Who are your top 3 favorite authors?
John Boyne, Fredrick Backman and Alice Hoffman
George Orwell, Douglas Adams, Jon krakauer
Jonathan Franzen, Donna Tartt, David Foster Wallace
Cheryl Strayed, Maya Angelou, Kristin Hannah!
Jackie Collins… Sheila o Flanagan….Daniel steel
Renee Carlino, Jodi Picoult, Krisin Hannah
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Ann Patchett, Pat Conroy
James Rollins, Emily Richards, for now
Georgette Heyer, Janny Wurts, Matt Haig.
John Grisham, Sidney Sheldon and Dan Brown
Wow! We share the same list…
Kind of like asking me to name my favorite child! I have about 40 authors that I like/recommend and have read multiple books by them. But here are three that I immediately buy their next book: Kate Morton, Ken Follett and Jan Karon. Happy reading!
Living authors: Alexander McCall Smith, Louise Penny, Jacqueline Winspear (tied for third with Elizabeth George, Barbara Kingsolver, Neil Gaiman, Alan Bradley, Phillip Pullman and Christopher Fowler.)
This is how I’d have to do it — there is no way I could only pick three!
Diane Haeger Karen White Elizabeth Chadwick
Nora Roberts,Pat Conroy and so many more I cannot rank to third! Jodi Picoult, John Grisham,Catherine Coulter, Susan Elizabeth PhillipsJanet Evanovich. Etc. See what I mean?
Terry Pratchett, Kim Newman, and… Charlotte Bronte
I have never read any Terry Pratchett or Ursula Legainn. Reason truthfully is cause English Sites just bang on about them endlessly – puts me off. Maybe I’ll have a read
I got hooked on Pratchett at an early age, then it became like an addiction, and my dad would let me have a new one every so often, then I got old enough to find them myself. His style does change a fair bit, actually no, his tone changes through his writing life, same style, different tone.
@Harriet good story- why should I a novice commence this journey? I’m serious- why should I start on a pratchett odyssey?
@Frances to try an author that you’ve never tried before. It can either start a beautiful friendship with the author or you move on. Simple.
John Green, Ransom Riggs, Stephen King
Not a bad one in the bunch!
BArbara Pym, Agatha Christie, Jerome K. JErome
James patterson, sue monk Kidd, Margret,Mitchell
Call me old fashioned charles dickens agatha christie and colleen hoover
John Steinbeck, Kurt Vonnegut Jr, Michael Chabon
Maeve Binchy, Ken Follett, Lisa @Sandra
This is really strange. I tried to type in “Lisa Gardner” and my computer forced in Lisa “Sandra Gardner”
Stephen King. Karin Slaughter. Audrey Niffenegger
Barbara kingsolver, Louise Penny, and JK Rowling
Loved the poisonwood bible,
Khalid Hosseini. Pat Conroy. Jane Austen.
Good choices , beautiful prose although pat Conroy isn’t for me
Oh yeah, I forgot about the wonderful Khalid H. Superb!
George Orwell, William Shakespeare…and Terry Pratchett.
Must read the pratchett
So, so many. Enjoy!
@Steven where should I start
Arguably, he starts to hit his stride with Mort, the fourth Discworld book.
I’d try that, Wyrd Sisters, and Guards! Guards! If you don’t like those three, you probably won’t like his work as a whole, in my view.
@Steven thanks- ok to skip book 1?
Yeah – there is a continuity across the books, but it’s fairly loose. The first two books – and arguably the third, Equal Rites, are almost like a dress rehearsal until he gets the Discworld right.
I should add that Equal Rites was the first TP book I read years ago, and it is great fun!
@Steven thanks, great info, I’m a card carrying sci fi nerd whose avoided him forever. I’ll give it a go and let you know what I think.
@Frances I’ve suggested these three as they feature the characters who are among the most ongoing in the Discworld series.
Mort is largely about Death – the only character to appear in every Discworld book – Wyrd Sisters is when Pratchett gets Granny Weatherwax right (although she appears in Equal Rites) and Guards! Guards! has Sam Vimes and the City Watch. As I’ve suggested above, if you DON’T like these, it’s unlikely that you’ll like TP’s fiction as a whole.
@Steven relax-best recommendation for me I’ve ever read xx
@Frances looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
@Steven and I’ll update- give me a few weeks 😞
Diane Chamberlain, Colleen Hoover, Kristin Hannah. Easy!
Louise Penny, Jodi Piccoult and John Grisham
Margaret Atwood, Melanie Benjamin and Paul’s McLain
Text decided to think they know her?? Paula McLain
Neil Gaiman, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Nick Harkaway
Ted dekker, Amanda lee, Josie brown
John Grisham, James Patterson, Kristin Hannah
Elizabeth Jane Howard (pictured here), GORE VIDAL, and John le Carre.
Laura Levine, Mary Balogh, and victoria Thompson.
