A weekly meme from Stephany @ The Broke & the Bookish.
This week's topic: Top Ten Authors
To quote Dwight Schroote from The Office (one of my favourite TV shows), "Question..."
How many books do you need to have read by an author in order to count him/her as a favourite? I love some authors but have only read a couple of their books. Hmm...*think, think, think* (Winnie the Pooh).
Another point is that I read eclectically and don't tend to zap through every single work by one author, except the very popular ones like Stephen King, John Grisham & James Patterson :o) So, with that being said...typed, I mean...in no particular order:
1) Stephen King--have read most of his biggies; the most addictive writer! My favourites are Carrie, The Shining, and Different Seasons.
2) Margaret Laurence--love The Diviners and The Stone Angel; want to read everything she's written!
3) Jane Hamilton--A Map of the World and The Book of Ruth--will read anything new of hers.
4) Anna Quindlen--One True Thing--really need to read more of her but she is in a class all her own
5) Julian Barnes--Flaubert's Parrot--will read anything new of his & maybe some older ones if I get to them!
6) John Grisham--wiped out all his legal-themed novels in high school & university; I'll be reviewing them soon. My favourite is definitely The Firm, but I also loved A Time to Kill, The Pelican Brief, and The Brethren.
7) James Patterson--have read almost all his Alex Cross books & most of his Women's Murder Club books--I think he's past his prime, so I haven't read his recent work--my favourites are Along Came a Spider, Kiss the Girls and Violets Are Blue.
8) Nick Hornby--High Fidelity & About a Boy--love his humour!
9) Ken Kesey--One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
10) Sue Grafton--A is For Alibi--I love the first book of the Kinsey Millhone series & want to read them all!
Just a short & sweet list for today. I have the afternoon off & need to tackle the last 300 or so pages of Under the Dome once & for all :oD