Thursday’s Top 5 List: Favorite “Classic” Novelists



Because I used yesterday’s post as a plug for my new show, Missions in Action, I missed the weekly “Thursday’s Top 5.” Therefore, it is sliding in to the Friday slot today.

Today’s topic is favorite “classic” novelists. Which is a very difficult list for me to compile. However, after considerable thought, here is what I’ve come up with.



  1. John Steinbeck
  2. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  3. Fyodor Dostoevsky
  4. William Faulkner
  5. Harper Lee (granted, she only wrote one book; however, that one book is possibly the greatest American novel ever written)

Created on a different day, this list could admittedly look completely different. That said, who did I miss?


  • Matches Malone

    F. Scott Fitzgerald, who once said, “Show me a hero, and I’ll write you a tragedy.”

  • Tammy Friedeck

    While I don’t have any one to add to the list, I do want to thank you for this post. It came at the perfect time as I have been looking for items to add to my almost empty reading list. I had almost forgotten some of the amazing novels these writers contributed. Thanks Austin!