Top Ten Tuesday: I would like to read everything that these authors have written

Happy Tuesday!! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share the authors who we’ve read the most books by. However, I thought it would be fun to do this topic in reverse: instead, I’ll be sharing the ten authors whose entire bibliography I hope to read someday. Some of these authors are no longer writing, while others are still releasing new books.


William Faulkner. I’ve been slowly working my way through his books for years, but I still have so many left! Faulkner’s work is problematic in many ways, and analyzing how his work presents racist and sexist views and how (if) those views have changed today has helped me to think more critically about what I read.

Zadie Smith. I’ve only read White Teeth and On Beauty by Zadie Smith, but I enjoyed them both immensely and have heard such great things about her many other novels.

Willa Cather. I adore Willa Cather’s novel My Ántonia and have enjoyed a few of her other novels, but there are still some that I’ve yet to pick up. I’ve also visited Willa Cather’s grave (she’s buried about an hour away from where I live), which definitely made me feel more connected to her work.

Ann Patchett. I haven’t read much by Ann Patchett, but I’ve really enjoyed what I have read by her. I listened to an amazing interview with her in a podcast earlier this summer and now I am completely hooked.

Virginia Woolf. I took a course on Virginia Woolf when I studied abroad at Oxford and have wanted to work through the rest of her novels ever since. She’s such a thought-provoking, brilliant writer.

Helene Hanff. I read 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff earlier this year and absolutely adored it (as you can tell from my gushing review of it). Helene Hanff is so witty and interesting and I would love to read more of what she’s written.

Jane Austen. I’ve actually only ever read three novels by Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, and Emma) but have been meaning to read the others for YEARS. Hopefully I’ll get around to reading them very soon!

Neil Gaiman. I’ve really enjoyed several of Neil Gaiman’s books, particularly when listening to the audiobook versions that he narrates. I’d love to read all of them someday!

The Brontë sisters. I’ve only read Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, but I’ve always wanted to read the other books written by this terrific trio eventually.

Penelope Fitzgerald. I’ve only read her novel The Bookshop, but I really enjoyed the story as well as her writing style. I’ve come close to picking up some of her other books over the years, but for some reason I’ve never actually read them.


Do you hope to read all the books written by a certain author? Any recommendations for books by the authors that I’ve mentioned? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

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54 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: I would like to read everything that these authors have written”

  1. Wait, did I know that you lived near Jaffrey? I used to, as well — I even wrote a post about visiting Cather’s grave! I would like to read all her novels, too … I have several more to go but I loved most of the ones I’ve read.

    The Brontes and Austen are all definite must-reads (and not that hard to check off, since they were unfortunately not very prolific). I love Helene Hanff too! I recommend her New York guidebook, Apple of My Eye — quite dated now, but still fun — and probably my second favorite book by her, Underfoot in Show Business.

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    1. Omg no way!! What a small world! Thanks for recommending those Helene Hanff books, I can’t wait to read more of her work 🙂

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  2. I like your spin on the question! I’d want to finish reading the bibliographies of Wendell Berry, C.S. Lewis, Isaac Asimov, and Thomas Sowell. Some do fiction, others nonfiction. Good luck trekking through all of Faulkner! O_O

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    1. Thanks so much!!

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  3. My Antonia was an amazing story. I need to try more Willa Cather’s books sometime. What was her gravesite like?

    My TTT .

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    1. Her books are fantastic! Her gravesite was actually lovely, she’s buried there with another woman and there were so many little trinkets and flowers that people left around her grave.

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  4. Zadie Smith and Neil Gaiman are both authors who I really need to read more of. I can thoroughly recommend “NW” and “Swing Time” by Zadie Smith. As for Jane Austen, I’d have to recommend my personal favourite, “Northanger Abbey”. 🙂

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    1. Thanks for these recommendations, I haven’t read any of them! Definitely adding to my TBR 🙂

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  5. Hanff…I’ve read all of her books and loved all of them.

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    1. So glad to hear that!

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  6. I definitely want to read more by Virginia Woolf- I’ve only read Mrs. Dalloway, but I really want to read To the Lighthouse, A Room of One’s Own, & A Writer’s Diary!

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    1. I’ve never read A Writer’s Diary, but the other ones you mention are excellent!! Hope you enjoy!

