Over recent months I’ve learned that one of the best things to inspire me to get back to writing is reading a good book. As such, I’ve actually got some emergency authors I turn to when I’m feeling particularly sluggish. So this year I’m going to give you my top ten authors who entertain and inspire me.
For some of them, they have booked a place in the top ten with just one book. When someone has written something that makes you want to hold onto that book forever, no matter what your reaction to the rest of their novels, I think they are worthy of getting into your top ten. Others have just consistently delivered books I love to read, that I can’t wait to get back to, with characters that I think about long after I’ve put the book down. And some authors have managed to do both.
I’m going to deliver them in a bit of a random order, I struggled to whittle down to a top ten, let alone put those that are in there into any kind of order. Also there is no denying that mood plays a big part in how much you love a book, so what is number 1 today may be number 7 tomorrow after a big day at work.
So, for the next ten months at least, my last post of the month is going to be my top ten; the authors I turn to when I want inspiration. I would love to hear your top ten, because I know there are many great authors out there I have not yet discovered. Tune in next week for my first top ten post.