Hi, guys! I’m super excited to start blogging―even though I am still very confused by WordPress. But I’ll get things figured out! 😛
I was struggling to come up with a topic for a second post, but eventually, it came back around to something I love to do―writing! I love to write and have been writing stories since second grade. I’ve never actually finished anything, but am trying really hard to finish my current project, which I’ll soon have up on the My Writing page. 🙂
But what I also love to do is read. I love to read other people’s writings, and so today, I’m here to give you some of my favorite authors, whose writing I think is 👌👌👌
(I know, you thought I was going to talk about MY writing. It’s alright, you’ll survive.)
Without further ado, I give you the list of my 9 favorite authors of all time!
(Only my top 9 favorite authors because I’m too lazy to think of a tenth.)
The reason this amazing guy is first is because he’s the author I first “fell in love” with. My third grade teacher first read The Lightning Thief and then over the summer, I took it to read the rest of the series, and all the other books he had written. Percy Jackson and the Olympians remain my favorite series of all time―and it’s my favorite series that Rick Riordan has written.
Well, obviously. I read the Harry Potter series just two summers ago, actually, but I remember not wanting to read it at first because it was just something that everyone liked. But I did read it and I loved it! You gotta admit, though, Harry’s the ultimate Gary Stu. (But he’s a successful Gary Stu.)
Yeeeeeeeeees. I call her the YA goddess, because frankly, that’s who she is. I loved her series Legend (THE END WAS SO HEARTBREAKING), and at first, I didn’t really like The Young Elites, because I thought that in the second book, Adelina got waaaay too dark (and that’s coming from a pretty dark person). But The Midnight Star… Oh. My. Gosh. So good. So, so good.
What would this list be without this fabulous grey-haired lady? (Although I am partly ashamed of the fact that I have not yet read the Grisha Trilogy.) I want to squeeze all of her six (*cough* FIVE *cough*) characters and feed them dried mangoes―because they totally deserve it??? Unfortunately, I’d probably get killed before I even got to touch them, but still.
I very recently read and finished The Lunar Chronicles and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE. IT. Marissa Meyer is my hero??? (Among others.) ALL THE SHIPS ARE ADORABLE AND SO OBVIOUS AND YET SO SHIPPABLE LIKE OMG. Ahem. Regain composure, May. But this series was just so good, and while it was completely fluffy at parts―OH WHO CARES I LOVE FLUFF.
Okay, so I also recently read and finished The Raven Cycle which was 👌👌👌 I mean, I haven’t really read all of her other books (and right now, I’m in this stage where I’m just HATING books in first person…) BUT SHE DESERVES A SPOT ON THIS LIST. (You’re welcome, Cait.) But oh my goodness BLUSEY AND PYNCH AND AAGGHH.
And here are the not-so favorite authors (but they’re still great and deserve dried mangoes)
(I didn’t say anything.)
Okay, she’s actually pretty awesome (THIRD PERSON, HELLO), but I haven’t read her books in a long time, sooo. (I know, I know… LODESTAR!!!) Anyone else for Team Sophitz??? (AND WHY, KEEFE? WHY? Also, no spoilers because I haven’t read Lodestar yet. :P)
Heather Vogel Frederick
She wrote one of the less popular series, The Mother-Daughter Book Club. As you can tell, I am a fantasy/sci-fi person―so this realistic fiction series being on this list is like WHAT? MAY! HOW COULD YOU BETRAY US??? Just kidding. But really, it’s a good series and I love all the ships in there (although they’re not exactly ships…). Even though it’s middle/high school drama and I hate middle/high school drama? (But what are you saying, person-who-stayed-up-late-to-read-a-middle-school-drama-book?)
Well, all I’ve read of her books is The Selection series, and pretty much the only reason she’s on here is because MAXERICA FOR LIFE. Also, did anyone else hate The Heir and The Crown as much as I did? Because I really didn’t like it very much at all?
AND THAT CONCLUDES MY FIRST REAL BLOG POST EVER.
Did you enjoy this post? Do you like the “number” graphics? (They took blood and tears, m’dears. No pressure.) Who do you disagree and agree with on this list? Who are some of your own favorite authors? Are our favorite authors similar? DO WE HAVE THE EXACT SAME TOP NINE FAVORITE AUTHORS LIST??? Chat with me!