Thursday, August 23, 2007

Unread Authors Challenge

I'm taking the plunge. I'm joining two challenges. I've been debating this for a while, since I have so many books on my TBR pile, but I just can't resist. I have, however, made my own stipulation. The books I choose must be ones I already own. So that said, on to my first challenge, the Unknown Authors challenge. Not all of my choices are "literary," but they're all authors I haven't read before.

Here's my list:

  • Terry Pratchett, Going Postal
  • John Berendt, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Philippa Gregory, The Queen's Fool
  • Pearl S. Buck, The Good Earth
  • Tess Gerritsen, The Surgeon
    Diana Abu-Jaber, Crescent (I changed my mind...)

3 comments:

Pour of Tor said...

That is a great stipulation, Somer. I am trying to hearken back and think whether all the books on my list are already on my shelf, because it would be a doubly virtuous way to go about the challenge.

And what a great list! I really enjoyed both "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "The Good Earth," and have just started in on the massive Pratchett backlist myself. The others you name are all on my TBR authors list as well, so I look forward to hearing what you think.
Welcome to the challenge!

-Pour of Tor/Sycorax Pine

Somer said...

This is a great excuse to read these sooner than I would otherwise get to them!

Jennifer said...

I just read your post on my blog about Judy Blume...I think I may have read some of the children's books when I was younger but none of her adult stuff. I'm not even sure if she has anymore adult books...do you know??? I also noticed you like the Anne of Green Gables and Harry Potter series..those are 2 of my all time favorite series. I loved the Anne of Green Gable movies when I was younger and really enjoyed the books when I got older! And Harry Potter was awesome. I just finished the last one a couple of weeks ago and loved it!