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  7. Lovely twist on the topic and great list, thanks for sharing! I hope you enjoy Gaiman (not that I have read all) and I really need to read some Anne Patchett

    My TTT is here http://bookloverssanctuary.com/2020/07/07/top-ten-tuesday-authors-i-have-read-most-books-by/

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  8. Joanna @ TheGeekishBrunette Avatar
    Joanna @ TheGeekishBrunette

    Great list! I’ve only read a couple books by Austen but i definitely would like to check out more of them.

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    Dedra @ A Book Wanderer

    Love this twist! Faulkner, Austen, Woolf, and the Brontë sisters would definitely make my list, as well. Someday I want to finish reading all of Edith Wharton’s work, too. ❤

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    1. Thanks so much!! I really need to read more by Edith Wharton!

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  10. Great list!

    My post!

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  11. Love this spin you have put on the prompt! 84, Charing cross road is high on my TBR!

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    1. Thanks so much!! Hope you enjoy 84, Charing Cross Road–it’s fantastic ❤

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      1. This makes me excited to read it!

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  12. Great list! I definitely have Jane Austen and Neil Gaiman on my list too!

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  13. Nice twist on the topic! I would also like to read more classic literature, but I gravitate much more toward popular fiction. Easier reads, I guess. Good luck with your reading goals!

    Happy TTT!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

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    1. Thank you!! Best of luck with your reading goals as well! ❤

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  14. I had planned at one point to read all of Shakespeare’s plays, but some of them are really slow going so I’m not sure anymore that I’ll actually read them all. And while I intend to read *more* Faulkner, I can’t say that I intend to read *all* of his works…

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    1. Oooh best of luck reading all of Shakespeare’s plays!! That’s an amazing goal.

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      1. Thanks! I have a feeling it will take me a LONG time, though. 🙂

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  15. I wish I’d had this idea – would have been so much easier than finding 10 people . It should be fairly easy to do your Bronte and Austen project since they didn’t write that many books.

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    1. Thank you!! Looking forward to reading their works!

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  16. I hope you will accomplish your goal to do this soon!

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    1. Thanks so much!!

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  17. Ann Patchett and Neil Gaiman are both on my “to read more” list, too. I’ve tried starting Zadie Smith a couple of times and her books didn’t grab me. And I’ve always meant to read Faulkner.

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  18. I also plan to read all of Austen, Brönte, and Smith’s books. Have read one of each and will soon start with On Beauty by Smith. Also Woolf.

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    1. That sounds great!! Happy reading!

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  19. Omg you need to finish off the Austen catalogue. ☺️☺️☺️ I’m with you on the brontes. I definitely need to read Villette and Agnes Grey 💚💙

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    1. Haha I can’t wait to read Jane Austen’s other books!! Glad to know I’m not alone on the Brontes haha ❤

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  20. Loved reding this list as I didn’t know nor have I read works from most of these authors. I have been working my way through Ilona Andrew’s books and I have been loving that journey. It’s the first time I try intentionally to read all the works from one author. It has been great to see how the author changed and evolved through her works but also how there are characteristics that keep being consistent.
    Thank you for sharing this list! ✨

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    1. Thanks so much!! That sounds amazing, happy reading! 🙂

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  21. I like your spin on the topic. I’d also like to catch up on Neil Gaiman’s backlist. There are just so many books and so little time!

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  22. I wasn’t thrilled with The Bookshop as a book and actually liked the movie better, but yes, I would like to read more of her books!

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    1. I’ll definitely have to check out the movie!

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  23. I’m also trying to read everything but Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters! I’ve got four Austens read, but only one Brontë, whoops, haha.

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    1. Best of luck with your reading!! ❤

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  24. It took me a while to get used to Gaiman’s style of writing, but after reading Neverwhere I now understand why he’s so highly regarded in fantasy. I definitely plan on reading more of his books.

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    1. Very true, he does have a unique writing style! I think that’s why I like listening to Gaiman narrate his own audiobooks so much–it’s easier to understand how the writing is supposed to be read.

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  25. Yes, yes, yes to Jane Austen & the Brontë’s!! I also want to read all of C.S Lewis’ works, Tolkien’s, & Dickens 🙂

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    1. True, I’d love to read more Dickens as well!

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  26. I believe I have read almost all of Jeffrey Archer’s books that have come out till now, what a great storyteller he is! Some of my favorites writers whose books I want complete and waiting for are Murakami, Fredrick Backman and Markus Zusak!

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    1. I’d love to read more Murakami as well!

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