Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Auto-Buy Authors

Laura Hillenbrand 
She's only written two books, but both Seabiscuit and Unbroken are amazing.

Maira Kalman
Kalman writes and illustrates. I hope you have read her.
If you haven't, try her book, The Principles of Uncertainty.

Anne Lamott
Auto-buy. Auto-visit.
This photo is from her visit to Houston a few years ago.
Wish she'd stop by again.

Haruki Murakami
The quirkiest author in the world.

Richard Powers
The Gold Bug Variations wowed me long ago,
and I've read everything else he's written since.

Erik Larson
Such a wonderful nonfiction writer.

Tony Horwitz
Horwitz always makes me laugh.
I hope he's busy on a new book.
I've been waiting too long.

Adam Gopnik
It doesn't matter what he writes about...so clever and wise.

Katherine Center
A new-ish Houston writer that I like a lot.
This photo is from last year's library conference.

Marilynne Robinson
Gilead and everything else.

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  1. Great list as always. I've meant to read a few of these authors but never got to- Adam Gopnik is highest in my sights.

  2. You've got several authors that I want to try or have meant to try. I have read a couple of Erik Larson's books and Anne Lamott's. Ready for school? Just sayin....

  3. Oh, all the authors on your list are new to me. Except Murakami, of course, but again, I haven't read any of the author's works. You have introduced me to some authors that I must check out!

    Lovely post, and thank you so much for stopping by mine earlier. Happy reading!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  4. Wow, I haven't read any of these! My auto-buys are Robin Hobb, Juliet Marillier, Mitch Albom and Cecelia Ahern.

  5. Hey there! Interesting list, I must go and research most of these authors since I haven't read their works yet. Seabiscuit sounds familiar though, I wonder if there was a movie for it years ago?

  6. Your description of Haruki Murakami is apt ;) Great list!

    My TTT

  7. Some of these are new to me but I did love Unbroken. Such a great book.

  8. I actually haven't even heard of a single one of these authors!! You've given me a lot to research! :D

    Here are my Top Ten!

  9. I love Erik Larson! I've only read two of his books, but they were fantastic. Great list!


  10. So many authors I don't know (meaning: every single one of this list)... I'll check them out!

  11. you've got some great authors here! Laura Hillenbrand IS amazing! My TTT

  12. OOh nice! I must say that these are all new to me ones! But seeing a lot of that today!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  13. Yeah I'm really impressed with Hillenbrand's research and writing. I loved Robinson's Housekeeping but havent been able to make it through her others. Go figure!

  14. Yes to Horwitz! He made my list as well. I really enjoy his books. Hillenbrand is another author I really want to try. Larson just landed on my radar with his Lusitania book and I'm looking forward to giving his books a try. Great authors!

  15. I've only read Haruki Murakami's books from this list! And so far I've only read Norwegian Wood but I also have a hard copy of After Dark! :) I need to read more from him.

  16. i haven't read any of the authors on your list but i'm interested in picking up a book by murakami. heard great things about his work. thanks for stopping by my ttt :)

  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your list is interesting I havn't heard about any of these before. I will have to take notice of them now :)

  18. I have read two books by Adam Gopnik: Winter:Five Windows on the Season and From Paris to the Moon and LOVED them both. YAY, Gopnik!


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