[Top Ten Tuesday] – #57 – Top Ten Favourite Authors/Mangakas

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I thought this would be a fun way to share a condensed version of potential rambles and thoughts that I have.


This Week’s Theme:
Top Ten Favourite Authors/Mangakas

Initial Thoughts:

I’ve split this list to include authors of books and manga simply Book authors are cool but I can’t forget all the manga/anime that have been a pretty big part of my life (even if I read it sporadically and am super behind). I might not have caught up with every author/artist and their respective works but I do appreciate them enough to give them a shout-out.

margaret atwood - oryx and crake (coer)william shakespeare - hamlet (book cover)ocean at the end of the lane - gaiman (cover)

Margaret Atwood – For letting me catch a whiff of your writers scent when I let you and your entourage pass into the Toronto International Book Fair…and your books are neat too, I guess.

William Shakespeare – For confusing the heck out of me in school in the most positive of ways…?

Neil Gaiman – For introducing his brain to the world.

Brandon Sanderson - The Way of Kings (cover)patrick ness - knife of never letting go (cover)harry potter - jk rowling (cover)

Brandon Sanderson – For inciting feels of epicness all around. Like ohshit-feels. They’re pretty legit feels. You cannot discredit me.

Patrick Ness – For bringing me back into reading and the hilarity that is his tweets. butitisofnosurprise.

J.K. Rowling – For providing excellent source material for a decade of film experiences.

GRRM – For Game of Thrones. No, seriously, it has resulted to too many almost-uncontrollable feels.


Manga’s were what I grew up reading with some western graphic novels here and there (depending on what my brother owned). I hope those interested in delving into manga give it a shot!

(All images link to a manga updates site that has descriptions for each serialization.)

SNK Manga Cover 1FMA - Hiromu Arakawa - Manga Coversoul eater - manga cover

Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan) – This has got to be the most feels manga/anime I’ve come across in the past decade.

Hiromu Arakawa (Full Metal Alchemist) – Perhaps my second all-time favourite anime adaptation in Brotherhood. Everything was just so right about it.

Atsushi Okubo (Soul Eater) – It was ridiculous and wonderful all in the same heartbeat.

full metal panic - manga covershokugeki no soma - coverKurobasu Manga Cover 1

Shoji Gatoh (Full Metal Panic) – Mmm, I actually only watched the anime but Fumoffu was so incredibly funny with Bonta-kun.

Saeki Shun (Shokugeki no Soma) – My inner foodie craves all the food they cook up on this. Also, this just comes at a time that I miss previous anime like Yakitate!! Japan

Tadatoshi Fujimaki (Kuroko no Basuke) – One ungodly morning I decided to watch an episode. It was like basketball meets Bleach meets teamwork-feels meets testosterone…and it was surprisingly wonderful.

saki - manga coverdgrayman - mangacoverkimi ni todoke cover

Ritz Kobayashi (Saki) – Okay, I love gambling playing mah-jong and between Saki and Akagi, this just feels more epic. It’s like mah-jong on crack, really.

Katsura Hoshino (D.Gray Man) – I have strong attachments to this manga due to it being the source material of first group cosplay (I was Allen Walker).

Karuho Shiina (Kimi ni Todoke) – I figured I’d round out this list with something close enough to contemporary romance. It was enjoyable for all of Sawako’s quirks.


Bam—this wasn’t the most interesting of topics to me so I was pretty wishy-washy as to whether or not I wanted to do it. Alas, I caved.


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