My Favourite Seven Authors Of All Times

by Mouna El Hajji

Through my long journey in reading, I had the chance to meet plenty of authors. And then I divided them into categories:

Authors I loved.

Authors I HATED.

Authors in the middle.

In this blog, I'm just talking about the closest authors to my heart. Authors that made me fall in love with their work and reading. They never failed to amaze me with every book or novel they came up with.

Please bear in mind that this is just a personal opinion. I'm sorry if you won't find your favorite author. But every author is exceptional in his own way.

If I'm not into the work of some authors, that doesn't mean they're not good. They're just not for me.

Let's dig in

1. Carlos Ruiz Zafón

(25 September 1964 – 19 June 2020) He was a Spanish novelist best known for his 2001 novel La Sombra del Viento (The shadow of the wind).

Source: Wikipedia

If you've already read my blog why read novels you'll understand why I'm in love with this man.

His novel the shadow of the wind is one of my preferred books. It was my entrance into the world of reading. I'll be forever grateful for the existence of this novel. She's got all the credit for my love for books. I always wished I could lose my memories so I can read it again with the same passion.

As I interact with people who have difficulties finishing their first book, I understand that their common issue is The first page. In other words, the boredom of the first page.


I still remember that I faced that problem too with a book that was supposed to be a part of our high school study program. The author starts his first page with the city description and he included some tough words, so I found it hard to concentrate on the words. Obviously, I end up closing the book.

Nevertheless, I can guarantee you that such a feeling will automatically vanish once you start a novel written by the Magic fingers of Zafón. He had an extraordinary ability to get the reader into the story from the very first lines.

No one can put down a Zafón's novel until it is over.

He's a man with a gold talent.

If I was you, I wouldn't hesitate one second to read the shadow of the wind. I Highly recommend it.

2. Agatha Christie:

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE (née Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English writer known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.

Source: Wikipedia.

If I'm allowed to formulate my own definition of this woman, I would say that she was an absolute masterpiece who was born with a blood full of words and stories. She's really unique.

My first time with her was when I was fifteen and I was barely trying to make my way through the world of English books. I hadn't a great vocabulary of English so I was so hesitant to read that book. But I decided to challenge myself and start the journey with the new friend.

The novel was And then there were none. Against all my expectations, the language was fluent and easy to read. It was also my first time reading a mystery book, and I adored the experience. I was amazed by the clever sequence of events. I loved the way she manipulates readers' minds. I found myself making every possibility to guess the criminal. Then the end comes like an unexpected rock.

I enjoyed every part of that book. I even watched the movie version of it. This novel was simply a masterpiece.

This way, I started my adventure with this great lady that showed me that women can write sometimes even better than men.


(born 31 July 1965), better known by her pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British author, philanthropist, film producer, television producer, and screenwriter. She is best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series, which has won multiple awards and sold more than 500 million copies, becoming the best-selling book series in history.

Source: Wikipedia.

I guess you were waiting for it.

J.K Rowling is the author of the well-known series harry potter. Our beautiful magical world that made us in a constant desire to be a part of it.

When I watched harry potter, I wasn't yet a huge fan of reading. And like everyone who watched Harry Potter, I fell in love with that spectacular magical world. I became obsessed with it. I watched youtube edits, Instagram edits. I repeat it over and over. But that wasn't sufficient. I needed something more. So, I decided to read the books.


The book was on another level of greatness. If I knew that books were far better than movies, I would've choose to read them first. Books were full of details, incredible scenes that hadn't the chance to be portered in the films. and a bunch of additional emotions.

For no apparent reason, books had more effect on me, I was able to dive into the heart of every character and extract all their secrets and worries. It was like books made me closer to those characters. At some point, I felt like they were talking to me through pages.

They never lay those who said that reading makes you live the experience more than the movie. It's a chance to touch characters as if they were true.

J.K Rowling has a magical pen. She proved how smart she is by writing such an epic coherent series.

