Today’s top ten Tuesday topic is Top Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More. I decided to just do these ladies, because, well, coincidence. Anywho.
1. A. S. Byatt, Possession. (not a review, but close) Egads y’all. Byatt is up there with Atwood for me, who, I was surprised to realize, I HAVE read more than one book by. Atwood I mean, not Byatt. I’ve only read the one, even though I’m pretty sure I own all of her books. Or at least most of them. I LOOOOOOOOVE Possession. I’ve read it multiple times. (Skip the poetry.) So, I’m not sure why I haven’t read another book by her. Intimidation?
2. Marie Brennan, A Natural History of Dragons. (haven’t reviewed. bah.) I had a feeling Marie Brennan would be a fun read. Geez, I have like 4 of her books, have that a couple of them for YEARS. But then this one came out, and I hemmed and hawed, until I finally listened to it. And lo and behold, I WAS RIGHT. She is a fun read. So why haven’t I read the FOUR I ALREADY OWN? Gah.
3. Diana Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle. (my review) Oh, Miss Jones. What kept us apart for so long? And WHY have I only read Howl’s Moving Castle? We must remedy this situation.
4. Angela Carter, Wise Children. (review from a LONG time ago) This. THIS. THIS is seriously embarrassing. Angela Carter is practically my most favorite author I’ve hardly read. And I own so many of her books? WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME. I’ve read Wise Children twice, and, granted, it is brilliant, it can’t be the only Carter I ever read.
5. Jhumpa Lahiri, The Interpreter of Maladies. (my review, another TRULY old one.) In my review, I said, “When I grow up, I want to write like this woman.” I still want to write like this woman. I would also like to find time to actually READ her. Now is a good time to do it too, with A More Diverse Universe going on!
6. Elizabeth Hand, Illyria. (my review) I just adored this book. Hand’s writing is something to behold. Or beheld. AGAIN.
7. Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca. (never reviewed? OMG!) Rebecca is one of those books I wish I could read again for the first time. I loved it SO MUCH. And I need to LOVE MORE by her!
8. Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice. (never reviewed? What is wrong with me??) Surely you know the fun and wit of Jane Austen. I’ve heard all her books are like this. However, I think I have a deep seeded fear than none will compare to P&P.
9. Natasha Solomons, Mr. Rosenbaum Dreams in English. (review) I can clearly remember how completely delighted I was with Mr. Rosenbaum. I was determined to read everything Solomons wrote after I read it. I even have the newer books. I feel like I’m repeating myself.
10. Jane Yolen, Briar Rose. (my review) I loved, LOVED I TELL YOU, Briar Rose. I loved it. Yolen’s writing suits the fairytale motif like magic. And she has written SO MUCH. It kind of reminds me of how I feel about Diana Wynne Jones…where do I begin????
Which authors have you only read one book from? Are you regretting it?
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