Name a few of your favorite of all time authors?Name a few of your favorite of all time authors? Leslie #questionnaire
Haruki Murakami – Virginia Woolf – Laurens van der Post – Jack Higgins – Stephen King – Jonathan Carroll – Penelope Lively – James Lee Burke – Iris Murdoch – Cormac McCarthy – Dean Koontz – Charles Dickens – Michael Ondaatje.
Penny Vincenzi, Stephen King, Scott Turrow..
Orwell..sue townsend…Irvine welsh..
Kristin Hannah, Chevy Stevens, Karin Slaughter, Joe Hill, and most of Stephen King
Kristin Hannah, Cecelia ahern, sarah morgan and Amanda prowse
George Eliot. Charles Dickens. W M Thackeray. Virginia Woolf. Henry James. E M Forster. Elizabeth Bowen.
Evelyn Waugh, Patrick Hamilton, Amos Oz, Anthony Powell, and Kingsley Amis.
Philip K Dick
Ursula Le Guin
Christine feehan, Laurell k hamilton, Stephen king
can I just say this is an awesome post as it lets people check out new authors 😀
I know right? I’ve already jotted a few down..woo hoo 🙂
Georgina Wyatt-Quinlan Thanks
Jack London and Jim Butcher
Colleen Hoover and Taryn Fisher
@Kristy @AJ Mary Kubica Fiona Davis
Jane Austen, Alexandre Dumas, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Charlotte Brontë, Stephen King, Rainbow Rowell.
Siri Hustvedt – Julio Cortázar- Henrik Ibsen- Virginia Woolf
Both Brits: Elizabeth Goudge & Jane Austen.
Stephen King, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Cathy Glass, Michael McDowell, Edgar Allen Poe, Dan Simmons, Robert R McCammon, Lisa Scottaline, F Scott Fitzgerald,
William Boyd, John O’Farrell, Chaim Potok, Amy Tan, C.S.Lewis, Khaled Hosseini, Vikraim Seth
Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Thomas Hardy, Edith Wharton, Jane Austen, Anthony Trollope, Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, Stephen King, Jodi Piccoult…
Stephen King, John Ajvide Lindqvist, JK Rowling, Roald Dahl + many more
Kristin Hannah, Karen White, William Kent Krueger, John Sandford, Elizabeth George, Mary Alice Monroe
Augusten Burroughs, David Sedaris, Jeannette Walls, Jenny Lawson, Laurie Notaro, Gillian Flynn, Khalid Hosseini…
Maeve Binchy, Harlan coben, Jodi picolut, hmmm I’m sure there are more!
Lisa Gardner Mary kubica Chevy Stevens
Anne Tyler is my favourite
Mercedes lackey. Holly lisle. Jim butcher. Joel Rosenberg. @Mel. Linda prather. @Caroline. @Mel
Wow, thank you so much for the mention, Sean. <3
Shakespeare, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, William Faulkner, Saul Bellow, Flannery OConnor, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, Philip Roth, William Gaddis
Colleen hoover /jennifer l armentrout / jenny han
Victor Hugo, Charles Dickens, Carson McCullers, Philip Roth, Willa Cather, Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Thomas Hardy, Mario Vargas Llosa, Honore de Balzac.
Great list ? love the classics too
Kate Forsyth, Jennifer Fallon, Marissa Meyer, Kim Falconer, James Clemens and Jane Austen.
Terry Pratchett. Neil Gaiman. Indra Das. Victor Lavalle. Helen Oyeyemi. Tananarive Due. Stephen King. Joe Hill. Margery Lawrence. Clark Ashton Smith. M.R. James. Agatha Christie.
Terry Pratchett, Stephen King, Larry Corriea
Carl hiaasen, Isabel Allende, victor villasenor, Carlos Ruiz zafan, Alice Hoffman, Fannie flag, Sarah Addison Allen, Mary Higgins Clark
Austen, Hardy, the Brontes. Winston Graham
Amazing author and he is local for me.
@Sean Local for me, too! I’m only a town away ? He’s been a real inspiration as I publish my own debut
Over 80 novels he has put published all kids books or going adult but so good
@Sean I know ? I grew up with the younger kids books, and I still love the young adult books
I am too old to have grown up with him. I only found his books this year
@Sean Oh, I’m only 16 so I’ve read them all through elementary and highschool ?
Nice. Can I ask which one is your favourite
@Sean I love the Rule of Three series, they’re my favourite of his and in general ?
Have them but haven’t read them yet. Shattered is my favourite
@Sean Definitely worth the read! I haven’t read Shattered yet, I’ll have to check it out ?
