Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Top Ten Favorite Fantasy Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Favorite Fantasy Authors

1. C. S. Lewis - This was a given, but that doesn't make it any less true! The Chronicles of Narnia and The Space Trilogy!
2. J. R. R. Tolkien - Again, I don't think I really need to explain this. Everyone knows what a genius Tolkien was. And if they don't, they should. 
3. Madeline L'Engle - I simply do not tire of her Wrinkle in Time series. I want to read everything else she wrote!
4. Charlie W. StarrKing Lesserlight's Crown. Read it. You won't be sorry.
5. J. K. Rowling - How can you not love the Harry Potter saga?
6. George MacDonald - I turned to MacDonald on Jack's recommendation. I simply had to read the book that "baptized his imagination". I must confess, I didn't really get it or like it at first. But upon re-reading more than once, I now rather enjoy Phantastes. I've got scores of other tales to read by this one! 
7. Rick Riordan - I love his Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and the follow up - The Lost Heroes of Olympus
8. Cornelia Funke - I'm fascinated with the concept of Inkheart, even if the story itself dragged on a bit.
9. E. Nesbit - another Author I discovered because of C. S. Lewis - he referenced Nesbit as a favorite of his when he was a child. And he retained a fondness for those tales.
10. Brian Jacques - Redwall Series - These books captivated me when I discovered them in 6th grade.

Bonus: Andrew Peterson - Okay, so technically I haven't read his Wingfeather Saga yet... it's been on the to read list for awhile now, but I have a lot of confidence that I will love it... so here's hoping...

Who are your favorite authors in any given genre?


Jenna St. Hilaire said...

Haha, our lists DO always have a lot in common! Maybe I should try re-reading Phantastes. :)

Best of luck with Andrew Peterson! The books are a little episodic for me, especially the first one, but they're also hilarious. If you liked Redwall, it's hard to imagine you not liking the Wingfeathers.

J.L. Neyhart said...

I am looking forward to the Wingfeather Saga, but you know how it is, always in the middle of too many books to keep up with!

You should also read King Lesserlight's Crown by Charlie W. Starr - I am sure you would love it!

Somewhere Only We Know said...

Great list! JK Rowling made mine too.

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Holly said...

I love C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia and of course J.K. Rowling!

Great list!

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