Top Ten Contemporary Authors
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I was going to write about my favourite fantasy authors, but I feel like I would beating a dead horse (I love fantasy, you all get it), so I’m going with the OPPOSITE genre. Hurray for surprises!
10. Jackson Pearce
I’ve only read Purity by her, but it is one of my all time favourite contemporary books. I love her supernatural stories too, but since I see her mainly as writing in that genre I couldn’t put her higher up on the list.
9. David Levithan
I will go out of my way to read a David Levithan book, even if I don’t know anything about it. Sometimes this turns out really well and sometimes not so much, but I always respect his writing and the characters he creates.
8. Ally Carter
7. e. lockhart
6. Meg Cabot
If I see Meg Cabot’s name on the cover, I am picking it up. This love is 9/10s nostalgia for the Princess Diaries, but whatever. This is my list.
5. Megan McCafferty
So the Jessica Darling series may have been one of the greatest things to ever happen to me. It also may not be. I’ll let you know after I’ve read Perfect Fifths…
4. Libba Bray
Oh, Libba Bray. I can’t even explain how genius this woman is. I am convinced she is the most well-written YA author out there. Her books should be studied in universities around the world.
3. Stephanie Perkins
Not only is she legitimately one of the sweetest people in the entire world, her books give me all of the fuzziest of feelings. If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to fall in love, read one of her books.
2. Maureen Johnson
Maureen is crazy and that is why I love her. I mean, I also love her books, of course. She has an honesty to her writing that feels so rare. But even more than her books, I just love who she is as a person. Which is crazy.
1. John Green
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