Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Top Ten Favorite Authors

Readers of my grown-up book blog, Book By Book, may remember that I used to do a weekly feature, Ten for Tuesday, with a top ten list each week (you can check out my past grown-up Ten for Tuesday posts and my past kids/teen Ten for Tuesday posts).  Well, someone else has started a very similar weekly meme, and I decided to jump in and participate!

The Broke and the Bookish has a weekly question for bloggers for its Top Ten Tuesday meme (see the similarities?).  This week's theme is Top Ten Favorite Authors.   Sounds like fun!

I'll limit this list to kids/teen/YA authors, but you can read my list of favorite grown-up authors at Book By Book.

So, here we go, in no particular order:
  1. Suzanne Collins (I loved her work even before Hunger Games)
  2. C.S. Lewis
  3. Madeleine L'Engle
  4. J.K. Rowling
  5. D.J. MacHale
  6. Carolyn Keene (had to include this one since I devoured Nancy Drew as a kid!)
  7. Dr. Seuss
  8. Judy Blume
  9. Margaret Peterson Haddix
  10. Kate DiCamillo
Wow, that was tough.  You can tell it was a stream-of-consciousness thing by the way I mixed in authors from my child with authors more recently read.  There are so many good ones to choose from!

How about you - who are your favorite authors?


ibeeeg said...

I see you wrote a Top Ten list...cool! :)

Fantastic list.
Rowling is on many lists including mine.
I read a book by Haddix, her first in the Hidden series. I liked the book. Need to read more.
Of course, I love CS Lewis. Suzanne Collins, I think I should read that other series of hers, I am forgetting the title, but her HG series has left me a bit meh.
ooo... Judy Blume... Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. Loved that book... "I must, I must increase my bust." LOL. :gasp: I have not introduced my girls to Blume, I must change that...now!
Believe it or not, I only like a few Dr. Suess books...I know, I know... My favoirte is There's A Wocket In My Pocket. Love reading that one aloud!!

Again, I am so glad to see that you wrote a Top Ten list. :)

Jan von Harz said...

All great authors. Just found out about MacHale's second book in the Morpheus Road series will be release in April.

Andrea said...

Great list! I love that you included Carolyn Keene!

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

Your list:
1. Suzanne Collins ...I should have put her on my list, too. I love Hunger Games. The whole series.
2. C.S. Lewis...I left him off because I am reading Screwtape letters right now and don't like it. Bad reason since I adore Narnia.
3. Madeleine L'Engle... my childhood favorite.
4. J.K. Rowling...so obvious I left her off. Poo.
5. D.J. MacHale ... haven't any of hers/his but kids like the Pendragon series.
6. Carolyn Keene...I was a fan as a young girl, too.
7. Dr. Seuss...of course
8. Judy Blume...I'm a smidge too old.
9. Margaret Peterson Haddix...My youngest daughter loved her.
10. Kate DiCamillo...For a long time I told everyone that my favorite book was Because of Winn-Dixie; my sister, an elementary teacher adores her.

Sue Jackson said...

Anne - I'm a HUGE fan of Pendragon! It's an amazing series.