TOP TEN TUESDAY is a meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.
This week's topic is super interesting to me! We always talk about books on my blog and never about authors that much so it's good to put some of those authors in the spotlight and it is WELL DESERVED. Thank you to all the authors out there who create new worlds for us bookworms to live in. You are genius.
1. Sarah J Maas
I was introduced to the world of Throne of Glass this year and I fell in love. Sarah J Maas has easily become one of my favorite YA authors and thanks to her I fell in love with YA fantasy.
2. Nicola Yoon
This one's a debut author. I received her book for review and gave it 4.5/5 stars and it is one of my favorites. I know her book is a bit controversial, but I personally loved it! If not for the content, then for the writing.
3. Victoria Aveyard
This woman's book made me feel all the feels. I was spoiled for the ending, but it didn't take away from how amazing this debut author fabricated the story. Some people hated Red Queen, but I personally loved it SO much. Mainly because I haven't read most of the mainstream books that it was compared to.
4. Amy Zhang
This is the youngest, most admirable author on the list. I love Amy Zhang SOO much. The fact that she affected me emotionally and made me tear up while reading Falling Into Place and have it easily be one of my favorite books that I put a million tabs in it is a clear indication of how much I love Amy. She seems like an amazing human being and it is shown through her writing. It's simple, but hits you right in the feels. She also incorporated physics in Falling Into Place which is totally original and I loved every second of it. I cannot wait to have her other two books in my hands.
5. David Levithan
David Levithan is the king of LGBTQ characters. He writes perfectly diverse characters and I discovered him this year firstly with Will Grayson,Will Grayson, then with Every Day which I gave both 4.5 or 4/5 stars. His books make me thing and they make me happy. I would love to read more of his writing, because I didn't expect to love it that much.
6. Tahereh Mafi
When I speak of amazing writing, I can't not think or mention Tahereh. This woman's writing is absolutely poetic and inspires me in so many ways. Writing is also a hobby of mine and I take her as an example of everything I aspire to be. Shatter Me is one of my favorite series and it was so new to me back then although it is a dystopia, but it wasn't like anything I have ever read before. I was stunned and hooked from the very first page and the strikethrough was a very good touch.
7. Rick Riordan
*cough* I'm too late on this bandwagon *cough* but at least I am on it now.. Percy Jackson reminds me very much of Harry Potter where I'm hooked and obsessed with all of the characters. I don't what it is, but even as an 18 year old, I love it so much! His writing is simple, yet impeccable. It's Greek mythology people.. and I'm a sucker for it.
8. Paula Hawkins
An amazing thriller writer. Paula put me in a stance of continuously flipping through the pages of her book. I was HOOKED and I couldn't put it down. I wanted to bad to unveal the mystery, but I couldn't. I was totally blown away and her writing is amazing, she foreshadows some of the things that will happen in the end and it adds SO much to the story. I loved The Girl on the Train and I definitely am looking forward for anything else that she writes.
9. Stephanie Perkins
I didn't love Anna and the French Kiss. And before you all point your guns at me, I loved the writing and I really liked it, but it's WAAYY hyped up and people give it so much unnecessary credit. Yes, she is on here because her writing was great and the story was cute, but I didn't love her books as much as everyone else did.
10. Colleen Hoover
This woman is everything, and she took last place because I started reading her books in 2014, but I couldn't dare not put her on here. She is amazing you guys. I literally ugly cried while reading all of the books that I've read by her. (books in my favorites order: Maybe Someday, Confess, Never Never pt 1 & 2, Ugly Love) You have to at least try out Maybe Someday and I can guarantee that you'll love it! Her stories are always so emotional and amazingly thought out. Her writing is more than amazing and I drool over her male characters.. so READ COLLEEN HOOVER.