Friday, November 12, 2010

15 authors you love

My talented young friend, Sarah, had this challenge on her blog yesterday.  You are to name 15 authors you love, just off the top of your head.  Without putting a lot of thought into it!

Of course, if I spent hours thinking of this I'd probably have a slightly different list but not much.  I must admit to tweaking this just a little bit (being older than Sarah, I have more years to sift through!).  :)

So here are what I will call my most influential nonfiction authors as well as favorite novelists... just off the top of my head!

Francis Schaeffer
Edith Schaeffer
Susan Schaeffer Macaulay  (do we see a pattern here?)
Elisabeth Elliot
C. S. Lewis
John Piper
Alexandra Stoddard (yes, really...)
W. Phillip Keller
Sally Clarkson
Elizabeth Goudge
D. E. Stevenson
Catherine Marshall
Jan Karon
Randy Alcorn
Jane Austen

Sarah's original post in which she gives this challenges and talks about updating one of her books is... here.

Feel free to take the challenge on your blog or add to it here.


Jan Hatchett said...

Thanks for inspiring me to write a post about this!

Mine is here:

Heather L. said...

What a neat idea! I must return here at some later point to see what others have written -- good material for 2011 reading list. Let's see....

LM Montgomery
Jane Austen
Sally Clarkson
Bryan Chapell
Gary Thomas
Elizabeth Gaskell
L. Ingalls Wilder
DE STevenson
CS Lewis
Tasha Tudor
Shirley Hughes
Kim Lewis (some of these are childre's authors)
Beatrix Potter

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hi dear,

This was FUN. I sat down and chose some of my favorites, but who can list them all.

Have tried to post them on Thoroughly Alive's blog, but the program won't work.

But here is my list:

L.M. Montgomery, C.S. Lewis, Beryl Markham, Wendell Berry, Elizabeth Goudge (especially Pilgrim's Inn), Mary Oliver, Amy Clampitt, Harper Lee, Celia Thaxter, Elizabeth Coatsworth, Henry Beston, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Kate DiCamillo, Edwin Way Teale, and Hal Borland.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Anita said...

I took up your challenge! It's on my blog, What a good challenge to put out there.

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

I think I will post my list on my blog tomorrow!

Lee(BB) said...

Hi, it sounds fun, I'll take the challenge:

C.S. Lewis
Lev Tolstoi
Charlotte Bronte
Blaise Pascal
Ann Voskamp
George MacDonald
George Herbert
Edgar Allan Poe
Paul Verlaine
C.H. Mackintosh
Patricia St John
Marjorie Buckingham

Anonymous said...

Great idea. I'm always looking for a new author.

Favourite Fifteen:
Gladys Taber
Nora Roberts
Jan Karon
Debbie Macomber
Jennifer Chiaverini
Laura Childs
James Herriot
Donna Leon
John Steinbeck
Maggie Sefton
Billy Letts
Harper Lee
Charles Dickens
Betty Smith
Maya Angelou

mamatigerj said...

What fun!
My list is on my blog:

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

LM Montgomery
Louisa May Alcott
Maud Hart Lovelace
DE Stevenson
Bess Streeter Aldrich
Beatrix Potter
LI Wilder
Della Thompson Lutes
Caryll Houselander
Louise Andrews Kent
Jane Austen
Edith Nesbit
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Mary Oliver

Went a little over......

Susan said...

I'll play :-)

Laura Ingalls Wilder
LM Montgomery
Grace Livingston Hill
Louisa May Alcott
Madeleine L'Engle
Jan Karon
Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody :-)
Donna Leon
C.S. Lewis
Anne Lamott
Maeve Binchy
Jon Krakauer
Frances Mayes
Peter Mayle
JK Rowling

Not to mention Jamie Oliver and Rick Steves!

carla said...

Thanks for passing along the idea.

I posted my list here:

Little surprise that several of us (your readers) share some of the same authors. When I first read your post, I thought "15?! How can I come up with 15?" Then I had to start on a B list, because there were too many.

Glad to see someone mentioned Gladys Taber. Since it's been years since I've read her books, I'd forgotten to list her - but she really should be on my list, too.

This was fun!