Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read



I have read everything by some of my favorite authors. Everything. Here I sit and wait while you work (slowly, oh-so-slowly) on something new, Haruki Murakami and Maira Kalman.

I have read everything by some of my favorites and now they have passed away. Ah, Edward Eager.

But, happily, some of my favorite authors have written books I haven't read. Here are some of them.



Average rating: 4.16 · 107,067 ratings · 11,357 reviews · 94 distinct works • Similar authors
Angle of Repose

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 4.27 avg rating — 45,470 ratings — published 1971 — 42 editions
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Crossing to Safety

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 4.16 avg rating — 31,300 ratings — published 1987 — 46 editions
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The Big Rock Candy Mountain

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 4.14 avg rating — 6,000 ratings — published 1943 — 3 editions

The Spectator Bird

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 3.98 avg rating — 4,607 ratings — published 1976 — 31 editions
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All the Little Live Things

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 4.08 avg rating — 2,524 ratings — published 1967 — 23 editions
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Where the Bluebird Sings to...

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 4.09 avg rating — 1,551 ratings — published 1992 — 5 editions

Remembering Laughter

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 3.80 avg rating — 1,090 ratings — published 1937 — 10 editions
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Average rating: 4.01 · 8,422 ratings · 1,042 reviews · 31 distinct works • Similar authors
Mrs. Bridge

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 4.05 avg rating — 3,437 ratings — published 1959 — 35 editions
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Mr. Bridge

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1,521 ratings — published 1969 — 22 editions
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The Connoisseur

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 3.55 avg rating — 101 ratings — published 1974 — 5 editions

A Long Desire

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 4.37 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 1979 — 3 editions

The White Lantern

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 4.38 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 1980 — 6 editions

Notes from a Bottle Found o...

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 4.47 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 1962 — 4 editions



Average rating: 3.78 · 64,790 ratings · 3,989 reviews · 50 distinct works • Similar authors
The Stone Diaries

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 3.86 avg rating — 32,689 ratings — published 1993 — 73 editions
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Unless

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 3.63 avg rating — 11,580 ratings — published 2002 — 59 editions
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Larry's Party

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 3.72 avg rating — 7,340 ratings — published 1997 — 39 editions
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The Republic of Love

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 3.73 avg rating — 2,320 ratings — published 1992 — 34 editions
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Swann

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 3.71 avg rating — 1,810 ratings — published 1987 — 36 editions

Happenstance: Two Novels in...

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 3.71 avg rating — 1,163 ratings — published 1980 — 19 editions
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Small Ceremonies

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 3.71 avg rating — 891 ratings — published 1976 — 21 editions

The Box Garden

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 3.62 avg rating — 935 ratings — published 1977 — 22 editions
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The Collected Stories of Ca...

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 4.14 avg rating — 665 ratings — published 2004 — 16 editions







Average rating: 3.74 · 29,090 ratings · 4,239 reviews · 33 distinct works • Similar authors
The Echo Maker

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 3.35 avg rating — 7,286 ratings — published 2006 — 30 editions
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Orfeo

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 3.63 avg rating — 3,905 ratings — published 2014 — 29 editions
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Galatea 2.2

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 3.73 avg rating — 2,150 ratings — published 1995 — 17 editions

The Time of Our Singing

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 4.24 avg rating — 2,192 ratings — published 2002 — 11 editions

The Overstory

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 4.35 avg rating — 2,260 ratings — published 2018 — 10 editions
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The Gold Bug Variations

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 4.11 avg rating — 1,471 ratings — published 1991 — 10 editions
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Generosity: An Enhancement

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 3.50 avg rating — 1,621 ratings — published 2009 — 23 editions
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Three Farmers on Their Way ...

