one of the best authors I have ever read.

6. Isaac Asimov – Sci-fi happens to be my most favourite genre and he excels in that genre. According to me, he is the best sci-fi writer.

7. A.A. Milne – Winnie-the-pooh books are the cutest books I have ever read and probably I am going to gift them to every child I can in this world. Every child must read his books.

8. Michael Crichton – Sci-fi+thrillers – who can beat him in this genre. My favourites are the Jurassic Park series. If the movies were good, the books were mind-blowing. Never read anything that fantastic.

9. John Green – My most recent favourite. I read all 4 books by him last year and loved all of them. Best young adult author, at least for me.

10. Nicholas Sparks – I have only read and liked romantic novels written by him. I have tried reading other romantic novels, but never got to like any of them. So he is the one I go for when I want something romantic to read.

So who is your favourite author? Which authors are you thankful for?

25 Comments Add yours

  1. Ahh. I miss Michael Crichton. Jurassic park was just amazing. Although I didnt like some of this other books.

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    1. Yeah same here.. I did not like few of his other books. But Jurassic Park was too good 🙂

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  2. Enid Blyton apart, my favorite authors are Michael Creighton, Sidney Shelton, Aurthur Haley (Airport fame). But then, it’s been years since I read any fiction. When I was reading fiction, Harry Potter was not even released! I haven’t read fantasy much.

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    1. I am yet to read Arthur Hailey. My dad has been asking me to read for quite sometime.

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  3. Ashwathy says:

    Try Jeffrey Archer and Sidney Sheldon. I am sure you would love them…

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    1. For some reason, I did not like Jeffrey Archer that much. I quit 2 of his books half-way.. must read them again.

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  4. Enid Blyton and Nicholas Sparks are on my list. Have you read Cecelia Ahern?

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    1. I tried reading P.S I love you sometime back. Though I really loved the movie, the book kind of got little boring for me.

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  5. Shilpa Garg says:

    Sidney Sheldon, Jeff Archer, Mary Higgins Clark, John Grisham, JK Rowling, Erich Segal, Robin Cook, Ken Follett…

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    1. I havent read many authors from your list 😦 Must try to read these.. thanks Shilpa 🙂

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  6. gils says:

    awesome collection…mine ud include most of what shilpa had mentioned plus arthur hailey james rollins mathew reilley sujatha

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    1. I havent read all the 3 that you mentioned. Will try these authors Gils. Thanks 🙂

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  7. Smitha says:

    I’ve never tried John Green. let me add it to my – to-read list. Love all the authors that you have listed. I find it hard to pick a few. So many authors to pick from 🙂

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    1. you should definitely try John Green, if you don’t mind reading young adult novels. Currently I feel he is the best author in that genre. Would love to see your top 10 authors list.

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  8. J. K. Rowling, Enid Blyton, Jodi Picoult, Rohinton Mistry, Lionel Shriver…

    I read Nicholas Sparks many years ago and must admit I couldn’t get into it…can’t do romance authors. They make me sick. 😛

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    1. I tried Jodi Picoult’s book long time back and did not like it much.. I havent read the other two authors.. will give them a try.. Oh you didnt like Nicholas Sparks 🙂 I guess different people have different tastes..

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  9. Reema says:

    I love Asterix more than Tintin!! nice list though!

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    1. I like Asterix too but not as much as I like Tintin..Thanks Reema 🙂

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  10. AK, I need a small help from you. If you could suggest 3 best Indian Fiction books written by Indian authors (any genre), what would they be?

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    1. Difficult because I have hardly read many Indian authors. But out of the ones that I have read, I would say I really like
      – Ruskin Bond and R K Narayan. Please let me know if you know any good Indian writer. I have also heard good things about Jhumpa Lahiri. Planning to read her books soon.

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      1. This is for that book I am writing. One of the points is ‘Read books written by Indian authors’. I have recommended non-fiction books, because I am familiar with them. But fiction is something I don’t know much about. That’s why I asked…

        One Fiction book I really loved was The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy. Have you read it? It’s very good. I will look at the books written by R K Narayan and Jhumpa Lahiri. Thanks for the reco…

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      2. Yeah R K Narayan and Malgudi days are too good and worth mentioning. Ruskin Bond is also great. He writes short stories but they have so much of Indian feelings and experiences in them that you will fall in love with his stories. Haven’t read Arundati Roy.

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  11. Laavanya says:

    I am totally copying this! There might be a lot of overlaps, though.

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    1. Welcome to my blog Laavanya 🙂 I want to see your list!

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