4. Fydor Dostoevsky

(11 November 1821 – 9 February 1881), sometimes transliterated as Dostoyevsky, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, and journalist. Dostoevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmospheres of 19th-century Russia, and engage with a variety of philosophical and religious themes.

Source: Wikipedia

I can express my emotions to this man in three words. I LOVE HIM. This man is a phenomenon. There is a spot in my heart reserved only for his works. he deserves the prettiest flower 🌸.

Dostoevsky introduced me to a new type of reading. He has this unique ability to explore the human soul and extract all its secrets. He takes the reader's hand and draws him to the deep of the human soul. He strips it and makes you see who truly we are.

Throught the characters of his story, he shows you the reality of life. For me, this is the Maximum stage of intelligence.

My first encounter with him was with Crime and punishment.. I was just a beginner who was trying to make her way through the world of reading. It was about 1000 pages. I was so hesitant to read it. But got tempted by the huge number of praises it received. I took a deep breath and started the adventure. Then, I was like: How could such stories exist without me reading them?

I advise every person to read for Dostoyevsky at least once in his life. Dostoyevsky is an experience.

I fall in love more with him when I read his biography and how he suffered so much with debt, Poverty, gambling, and even publishing. He was rejected by so many publishers for so many years. People didn't appreciate his works the way they must be appreciated. He was forced to borrows money from every person he knew. He was forced to suffer till the last day of his life. But, he leaves a treasure.

5. Jane Austen

(16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique, and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century.

Source: Wikipedia.

Jane Austen is best known for her famous novel pride and prejudice. It deserves the hit.

Jane Austen's book deals with so many important issues in society, not only love as many claims. But also family problems, the importance of sincerity, the value of friendship, the relationship between parents and sons. If you want to experience some warm ambiance, you probably should read Jane Austen's novels. ⭐

6. Dan Brown

Daniel Gerhard Brown (born June 22, 1964) is an American author best known for his thriller novels, including the Robert Langdon novels Angels & Demons (2000), The Da Vinci Code (2003), The Lost Symbol (2009), Inferno (2013), and Origin (2017). His novels are treasure hunts which usually take place over a period of 24 hours

Source: Wikipedia.

If you're a reader or about to be one, you've probably heard about the Davinci code.

Well, this is the best-seller of Dan brown.

Dan Brown is the author of suspense and mystery books. If you're a lover of this kind of book, Dan will be your current favorite author.

He has a high ability to turn words into animated scenes. Tension grows with every page you turn. You'll wear the mask of a detective and take the task of solving the enigma of the story, offering help to the hero 👀


I began my trip with him with Angels and demons, then moved to the Davinci code, inferno, and ended with origin.

Now. I'm all excited to continue the rest of his books. I CAN'T WAIT.

PS: If you're intrigued by dan brown style of writing and wish to write like him, you can inspire by mystery story ideas where you can find some ideas that will help you to write a mystery book.

7. James Dashner

James Smith Dashner (born November 26, 1972) is an American writer of speculative fiction, primarily series for children or young adults, such as The Maze Runner series and the young adult fantasy series the 13th Reality. His 2008 novel The Journal of Curious Letters, first in the series, was one of the annual Borders Original Voices picks.

Source: Wikipedia.

I watched the maze runner movie.

I loved it. 😍

I adore it. 🌹

I became obsessed with it.

As a reader may do in my case, I was going to read the book. But found that two other tomes are not turned into a movie. I read it. And fall more for James.

If I meet him, I will thank him for creating a masterpiece such as The Maze Runner series.

But I still want to see more of Newt 😞

Without hustle,
talent will only carry you so far

if you're suffering from reading slumps, and want to fall in love with reading again, I suggest you read a book by one of these authors. The result will amaze you.

You won't regret it.

don't forget to prepare your coffee before. Bon appetite ☕ 🍩


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