Thursday, July 31, 2008

Unread Authors Challenge

And another one, but how could I possibly pass this up??

This is the 2nd Unread Authors Challenge and is hosted by Pour of Tor. The challenge is to read 6 books by authors that you've always wanted to read but haven't yet. It lasts from 1 August 2008 to 30 January 2009, so the same timing as the challenge I'm hosting. But I really like this idea!

Completed: 6/6 as of 22 December 2008

Here are some authors that I've always wanted to discover but haven't got around to it yet, plus possible books:
1) Zadie Smith (On Beauty)
2) Joanne Harris (Chocolat)
3) Anna Gavalda (Hunting and Gathering)
4) Agatha Christie (probably whatever is the first one)
5) Elizabeth Berg (Dream When You're Feeling Blue or The Year of Pleasures - any thoughts?)
6) Orson Scott Card (Ender's Game)
7) Lorna Landvik (Angry Housewives Eating Bonbons)
8) Fannie Flagg (Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man)
9) Philippa Gregory (The Other Boleyn Girl)
10) Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret LIfe of Bees)
11) Laurie Halse Andersen (Speak)
12) Cecilia Ahern (P.S. I Love You)
13) Meg Cabot (Queen of Babble)

I'll read six from that list, I think! :-)

3 comments:

Ginny said...

The Secret Life of Bees was a great book, I highly recommend it! I have read a lot of Elizabeth Berg's books but not either of those.

Jen said...

I just read Dream When You're Feeling Blue and loved it. I also enjoyed The Secret Life of Bees and was excited to find that it's currently being made into a movie.

joanna said...

Ginny - I started The Secret Life of Bees before but couldn't get into it, but everyone keeps raving about it so I'm looking forward to trying again!

Jen - I think I'll go for that one then, thanks! :-)