Hi guys, I hope you are all well. Today I wanted to talk about my favourite authors. I’ve split this post into two categories; fantasy authors and other fiction authors. You guys know by now that I read a lot of fantasy so it made sense to talk about favourite fantasy authors separately. In no particular order, let’s get started.
Robin Hobb – Read: 18 books / Favourite: Tawny Man trilogy
Read: The Farseer trilogy, The Liveship Trader’s trilogy, the Rain Wild Chronicles, the Tawny Man trilogy, the Fitz and the Fool trilogy, The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince and Shaman’s Crossing.
Brian McClellan – Read 6 books / Favourite: Powder Mage trilogy
Read: The Powder Mage trilogy, the first two books in the Gods of Blood and Powder trilogy and War Cry.
Garth Nix – Read 20 books / Favourite: Old Kingdom trilogy
Read: The Old Kingdom trilogy, Clariel, Goldenhand, Keys to the Kingdom series, the Seventh Tower series, Shade’s Children and To Hold a Bridge.
Adrian Tchaikovsky – Read 8 books / Favourite: Echoes of the Fall trilogy
Read: Echoes of the Fall trilogy, Children of Time, Guns of the Dawn, Dogs at War, Spiderlight and Redemption’s Blade.
Sebastien de Castell – Read 8 books / Favourite: Spellslinger series
Read: The Greatcoats series and the first four books in the Spellslinger series
Michael J. Sullivan – Read 9 books / Favourite: Riyria Revelations series
Read: The Riyria Revelations, the first four books in the Riyria Chronicles and the first two books in the Legends of the First Empire series
John Gwynne – 5 books / Favourite: Faithful and the Fallen series
Read: The Faithful and the Fallen series and A Time of Blood.
Ken Liu / Read 3 books / Favourite: The Wall of Storms
Read: The first two books in the Dandelion Dynasty trilogy and Invisible Planets.
Nahoko Uehashi / Read 3 books / Favourite: The Beast Player
Read: The Beast Player, Moribito and Moribito 2.
Guy Gavriel Kay / Read 3 books / Favourite: Under Heaven
Read: Under Heaven, River of Stars, Children of Earth and Sky and the Last Light of the Sun.
Honourable mentions: Jen Williams (read 2 books), Samantha Shannon (read 4 books), Bradley Beaulieu (read 3 books), David Mealing (read 2 books), Katherine Arden (read 3 books) and Trudi Canavan (read 12 books).
Other fiction authors:
Kazuo Ishiguro / Read 6 books / Favourite: Never Let Me Go
Read: Never Let Me Go, the Remains of the Day, An Artist of the Floating World, the Buried Giant, When We Were Orphans and A Pale View of Hills.
C. J. Sansom / Read 7 books / Favourite: Revelation (Shardlake book 4)
Read: First 7 books in the Shardlake series.
Madeleine Thien / Read 2 books / Favourite: Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Read: Do Not Say We Have Nothing and Certainty.
Elizabeth Gaskell / Read: 5 books / Favourite: North and South
Read: North and South, Wives and Daughters, Cranford, Ruth and Mary Barton.
Jane Austen / Read 6 books / Favourite: Pride and Prejudice
Read: Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey and Emma.
That’s all for today. There are just so many authors I could talk about. Some of the honourable mentions are so close to being favourites but I kind of want to read a few more books by them before they make the list :). Are you a fan of any of these authors? I’d love to know if we have similar tastes. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.