Thursday, April 23, 2015

Top All-Time Favorite Authors

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Happy World Book Day, everyone! In the middle of preparing for my very last exam, I decided to accept the challenge hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Well, the challenge is called Top Ten Tuesday. But since I am not sure I have that long list of favorite authors, I'm gonna mention less than 10. Let's see who I come up with.

J.K. Rowling
I thank God you finally become one! :) I can't imagine my life without Harry Potter. I still remember the days where I laid on my bed all days after school just to finish all Harry Potter books. Reading her works feels magical somehow. When she published The Casual Vacancy, I fall in love too. But in different kind of love. Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to read The Cuckoo's Calling. One thing I'm sure, I'm looking forward for Harry Potter spin off tv series.

Nicholas Sparks
Well, to be honest, I have read only one of his work, The Last Song. And I haven't written the review. Soon, I hope! I know his stories are cliche, just like any drama story. But somehow, he introduces us to the characters in a deep way. It's easy to feel what the characters are feeling. It's easy to drown to the story. Since I have The Last Song in mass paperback version, I'm hoping to find the others in the same version. So they will look nice on my bookcase lol.

Gayle Forman
Okayyyyy.... I wasn't sure to put her on my list. Butttt... I recently read her works and I was like oh-I-wish-I-didn't-read-it. Her stories are not my cup of tea, but somehow I enjoy reading them. It was started with If I Stay and Where She Went. Now I'm reading Just One Year 'cause Just One Day was driving me crazy. I do hope that one day Gayle would write something heavy, meaningful, and thoughtful. For me, reading her works is like reading teen literature in Indonesia. #imjustsayin'

Agatha Christie
This author is definitely all time favorite. I grow up with her books. My mom is the one who introduced me to Poirot for the first time. I still remember when I was in elementary school, I always had one Agatha Christie's book in my bag. That is why I have mixed collection. I hate Gramedia for releasing new version every year.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
One day when I have a boy, I'll name him Arthur or Conan. I don't know :)) Not that different with Agatha Christie, I grow up with his works. My mom has the old series. The paper of course has turned yellow. I'm really sad that there is no new story for Sherlock Holmes. I have read all stories like more than ten times. So I'm craving for a new one! I'm also obsessed with the tv series by BBC. You should watch it too!


So, I guess that is all my all time favorite authors. I'm pretty sure one day I'd change my mind about the list. Because I'm optimist this world will be fulled by great authors. But I won't replace Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur with any one for sure. Who are your favorite authors? Let's share with us on this great day in bookish world.

2 komentar:

  1. aaaaaaa setuju banget kak sama postingan ini!! emang mereka itu top five all time favorite authors :D

  2. I agree with you, Jk Rowling is the best author in this decade