Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (Freebie week)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list will be posted.  Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to us on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers' lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

This week 10 July : Freebie week (Any topic)

My pick: Favourite authors of mine 

1. Khaled Hosseini - Amazing storyteller. I loved The kite runner. It was such a heartbreaking story and the writer did a great job in bringing alive the pre-war Aghanistan. 

2. Carlos Ruiz Zafon - The shadow of the wind (need I say more). This book is a masterpiece and the writing, the story was just out of the world.

3. John Grisham - I've read three of his books. My favourite would be The rainmaker. Grisham's legal thrillers are a feast for the mind and I especially enjoy his dry sense of humor.

4. Margaret Atwood - I've only read the Cat's eye and I enjoyed it. I'll be reading more books by her.

5. Garth Stein - The art of racing in the rain (Unforgettable story and lovely book cover).

6. J.K Rowling - How could I have forgotten. The best in fantasy fiction. Nothing beats Harry Potter series, they are simply enchanting.

7. Dan Brown - Amazing thrillers (The Da Vinci code, Angels and Demon)

8. Thrity Umrigar - The weight of heaven

9. Michelle Moran - The first historical fiction that left me wondering how could I missed reading books as fantastic as this sooner.

10. Wendy Nelson Tokunaga - Midori at moonlight. Amazing writer, with witty and amusing and heartwarming story. I hope to read more from her.

There are more fab authors but I'll do a separate post on this topic alone sometime soon. Enjoy your Tuesday.


  1. Margaret Atwood always surprises me with her brilliant writing.

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  2. John Grisham, J K Rowling, Dan Brown, Khaled Hosseini, Carlos Ruiz Zafon - you've got five of my favourite right there! That's enough to tell me that I will like the rest of the five as well. Thanks for the great list :)

  3. Oh I love your list! You have really good taste in authors. I quite like Michelle Moran and JK Rowling and Khaled Hosseini!

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  4. Shame on me for not knowing a few of these authors! Michelle Moran sounds interesting. I haven't read much historical fiction and I'd like to give it a try sometime. :)

  5. Great choices - I'm a fan of Margaret Atwood and Michelle Moran too.

  6. I feel awful because I still have to read several books of those authors. o.o Darn! *adds to urgent-list*

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  7. Nice list! Of course I too love JK Rowling!! And I just bought The Shadow of The Wind - excited to read it! Good to know you love it lots!

  8. What a great list. I, too, like John Grisham. I have an enormous amount of admiration for JK Rowling for getting the world's children reading again.