Top 5 Authors, F-J | Top 5 Tuesday

Hello again! It’s Tuesday, and of course that means it’s time for a Top 5 post. Top 5 Tuesdays and their topics are brought to you by Shanah @ the Bionic Bookworm. Check out her blog, she’s awesome, and this page for the list of topics for March!

And now we continue on to the next set of letters! Some of these letters were very difficult to choose for! G alone gave me a lot of pause! But I’m happy to be spotlighting these authors, so without further ado:

F is for E.M. Forster!

“It isn’t possible to love and part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.”

― E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

I am a huge fan of Forster, or more specifically, A Room With a View, which is one of my favorite movies of all time. It’s just such a beautiful novel and I find myself returning to it all the time. Though I have not read any of his other work, I do hope to, one day. I think he’s a brilliant writer and I’m glad I get the opportunity here to talk about him!

Also, the movie adaptation of A Room With a View is really great! And it stars Helena Bonham Carter, and she’s great!

G is for Gaiman!

“Stories you read when you’re the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you’ll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit.”

― Neil Gaiman, M Is for Magic

Oh Neil Gaiman, how I love you! I’ve read quite a few of his books and I love most of them! His writing is so good! I think he’s such a credit to the genre he writes in. I love the spookiness he achieves without it being pure horror. There’s just something about his writing that really gets to me. I think it’s so easy and thoughtful at the same time. I just easily slip into any story he’s telling.

I also super appreciate the fact that he often speaks of libraries and librarians in a positive way. I really appreciate that recognition from such an established author.

H is for Helen Hoang!

“I don’t want just a night or a week or a month with you. I want you all the time. I like you better than calculus, and math is the only thing that unites the universe.”

― Helen Hoang, The Kiss Quotient

I only recently have fallen for Helen Hoang, but I’ve fallen hard. I now eagerly anticipate any book she writes. I love The Kiss Quotient and really looked forward to reading The Bride Test and when I finally read it…*chef’s kiss* it was so beautiful and I loved it just as much Kiss Quotient. I think she has such a way with words and her characters are always so real and so easy to connect with. I cannot wait for her next book and I’m sure she has a long, bright future ahead. Plus, I love that she writes neurodiverse characters! It’s something you don’t often see, especially in the romance genre!

I is for Kazuo Ishiguro

“I keep thinking about this river somewhere, with the water moving really fast. And these two people in the water, trying to hold onto each other, holding on as hard as they can, but in the end it’s just too much. The current’s too strong. They’ve got to let go, drift apart. That’s how it is with us. It’s a shame, Kath, because we’ve loved each other all our lives. But in the end, we can’t stay together forever.”

― Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

I’ve talked on this blog before about my love for Ishiguro and for his amazing novel Never Let Me Go. I love that book so much. It’s one of my top 5 books of ever and I just love how Ishiguro captures the world and the people in it. His writing is so poetic, but in a really accessible way. It never comes across as trying too hard or highbrow. Though I’ve only read two of his books, I know that as I continue to read more, I’ll most likely continue to fall in love with his writing. If you haven’t checked him out before, please do!

Plus, the movie adaptation of Never Let Me Go is fantastic! Cannot recommend enough!

J is for Diana Wynne Jones

“You must admit I have a right to live in a pigsty if I want.”

― Diana Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle

I think J was my hardest letter! Not because I had so many authors to choose from, but the opposite – not too many. Still, I think Jones is a great choice, because I really enjoyed her book Howl’s Moving Castle and I’m kicking myself that I haven’t finished that series. I know she’s a powerhouse in the world of fantasy and so I’m looking forward to exploring more of her work!

Thoughts & Thanks!

So, any of your favorite authors make my list? Which letters are you looking forward to most? Make sure to check back again next Tuesday for the next installment!

Thank you for reading this post. And, as always, happy reading!

7 thoughts on “Top 5 Authors, F-J | Top 5 Tuesday

    1. Thank you, Flora! Yes, it’s good that we can choose either first or last name. I figure I’ll have to do that when I get to some tricky letters! Thank you for sharing your post! I look forward to seeing your future lists!

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  1. I’ve got Neil Gaiman down as my ‘G’ also and I’ve seen him crop up on several lists which is no surprise because he’s done so much in terms of writing. I think his children’s books actually are his best work but I’m a fan of it all really!

    I have yet to read any of Diane Wynne Jones work but really want to. I’ve seen the film of Howl’s Moving Castle and loved it, even though I’ve been told the book is different I think it would still be a great story.

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    1. Yes, I love Neil Gaiman’s books for children! And I have both read and seen Howl’s Moving Castle. They are different, but I like them both. They each tell a great story!

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