Top Ten Tuesday Rewind-My Favorite Authors

Monday, April 18, 2011

This week's Top Ten, hosted by the gals at The Broke and the Bookish, is specially designed for those of us that occasionally miss a week of the action.  It's rewind time-a time to go back and create a post on a past topic that you didn't participate in when it was first posted.  After looking at the list of past topics for what felt like an inordinate amount of time, I rejected Favorite Best Fictional Couples and Best Villains, having posted on those for a different meme.  I finally settled on Favorite Authors, since I've mentioned them a lot but I'm not sure if I've ever actually written a post devoted just to them.  After each author I will list their books of theirs I have read and loved.  So, in no particular order, may I present...

1.  Toni Morrison-The Bluest Eye, Jazz, Song of Solomon, Beloved, Paradise, Love, A Mercy

2.  Alice Walker-Temple of My Familiar, The Color Purple, Possessing the Secret of Joy, Warrior Marks

3.  Octavia Butler-Fledgling, Mind of My Mind, Wild Seed, Patternmaster, Clay's Ark

4.  Barbara Kingslover-Animal Dreams, The Bean Trees, Prodigal Summer, The Poisonwood Bible, Pigs in Heaven, The Lacuna

5.  Chris Bohjalian-Midwives, The Double Bind, Before You Know Kindness, Transister Radio, Buffalo Soldier, The Law of Similars

6.  Margaret Atwood-The Handmaid's Tale, The Robber Bride, Cat's Eye, Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, Lady Oracle, Surfacing, Life Before Man

7.  Stephen King-Carrie, Salem's Lot, The Shining, Dead Zone, The Stand, Firestarter, Cujo, Roadwork, The Dark Tower series, Christine, Pet Semetary, Cycle of the Werewolf, The Talisman, The Bachman Books, The Eye of the Dragon, Misery, Tommyknockers, The Dark Half, Needful Things, Gerald's Game, Dolores Claiborne, Insomnia, Rose Madder, The Green Mile, Desperation, Storm of the Century, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Black House, From a Buick 8, Cell, Lisey's Story, Duma Key, Under the Dome, all of his short stories

8.  Sheri S. Tepper-The Gate to Women's Country, Beauty, Gibbons Decline and Fall, The Visitor

9.  Neil Gaiman-American Gods, Anansi Boys, Good Omens, Interworld (YA), Stardust, Neverwhere, The Graveyard Book (YA)

10.  Roald Dahl-Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, The Witches


  1. fun choice for a top ten. I think we all have author's we love to read no matter what they write. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  2. Barbara Kingsolver is one of my favorite authors too. I also really like Roald Dahl. Great topic!

  3. Love your picks! Kingoslver, Gaiman and Dahl are definitely on my list too.

  4. Brilliant list. I've got both Margaret Atwood and Barbara Kingsolver on my TBR pile. I'm a huge Kingoholic too, and you'll find him on my to ten list as well.

  5. I love Margaret Atwood and Neil Gaiman. They are also two of my favorite authors. Other than Roald Dahl, I haven't read anything by your other choices. Maybe I'll get around to it someday.

  6. Your reading is impressively deep. I like Atwood, Kingsolver, and Morrison a lot also. I'm always vowing to read more of their books.

    Of course, I've read lots of Roald Dahl.

    Here is my list

  7. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

    I agree with almost all of your choices. especially Morrison, Kingsolver, Gaiman, and Walker.

  8. You have listed some wonderful authors here! I have read LOTS of kings books and several of Morrison's. I loved Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman and want to read more of his. Atwoon is in my wishlist.

    Mine is here:


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