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 3.85 avg rating — 716 ratings — published 1985 — 13 editions

Gain

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 3.76 avg rating — 832 ratings — published 1998 — 15 editions

Plowing the Dark

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 3.67 avg rating — 739 ratings — published 2000 — 15 editions





Average rating: 3.99 · 860 ratings · 97 reviews · 20 distinct works • Similar authors
The Crusades

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 3.95 avg rating — 222 ratings — published 1965 — 14 editions

The World Is Not Enough

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 4.05 avg rating — 177 ratings — published 1946 — 13 editions
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The Cornerstone

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 4.12 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 1953 — 9 editions



The Heirs of the Kingdom

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 4.09 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1970 — 9 editions

Destiny of Fire

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 3.89 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1960 — 9 editions

Cities of the Flesh

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 4.32 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1961 — 5 editions

The Awakened

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 3.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1956 — 3 editions

Catherine de Russie

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 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014
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Average rating: 3.91 · 3,152,706 ratings · 85,895 reviews · 311 distinct works • Similar authors
Of Mice and Men

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 3.85 avg rating — 1,642,704 ratings — published 1937 — 388 editions
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East of Eden

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 4.36 avg rating — 363,439 ratings — published 1952 — 251 editions
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The Grapes of Wrath

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 3.94 avg rating — 608,310 ratings — published 1939 — 420 editions
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The Pearl

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 3.43 avg rating — 160,494 ratings — published 1947 — 257 editions
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Cannery Row

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 4.03 avg rating — 97,096 ratings — published 1945 — 35 editions

Travels with Charley: In Se...

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 4.07 avg rating — 57,443 ratings — published 1961 — 137 editions
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The Red Pony

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 3.43 avg rating — 42,945 ratings — published 1933 — 114 editions
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Tortilla Flat

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 3.83 avg rating — 37,475 ratings — published 1935 — 162 editions

The Winter of Our Discontent

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 3.99 avg rating — 33,230 ratings — published 1961 — 67 editions

The Moon Is Down

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 3.88 avg rating — 16,585 ratings — published 1942 — 125 editions


I have many, many more favorites, but these ought to keep me busy.

Are any of these authors your favorites?
Are there any of these authors you haven't read yet?
(Go right now and order their books. You can thank me later.)
What authors are favorites of yours? 





Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each Tuesday That Artsy Reader Girl assigns a topic and then post her top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join her and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.

15 comments:

  1. Those are all totally new to me authors! I hope you get around to reading some of their books soon!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Take a look at John Steinbeck one of these days.

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  2. I haven't read any of those authors, not even Steinbeck. :/

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  3. Ah, we have Steinbeck in common! here is my list: https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/09/25/top-ten-books-by-my-favorite-authors-that-i-still-havent-read/

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  4. I loved Stone Diaries by Carol Shields then never read anything else by her. Thank you for the reminder!

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  5. I will disclose that none of these are favorite authors of mine. However, I have read one book that you haven't - Steinbeck's THE PEARL. I read it in high school. Ha!

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  6. As per usual, you win for cleverness in presentation. Now I want to go back and do the same thing. Only problem I went off the board this week and listed my favorite banned books since it is banned books week. But I will save the idea you used with goodread for something else in the future. My TTT Favorite Banned Books

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  7. Oooh, The Big Rock Candy Mountain is wonderful! I understand it's the most autobiographic of Stegner's novels.

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  8. I really want to read Larry's Party by Carol Shields. I can't even remember which of her books I've already read, it's been that long! How did you like The Overstory? It's obviously on my radar because of the Booker, but I'm really unsure about a book about trees, let alone one so huge. I've heard it's really good, but also that it's a slow read. I'm honestly a little scared of it. I'm also scared of John Steinbeck. I hear nothing but praise for him, but when I tried to read The Grapes of Wrath... I just couldn't. I have East of Eden, but again, it's just so huge! Which of his books would you recommend starting with, particularly if you're someone who struggles with slow starts? Great post!

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  9. I have only read East of Eden and the Grapes of Wrath. I'm missing out on a lot of goodness!

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  10. The only Steinbeck book I've read was The Grapes of Wrath, although I liked it. The other authors are new to me.

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  11. Oh what wonderful authors! The only one I've read a significant amount from and Steinbeck. I love most of his work with the exception of The Pearl which I hated with every fiber of my being in 9th grade. It almost put me off of reading Steinbeck from there on out!

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  12. I adore John Steinbeck! Of Mice and Men has always been my favorite, but I can't wait to read East of Eden and The Grapes of Wrath! Happy reading!

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  13. Interesting. I have only read Of Mice and Men on this list. I'll have to take a look at some of these authors.

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  14. Of Mice and Men-of course a fav for me. I need to read more classics. Thanks for sharing with me.

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