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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Reading the Author

One of the things that I've been wanting to keep a list of lately is a list of authors who (whom? Can someone teach me that rule please? Also, commas. Someone really needs to teach me about commas.) Where was I? Oh yeah, I've been wanting to keep a list of authors who I've read all their backlist, or who (whom? whose?) backlist I intend to read all of. Ok, THAT is an ugly sentence. You all follow though, right?

Here's the rules I'm using for my list:

  • Must have written more than 2 books. Otherwise my list of Harper Lees and Margaret Mitchells would be very long. Or potentially very long.
  • This list does not include extended series like the JD Robb In Death Books. I will make them into their very own list later. It will include trilogies and sequels. It may include completed series as one entry.
  • This list does not include anthologies either.
  • I will add to the list at random. I won't add every author I read, only the ones I enjoy enough to seek out their other titles.
  • Rules subject to change.
Who is on your list?

Links go to my review.

Sarah Dessen

  1. Along For the Ride
  2. Lock and Key
  3. The Truth About Forever
  4. This Lullaby
  5. Just Listen
  6. Someone Like You
  7. Keeping the Moon
  8. That Summer
  9. Dreamland

John Green

  1. Looking for Alaska
  2. An Abundance of Katherines
  3. Paper Towns

Joshilyn Jackson

  1. gods in Alabama
  2. Between, Georgia
  3. The Girl Who Stopped Swimming

Julie James

  1. Only the Sexiest Man Alive
  2. Practice Makes Perfect

Mary Roach

  1. Stiff (read before I started blogging)
  2. Bonk
  3. Spook

Elizabeth Scott

  1. Bloom
  2. Perfect You
  3. Living Dead Girl
  4. Something, Maybe
  5. Love You Hate You Miss You
  6. Stealing Heaven
  7. The Unwritten Rule (2010)
  8. Miracle (2010)
  9. Grace (2010)


  1. I haven't read John Green but I picked up Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines to read this week. Mary Roach, Jose Saramago, Ann Hood, and John Steinbeck are on my lists also.

  2. You're much too organized.

    My list would be all over the place. I've read a ton of Stephen King and Dean Koontz, Cormac McCarthy, Dickens, but that was all awhile ago. I'm not much into following an author anymore as I am often disappointed by their subsequent books.

  3. Vasilly, I think I should add Steinbeck to mine too, thanks for mentioning him.

  4. The scary thing is that first paragraph made perfect sense to me. I struggle with who/whom all the time!

  5. Oooh, that's cool.

    Also Elizabeth Scott is a book MACHINE.

  6. There used to be authors that I loved that I wanted to read all of their books. Like ... oh I can't think of any. Alice Hoffman! But then she did Skylight Confessions which I just couldn't stand so that eliminates her from my list. They are others, but I can't think of any. All the same though, loved one or two books, went for the backlist and was disappointed. Or loved them until it was all too much and didn't really care to continue. Maybe it's me? Maybe what I want out of reading changes too much to dedicate myself to an author's list of books.

  7. I'm with you on John Green, Mary Roach, and Joshilyn Jackson. Maybe I'll make my own list in a day or so.

  8. Have not read any Sarah Dessen but my oldest daughter has read everything by her.

    Last summer I read The Girl Who Stopped Swimming. Liked it. Not quite what I expected but still liked it.

    My list?
    Adriana Trigiani (with the exception of her most recent Very Valentine which is on my night stand to be read);
    Joanne Harris;
    lots by Elizabeth Berg;
    and also Jodi Piccoult but no where near everything, she's written a tone.

  9. John Green, Elizabeth Scott and Joshilynn Jackson are all on my want to read list.

  10. Elizabeth Scott is on my backlist to read list as well. Honestly, there are far to many authors out there that I'd love to read everything they've written that my list would be crazy long.

  11. Siri Hustvedt and Paul Auster are on my list. I've almost completed the Siri Hustvedt collection, but I have a whoooole lotta Paul Auster to get through. Whew!

  12. Natasha, I don't expect to get through them ALL, I'd just like to keep track of some of them.

    Andi, the bad part of being almost done is that you're almost done!


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