Wednesday, January 5, 2011
State of the Blog, Part Two: The Authors
This is the second of my quarterly blog assessment posts. This first part addressed the book lists. Part Three, coming soon, will deal with the challenges I participated in last year and joined (or plan to) this year.
My list of authors is in the right-side column. I plan to add a few authors this year, including P. D. James and Dorothy L. Sayers.
NOTE: If you are reading the books of any of my favorite authors, please leave a comment here or on the post for that author (click on the name below or in the right-hand column) and leave a link to any related post. I will add the links on the author's page.
I am changing the format of this post and only listing the books I read in 2010, rather than details for each author. In 2010, I read a total of 23 books by my favorite authors. The big winners were Dick Francis and Nick Hornby.
One Fat Englishman (reviewed here)
On Drink (collective review of all 3 drinking books here)
Every Day Drinking
How's Your Glass?
One Good Turn
The New Confessions (reviewed here)
A. J. Cronin
Three Loves (reviewed here)
Second Wind (reviewed here)
The Farmer's Daughter (reviewed here)
The Polysyllabic Spree (reviewed here)
Juliet, Naked (reviewed here)
Housekeeping vs. The Dirt
Deaf Sentence (reviewed here)
Angler Management: The Day I Died While Fly Fishing and Other Essays (reviewed here)
Venusberg (reviewed here)
I Shall Not Want
The Witches of Eastwick
The Widows of Eastwick
On the other hand, I didn't read a single book by Saul Bellow, Cara Black, James Lee Burke (which surprises me), M. F. K. Fisher, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Penelope Fitzgerald, Richard Ford, John Lescroart, Elinor Lipman, Ian McEwan, Philip Roth, Martin Cruz Smith, William Styron, Anne Tyler, Simon Winchester, or P. G. Wodehouse (which really shocks me). The year went by so fast!