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Top Ten Tuesday


Although I’m trying hard to come up with my own blog-worthy features, (such as Traffic Thursdays, Frilly-Female Fridays, Slant Sundays, etc), I also want to participate in various, fun features as I discover them on this awesome blogosphere of ours. Here is my first contribution to Top Ten Tuesday, which originated on The Broke and the Bookish.

About Top Ten Tuesday, from The Broke and the Bookish blog:
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists! Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It’s a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.
This week’s topic is: Top Ten All Time Favorite Authors
For this one, I needed to consult my Goodreads Favorite Authors page.
1) John Irving
Favorite Book That I’ve Read (So Far): The Cider House Rules
Why They’re a Favorite: His beautiful, lyrical writing; his massive tomes of storytelling draw me in so completely.
Last Book Read By: In One Person
Notes: Need some new Irving in my life!
2) Wally Lamb
Favorite Book That I’ve Read (So Far): She’s Come Undone
Why They’re a Favorite: He writes women characters so well!
Last Book Read By: We Are Water
Notes: Own but haven’t yet read I Know This Much Is True
3) Jeffrey Eugenides
Favorite Book That I’ve Read (So Far): Middlesex
Why They’re a Favorite: Middlesex, basically.
Last Book Read By: The Marriage Plot
Notes: The Virgin Suicides was striking as well; I own Middlesex and The Marriage Plot
4) Stephen King
Favorite Book That I’ve Read (So Far): Gerald’s Game, Full Dark No Stars, 11/22/63 (choosing a fave Stephen King is hard, especially since I have not yet read his Dark Tower series or his more seminal works!)
Why They’re a Favorite: It’s STEPHEN KING!
Notes: I know many Stephen King fanatics; it’s ok to be obsessed, the man is a genius worthy of obsession!
5) Chuck Palahniuk
Favorite Book That I’ve Read (So Far): Beautiful You
Why They’re a Favorite: His pure perversion; his gift for making me eerily uncomfortable while also prompting me to think more critically about humanity
Last Book Read By: Lullaby
Notes: I know his books aren’t for the faint of heart, but I’m only slightly embarrassed to admit I’ve read him 🙂
6) Gillian Flynn
Favorite Book That I’ve Read (So Far): Gone Girl
Why They’re a Favorite: Just.Great.Suspenseful.Writing.
Last Book Read By: Sharp Objects
Notes: Sharp Objects and Dark Places were good but not stellar; she’s still a great writer
7) Stieg Larsson
Favorite Book(s) That I’ve Read: Millenium Series (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
Why They’re a Favorite: The first series I’ve fallen into in a very long time
Notes: Sad that we won’t have any more great books from him 😦
8) Ira Levin
Favorite Book That I’ve Read (So Far): This Perfect Day (been several years)
Why They’re a Favorite: Creepy concepts and written oh so well…
Last Book Read By: Rosemary’s Baby
Notes: Need to keep on with this author
9) Steve Martin
Favorite Book That I’ve Read (So Far): An Object of Beauty
Why They’re a Favorite: Steve Martin is a great entertainer; he is so very talented in all his artistic endeavors
Last Book Read By: An Object of Beauty
Notes: Navin Johnson…that is all
10) Tama Janowitz
Favorite Book That I’ve Read (So Far): Peyton Amberg
Why They’re a Favorite: I’ve only read the one book but I thought it was delicious; I’m pretty sure her others are good too
Last Book Read By: Peyton Amberg
Notes: These two titles: A Cannibal in Manhattan, The Male Cross-Dresser Support Group
Anyone agree that these are awesome authors? Anyone disagree? I can take some discussion over here!
Later, my books and bed beckon me…

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