How are you on this lovely Sunday? The sun has come out again after two days of rain and I am basking! Having a slow day typing out some blog posts, taking insta pics and napping. Mostly napping to be honest.
I recently discovered #SixforSunday, a tag created by Steph on A Little But A Lot while browsing LGBTQIA+ books. February was in the spirit of Pride and while I missed the tag itself my TBR has grown yet again. I wanted to give it at try as well. Here we go, favourite authors! In no particular order, except for the first one 😉
J. R. R. Tolkien
Who else could I start this list off with? I know, boring, I pick Tolkien again but he is the person who created Middle-Earth where I’ve felt at home ever since I first read The Lord of the Rings. I adore the descriptions of nature, the lengthy paragraphs about family relations, the monologuing, the poetic language and so many more things.
What I love most about Tolkien is that while there are a lot of battles and skirmishes the focus is not on war but on peace and on hope. Modern fantasy is different I feel, more focused on action (which is cool, don’t get me wrong) and I’m missing the lengthy descriptions of a single tree over two pages.
Sir Terry Pratchett
I still have a long way to go if I want to read all of the Discworld novels but my girlfriend is a fan as well so luckily we have a small collection already. So far I’ve read a short story collection for children that included the one with the Carpet People. Have also read Feet of Clay and went to see a live audio-book-performance of Jingo and Men at Arms. Loved all of them. The humour is on spot!
A German author I read as a child and now as an adult I still peek inside her stories from time to time. I absolutely adored the Inkworld trilogy and Dragonrider (although I’m not sure that one’s been translated into English). I’m almost too scared to pick up these books again out of fear that I might see them with the eyes of an adult and don’t like them no more. But if I never read them again I will always fondly remember the magic and the adventure I so loved.
Bartimaeus? Anyone? That series was amazing! I think I read the 1st book about three times. The snark, the sass and the sarcasm were gold in those books. So obviously, when I saw that he had written another series about detectives hunting ghosts, phantasms and other supernatural creatures I immediately ordered the first book. I still haven’t read the very last part (shame on me!) but I hope to pick it up soon.
German covers because the English ones are very very very ugly.
I’m so looking forward to On the Come Up! I really loved The Hate U Give and it was one of the best-sold YA books on X-Mas last year in our shop. Mainly because all of us loved it and wanted as many people as possible to read it as well so we kept recommending it all the time. 🙂
The movie hasn’t come out yet where I live but I highly anticipate it!
Aaaaaand the odd one out … Hiromu Arakawa is best known for her shonen manga Fullmetal Alchemist which is to date my absolute favourite manga and anime. The story, the characters, the ending, everything is amazing about it and I have watched the entire anime three times already and am currently working my way through the very last pages of the manga.
These have been my six favourite authors at the moment and I have to say it was very hard to choose. There are so many amazing authors out there and so many books on my shelves.
Let me know what you think! Who are your favourite authors?