Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish.
So, narrowing this list down purely to ten people is absurd. It's impossible, really, so I went with twelve people--though I really should have done more--and I picked 12 people that are on my must-buy list that I have discovered since I started blogging, with the exception of the first three that will forever be on my favorites.
1. J.K. Rowling- I feel like this a given and no explanation is necessary.
2. Rick Riordan- My copies of The Percy Jackson series are so worn it's ridiculous. I gobbled this series up as a young girl and forced it on everyone I know, even my sister...who destroyed some of my copies. But let's not talk about that right now.
3. Markus Zusak- Bringer of my ultimate favorite book ever, as last week's TTT post shows.
4. Victoria Schwab- I have read and loved every Schwab novel out there and I am sure I will continue to love everything she produces as well! Her dark atmospheres and amazing way of writing good vs evil struggles makes my mouth water.
5. Melina Marchetta- I would not have discovered her if not for blogging, but I am so thankful that I have!
6. Kristin Cashore- Her fantasy novels are unparalleled. She needs to write something new soon or I may spontaneously combust.
7. Robin LaFevers- Another author I would not have discovered if not for blogging, but all future works are an auto-buy for me.
8. Sarah J. Maas- Sarah J. Maas does crazy things to my heart, and I will always love her for it. The wait for QOS is killing me!
9. Susan Dennard- I feel like Susan and I are long lost friends or something. Every time I read one of her books I almost feel like they were written with my interests as a reader in mind. Her love interests, her plots, her destinations...I just love everything about her writing and will buy anything she writes.
10. Sarah Fine- A dear author friend and an even more amazing storyteller, her dark worlds and habit of exploring dark topics makes me want to read EVERYTHING she produces.
11. A.C. Gaughen- Annie just has the knack for writing kickass main characters that I never want to let go. I can't wait to see what her next piece of work will be! Auto-buy for sure!
12. Marissa Meyer- FAIRYTALE RETELLINGS IN FUTURISTIC SPACE!!! Everything I could possibly want and more!
There are a ridiculous amount of people I am leaving off, so I want to give special shout-outs to JENNY HAN, EMERY LORD, and JANDY NELSON! If this was fifteen authors, you would be the last three! <3
This TTT list was so hard to make, but I can't wait to see what is on everyone else's to perhaps discover some new authors!