Your Favorite Authors' Top Ten Favorite Books
Here's an interesting question: Name your ten favorite books. Can you do it? How do you make such tough choices? As part of our Goodreads Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration, we asked several of your top authors to share their ten favorite books—no doubt a daunting task for any reader. But they were up for the challenge.
See if you share favorite books with Stephen King, Tana French, Khaled Hosseini, Brit Bennett, Brian K. Vaughan, Ken Follett, Colleen Hoover, Atul Gawande, Sarah J. Maas, Karan Mahajan, Danzy Senna, and Lily King.
And, just for fun, tell us your ten best-loved books in the comments as well!
Stephen King's Top 10 Favorite Books
The "King" of horror and one of the most popular authors on Goodreads isn't one to rest on his laurels. Later this month he's back with Sleeping Beauties, which he wrote with his son Owen King.
Tana French's Top 10 Favorite Books
The Irish mystery writer is known for her keep-you-guessing Dublin Murder Squad series, including In the Woods and The Likeness.
Khaled Hosseini's Top 10 Favorite Books
The author was a practicing doctor when he began writing his first novel, The Kite Runner. His additional books include A Thousand Splendid Suns as well as And the Mountains Echoed.
Brit Bennett's Top 10 Favorite Books
Her 2016 debut novel, The Mothers, put Bennett on the literary map. Her novel was quickly snapped up for a big-screen adaptation by Warner Bros. and actress Kerry Washington.
Brian K. Vaughan's Top 10 Favorite Books
Graphic novelist and Hugo Award-winner Vaughan gained devotees with his Saga, Y: The Last Man series, and, most recently, Paper Girls.
Ken Follett's Top 10 Favorite Books
Follett's The Kingsbridge series began with The Pillars of the Earth. Book three of the series, A Column of Fire, hits bookstores this month.
Colleen Hoover's Top 10 Favorite Books
The author of the Hopeless series, It Ends with Us, and the October new release Without Merit is a reader favorite, winning consecutive Goodreads Choice Awards.
Atul Gawande's Top 10 Favorite Books
The surgeon, public health researcher, and author has written multiple bestselling nonfiction books, including Being Mortal, Complications, and The Checklist Manifesto.
Karan Mahajan's Top 10 Favorite Books
Mahajan's second novel, The Association of Small Bombs, was named one of The New York Times' "10 Best Books of 2016." Now see his ten favorite books.
Danzy Senna's Top 10 Favorite Books
The author of Caucasia has readers talking this summer about her new release, New People.
Sarah J. Maas' Top 10 Favorite Books
Maas is royalty among YA fantasy writers with her A Court of Thorns and Roses and Throne of Glass series (with the latest book, Tower of Dawn, hitting stores this month).
Lily King's Top 10 Favorite Books
The author of Euphoria and Father of the Rain shares some of her all-time-favorite novels.
And a special thank you to the good folks at the iconic and historic City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, here in our hometown of San Francisco, who allowed us to shoot many of these photos with their books and in their lovely bookstore.
See complete coverage of the Goodreads Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration, including:
Participate in our Hide-a-Book Day on September 18
The Best Books of the Decade, Chosen by You
Ten of Our Top Reviews of All Time
Ten Ways You Know You're a Goodreads Member
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