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I'm not that well-read, but I'll give you the authors that have caught my attention already:

1. J.K Rowling - because genius

2. Jandy Nelson - because "I'll Give You The Sun" is literally everything

3. Harper Lee - no explanation needed

4. Veronica Roth - a young supertalented author who wrote my favorite YA-serie

5. Sara Bergmark Elfgren - a Swedish author who has written "The Circle"-triology together with Mats Strandberg. Very charismatic and clever.

6. Tahereh Mafi - the Shatter Me series is beautifully written

7. Joyce Carol Oates

8. Suzanne Collins

9. Becca Fitzpatrick

10. Astrid Lindgren - even if I'm no longer reading her books I will always bear her stories with me

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Whittling down the list to only 10 is very hard but here goes:-

 

Kazuo Ishiguro

Jane Austen

Georgina Harding

Jo Baker

Kate Atkinson

Tracy Chevalier

Helen Dunmore

Thomas Hardy

Tim Winton

George Orwell

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Wow this could be difficult. In no particular order;

 

Jane Austen

JK Rowling

Jane Green

Katie Flynn

Milly Johnson

Khaled Hosseini

Penny Vincenzi

CS Lewis

Katie Fforde

Jodi Picoult

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You're the first person here at least since a couple of years, who also likes Penny Vicenzi! I quite like her books too :). I've read most of them, except Sheer Abandon, Almost a Crime and her The Spoils of Time trilogy. Nice to 'meet' another fan :).

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You're the first person here at least since a couple of years, who also likes Penny Vicenzi! I quite like her books too :). I've read most of them, except Sheer Abandon, Almost a Crime and her The Spoils of Time trilogy. Nice to 'meet' another fan :).

I'm the same. They are all sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read. She knows how to draw you in. Her books are huge though. :)

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This was actually quite a tough one. It was difficult for me to separate someone who wrote a book that I've liked from someone whose writing is really my favorite. As such, my list didn't make it to ten, but it's a solid list of authors whose work I am pretty much guaranteed to like.

 

Jasper Fforde

Alan Bradley

Higashino Keigo

Masha Hamilton

Margaret Atwood

Louisa May Alcott

M.R. Carey (coming to be...it's 2 for 2 with him so far, so it's a bit early to tell, but there's definitely promise.)

Edited by dtrpath27

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JK Rowling

Stephen King

Harper Lee

Dan Brown

Khaled Hosseneni 

Paulo Coelho 

Haruki Murakami

George RR Martin 

Enid Blyton 

Agatha Christie 

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Very tough.

 

Terry Pratchett

George Orwell

Stephen King

Mark Twain

Rudyard Kipling

RA Salvatore (Drizzt books are a guilty pleasure - like Jack Reacher books)

Richard Dawkins

Alexandre Dumas

Charles Dickens

Neil Gaiman

 

Just missing out:

 

Shakespeare (he'll do fine without my adoration, I'm sure)

Lee Child (love Jack Reacher, who is not Tom Cruise!)

George RR Martin

Joe Abercrombie

Robin Hobb

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Here's my Top 10:

 

William S. Burroughs

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Truman Capote

Helene Hanff

Michael Carson

Agatha Christie

Joe Orton

Neil Bartlett

E.M. Forster

John Rechy

 

I haven't read many of Forster's novels yet, but I was running out of favourites by the end of the list!

 

John Rechy's writing is rather like that little girl who had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead.  (When he is good, he is very very good, but when he is bad he is horrid.)

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This is a hard question to answer because I haven't read enough authors to be able to name 10.

The following authors I have read more than one book and enjoyed them. These are not in order and may change

 

1) Arthur Conan Doyle

2) Sophie Kinsella

3) Charles Dickens

4) Cecelia Ahern

5) Jaqueline Wilson (haven't read any of her recent books but was a huge fan as a teenager)

6) Stephen King

7) Helen fielding

8) Philippa Gregory

I am also adding Emily Bronte and Mary Shelley as I have only read one novel from each and they are amongst my all time favourite books.

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This was harder than my top 10 books!

 

Pearl S.. Buck

Stephen King

Ken Follett

Lee Child

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

John Steinbeck

Elie Wiesel

Phillip K. Dick

Allison Weir

Anne Applebaum

Mine have changed!

 

I keep

 

Pearl S Buck

Alison Wier

Philip K Dick

Elie Wiesel

Stephen King

Lee Child

John Steinbeck

 

And add:

 

Philippa Gregory

Jodi Picoult

Margaret Attwood

 

Missing is Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway and Raymond Carver

Edited by Anna Begins

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I need to revise my choices too:

 

Sebastian Faulks (although I have only loved two of his books, I loved them a lot!!)

Kristin Hannah

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Jojo Moyes

Markus Zusak

Audrey Niffenegger

Charlaine Harris 

Thomas Harris

Victoria Hislop

Daphne Du Maurier

 

New to add:

 

Vanessa Diffenbaugh (she would now top the list)

Anna Hope

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1. Joe Abercrombie

2. John Green

3. Jay Asher

4. George R. R. Martin

5. Homer

6. Terry Pratchett

7. J. R. R. Tolkien

8. Anne Rice

9. William Shakespeare

10. Max Frisch

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My top 10 right now (in no particular order)

 

1. Pepper Winters

2. Karen Marie Moning

3. C.L. Wilson

4. Tiffany Reisz

5. Kristen Ashley

6. Jennifer L. Armentrout

7. Suzanne Collins

8. Lora Leigh

9. Stephanie Laurens

10. J.K. Rowling

Edited by MsBooberella

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I don't know Lora Leigh, but you mentioned her twice. So you have room for one more author :D.

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This list isn't in any kind of order and is subject to change at short notice. 

 

Jorge Luis Borges

Kazuo Ishiguro

John le Carre

Anton Chekhov

Vladimir Nabokov

George Orwell

Patricia Highsmith

Robert Aickman

M R James

Shirley Jackson

 

Bubbling under -

 

Grahame Greene

Walter de la Mare

John Fowles

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Mine is not too hard, and my top two choices will probably surprise nobody!

 

Jack Vance

George Gissing

Frank Herbert

Jane Austen

Bill Bryson

Samuel R Delaney

Richard Dawkins

Marcus Chown

Ali Smith

Neil Gaiman

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George MacDonald Fraser

David Lodge

Larry McMurtry

George Orwell

J.R.R. Tolkein

Robert Graves

Nick Hornby

James Herriot

Patrick O'Brien

Anthony Powell

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So let me think.....(there will be others I have missed no doubt)

 

Joanne Harris

Diane Chamberlain

Sue Monk Kidd

Linda Gillard

Rosie Thomas

Mitch Albom

Carol Drinkwater

Vanessa Diffenbaugh

JK Rowling

Enid Blyton (for all the great childhood reads that got me loving books)

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Today it is....

 

HE Bates

Guy de Maupassant

JRR Tolkein

Thomas Hardy

George Eliot

Kate Atkinson

Balzac

Victor Hugo

Emile Zola

Robert Harris

 

 

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1.Charles Dickens

2. Fyodor Dostoevsky

3.Guy de Maupassant

4. Munshi Premchand

5.Marcel Proust

6.William Shakespeare

7.Robert Browning

8.Tennessee Williams

9.Ivan Turgenev

10.Theodore Dreiser.

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