Wednesday, March 31, 2010

State of the Blog, Part Three: The Authors

Spring has sprung.  The pink trees are blooming and Easter is on the way. It is time to assess what bookery bloggery progress I've made in the first quarter of 2010.

This is a three-part assessment. The Part One addressed the book lists. Part Two covered the challenges I joined this year. 

This Part Three looks at progress on my author lists. Links to each author post are listed in the right hand column.

THE AUTHORS



Kingsley Amis
Books read so far: 5/48
Books read in 2010: one (One Fat Englishman, reviewed here)
Books I hope to read in 2010: at least one more, probably Everyday Drinking
Books on my TBR shelf: 6

Kate Atkinson
Books read so far: 2/8
Books read in 2010: one (Case Histories, for the Typically British Challenge)
Books I hope to read in 2010: 2
Books on my TBR shelf: one

Cara Black
Books read so far: 2/9
Books read in 2010: zero
Books I hope to read in 2010: one, if the one on my TBR shelf is the next in order
Books on my TBR shelf: one

William Boyd

Books read so far:3/16
Books read in 2010: one (The New Confessions, reviewed here)
Books I hope to read in 2010: one more (A Good Man in Africa)
Books on my TBR shelf: 3

James Lee Burke
Books read so far: 13/17 (Dave Robicheaux series only)
Books read in 2010: zero
Books I hope to read in 2010: 2 or 3 -- I'm almost done with them
Books on my TBR shelf: 3

Lee Child

Books read so far: 12/14
Books read in 2010: zero
Books I hope to read in 2010: 2
Books on my TBR shelf: zero

A. J. Cronin

Books read so far: 1/25
Books read in 2010: one (Three Loves, reviewed here)
Books I hope to read in 2010: that may be it for this year
Books on my TBR shelf:5

M. F. K. Fisher
Books read so far: 4/27
Books read in 2010: zero
Books I hope to read in 2010: 2, but I have not decided which ones
Books on my TBR shelf: 4

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Books read so far: 8/13
Books read in 2010: zero
Books I hope to read in 2010: probably zero, this is a future goal
Books on my TBR shelf: zero

Penelope Fitzgerald
Books read so far: 2/9
Books read in 2010: zero
Books I hope to read in 2010: one (The Bookshop, for the Bibliophilic Books Challenge)
Books on my TBR shelf: 2

Richard Ford
Books read so far: 5/10
Books read in 2010: zero
Books I hope to read in 2010: undecided
Books on my TBR shelf: 3

Jim Harrison

Books read so far: 19/20 (prose only)
Books read in 2010: zero
Books I hope to read in 2010: one (his new Farmer's Daughter)
Books on my TBR shelf: one

Nick Hornby
Books read so far: 2/11
Books read in 2010: one (The Polysyllabic Spree, reviewed here)
Books I hope to read in 2010:2
    Books on my TBR shelf: 3

    John Lescroart
    Books read so far: 16/17 (Dismus Hardy series and spin offs)
    Books read in 2010: zero
    Books I hope to read in 2010: one (A Plague of Secrets)
    Books on my TBR shelf: zero

    Elinor Lipman
    Books read so far: 4/10
    Books read in 2010: zero
    Books I hope to read in 2010: one (Then She Found Me)
    Books on my TBR shelf: 2

    David Lodge

    Books read so far: 2/15 (fiction only)
    Books read in 2010: zero
    Books I hope to read in 2010: at least 2, but I don't know which ones
    Books on my TBR shelf: 8

    Ian McEwan

    Books read so far: 5/13
    Books read in 2010: zero
    Books I hope to read in 2010: at least one, but I do not have any on my TBR shelf
    Books on my TBR shelf: zero

    Jack Ohman
    Books read so far: 5/10
    Books read in 2010: zero
    Books I hope to read in 2010: one (Angler Management)

    Books on my TBR shelf: one

    Anthony Powell
    Books read so far: 13/32
    Books read in 2010: zero
    Books I hope to read in 2010: one (Venusberg)
    Books on my TBR shelf: one

    Philip Roth

    Books read so far: 8/30
    Books read in 2010: zero
    Books I hope to read in 2010: at least one, but I haven't decided which one
    Books on my TBR shelf: 5

    Martin Cruz Smith
    Books read so far: 6/6 (Arkady Renko series only)
    Books read in 2010: zero
    Books I hope to read in 2010: zero, unless I get my hands on Three Stations, which hasn't been released yet
    Books on my TBR shelf: zero

    Julia Spencer-Fleming
    Books read so far: 5/7
    Books read in 2010: zero
    Books I hope to read in 2010: one (I Shall Not Want)
    Books on my TBR shelf: zero

    William Styron
    Books read so far: 2/10
    Books read in 2010: zero
    Books I hope to read in 2010: probably zero
    Books on my TBR shelf: 3

    Anne Tyler
    Books read so far: 4/18
    Books read in 2010: zero
    Books I hope to read in 2010: one (Breathing Lessons, for my Pulitzer pick for the Battle of the Prizes challenge)
    Books on my TBR shelf: 5

    John Updike
    Books read so far: 8/26
    Books read in 2010: zero
    Books I hope to read in 2010: at least one, but I do not know which one
    Books on my TBR shelf: 9

    Andrea U'ren
    Books read so far: zero/2
    Books read in 2010: zero
    Books I hope to read in 2010: hopefully both of them
    Books on my TBR shelf: zero

    Simon Winchester
    Books read so far: 5/16
    Books read in 2010: zero
    Books I hope to read in 2010: two
    1. The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology
    2. Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded
    Books on my TBR shelf: one


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