Top 5 Authors on My Shelf

Happy Wednesday everybody and welcome to My Personal Library series we have going on this week in the Book Nook! Today we are going through my top 5 favorite authors I have personally on my shelf. No more explanation needed so without further ado:

Top 5 Authors on My Shelf

Being a hero doesn’t mean you’re invincible. It just means that you’re brave enough to stand up and do what’s needed.”

Rick Riordan

1.Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is the author of one of my favorite childhood series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians. He was great at keeping pace, informing the audience of the lore, and keeping the reader entertained. While his writing is, my opinion, more geared towards youth readers- I still find his writing entertaining.

Stories never really end…even if the books pretend they do . Stories always go on. They don’t end on the last page, anymore than they begin on the first page.

-Cornelia Funke
Inkspell
(Book 2 in the Inkheart series)

2. Cornelia Funke

Cornelia Funke wrote one of my favorite series as well as one of my favorite books. The Inkheart series and Dragon Rider were rereads for me AND landed on my shelf as an adult. She created well thought out characters, relationship dynamics, and character traits, (flaws, and relationships) that accurately effected the flow of the story. I really enjoy her writing and think that her books reach audiences from youth readers to adults very well.

You must remember, family is often born of blood. But it doesn’t depend on blood. Nor is it exclusive of friendship. Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family.

Trenton Lee Stewart

3. Trenton Lee Stewart

Trenton Lee Stewart wrote The Mysterious Benedict Society series, which I have mentioned multiple times on the blog. The amount of foreshadowing, plot twists, and mind benders he fit into his books without making the reading overcrowded is impressive. Again- his books reach both youth readers and adults (while in different ways) in equal and entertaining ways.

Popcorn for breakfast! Why not? It’s a grain. It’s like, like grits, but with high self-esteem.

James Patterson
The Angel Experiment

4. James Patterson

James Patterson has written so many books it is ridiculous. But despite his enormous amount of writing that he has produced for almost every age group and genre- WHILE maintaining quality is impeccable. He wrote The Maximum Ride series- it was an easy read and full of funny and witty commentary while still emphasizing and supporting the relationship dynamics between characters. Great author in my opinion.

Smart people learn from their mistakes. But real sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others.

Brandon Mull

5. Brandon Mull

Brandon Mull wrote the Fablehaven series. I think he created a fun twist on mythical creatures and wrote a really fun world to be a part of. His writing is definitely geared towards young readers- but again, I had fun revisiting his writing and still enjoyed his books as an adult.

Of course, I need to give a small shout out to J.K. Rowling for writing on of my most beloved book series: Harry Potter. I personally just didn’t want to give her- her own slot as she has been particularly problematic and honestly doesn’t have the most SKILL in writing. Storytelling? Absolutely. But writing style is very basic and therefore didn’t make it to the official list. But her books are near and dear to my heart.

On that note- that is all for today’s blog. Feel free to join me tomorrow for a small list of books I probably wouldn’t re-buy and own in my own collection if the books were damaged or misplaced. and then Friday will be a personal book wish list. Thank you all for joining me today and happy reading!

-Kayte