Well, the only book lists I made are related to my favorite books. Now, what if this time, I just write a list of my favorite authors. It can range from classics to fantasy to mythology to mystery.
This is the earliest author I love. I love The Iliad and The Odyssey, which I first read for 10th grade literature. Now, I finally tackled the entire works.
Miguel de Cervantes
He was the creator of Don Quixote. This is actually a tragicomedy. The story of a knight errant and the squire. It is an incredible book, and the musical based off it is incredible. Man of La Mancha is the musical that came out of it.
I have loved him since elementary school. I was raised on the George C. Scott movie of A Christmas Carol. Now I am read a lot of other books by him- Bleak House, David Copperfield, Nicholas Nickleby, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, Tale of Two Cities, and A Christmas Carol. They are all incredible books- A Christmas Carol is my favorite.
Despite his tangents in books, I still love him. Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Misérables are two tragic, but beautiful books. I actually did read the unabridged version of Les Mis- what helped me is my knowledge of the musical.
Louisa May Alcott
I have loved Little Women for a long time, but don’t remember why I liked it. Now, I am actually reading it, and almost finished. No, my love for the story has nothing to do with one of the character names- there is a Meg in this book. All I know is that I love the book.
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Author of Secret Garden and A Little Princess. I think there is something really magical about Secret Garden- in some ways, it does feel like a fairy tale. I don’t know if I ever read A Little Princess, but have fallen in love with the film.
I love Middle Earth so much. Fans of Harry Potter should check out this series. The Hobbits, Elves, Dwarves, and Humans are incredible. I am most attached to the hobbits- Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin. To start with Lord of the Rings, read The Hobbit first. Both stories have dangerous quests. There is just something about this world that draws me in.
I can enjoy mystery, but can easily be a hit or miss. I have read a number of books by her, but my favorites remain “And Then There Was None” and “Murder on the Orient Express”. One of the best things about mysteries is that you do get excited at a death. That is because you are now the detective- so far always guessed wrong.
I think Harry Potter has already made the list of classic. I actually think she got a lot of inspiration from Lord of the Rings. I love the wizarding world- Hogwarts, Hogsmeade, Diagon Alley, etc….I have so many favorite characters from the series- I really love seeing the trials the trio has to face. I now plan to reread the series- Harry Potter was part of what made me a fantasy fan.
I love Narnia a lot. Talking animals, dancing trees, among other things. I love the four siblings, and of course Aslan himself. There are a lot of incredible characters found in this series. All I really know about the series is the first three books due to watching the films. Time for a reread.
I only read two of her books. Uprooted was my introduction. I usually am a bit nervous when it comes to retellings, however I knew Spinning Silver was different. Spinning Silver (retelling of Rumplestilskin) has original characters, original worlds, and an original plot. It feels like a completely different story.
I love Shades of Magic. It is a character-driven story set in 18th century London. This London is split into four parallel, but vastly different. Full of different types of magic, a new language, etc.. I love Kell and Lila- Lila is only co-protagonist. I just love this entire world.
There are other authors I love, but will stop at here
What are some of your favorite authors?