2. Rainbow Rowell: I bought Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell because I saw it was doing the rounds on the book blogging circuit and I thought that because of all the rave reviews I needed to get a copy. I bought it and loved it and it’s made me want to read more of her books. Eleanor & Park recently made it to my TBR Spring Reads so I need to get that read soon.
3. Stephen Chbosky: I’m not sure whether this counts but I’m going to pop it in either way. I loved reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower and it definitely helped to change my opinion towards YA fiction as a genre. His writing is both fluid and wonderfully naive, a brilliant author and a great read
4. Marcus Zusak: This author is one that would make the list YA or not because despite never wanting to put my favourite books into a concise list I’m sure The Book Thief will be a feature for a long time into the future. It’s a stunning book that I think everyone should read and take a ponder over. It’s just a knock-out.
5. John Green: Maybe a conventional choice but since reading TFIOS I know I need to read more from this truly talented author. Due to my very recent forage in YA fiction I have only read this one book from him but Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns are both stashed on my TBR
6. J K Rowling: Another one that is a little obvious but this wonderful author would be included either way. Rowling’s books have made a huge impact on my life as a reader and I continue to devour anything that she bring out and will continue to way into the future.
7. Malorie Blackman: These books as a younger reader fuelled my love of reading and I still go back and delve into some of her books today. When I went to London to search for book benches I was delighted to find the one dedicated to the series Noughts and Crosses.
9. Roald Dahl: These are becoming really stereotypical but it’s my list so yep. Roald Dahl has been a large part of my reading adventure and his books still have been in stitches. A wonderful wonderful author.
10. K E Coles: A little addition from me is the author Karen who I discovered a little while ago. I thought her books were so exciting and different and the added genre mix of the religious cult had me on the edge of my seat. Brilliant author you should all check out.
So there we go, ten of my top ten YA authors. Excuse my sterotypical and obvious choices but the classics are the best aren’t they. I want to read more YA fiction so if you have any to add or recommend pop them below.