Top Ten Tuesday – once read authors.


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Authors only read once.

This wasn’t as obvious as I first thought. I tried to avoid listing people who had only written one book. Some authors I have been meaning to read more of, others not so much. It’s certainly reminding me of things that have been loitering around my TBR pile for quite a while.

1. Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre – obviously I suppose. I really ought to read more as I enjoyed this.

2. Tracey Chevalier – The Girl with the Pearl Earring – again an obvious choice. It was okay but not really my sort of thing.

3. Wilkie Collins – The Moonstone – quite a recent read – The Woman in White is quite high up my TBR list.

4. Douglas Copeland – Hey Nostradamus! – a good read – should definitely read more.

5. William Golding – Lord of the Flies – Had to read in order to teach which always seems to put me off reading any thing else by the author.

6. Doris Lessing – The Fifth Child – Didn’t like this much at all but she is much loved so perhaps I should have another go.

7. Michael Moorcock – An Alien Heat – I don’t normally like this sort of thing but I found this really enjoyable. Must read more.

8. Alice Sebold – The Lovely Bones – another read in order to teach.

9. John Steinbeck – Of Mice and Men. Of course. I read this at school and since then have taught it I don’t know how many times. It’s a fabulous book but the association with school puts me off reading anymore Steinbeck.

10. Kurt Vonnegut – Slaughterhouse Five – A marvellous read and like An Alien Heat, a real surprise to love it so much.