Hi everyone. I have been rather absent the last few weeks, so the other day I posted a question on Twitter to have a chat with some of you, and to pose a really difficult question – in hopes of getting to know you a little better and get some new book recommendations.
So why was this such a hard question? Well, the question was to tell me your absolute all-time favourite author! Only one. No more.
Yes, I know I am evil, and I was told several times that I am a horrible person for asking such a question! Whereas, some people didn’t even have to think about the answer – and that is because those people have found “the one”.
For those who haven’t found “the one”, this is a really horrible question, as it is likely you have many favourites, all for various reasons. I was definitely like this until I found “the one” – and for me, of course this is Laini Taylor.
So, whether this was a difficult question or not, I got some really interesting answers. And surprisingly I got a lot of answers naming authors that I have not read yet! This is one of the things I love about the bookish community, sharing your love for books – so I thought I would share with you the answers I received, in hopes that you too will find “the one” (or at the very least, some amazing books/authors).
Here are the responses to the “tell me your absolute all-time favourite author” question:
Although she thought I was a terrible person for asking this question, as she has favourites for different situations, @theresaninkspot’s all-time fave is Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
@kynndean’s new favourite is Becky Chambers. I her own words, “Her debut affected my feels like no other book before it”.
@happyindulgence and @A_SunnySpot both listed Rachel Caine as their all-time fave. @happyindulgence loves her adult urban fantasy titles, while @A_SunnySpot is a huge fan of the Morganville Vampires series.
@joysofbookworms named Tamora Pierce as her fave, and suggested to start with her Tortallian series (which she described as “fantasy, magic, royalty, knights, dragons, etc”).
@pixelski picked my second fave author, Sarah J Maas. @LaraTheReader also named Sarah J. Maas as one of her favourites (she cheated and named two lol).
Then @pixelski named Jessica Shirvington as her second favourite author – this came out during a further discussion, and not the initial question, so therefore I allowed it ;)
@nicolehasread named up Sara Douglass as her favourite author.Although a fan of all of her work, @nicolehasread said that the Axis Trilogy and Wayfarer Redemption were her favourites.
Although it was a mean question, @Dailyprophecy named Juliet Marillier as her favourite. She suggests to start with Daughter of the Forest.
@notjacquident said that Douglas Adams was her favourite “by a mile”. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is her favourite book in the world.
@PaperFury, @sydneyny_ and @bayy_245 named Maggie Stiefvater as their favourite author. @PaperFury said she isn’t even hesitate or deliberate in naming amazing author as her favourite.
@chasingfaes said that Victoria Schwab is her hands down favourite.
@abookishheart said that Patrick Ness is her favourite of favourites.
@KeelyC_’s favourite author is Ally Carter.
@Brianna_daSilva said that H.G. Wells is her favourite, and although no longer with us, that his writing lives on so he’s kind of immortal.
@braidenasciak said that Andrew Smith is his favourite, naming Winger, StandOff, Grasshopper Jungle, 100 Sideways Miles, Stick, In the Path of Falling Objects as some of his favourite titles.
@divabooknerd said that her favourite author is Tahereh Mafi, “hands down”.
@lilradrad said she has been a fan of Lisa Kleypas’ for 17 years and counting.
@readatmidnight’s favourite is Catherynne Valente.
@carliMAREE and @PrincessicaOB said that Rick Riordan is their favourite author.
@thefilipinabn said that Penny Reid is her favourite forever.
Although she cheated and named two authors, @LaraTheReader named J.K. Rowling as her favourite (well, one of). But I will allow this as an answer, because, you know, it’s J.K. Rowling!
@happyendingblog said that Bentley Little is her all-time favourite, saying his writing is “downright scary and I absolutely love it, like The Store and The Association“.
So overall, a varied list of favourite authors! And I will admit, a lot that I haven’t read. So that means I will now be adding a lot of books to by TBR pile :)
Who is your all-time favourite author? Tell us in the comments below!