Favorite Books and Authors

Um…omnivorous tastes so this is by authors:

Lloyd Alexander ~ Prydain Chronicles, Vesper Holly Adventures, etc.

Bill Amend ~ Foxtrot

R. J. Anderson: Knife/ Faery Rebels: Spellhunter, Rebel/ Faery Rebels: Wayfarer, Arrow, Ultraviolet

Kelley Arnstrong ~ Darkest Powers trilogy

Jane Austen ~ Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park, Sense & Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, etc.

E.D. Baker ~ Frog Princess Series, The Wide Awake Princess

Cecily Mary Barker ~ Flower Fairy works, etc.

Dave Barry ~ practically everything, esp. Guide to Guys, Dave Barry Slept Here, Only Travel Guide You’ll Ever Need, Greatest Hits, etc.

Hillaire Belloc ~ Silence of the Sea, Servile State, etc. His essay collections are my favorites.

Alexandra Bracken: Brightly Woven, Darkest Minds

Sarah Rees Brennan: The Demon’s Lexicon, The Demon’s Covenant, Demon’s Surrender, Unspoken

Michael Buckley ~ Sisters Grimm

Linda Buckley-Archer ~ Gideon Trilogy

Francis Hodgeson Burnett ~ A Little Princess

Bliss Carman ~ Vagabondia (poetry)

Isobelle Carmody ~ Obernewtyn Chonicles

Lewis Carroll ~ Complete Works

Ally Carter: Heist Society , Gallagher Girls (after book one)

G. K. Chesterton ~ EVERYTHING

Eoin Colfer ~ Artemis Fowl Series,

Kate Coombs ~ The Runaway Princess, The Runaway Dragon

Helen Cresswell ~ Bagthorpe Saga

Charles Dickens ~ Our Mutual Friend, Pickwick Papers, Christmas Carol, Bleak House, etc.

Emily Dickinson ~ Complete Collected Poems, etc.

Enid Dinnis

Regina Doman ~ Snow White and Rose Red Trilogy

Sarah Beth Durst ~ Into the Wild, Out of the Wild, Ice, Drink, Slay, Love

T. S. Eliot

J. D. Fitzgerald ~ Great Brain Series

Sally Gardner ~ Red Necklace/ Silver Blade (French Revolution Series); I, Coriander

Elizabeth Gaskell ~ Wives and Daughters, North and South, and Cranford

Jessica Day George ~ Dragon Slippers, Dragon Flight, Dragon Spear, Princess of the Midnight Ball; Sun and Snow, Moon and Ice, Princess of Glass

Debi Gliori  ~ Pure Dead Series

Julia Golding ~ Cat Royal Series, Companions Series, Dragonfly, Glass Swallow

Shannon Hale ~ Bayern series; Princess Academy, Palace of Stone

Kersten Hamilton ~ The Goblin Wars (Tyger, Tyger, In the Forests of the Night)

Bret Harte ~ short story collections

Katharine Holabird ~ Angelina Ballerina

Brian Jacques ~ Redwall, Castaways

Diana Wynne Jones ~ Chrestomanci, The Game, etc.

Michelle Knudsen ~ The Dragon of Trelian, The Princess of Trelian

R. L. LaFevers ~ Theodosia Series

Gary Larson ~ Farside

C. S. Lewis ~ practically EVERYTHING

Lesley Livingston ~ Wondrous Strange, Darklight, Tempestuous, Starling

Robin McKinley ~ The Blue Sword

Marissa Meyer ~ The Lunar Chronicles (Cinder, Scarlet)

L. M. Montgomery ~ The Blue Castle, Anne of Green Gables series, Emily series, short story collections, Kilmeny of the Orchard, Jane of Lantern Hill, etc.

Edith Nesbit ~ Bastables, Treasure Seekers, Enchanted Castle, etc.

