Top Five Wednesdays started on Goodreads back in 2013. At the beginning of every month Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes posts a topic for each Wednesday and bloggers, vloggers and overall book fans are encouraged to respond with their top five.
This week in honor of NaNo wrapping up and it’s top five authors you wish you wrote like. As a writer (who was going to participate in NaNo but didn’t really), I’m super excited about this because there are so many authors whose styles and worlds just really amaze me. Let me know your top five in the comments!
1. Sarah Dessen
I say this A LOT, but Sarah is one of my young adult contemporary inspirations. You can definitely tell when you’re reading one of her stories as she always has this sort of arc or progression, but really her characters and their struggles and journeys always feel so real and resonate with me so much. She is my contemporary queen, still years after picking up her first novel.
2. Sarah J. Maas
Two Sarahs in a row. Okay so Sarah’s writing isn’t always my favorite, but what amazes me with her is her ability to plot out so much and build such vast worlds. Like I think of the first Throne of Glass book and where we are now and I’m just like OMG, how did she like pre plan all of that and build a world big enough for that, knowing it from the first book.
3. Tahereh Mafi
Tahereh’s style is so unique. The first Shatter Me book has a style I can’t even comprehend. Like the way she knows Juliette so well and with how she writes crossing things out and rephrasing and with the numbers and counting. It’s just brilliant. Continue reading