Hello and welcome! This is my weekly series, Top Three Thursdays, or, for convenience, TTT. Every week I discuss my top three in any bookish topic. If you’d like to participate, write up a post on your blog and leave a link to it in the comments below.
The topic for today (16/02/17) is: Favourite Female Authors
1. J. K. Rowling
Her rags-to-riches story along with all the Dementors she had to fight off on the journey is heart-wrenching and inspiring. She’s not only a famous fantasy author but has also found success in writing detective novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith and her latest screenplay debut, Fantastic Beasts. Needless to say, her fame is something every aspiring author aims to gain some day, regardless of gender, including me.
2. Enid Blyton
A childhood favourite, her books introduced me to the genres of fantasy and children’s mysteries. Her writing style is so versatile and her characters are so very lovable. She has an impressive array of titles to her name, ranging across genres. I wish I had read more of her books as a child, which is the right age to enjoy them. I’m still planning to complete The Famous Five series this year and I really hope I get the time for it.
3. Nicole Luiken
A recent discovery, her Otherselves series blew my mind. I have nothing but praise to heap on this multi-talented author who has a host of books to her name. I loved her amazing imagination in bringing to life the complex worlds in the trilogy and I can only hope that if and when I do publish my book (series?), it will be half as good as that.
There are a lot of other brilliant authors I’d like to mention: Cornelia Funke, Tamora Pierce, Agatha Christie, Alexandra Bracken and Suzanne Collins. I hope to extend this list to V. E. Schwab, Cassandra Clare, Leigh Bardugo, Maria V. Snyder and Marissa Meyer soon.
What are some of your favourite female authors? Let me know in the comments section below.