Jane Austin, Lisa Klepas, Julia London, Mary Higgins Clark
Dana Stabenow, Sharyn McCrumb, EJ Copperman, Stephen King, Agatha Christie
James Patterson, Lisa Gardner, Meg Gardiner, M.J Arlidge and Robert Dugoni
Alison Weir, C.W Gortner, Karen Harper, Emily Giffin, Jane Green, Nicholas Sparks, Daisy Goodwin, Kevin Kwan
Elizabeth Berg, Erica James, Maeve Binchy, Renee Rosen……
Daphne du Maurier
William Goldman, John Sanford, Lee Child, Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut.
James Lee Burke, Jim Harrison.
T.S. Joyce, P. Jameson, Dee Ellis, Alexa Riley, Terry Bolryder, Kim Gox… so many more
Laura Ingalls Wilder, Charles Dickens, Lord Alfred Tennyson, LM Montgomery, Harper Lee, Jane Austen
Lillian Jackson braun, miranda james, leann sweeney and Victoria Thompson
James Frey, Colleen Hoover, Stephenie Meyer, Anthony Bourdain, Lisa Jewell, Caroline Kepnes
Stephen King, J. K. Rowling, Alexandra Bracken, Richelle Mead, Rachel Caine, Victoria Holt… I could go on and on lol I just love reading!????
Abbi Glines, Colleen Hoover, Samantha Young, Tillie Cole
Suzanne Young, Richelle Mead, Victoria Evers, Jennifer L Armstrout
Brene Brown, Colleen Hoover, Fredrick Backman, Jodi Picoult.
Barbara Kingsolver, Jodi Piccoult, J.K Rowling, Kate Morton, Mary Higgins Clark, Elin Hilderbrand
Kurt Vonnegut, Anne Tyler, Dan Brown, John Grisham, James Baldwin, and Jane Austen
Stephen King,Nora Roberts and John Grisham
Sophie Kinsella, Jojo Moyes, Liane Moriarty…
Dorothy Dunnett, Hella Haasse, Doris Lessing
Mary Higgins Clark
Agatha Christie, Ayn Rand, Ernest Hemingway, Jane Austin, Paulo @Coelho, Orhan Pamuk …
I love Cecilia Ahern
Tamora Pierce is one that’s followed me from childhood to adult hood that I still adore.
Neil Gaiman, John Connolly, Christopher Moore
JK Rowling, Chris Carter, Peter James
Looking at my bookcases, the authors I have read the most (more than 3 books) are:
*Kate Atkinson (5)
Lee Child (7)
Sebastian Faulks (3)
*Kristin Hannah (6)
John Irving (4)
Stephen King (5)
*Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling) (3)
Peter May (8)
Kate Morton (4)
Jodi Picoult (20)
*Tom Rob Smith (4)
World War II stories (14)
This is spread over many years. This is based on quantity not quality. * are my current best authors
Malcolm Gladwell, Mitch Albom, Paula Hawkins, Stephen King, George R.R. Martin
Ivan Doig, James Michener, Cormac Mcarthy, Hemingway, Steinbeck……
Khaled Hosseini, Jojo Moyes, Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen, Dennis Lehane
J. K. Rowling, Yasmine Galenorn, Alexandre Dumas
Betty Smith (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn), Ken Follett, John Irving, Steinbach, Herman Wouk…my list goes on and on
Poppy Z. Brite
Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Mary j Williams
I used to really be into Nora Roberts, Danielle Steel, Diana Gabaldon and a few others, however I have found that in the past 6 to seven years of reviewing books for Indy writers that they have a great quality of storylines.
James Clavell, Tom Clancy, George R R Martin, Tolkien, Charlaine Harris.
Steven king,Dan brown and meave binchy
M J Arlidge
And loads more
Jasper Fforde, Juliet Marillier, Diana Gabaldon. Edward Rutherfurd
…to name a few…
James Patterson, Janet Evanovich, Dean Koontz, Karen Slaughter, Karen Robards
Reynolds Price, far and above everyone. Michael Ondaatje, Jim Harrison, Boris Pasternak
Clive Cussler, Raymond Benson, John Whitman, Tom Clancy, Brad Thor, Don Pendleton, Robert Heinlein.
Preston & Child. The Agent Pendergast books.
Anne Tyler, Henning Mankell, Alice Adams.
Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle
JD Robb/Nora Roberts
Charles Dickens, A. J. Cronin, Fitzgerald, Bradbury, Ellery Queen,….
