The brilliant weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. There are so many authors out there that I love. And endless amount! But, these are first ten that came to mind. These authors have bought me so many of my favourite stories and they have inspired me and influenced me in my dream to be a writer and to read as many books as possible. Of course, once I wrote down the top 10, I had to add a few Honorable Mentions that came to me straight after :).
1. John Marsden
John Marsden is a writer and teacher from Melbourne, Australia. His books include The Tomorrow Series, Letter From the Inside and So Much To Tell You. I have his autograph and have always wanted to lead a life like his.
2. J.K Rowling
J.K Rowling doesn’t need me to write a mini bio for her. She’s just a genius, whether writing under her own name or under Robert Galbraith. Without her my childhood, and so many others, would never have been the same.
3. Jandy Nelson
Jandy Nelson is an American YA novelist. She is best known for her poetic and beautiful way with words. Her two novels are The Sky Is Everywhere and I’ll Give You The Sun. Must reads!
4. Rainbow Rowell
Over the last few years, Rainbow Rowell has been charming teens and adults with her romantic, angsty and hilarious books: Attachments, Eleanor & Park, Landline and Fangirl. Just too good to miss!
5. John Green
John Green is pretty much a household name when it comes to YA novels. He has a certain way with dealing with teenage problems and ripping our hearts out in the process. He’s best known for The Fault in Our Stars, but my favourite will always be Paper Towns.
6. Craig Silvey
Before I saying anything else, yeah, Craig Silvey is definitely my author crush. Not only is he incredibly easy on the eyes, his writing style is breathtaking and wonderful. He is best known for his novel Jasper Jones. I really need to read more. And meet him (so jealous of you Josie haha).
7. Jeffrey Eugenides
Jeffrey Eugenides is an American author best known for his books The Virgin Suicides and Middlesex. In my opinion he is an epic literary genius.
8. Richard Adams
The brilliant man who introduced us to a wonderfully complex tale about rabbits with his beautiful novel Watership Down, which is my probably my favourite novel and a comfort for me in so many ways. I can’t help but feel so much gratitude for Richard Adams.
9. Gail Jones
Despite spending a whole often-frustrating year analysing Gail Jones and her novel Dreams of Speaking, she will always be one of my favourite authors and that will always be one of my favourite novels. She taught me a lot and Dreams of Speaking was there for me when life was crap for awhile. if it wasn’t for her words, I probably would never have finished writing my thesis or reach the result I ended up with.
10. Patrick Ness
Patrick Ness is a novelist/journalist/lecturer and lives in London. His novels A Monster Calls, More Than This and The Chaos Walking Trilogy are wonderfully original and magical books and I’d read them again and again.
11. J.R.R Tolkien
12. David Levithan
13. Paul Jennings
14. Haruki Murakami
15. Stephanie Perkins