30 day book challenge. Day 30

An author who makes me want to read everything he or she ever writes.

Last day! Hooray! And I’m ending this thing on a downer. No one.

I loved Harry Potter, but I can’t get into The Casual Vacancy. I loved Kushiel’s Legacy and Dark Currents, but thought Santa Olivia was only so-so and I didn’t even buy the sequel. And I couldn’t get into the Sundering series. I feel strongly about Margaret Atwood, but it’s not the kind of passion that gets me excited about reading her next book. I can’t get into a lot by Daphne du Maurier. For a while, I loved Poppy Z. Brite/Billy Martin. I still do, but the Liquor series left me feeling less than enthused (sorry, I love horror). I felt this way about Christopher Pike for a while (I was 12!) but have grown out of him like I grew out of the Babysitters’ Club. So there is no author that makes me so excited that I’ll follow them across genres and through the years. Sorry, I’m fickle.

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3 Responses to 30 day book challenge. Day 30

  1. Heather says:

    Mine: Toni Morrison, John Irving, Barbara Kingsolver, Annie Dillard, Maya Angelou, Margaret Atwood, James Baldwin…

    And I know there are a few others, but I just got up not too long ago and my brain isn’t quite at maximum function capacity yet.

    • emmawolf says:

      I love Atwood, but some of her books are so emotionally draining (The Handmaid’s Tale and Orxy and Crake) that it’s hard for me to say I would read everything she wrote (though I always buy her stuff when I find it, so I have a huge Atwood collection that I’m afraid to read.)

      I loved The World According to Garp, but it was the only thing I read by him. What else would you recommend? (I should probably get to The Cider House Rules, right?)

  2. mishmashmuse says:

    I know what you mean about Atwood, which is why my automatic-read authors tend to be a bit more lighthearted, like Oscar Wilde, PG Wodehouse and Douglas Adams. There are serious authors I enjoy, but they tend to wait a while on my shelves until I’m contentedly enjoying a holiday!

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