Top Ten Tuesday- Gimme More!



This week The Broke and the Bookish ask us what authors we've only read one book from but need to read more of. I may stretch this to two- I know, such a rule breaker.

1. Colum McCann- I've only read two of his books, but he has several more. Let the Great World Spin is one of my favorites, too, so it's a bit pathetic. 

2. Fydor Dostoyevsky- Crime and Punishment is also one of my favorites, but I've neglected the rest of his catalogue. 

3. Richard Russo- I've read two, Empire Falls and Mohawk (Rory, don't kill me). It's embarrassing. 

4. Meg Wolitzer- I read The Interestings last year and loved it. I need more of her. Soon.

5. F. Scott Fitzgerald- I've only read The Great Gatsby, and while it's not my favorite, I do consider him important to the American cannon. As an English teacher, I feel obligated. 

6. Dave Eggars- I read The Circle last year, and a few other essays, but that's it. And I pride myself in reading quality contemporary authors.

7. TC Boyle- I'm really ashamed about this one. I've only read two of his books, and consider Tortilla Curtain one of the most timely, important books of the last twenty years. 

8. Don Dellilo- I read Underworld a few years ago, after working on it for nearly a decade. I need to tackle one of his smaller works. 

9. Haruki Murakami- I only read his running memoir, which barely counts. 

10. Salman Rushdie- I read Midnight's Children and absolutely adored it. I have one or two other books of his and have seen him speak, but still, just one.

What about you?

5 comments:

  1. Meh. I read 1Q84 by Murakami and didn't think it was all that. But you probably shouldn't take my word for it, since the whole world loves it! :P

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  2. I've only read Norwegian Wood from Murakami so yeah, I definitely need to catch up as well...same goes for Rushie, I also read only Midnight's Children but have been meaning to get around to his other titles. Oooh, Dostoevsky; I admit, from all of the Russian authors I read, he's the hardest one for me, I need to especially be in a particular mood to get through his books...

    My TTT

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  3. That's a great list! Eggers, Boyle, Wolitzer--yes, yes, yes! I have never read Murakami at all . . . I keep wondering where to start . . . or if I want to!

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  4. "Tender is the Night: is a grat book by Fitzgerald, I greatly suggest it :)
    Here's my list. I've started doing them on YouTube as an experiment. Like and comment if you get a chance. :) http://youtu.be/I12_Yd-x2tM?list=UUP4Ao6fj3mLXHqOSSxyqh8w

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  5. Don DeLillo's Great Jones Street is good and on the shorter side! :)

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