Top Five Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful Shanah at Bionic Book Worm.

I absolutely love this month’s theme! Over the course of the month, I will be sharing with you my favourite authors from A-Z according to their last name. So here are my favourite authors whose last names start with U through Z- I have a feeling I will struggle this week! I will also include some honorable mentions because I’m a cheater that way.

Failing already… I have not read any book by an author with a last name that start with the letter “U”. I don’t even have any on my “want to read” list. I am looking forward to see who everyone else came up with because I need recommendations.

Jeff VanderMeer

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Jeff VanderMeer writes the weirdest novels and that is what I love about him and his work. I did not know what to think about Annihilation when I first read it, but it is a book that I continue to think about. I am so impressed with the way that he writes female characters and how they are at the forefront of his stories. His novel Borne is high on my TBR list!

Honorable Mentions: Edward Vass, Brian K. Vaughan

Colson Whitehead

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I will read everything that Colson Whiteheads writes. His books The Underground Railroad and The Nickels Boys absolutely destroyed me. They are two books that I am constantly recommending. I am anxiously awaiting to see what he writes next.

Honorable Mentions: Sarah Winman, Jeannette Walls, Martha Wells, Abbi Waxman

No X, but that cannot be a surprise!

David Yoon

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I was blown away by Frankly In Love- it was so much more than I was expecting. I adored the way that David Yoon wrote Frank and it made me realize that I have not read enough novels from the perspective a teenage boy. It felt so honest and authentic. His next book, Super Fake Love Song, is set to come out in September and I am excited about it.

Markus Zusak

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I have a feeling that Markus Zusak will be on most of our lists this week, not only because there are not many authors with a last name that starts with “Z” but also because The Book Thief is a fantastic novel. I have had his latest release, The Bridge of Clay, on my shelves since it came out. I need to read it already but I just don’t want to compare it to The Book Thief.

Honorable Mentions: Gabrielle Zevin

I think it is intersting that all of my favourites this week are men! That never happens!

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