George R.R. Martin
Janet Evanovich, Debbie Macomber, Allen Eskens
James Michener; A.J. Cronin; Herman Wouk; Irving Wallace…now it’s John Grisham; Tim Cahill; Johnathan Tropper…too many others to list!
Patricia Briggs, James Patterson, and Robert Dugoni
Catherine Ryan Hyde, Amor Towles, Sinclair Lewis, Carson McCullers, James Thurber, Mark Twain
De Maurier , Steinbeck, Hemingway, Austen, the Bronte sisters, Dickens
@NicolaNicola, Lurlene McDaniel, Francine Pascal
Joyce Carol Oates
Steinbeck, Hemingway, John Grisham, Elizabeth Berg, Lolly Winston, although she has only written 2 books. I wish she would write more. And I love Ruth Reichl’s memoirs!!
James Patterson, Alice Hoffman, CJ Box
J.R.R Tolkien, Khaled Hosseini, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Louisa May Alcott, Karl May, Charles Dickens
Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens, Carole Matthews, Holly Martin, Darcie Bolyn…I could go on all day…
Angela Elwell Hunt
Died long ago – Agatha Christie, Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, and Mark Twain
Recently died – Sue Grafton and Ruth Rendell
Alive – Elizabeth George, Ruth Ware, Elizabeth Haynes, Tana French, Eric Rickstad, J K Rowling, Christopher Fowler, Janet Evanovich, Dennis Lehane. So many others too..these stick out for me though. Plus, I’m always discovering new authors that I end up loving…
Barbara Kingsolver, Anne Tyler, Anna Quindlen, Khaled Hosseini, John Sandford, Robert Crais, Tony Hillerman, Marcus Zusak
Sue Grafton, James Patterson, Lee Childs and many more
Sydney Sheldon, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Heather Graham, Jean M. Auel, V.C. Andrews ( back in the day) Nicholas Sparks.
Charles Dickens, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, Ken Follett, Lorna Barrett/Lorraine Bartlett/LL Bartlett, Mitch Albom, Sue Grafton, Tess Gerritsen, Patricia Cornwell, Paulo Coehlo……
Francine Rivers, Lynn Austin, Charles Martin, Laura Franz
Steinbeck, Austen, Michael Connolly, Jonathan Kellerman, Faye Kellerman, Tess Gerritsen, Tana French, J K Rowling, Robert Galbreath
Nora Lofts,Edward Rutherford,Dorothy L.Sayers, John Mortimer, to name a few
M.R. (Mike) Carey, Jessica Shirvington, Isaac Marion and Deirdre Riordan Hall
Stephen King, Lee Child, Clive Cussler, John Sandford, Piers Anthony, Dean Koontz, James Patterson.
Haruki murakami ❤
Judy Blume, Francine Pascal, Nicholas Sparks, John green
Lisa gardner, lisa Jackson
Mark Twain, Shirley Jackson, Richard Brautigan, Janisse Ray, Michael Connelly.
Veronica Roth, J.K Rowling, Anna Sewell, Nicola Yoon, Suzanne Collins, Rick Yancey, Gayle Forman, where do I stop?
Somerset Maugham, William Styron, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pat Conroy, Dani Shapiro, Jonathan Tropper…
O.R. Melling. Dan Brown, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Mary Hoffman, Rick Riordan, Michael Scott, Christine Feehan, Cassandra Clare, Jennifer Armentrout, Paulo Coelho, Stephanie Garber..so many more
Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, Raymond Feist, Stephen King, Tony Hillerman, James Lee Burke, Clive Barker, Anne Rice, Terry Goodkind, Douglas Adams, Robert McCammon…
Brandon Sanderson, Robin Hobb, VE Schwab
Shakespeare and Poe. Also, Jim Butcher, Orson Scott Card, George R. R. Martin, J.K. Rowling, and Connie Willis.
Alex Flinn, Lois Duncan, Jaqueline Green, Barry Lyga, and Ernest Cline.
Linda lael Miller, Maisey Yates, Susan Mallery, Robyn Carr
I like your choices, though I don’t think I know Joyce Maynard I should probably check her out
Yes!! After Her was my favorite. I found that book at a bargain table and it sounded good. I’d never heard of her before. It was so good, I started reading her others! ?
They are all good, but After Her is still my favorite. Plus I still have some to read!
I hope you enjoy!
Sue grafton , j.d robb , jk Rowling , Baroness Orczy, Arthur Conan Doyle., agatha christie , ken follett, John Grisham, Shakespeare
Ernest Cline, I know he is a bit like Marmite but i absolutely love his writing as it takes me away to something so different.
Sarah Waters, Ken Follet.