Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Adult Fiction Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature started by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week's feature is top ten X authors.  It is to help showcase authors of particular genres.  Since many bloggers who do TTT feature YA titles, I thought I'd showcase some of my fave adult fiction authors to be a little different.  Before blogging I read predominately adult fiction but since I started blogging I find that I read more and more YA every year.  So in an attempt to get back to my roots, here are my top ten fave adult authors:

1. Marian Keyes: Keyes writes woman's fiction and I just love her novels.  Every time a new novel comes out I just have to read it!  I run to bookstore, buy it and then gobble it up straight away. 

2. Lisa Genova:  I just love the concepts of her novels.  They usually have some sort of science aspect and her novels are always thought provoking. 

3. Ann-Marie MacDonald:  This is a fellow Canadian and while she's only written 2 novels, they are amazing!  If you haven't read anything by her I would suggest going out and buying one of her books right away.


 4. Khaled Hosseini: I'm sure many of you have read The Kite Runner.  Both of Hosseini's novels are set in Afghanistan and are beautifully written.  I hope that he writes more!

5. Margaret Atwood: Well, I don't think there's much to say about this.  She is Canadian and she is an epic writer.  She was writing dystopian novels before they were cool. 

 6. Jodi Picoult: I'm sure many of you have heard of Picoult before.  No one is ever sure of how to pronounce her name but many know that she writes some excellent novels.  They usually have a legal element and are almost always told in multiple points of view. 

 7. Kelley Armstrong: Many YA enthusiasts know Armstrong for her YA series but she also has a pretty impressive adult series.  The Women of the Underworld is an excellent series.  I have only read a few of them but every time I read one I get sucked in and it takes me no time to finish these books. 

 8. Sophie Kinsella: Anyone who hears the term chick lit should automatically think of Kinsella.  Her books are a huge hit.  They include the Shopaholic series but I have to admit that I much prefer her standalone books.

 9. Catherine McKenzie: This a new author to me but I have read all 3 of her novels this year alone.  I quite enjoy her writing style and I love that she's a Canadian author.

10. Lisa Gardner: If you like a good mystery novel then this is your girl.  She writes the most incredibly disturbing novels and I can't get enough of them.

 Well there you have it: my fave adult fiction writers.  I can't wait to see what you all choose.  Happy Reading!


  1. The Women of the Underworld looks excellent. I will have to take a look at these. Atwood, Picoult and Hosseini? What a great list.

  2. I love Sophie Kinsella's books!

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  3. Most of these are authors that are new to me but I have read some of Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Underworld books and they were good.

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