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Top Ten+ Books By Favorite Authors I Still Haven’t Read

Today’s topic over at Top Ten Tuesday Top hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl is books by favorite authors that I still haven’t read.  So here is my list below. While there are more books of some of these authors that I have yet to read, I am including only my first pick among those here. And there are more authors who I count among my favorite (so of course, more books as well) but I just picked a random baker’s dozen favorite authors today.

Some of these authors are my favorites from my childhood and teenage/YA reading years. They include Alcott, Austen, Thomas Hardy, R.K. Narayan, as well as Arthur Hailey and Alistair MacLean.  I wonder why I have not mentioned Hailey before in my blog – his books ‘Airport’ and ‘Wheels’, among others kept me enthralled! Vikram Seth‘s ‘A Suitable Boy’ was my summer read right after college, while in the beautiful setting of Central Sumatra. I first read Roald Dahl’s ‘The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar’ as an adult and totally enjoyed it; I moved on to his books for children later and loved them too! Hosseini, Rushdie, and Shel Silverstein were all authors I read more recently (well, that is subjective!)

Khaled Hosseini: And the Mountains EchoedKhaled Hosseini

Louisa May Alcott: The Blossoming of Rose CampbellLouisa May Alcott

Rushdie: Midnight’s ChildrenSalman Rushdie

Thomas Hardy: Far From the Madding Crowd (because I don’t know if I ever read it)Thomas Hardy

Roald Dahl: The WitchesRoald Dahl

Austen: Persuasion (because I don’t know if I ever read it)Jane Austen

R.K.Narayan: Gods, Demons, and Others

(a double treat considering the illustrations are by his talented and equally famous brother – R.K.Laxman aka the creator of the common man in The Times of India)R.K. Narayan

Vikram Seth: A Suitable Girl (expected Jan 2019) but if it never appears, then The Golden GateVikram Seth

Alistair MacLean: When Eight Bells Toll or The Golden GateAlistair MacLeanGolden Gate

Arthur Hailey: The Evening NewsArthur Hailey

Divakaruni: The Palace of Illusions and/or Neela: The Victory SongDivakaruniDivakaruni

Julia Quinn: Rokesbys (Series – Prequel to the Bridgertons)

Rokesbys 1 Julia QuinnRokesbys 3 Julia QuinnRokesbys 2 Julia Quinn

Three more covers that I had to share for this series. Not sure which set I love better 🙂 Quinn Rokesbys 1Quinn Rokesbys 3

Quinn Rokesbys 2









Shel Silverstein:  Every Thing on ItShel Silverstein


What about you? Have you read the books that I have to still read? What are/were your thoughts on the book(s)? Let me know in the comments.


24 thoughts on “Top Ten+ Books By Favorite Authors I Still Haven’t Read

  1. I am glad that I am not the only one who hasn’t managed to read every single book a favourite author of mine has written. I think for me that’s Lee Child …. but what can a girl do ….

  2. I haven’t read any of these either! That last one caught my eye, because I loved that As the Sidewalk Ends book growing up. I’ll have to check that out!

  3. OMG! The Witches is my favorite Roald Dahl book! I love the movie adaptation too! I read Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses and it confused me so much – I’d like to give it another shot though! Heart Shel Silverstein forever!

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