Top 5 Wednesday

Authors You’d Want to Write Like |T5W

Hello bookworms! I’m Nia and I’m going to be talking about some amazing authors I’d love to write like.

Let me tell you that some of these that I’m going to be mentioning weren’t that hard to think, because either I love their books and writing or I was captivating by the entire story, and that’s something I would like to express in my writing someday. But others I had to think for a few minutes, because they weren’t at the top of my mind.

If you aren’t familiar with Top 5 Wednesday, it is a Goodeads group now currently run by Sam over at ToughtsOfTomes on Youtube, where each week they give you a topic and you talk about 5 books that fit that category. You can join the group here if you want to participate!

Without any further ado, let’s start with this week’s topic!


Leigh Bardugo

My thoughts: If I ever write a fantasy novel, I’d love to write like Leigh Bardugo. Her writing has improved so much, and you can tell if you read The Grisha trilogy or Six of Crows that not only the characters are more unique and realistic, but the writing has also gotten much more detailed and just better. Basically, I’d love to create a whole world that vivid out of my mind and put it on paper.


Leslye Walton

My thoughts: Though there’s only one book in the market by her, the whole story and writing was so beautiful I couldn’t help but fell in love with it. So yeah, definitely she’s one author I’d love to write like, mostly because if I write a fantasy or a fairytale-esque story, I want it to be whimsical and eery, and those things I got from her writing in The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender.


Erin Morgenstern

My thoughts: She another author we only can read one book from, but if you’ve been in this blog a for a few weeks, you’ll probably know this is one of my favourite books of all time, and her writing is one of the first things I noticed when I first read this novel. So yeah, I’d love to write a book such beautifully that the reader falls completely in love with it.


Victoria Schwab

My thoughts: Well, what can I say? Victoria Schwab is one of my favourite authors, and I’d read anything she writes and publishes partly because I freaking devour her books and partly because of her unique way of tell a story. If you’ve read a Victoria Schwab’s novel you can probably tell that her writing goes so well with the story, because it’s provocative, descriptive and twisted in some kind of way, so if I ever write an antihero story, I really hope I can do something like hers.


Tahereh Mafi

My thoughts: I know most people won’t agree with me in this, but I freaking love Tahereh’s writing and how well it fits with the story and characters. Now most people didn’t like the Shatter Me trilogy, but I think it has one of the best character developments ever writter, and the writing has so much to do with it, but I’ll leave those reasons for any other time (if you want me to write one post about that let me know!). Anyway, she has a very beautiful and ethereal writing that adds something special to the stories she writes, and I’d love to write like that.


Let me know in the comments below what authors you’d love to write like and why, and if you agree with any of the answers from above!


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7 thoughts on “Authors You’d Want to Write Like |T5W”

    1. It’s definitely not a book for everyone, but if you enjoy stories like Wild Beauty that are more focused on the family roots and relationships and magical realism you’ll love this one! 😊


  1. I’ve seen Schwab and Bardugo on a bunch of people’s posts for this list. Maybe I should get around to reading their books! TBR piles…. they grow and grow, especially for a slowish reader like me. Even with audiobooks, it’s still hard.

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    1. You need to! Their books are honestly fantastic and I cannot recommend them enough!
      I feel you… 😪 with all those new releases it’s impossible to keep up with a small TBR, unless you read three books per day! But I do hope you’ll pick any of their books someday!

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      1. I definitely will. I haven’t read any of these newer YA fantasy authors. The only one I tried was Sarah J. Maas, and her writing didn’t work for me. But because of that, I feel like I’m missing out on something. I think one of these authors could probably fill that void in my reading life. 🙂

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