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 Echoed
Louisa May Alcott: The Blossoming of Rose Campbell
Rushdie: Midnight’s Children
Thomas Hardy: Far From the Madding Crowd (because I don’t know if I ever read it)
Roald Dahl: The Witches
Austen: Persuasion (because I don’t know if I ever read it)
R.K.Narayan: Gods, Demons, and Others
Arthur Hailey: The Evening News
Julia Quinn: Rokesbys (Series – Prequel to the Bridgertons)
Shel Silverstein: Every Thing on It
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.