This week’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday is a list of authors we have devoured, lots and lots of books. This is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
No doubt there are authors I can’t get enough of and try and get every single book they’ve had published. If there is a series I’m overjoyed – love me a series.
Peter Robinson‘s DCI Banks series is one I’ve read in order. All 26 books in the series. This British author keeps the setting of his novels in northern England, Yorkshire area. He’s still writing them but I expect it will wrap up before too long.
J.K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith I will lump together because…well, it’s the same person. I have read all the Harry Potter books as well as the Cormoran Strike books. Bring ’em on! I love the Strike series and am looking forward to the next installment.
William Stuart Long. This author is a woman writing under a pen name. Her series called The Australian Saga has 12 books and follows the generations of people (convicts, soldiers and settlers) through Australia’s development. Some of the books were hard to find and when my husband would travel on business, he had a list of the books I was missing and kindly went to used book stores. I have them all! This is historical fiction and you will read about real people such as Captain Bligh and Lachlan McQuarie, the Rum troops and more.
Edward Rutherfurd – This British author is the modern day James Michener. Big fat books with loads of history. The Forest and all in his Ireland trilogy are very good.
Robert Ludlum – My introduction to Ludlum was in Spain, 1976 at a used book store. I was aching to read and, lo and behold, here was a book printed in English. It was The Osterman Weekend. These are espionage and thrillers – think Jason Bourne.
Maeve Binchy – I have read all 17 of her novels and several short stories. Two of my favorites are Light a Penny Candle and Firefly Summer. If you want to armchair travel to Ireland, pick up one of her books. I’d classify her books as women’s fiction.
Kate Morton – I’ve read all six of her books and will always look forward to her latest. If you like a mystery (not a police procedural), big estates with a historical background and a setting primarily in England you may like her work.
Tana French – The Dublin Murder Squad series is excellent. She has 7 books so far and I am looking forward to her next book, The Searcher.
Rosamunde Pilcher – One of my all time favorite books is The Shell Seekers and I have read over 18 of her books. She will immerse you in Cornwall and Scotland. Another favorite is Coming Home.
Ann Cleeves is going on my list because now that I have discovered the Vera series, I can’t get enough. So far I have read half of her Shetland series and am about to knock off the 4th book in the Vera series.
What are your favorites? I’d love to discover new authors, especially those who write a series.
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