Top 5 Tuesday: Authors from A to Z (A, B, C, D, E)

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Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly book discussion with a new topic every Tuesday hosted by Shanah of Bionic Book Worm. It’s each blogger’s job to pick five book-related things (though you’re welcome to pick things from other media, if necessary) that fit the topic.

March is a theme month for Top 5 Tuesday! This month’s theme is authors from A to Z. Each week, each blogger needs to name a handful of authors in alphabetical order. You can use first names, last names, or a mix of both. For today’s post, I’ll be using only last names to list authors for letters A through E. After all, I’m always up for a challenge.

Katherine Arden


Arden is known for writing the Winternight trilogy. I’ve only read The Bear & the Nightingale, but I enjoyed it and plan on continuing the series. I absolutely adore the way she brings Russia to life— it feels like you’re there!

Leigh Bardugo


Bardugo is known for writing the Shadow and Bone trilogy, the Six of Crows duology, and the Alex Stern series. Six of Crows is one of my all-time favorite series and it made Bardugo an auto-buy author for me.

S.A. Chakraborty

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Chakraborty is known for writing the Daevabad trilogy. The third and final installment comes out in a couple months and I’m so excited to read it. Chakraborty is a master of complex characters and vivid descriptions. I can’t wait to find out what she’s going to write next.

Julia Drake


Drake is known for writing The Last True Poets of the Sea. This F/F romance was one of my favorite reads in 2019, one of those rare YA contemporaries that resonates with me. Despite my decision to cut YA out of my TBR, I think I’ll read whatever else Drake puts out.

Amal El-Mohtar

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El-Mohtar is known for writing Anabasis and The Honey Month, and for co-writing This is How You Lose The Time War with Max Gladstone. Time War was another of my favorite 2019 reads. Red and Blue’s relationship devastated me. I definitely want to read more of El-Mohtar’s work in the future.

Can you think of any more authors whose names (first or last) begin with any of these letters? Let me know in the comments! Let’s discuss some of our favorites!


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