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The Books of My Numberless Dreams, or Angie's Top 10 18 All Time Favorite Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted @ The Broke and the Bookish

Normally I break out in hives when people ask me what my favorite book/s is/are or who my favorite author/s is/are. My oldest does this to me on a regular basis just to see me twitch. But (very) occasionally, I find myself tempted to see if I can survive having a go at whittling the giant horde down to ten or eighteen (shut up) absolute faves. Like would run back into the burning house favorites. And since this is authors and not single books, I'm not quite as close to hyperventilation as might otherwise be the case. So—despite the fact that not a one of these will surprise you, I mean my husband could probably rattle this list off with his eyes closed—my favorite authors of all time (in alphabetical order by last name). Do we share any?

See my Beloved Bookshelf for individual titles/series by each of these.


Lloyd Alexander

Jane Austen

Kristin Cashore

Susan Cooper

Charles Dickens

Madeleine L'Engle

C.S. Lewis

Juliet Marillier

Robin McKinley

Rainbow Rowell

J.K. Rowling

William Shakespeare

Sharon Shinn

Maggie Stiefvater

Mary Stewart

Megan Whalen Turner

Cynthia Voigt

Ellen Emerson White

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