Top Ten Favorite Authors

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The Top Ten

1 Charles Darwin Charles Darwin Charles Robert Darwin, FRS FRGS FLS FZS was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory.
2 Carl Sagan Carl Sagan Carl Edward Sagan was an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences.
3 Christopher Hitchens
4 Stephen King Stephen King Stephen Edwin King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. Many of his most well-known novels include Carrie, It, The Shinning, The Stand, Misery, The Dark Tower series, and Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, which was later ...read more.

I've read Grisham, Koontz and Patterson but King is the best! - Raptork

strange but very talented - luvtoread

The Best

5 Ben Shapiro Ben Shapiro

This guy is incredibly talented, and destroys SJW's and Feminists in the matter of seconds

6 Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins Clinton Richard Dawkins is an English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author. He is known for his books The Selfish Gene, The Extended Phenotype and The God Delusion. He is also known for coining the word "meme" in 1976, although the word is most commonly used to describe internet memes of today. ...read more.
7 John Grisham

If anything this list is proof that no one reads any more.
At the risk of sounding like a snob, one on this 'top ten' list of favorites. is really great.

8 Sam Harris
9 Dean Koontz

compelling, impactful and unforgettable.. he keeps the reader on the edge of the seat as the mystery is revealed.

10 Lawrence Krauss

The Contenders

11 James Patterson James Patterson James Brendan Patterson is an American author and philanthropist. Among his works are the Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, NYPD Red, Witch and Wizard, and Private series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, non-fiction and romance novels.

This guy sure knows how to write! My all time favorite is his awesome book Zoo! You guys should all read it!

Every book keeps you on edge of your seat! - luvtoread

12 Stephen Hawking Stephen Hawking Stephen William Hawking (January 8, 1942 - March 13, 2018) was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.
13 J.K. Rowling J.K. Rowling Joanne Rowling, CH, OBE, FRSL, FRCPE, writing under the pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, philanthropist, film and television producer and screenwriter best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series.

Most people know her and for the same reason that like her books. It is because of harry potter.

Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy are enough proofs to her writing capability

Harry Potter changed my life! It will never grow old.

TO ALL YOU TROLLS THAT HATE HARRY POTTER
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Harry Potter has changed millions of lives, it introduced me to an obsession that has overtaken my life, and I'm not ashamed to say that. We laughed and cried with them, we waited for our hogwarts letter, ran into the wall at every train station we've been on. And it inspired me to be a kinder more understanding person. If you haven't read Harry Potter yet, try it, it could change your life, just as it had mine. Harry Potter is, and shall remain my childhood... Always

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14 George Orwell George Orwell Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), who used the pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism.
15 John Saul
16 Alan Moore
17 V.C. Andrews
18 Mary Higgins Clark

Okay, I've at least heard of her, King, and Grisham. Mitch Albom? Harper Lee? John Steinbeck, maybe? Some legitimate top ten authors, please?

19 Paulo Coelho

Very inspiring author that created all of his books worth reading

20 J.R.R. Tolkien J.R.R. Tolkien John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973), known by his pen name J. R. R. Tolkien, was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high-fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.

He is on because he wrote lord of the rings and the Hobbit

21 Patricia Cornwell

her books are really good! - luvtoread

22 John Douglas
23 Dacia Maraini
24 Danielle Steel

It's spelled Steele, actually. But looking at this list, it's obvious that people don't read much, so who cares?

25 August Strindberg August Strindberg Johan August Strindberg (22 January 1849 – 14 May 1912) was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter. A prolific writer who often drew directly on his personal experience, Strindberg's career spanned four decades, during which time he wrote over sixty plays and more than thirty works ...read more.
26 Raymond Feist
27 Andrea De Carlo
28 Rick Riordan Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson is awesome!

Vote for rick rioradn please and buy his books. Please! Also he is not paying me not say this I live in Australia.

I loved the Percy Jackson series but the heroes of Olympus series changed my reading expierience a lot. Is was great and a great cliffhanger at every book.vote for Rick Riordan please!

PLEASE VOTE FOR RICK RIORADN!

29 Peter Jenkins

I read his book; A Walk Across America. It was a great book and I enjoy his writing style.

30 Federico Moccia
31 Susanna Tamaro
32 Serena Dandini
33 Franco Di Mare
34 Enrico Pandiani
35 Neil Gaiman Neil Gaiman Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre, and films.

Not only has he made theatre and T.V. episodes (which inspired me), he also made a bunch of my favorite books!

36 Roald Dahl Roald Dahl Roald Dahl (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.

Good but it is a little to childish and some parts of his stories don't have any explanation

He has written a lot but my favorite of his books was Charlie and the chocolate factory

Less than Gaiman by a hair!

awesome

37 Adam Gidwitz

Unleashed the true fairy tales in the awesomest way possible!

38 Dav Pilkey

A really nice guy (whom I met), a pen pal and makes silly comics (for both genders but mostly aimed for boys).

39 Daniel Handler

Doesn't want you to read his stories (at least in his text) but I can't help it! They're so good! (I also met him! )

I recommend from her A Series of Unfortunate Events

40 Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer and illustrator best known for authoring popular children's books under the pen name Dr. Seuss.

He has written so much but my favorite of his books would either be green eggs and ham or Oh Say Can You Say.

Surprised he isn't higher on the list! I loved growing up with him! Also, I'm 100 years younger than him in days!

41 Norton Juster

"The Phantom Tollbooth". Wonderfully written!

42 Mo Willems

Also surprised he isn't higher on the list! I just love the books and characters! (Again, I saw him. )

43 Hergé
44 David Levithan
45 Erin Hunter

She is my favorite because she wrote the book series I love. WARRIORS.

46 Jeff Kinney

I like him because he wrote Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

47 Mary Pope Osborne

You might not know her but here book series that I recommend is the magic tree house.

48 Chris Van Allsburg
49 Gary Paulsen

Out of all his books I liked Hatchet the best

He is an astounding author. The hatchet series was stupendous. Mr. Tucket was good as well. Also Hariss and Me

50 Enid Blyton

My favourite author

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