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Fifteen Authors

Melody tagged me to to list 15 authors whose work I can’t forget. Just the first 15, poets included, off the top of my head.

Jeffrey Eugenides
W. Somerset Maugham
James Baldwin
E.M. Forster
Toni Morrison
Virginia Woolf
John Steinbeck
Sarah Waters
Jose Saramago
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Christopher Bram
Kazuo Ishiguro
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Eileen Chang
Jonathan Franzen

Jeffrey Eugenides is off the top of my head because Middlesex has absolutely blown my mind. The others on the list have formed the backbone of my readings over the years.

14 Responses

  1. I absolutely loved Middlesex a few years ago when I read it. It blew my mind as well. The beginning with the silk worms? I still remember that as truly beautiful imagery.

    I just finished The Virgin Suicides and am still processing my thoughts…

  2. I think that you have one of the most beautifully written book blogs around! You give thoughtful, carefully written reviews that reflect your love of books!

    Because of this, I have given you an award!


  3. You write such intelligent, beautifully written reviews.

    I have given you an award!


  4. Can’t wait to read your Middlesex review; it’s been a favorite read of mine for several years.

  5. I just did this one on Facebook, but with a twist. A bunch of us who wrote together in college had to come up with 15 who have influenced us as writers. Here’s my list:

    1. Derek Walcott
    2. Philip Larkin
    3. ee cummings
    4. Tim O’Brien
    5. John Steinbeck
    6. Madeleine L’Engle
    7. Louise Erdrich
    8. Yusef Komunyakaa
    9. Mary Oliver
    10. Pablo Neruda
    11. Jeffery Eugenides
    12. Barbara Kingsolver
    13. Haruki Murakami
    14. Sandra Cisneros
    15. Sherman Alexie

    • This is a well of great authors for me to explore, especially Louise Erdrich, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Tim O’Brien. I have only read Jeffrey Eugenides and Steinbeck for the first time year and they become my favorites!

  6. So I’ve pretty much explored your blog and found that you’re reading my kind of books, thus I’ll be adding you to my blogroll.

  7. I’m excited because there are a few on your list that I haven’t had the chance to read their work yet so I can look forward to it! You have never steered me wrong with any of your author or book recommendations!

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