Saturday, May 23, 2015

My 10 Favorite Authors of All Time


I like to hear about authors and books other bloggers enjoy, and I decided to write my own list of my ten favorite authors of all time.

P.G. Wodehouse
Anthony Trollope
Patrick O'Brian
Jan Karon
C.S. Lewis
Jane Austen
Anne Lamott
Alexander McCall Smith
J.R.R. Tolkien
Madeleine L'Engle

Books as Food blogger booksasfood.blogspot.com listed her 10 favorites on April 23 and inspired me to write a list. Of course my list may change over time.
Do you like any of my favorites?
Do you have a list of your favorites?

32 comments:

Red Rose Alley said...

Terra, Nel is such a book lover that I'm going to forward this list on to her. I'm curious to see how many authors she knows.

I hope you are well, my friend.

love, ~Sheri

donna baker said...

I've heard of all of them, but don't think I've read any of them.

Lady Jane said...

I love your favorites. Some of which are mine.

Sam I Am...... said...

Hi Terra,
What a great post! I have read and favor about 5 or 6 of yours and now I have some new ones to try! Thank you!
I can't see your list while commenting but if I can remember it was Karon, Lamont, Wodehouse and a couple others that we have in common. Oh, Alex McCall. I also like Beth Hoffman, Jennifer Winspear and so many more!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi terra,
Remember me?? It has been quite awhile since I have been by and glad to see
you are still blogging. Hope you have been doing well hon.
Have to say I didn't recognize too many authors on your list, just 3 I think it
was.......I would have to do some thinking about my favs, cause not sure I really have a favorite author as I
have read books by quite a number of people, and haven't been reading as much as I used to........
right now I am rereading "One Thousands Gifts" by Anne VosKamp and she is quite a gifted writer I must say.

Hope this finds you doing well hon,
Hope you drop by soon,
Blessings, Nellie

Pom Pom said...

Those are some of my favs, too! ❤️

Audrey said...

Thanks for sharing your list! A lot of these are favorites of mine, too.

Happyone said...

I like Alexander McCall Smith
and Jane Austin.
My favorite is Charles Dickens.

Laura said...

What a great list!

One of my all time favorites on your list is Anne Lamott.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.
I really appreciate it.

Blondie's Journal said...

Know of several of these authors...Anne Lamott---just not sure if I like her subjects. Her writing is excellent though.

Jane xxx

Joy said...

I had read so many books, but hardly remember the authors:)
I think I have to list the books that I read now for the record:)

LyzzyBee said...

Heard of all of them, love Trollope and Austen, haven't read Anne Lamott.

Mine are ... hm ...
Iris Murdoch
Thomas Hardy
George Eliot
Larry McMurtry
Anne Tyler
Georgette Heyer
Jane Austen
Elizabeth Taylor
Barbara Pym
Patrick Leigh Fermor

JoAnn said...

Trollope and Austen would definitely be on my list, and possibly a couple of the others. I'm tempted to borrow this idea, too!

Nancy/BLissed-Out Grandma said...

Anne LaMott has given me lots to think about, and my daughter loves Jane Austen. My favorite author is Louise Erdrich; I started with Love Medicine and then read just about everything she has written.

Linda said...

I have read some of each of your favorite writers!
I would add Rosamond Pilcher to my list! I can actually walk into her books and BE THERE!
I love that YOU love books!!

Stella Jones said...

Alexander McCall Smith is a great favourite of mine too Terra. I like your list and to it add some more of mine:
Miss Read
Val McDermid
John LeCarre
Eric Setiawan
Joanne Harris
Joanne Trollope
Leigh Russell
Bill Bryson
Stieg Larsson
Barbara Pym
I am interested in your list and will be checking out some of those not known to me.

Laurie said...

I love C.S. Lewis and Jane Austen. What's really sad is I've never heard of the rest! I think I better get caught up on some reading!

Cranberry Morning said...

I enjoyed your book list! I have a few of the same favorites, C.S. Lewis, Jane Austen, P.G. Wodehouse, and Madeleine L'Engle. Other favorites are G.K. Chesterton, N.T. Wright, Dorothy L. Sayers, and am just starting to read Hillary Mantel. Love her writing style!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I mentioned you on my blog this morning and gave a link to this post! Happy reading my friend. Hugs, Diane

Dewena said...

Just followed Lavender Dreamer's link here. I also love Madeline L'Engle's books, her memoirs, but did read her others to my kids when they were growing up. I'm just now rereading McCall Smith'e Isabel Dalhousie series, and I love Louise Penny's mystery books, read Dorothy L. Sayers books over and over and Charlotte Macleod.

I think my favorite authors are Rumer Goden, Elizabeth Goudge, and Nelia Gardner White.

Love reading, love books, love posts about them!

Crystal Mary said...

Gee I have only heard of two of those. C.S. Lewis and Jane Austen. I have so many, but I believe my favourites are, Corrie Ten Boon, Catherine Marshall, Anja Seton, Catherine Cookson, Jeanette Oake and a new one, Bonnie Leon. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Deborah Montgomery said...

Came over from Lavender Dreamer's post. Love your list and the authors, although haven't read any Trollope. Just got a book from a library used book sale by him though.
I also like Wendell Berry, Elizabeth Goudge, Miss Read, Dostoevsky, Dorothy Sayers, too.

Simply Shelley said...

I'm still reading Jan Karon Mitford series, and enjoying it. I love Jane Austen books as well. Blessings

Vee said...

Yes, I like your list. I'd add James Herriot and Catherine Marshall and E.B. White and Elizabeth Goudge and Lucy Maud Montgomery and...how'd you stop at ten? =D

whiteangel said...

Nicholas Sparks, Lance Horner, Kyle Onstott, Ashely Carter..

Friko said...

There are quite a few in your list which I read too. Perhaps they’re not all time favourites but they are certainly much loved.

Carol Z said...

This is a tough one. I have to give it thought. I picked up a new mystery set in India that looks good. I'll be sending it to you later this summer. No fear about the shoes. I hiked miles and wore my sneakers and orthotics. BookExpo was not the time to be vain about footwear.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Good evening Terra,
There are a few on your list ( great list by the way) I am not familiar with.. Will need to look them up.
Thank you so much for your visit and kind words.
Always a joy to see you there.
blessings,
Penny

Diane Writes said...

Jane Austen will always be a favorite!

Art @ Home said...

There are several favorites of mine on your list, and I'm thinking about starting the school year out with Madeleine L'Engle's books…..Just for fun to get back into the groove of school!

Vintage Reading said...

Yes, Jane Austen is the best. A very rare genius.

Bonnie said...

I love Jane Austen and like almost every single one. Madeleine L'Engle is genius. I read and reread her books as a child. I lived in the public library. I would rather read a good book than almost anything. When my family camped and hiked, I stayed in the tent and read!!!