Favorite authors

I can’t choose a single favorite of hardly anything — a favorite color, a favorite candy, a favorite cereal, a favorite meal, a favorite fiber, a favorite place. My preferences change depending in large part, I think, on my mood, but I also like crave variety. So when it comes to favorite books and favorite authors, it shouldn’t be surprising that I’ve got lists (and even those are in flux) rather than singular ultimate favorites.

I can’t be alone in this, can I?

My favorite authors — in no particular order

  • Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • Leo Tolstoy
  • Francine Rivers
  • Randy Alcorn
  • Sibella Giorello
  • Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Beth Kephart
  • Madeleine L’Engle
  • C.S. Lewis
  • J.R.R Tolkien
  • Patrick O’Brian
  • Anne Lamott

Some of these are new favorites, some of them are old favorites.

And then, because I can’t stop there, I made a [probably also incomplete] list of authors who are potential favorites, but since I’ve only, alas, read one of their books so far, I can’t be sure.

Potential favorite authors

  • River Jordan
  • Kathleen Norris
  • Athol Dickson
  • Walker Percy
  • Claudia Mair Burney
  • Mitali Perkins
  • John Irving

Who are your favorites? Any potential favorites?


5 responses to “Favorite authors

  1. My list of favorite authors is always changing as well, but I do have a few that I will always try to read their latest book: Lisa Unger, Chealea Cain, Chris Bohjalian, Jodi Picoult and Anita Shreve are 3 authors hat I have read all of their books.

  2. I don’t have lots of favorites, but I do have lists rather than just one. 🙂 Interesting lists!

  3. I am glad to see that you are a fan of Ann Lamott. I have Imperfect Birds checked ot from the library right now and I am very excited about it!

  4. I have a hard time picking favorites too. There are at least four authors I refer to as “my favorite” if they’ve just written a new book, and then I always think about it and take it back and say “one of my favorites”. They’re all so wonderful in their different ways!

  5. Favortites are so hard to choose and my list is always in flux too. From you list I read L’Engle and Lewis as a kid and liked them. I loved the Fellowship trilogy by Tolkien and I’ve only read one Tolstoy, but it will probably be the only one. The others I have yet to try.
    Currently, I’m working my way through ELizabeth Berg’s novels and would consider her a favorite.

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