Thursday, 25 December 2014

Top 10 Authors - 2014 Edition (Day 9)

Hey everyone! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Today I'll be talking about my 9th post in the series. In this edition, the theme is 'Top 10 Authors"! This list includes the different authors whose books I particularly like reading. This list is in no particular order.

The other posts in the Top-10 list for 2014 so far include:


Without further ado, I present my top favorite authors! This list is in no particular order.

Note: The author bio comes from either goodreads or the authors website itself.

1. Cassandra Clare

Author Bio: Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilogy and a New York Times bestseller. Cassandra lives with her husband and their two cats in Massachusetts.

Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr

Thoughts: I will always love Cassie Clare and her Shadowhunter series - especially since her writing got so much better now! 

2. Charlotte McConaghy

Author Bio: Charlotte started writing when she was 14 in her home town Armidale. She now has six books published and lives in Sydney. She loves to read and write sci-fi/romance/fantasy. She has just released 'Fury', a dystopian sci-fi novel published by Momentum, and 'Thorne', the second book in her romantic fantasy series 'The Chronicles of Kaya', published by Random House.

Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter

Thoughts: Even though Charlotte isn't necessarily a very well-known author, I have always really admired her sophistication in writing and the high-fantasy worlds and plotlines she spins up!

3. Sarah J. Maas

Author Bio: Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series. Heir of Fire, the third book in the series, will be out in September 2014.

Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter | 

Thoughts: Sarah J. Maas is one of the most perfect writers ever! Her writing is beautiful and she brings in the most wonderful elements into her novels! I love how her stories include faeries and assassins and royalty and just look under my "Top 10 Genres" and you will realize that these are some of my favorite things ever!


I know that I promised my top 10 authors but honestly I don't really have many authors I would consider my absolute favorites. The above 3 are the ones that I would buy every single book they publish and love every single one of them as I have with all their previous books. These few are those who come super close to being one my top too but I'm still testing their books out ya know. This list is also in no particular order.

4. Stephanie Perkins

Author Bio: Hi, there! I'm Steph, and I wrote ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS, LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR, and ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER. I also edited (and contributed a short story to) a romantic holiday anthology called MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME. My next YA novel will be horror—a teen slasher published by Dutton.

Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Tumblr | Blog 

Thoughts: I love Stephanie's writing because of all the fluffy details in the book and just everything! However, as I didn't like Isla as much as I hoped I would, I am including her here for the time being.

5. Michelle Hodkin

Author Bio: At the age of sixteen, Michelle Hodkin lost the rights to her soul in a poker game with pirates just south of Natchez. Shortly thereafter, she joined an acting troupe and traveled the world performing feats of wonder and mischief. She has been seen on stages nationwide and earned rave reviews for her one woman performance of Titus Andronicus before writing the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer Trilogy. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and its sequel, The Evolution of Mara Dyer are available now, and the third book in the trilogy, The Retribution of Mara Dyer, hits shelves on November 4th, 2014. Michelle lives with her three rescued pets and may or may not be a reliable narrator of her own life.

Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Tumblr | Pinterest

Thoughts: Mara Freaking Dyer. Nuff said.

6. Jandy Nelson

Author Bio: Jandy Nelson received a BA from Cornell, an MFA from Brown in poetry, and another MFA from Vermont College in writing for children and young adults. A literary agent for many years, she is also a published poet. The Sky Is Everywhere is her first novel. Jandy lives in San Francisco.

Links:  Website | Goodreads | Twitter 

Thoughts: I'll admit that I've only ever read one book by her AKA "I'll Give You the Sun", which is also my favorite book of 2014. Because of how struck and affected I was with that book, Jandy Nelson immediately rose to become one of my all time favorite authors.

7. Rick Riordan

Author Bio:

Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Blog

Thoughts: I will admit it first hand that I did not enjoy Rick's Kane Chronicles at all. However, I've always loved his Percy Jackson series and his Heroes of Olympus series. As such, I still consider him a personal favorite of mine.


Finally, her who will always remain in my heart fondly and forever.

8. J. K. Rowling

Author Bio: Biography

Thoughts: I love the Harry Potter series. They were my child hood and I will forever love Rowling's writing. I just haven't read the rest of her books to put her down as my favorite of the favorites but she is one of them still.

Alright that's it from me. I honestly did try to think of more authors that I could add to this list but I could come up with no more! I honestly read a lot from many authors but none have struck me as much as these authors do. 

Finally, do look out for my FINAL Top 10 post tomorrow! The theme will be 'Top 10 Books/Series'! I cannot believe that we have come so far with this series!

If you are interested, please still do join me in creating this top 10 2014 end year series comment down below the link to your top 10! I would be most glad and excited to look at it :)

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** All opinions are mine and are in no way influenced by anyone or anything.

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