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 P through T. After all, I’m always up for a challenge.
I’ve been a fan of Jodi Picoult since I was in college. In fact, I went on a rampage and binged all her books that were out at the time. I’m a couple books behind now, but I really like the way Picoult tackles complex situations and topics and the way she makes you consider other points of view. My favorites of hers are Nineteen Minutes, The Storyteller, and Sing You Home. Years later, I still think about these books often.
Confession time: I haven’t actually read anything by Matthew Quick. I haven’t read anything by an author whose first or last name starts with Q, so I asked my good friend Google and found a few options. I chose Quick because I’ve seen the film adaptation of his book The Silver Linings Playbook. I liked it and even considered reading the book. Maybe someday I will. Quick seems to often write about mental health, which I really appreciate.
Rutkoski is responsible for writing one of my favorite romances of all time. Kestrel and Arin from the Winner’s trilogy are so angsty and beautiful. Who else could make the line, “Marry him, but be mine is secret” so romantic? I plan on reading Rutkoski’s new book The Midnight Lie soon. I’m especially excited because it follows a F/F romance!
I mean, you had to know she was going to appear on one of these posts eventually right? She’s probably my favorite writer. I prefer her adult books to her YA books, but either way she’s fantastic. I love the way her mind works. My favorite series of hers is, no surprise, Shades of Magic. Also, if someone wants to slip me an ARC of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, that would be really chill.
Out of all my favorite writers, Taylor’s writing style is my absolute favorite. It’s so lyrical and flowery. Plus, her worlds, characters, and stories are so creative. I love both her series, but I’m partial to Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I can’t wait to see what she’s going to write next!
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!