Michael Connelly, Stephen King, Ted Dekker. …for the moment….it changes from time to time.
agatha christie, sarah waters, lauren oliver
Joyce Carol Oates, Shirley Jackson-the 3rd name rotates
1. Laura Hillenbrand 2. Laura Hillenbrand 3. Laura Hillenbrand
Seriously, my top three changes from time to time but Laura Hillenbrand stays at the top. 💕
Edit to add: Jane Austen!!!
Nora Roberts, Stephen King, Danielle Steel
Great taste!!! 2/3 of mine
Ellen Hopkins, Isaac Marion, Nicholas sparks
Sorry I added a comment on your post and it should have been on Melissa’s above. So I deleted it
You’re fine! I haven’t read a Stephen king book yet, but I have a couple on my piles of books to read this year 😂
In the past vc Andrews, John Grisham and Danielle Steele. Now colleen Hoover, Jodi Picoult and Kristin Hannah
Paul Auster Haruki Murakami David Mitchell
Oh would add David Mitchell to my list too
Robertson Davies, C J Sansom and Alan Bennett ( and Stephan King, and Neil Gaiman and David Mitchell and Jane Austen and so many others) 3 was just an estimate, right?
Jules Verne, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury
Lionel Shriver, Lee Child, Bernard Cornwell
Cormac McCarthy Du Maurier Conan Doyle
Stephen king V.c. andrews Danielle steel
Stephen King Isaac Asimov Neil Gaiman
Piers Anthony, Marion G Harmon, Nora Roberts.
Kathy Reichs, Dan Brown and John Grisham
Ian McEwan, Dostoyevsky, James Lee Burke. It is an impossible question, though, as it changes with time and what I’m reading. Oh, can’t forget Cormac McCarthy.
Robert Galbraith Jodi Picoult Fredrik Backman
Jodi Picoult Faye Kellerman Maeve Binchy
Three? Impossible! 🤣
Kurt Vonnegut, Robert Caro, and others…
Nora Roberts, Jr Ward, Lisa Gardner
Elizabeth George, Tom Clancy, Tessa Dare,…..and many others depending on the genre.
Greg Iles, Lisa Gardner, Dennis Lehane
Jan Karon, Dan Brown, Jonathan Kellerman
Kurt Vonnegut, Jane Austen, and Tom Robbins
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Agatha Christie Premchand
Margaret Mitchell, Charlotte Bronte, Sandra Brown. I know. Weird.
T s Eliot and Emerson and Robert frost
We all like the classics first, but have our dirty secrets next. Lol.
Pat Conroy, Amy Tan, Rick Bass
Josh Malerman, Joe Hill and Neil Gaimen. At the moment. It’s changes sometimes lol.
Susan Sloan, Anita Shreve, Daphne Du Maurier
Brandon Sanderson, Stephen King, and J.K. Rowling.
Jojo Moyes, Donna Tartt, Kristin Hannah Kate Morton and Amor Towles ( more that 3-sorry)
Roberto Bolaño, Henry Miller, Haruki Murakami.
Currently Taylor Caldwell, Louise Penny, Kate Morton
Mine change over time. I’ve been through phases of Stephen King, Sidney Sheldon, Danielle Steele, J.K. Rowling, and Patricia Cornwell, among others. Current favorite is Kristin Hannah.
Danielle Steel when I was younger, Dan Brown now, not sure of the third
Cassandra Clare, Richelle Mead, and Veronica Roth… but that’s just off the top of my head. I like soooo many more! I’m a book lover in general!
Barbara Kingsolver, Kate Morton, third is tough because I’ve read so many good books lately. Right now it would be Wally Lamb. Others could be Anna Quindlen, Wendell Berry, or John Irving.
Jen Lancaster, Jodi Picoult, Lisa Genova
Kristen Hannah, Barbara Kingsolver, and Anna Quindlen.
Stephen King, Anne Rice, Ray Bradbury
Next three would be Roald Dahl, Dean Koontz, Mira Grant
Richard Ford, Phillip Roth, Henry James
Steinbeck, Rick Bragg and Pat Conroy.
Others too….gendres conjure up certain authors.
Pat Conroy, Bernard Cornwall and Jane Austen
John Irving, Anne Patchett, Margaret Atwood
james patterson, dean koontz, jodi picoult
Cassandra Clare, Ellen Hopkins, John Grisham. I like to mix it up a bit.
Consistent over 50+ years: James Michener. More recent era: Rick Bragg. Very recent: Erick Backman.
Fiction – Margaret Atwood, Anne Proulx, Barbara Kingsolver. Mysteries- John Sandford, Michael Connelly, James Lee Burke. Non-fiction Erik Larson, Mary Roach, Jon Krakauer 🤓
Gaiman, Murukami, Lu Hsun
Stephen King.. Lee Child..Ted Dekker for the guy authors and Lisa Jackson..Tami Hoag..Ann Rice for the girls.. although Dean Koontz and Iris Johansen are always in there too! 🤓
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