This Sunday tag is created and run by Steph over at A Little But A Lot. There are some very interesting and un prompts coming up this spring so check it out. Today s topic is Favourite Authors.
I have several favourite authors and according to my GoodReads most read authors, these two lists don’t match 🤔. Maybe I don’t read my favourite authors as much as should. Or maybe the more I read of an author the less I like them as “favourite authors” and more as “entertaining reads”. This is an interesting piece of stat that I feel I need to do something about.
Anyway, let’s dive into the list of my 6 favourite authors in no particular order.
I’ve read a total of 10 books by J K Rowling and it won’t stop there. I have another one on my shelves.
We all (mostly) love Harry Potter series and I’m no exception. I love them and adore them. But I also love her other detective series under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. I love how she can create a story and weave a dense intricate plotline between complicated characters and make surprises away.
I’ve only read 2 books by Brandon Sanderson but I’ve loved both and I really want to read some many more of his but they tend to be big series or just big books and I keep thinking “maybe later”.
My favourite thing is his way of writing magic and his creating magic systems in his book. Warbreaker had colour as the magical element and it was so cool! I also love how he creates his worlds and I love how all his characters feel fully fleshed out and I believe them to be people.
I have again only read 2 books by Leigh Bardugo but they are two of my favourite books. I have Sadow and Bone ready to be read, I just need to get to it.
Leigh Bardugo is great when it comes to characters and creating grey but lovable characters and a lovable group of characters not just individuals. I tend to love all the characters in her books. There is always someone you don’t like or someone you find annoying, but I loved everyone in Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom.
I have read 6 books by Neil Gaiman and they never fail. They are always entertaining from the big epic American Gods to the smaller ones of The Ocean At The End Of The Lane. Stardust was my first one, but I only read it after I saw the movie. My most recent read by Gaiman was Coraline and Norse Mythology.
I love how these stories always have the element of absolution that is also confusion. He has a way of weaving his stories and his fantasies which makes you believe everything in it, but at the same time feel a bit confused and you are not fully sure what happened or what it means, or what the book is actually about.
I have only read 2 books by Nnedi Okorafor but I loved both and they were so different. I have another two books by her on my shelves.
Nnedi Okorafor has the ability to create an original world and magical system with the mix of a piece of African culture. In Binti, she combined Himbu culture with sci-fi. In Akata Witch she combined Nsibidi secret language with fantasy and Nigerian culture. Its really cool and she does it so well.
I’ve read 5 books by Holly Black. I read the entire Moderns Fairytale trilogy last year after I discovered The Cruel Prince. This year I continued with Wicked King and loved it!
Holly Black’s ability to create grey characters and badass females who don’t really care what they look like are beyond anyone else. I love how I go back and forth about a side character being good or bad from page to page and always guessing. Her ending tends to be a surprise too and totally satisfying.
Which author is your favourite?
Is there someone on this list you don’t like?
Let me know!