O. Henry ~ short story collections

Baroness Emmuska Orczy ~ Scarlet Pimpernel series, Lady Molly of Scotland Yard

Anne Osterlund ~ Academy 7; Aurelia

Bill Peet ~ picture books  (also see Don Freeman, Eve Titus and Steven Kellog, among others)

Terry Pratchett

Sarah Prineas ~ Magic Thief series

Agnes Repplier ~ essay collections

Rick Riordan ~ Percy Jackson and The Olympians, The Kane Chronicles, Heroes of Olympus

J. K. Rowling ~ Harry Potter Series

Brandon Sanderson ~ Alcatraz series

Constance Savery ~ Enemy BrothersThe Reb and the Redcoats

William Shakespeare ~ Collected Works

Fulton J. Sheen

Roland Smith ~ Marty & Grace (Cryptid Hunters and Tentacles)

Sherwood Smith ~ Crown Duel, etc.

Lemony Snicket ~  A Series of Unfortunate Events, All the Wrong Questions

Nancy Springer ~ Enola Holmes Mysteries

Maggie Steifvater ~ The Scorpio Races

Hilda van Stockum ~ The Borrowed House, The Winged Watchman, The Bantry Bay series, Mitchells series

Showell Styles (also see Al Avery) ~ Midshipman Quinn series

Laini Taylor: Faeries of Dreamdark series (Blackbringer and Silksinger)

J. R. R. Tolkien ~ The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Silmarillion, Parma Eldalamberon, History of Middle-Earth, Unfinished Tales, etc.

Meriol Trevor ~ The Letzenstien Chronicles and  Sun Slower, Sun Faster (also Rose Round)

Barbara Brooks Wallace ~ Peppermints in the Parlour, The Perils of Peppermints, The Twin in the Tavern, Sparrows in the Scullery, Cousins in the Castle, Ghosts in the Gallery, etc.

Maryrose Wood ~ Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place

Megan Whalen Turner ~ Queen’s Thief (The Thief, Queen of Attolia, King of Attolia and Conspiracy of Kings)

Mark Twain

Anne Ursu ~ The Cronus Chronicles

Vivian Vande Velde

Catherynne M. Valente ~ Most of her stuff, particularlyFairyland

Scott Westerfeld ~ Leviathan (Leviathan, Behemoth, Goliath)

Oscar Wilde ~ The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, Lady Windermere’s Fan

P. G. Wodehouse~ Jeeves and Wooster series, etc.

Patricia C. Wrede ~ Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Enchanted Chocolate Pot series, Raven Ring, etc.

and many, many others….

For mature readers

Ilona Andrews: Kate Daniels

Patricia Briggs: Mercy Thompson, Alpha & Omega, Masques, Wolfsbane

Gail Carriger: Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, etc.

Moira J. Moore: Resenting the Hero, The Hero Strikes Back, Heroes Adrift, Heroes at Risk, Heroes Return

Deanna Raybourn: Silent in the Grave, Silent in the Sanctuary, Dark Road to Darjeeling, The Dead Travel Fast, etc.


4 thoughts on “Favorite Books and Authors

  1. Great author list but, you might want to edit for L.M. Montgomery – it isn’t Kimberly of the Orchard, it’s Kilmeny. Your spellcheck might have missd that. By the way, The Blue Castle is one of my most favourite books.

  2. Thanks! I had not caught that. And I just re-read The Blue Castle and it strikes me again each time just how well written that book really is.

  3. I saw that you are a part of the Debut Author Challenge! That is so amazing that you are supporting debut authors and I only recently found out that I am going to be one!!! I wanted to ask if you wouldn’t mind heading over to my blog and giving me your opinion. As a blogger turned author I would really appreciate it and the publisher is still giving out ARCs so you might have a chance at a free copy! Thank you and I hope you will stop by and check out The Thirteenth Chime!

    Emma Michaels

    P.S.- My release date if Friday the 13th (August this year) isn’t that crazy?

    • Emma,

      That is crazy awesome! Congratulations on becoming part of the Tenners, all these amazing authors getting published this year! It has been a blast participating this year in the Challenge and I look forward to reading your book. (You have such a great cover.) All the best!

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