Saturday, September 24, 2011

State of the Blog, Part Two: The Authors

 
Fall is in the air and I am filled with all that back-to-school enthusiasm I always get this time of year, even though my school days are far behind me.

To keep track of my reading for the year, I like to check in and see what kind of progress I've made on my lists.  There's no point in being a compulsive "list" reader if you don't play with the lists on occasion.

This is the second of my quarterly blog assessment posts.  This one takes a look at my author lists over in the right-hand column. The first part addressed my lists. Part Three will deal with the challenges I joined this year.

NOTE: If you are systematically reading the books of any of these authors, please leave a comment here or on the post for the author's list (click on the title below or in the right-hand column) and leave a link to any related post. I will add the links on the author's list post.

I recently split my author list into two parts: General favorites and Mystery favorites.  See here for discussion.

So far in 2011, I've read 29 books by my favorite authors.  As soon as I make some progress on my Guilt List, I plan to get back to my old friends.  And probably add some new names to my lists.


GENERAL FAVORITES

Kingsley Amis


The Crime of the Century

I plan to read The Anti-Death League (a Burgess favorite) for the Birth Year Reading Challenge.

Maeve Binchy


Evening Class (1996)

William Boyd


Brazzaville Beach (reviewed here; read for my 2011 Battle of the Prizes, British Version, challenge)

Nat Tate: An American Artist 1928-1960 (reviewed here)

Elinor Lipman


Then She Found Me

Philip Roth


The Human Stain (reviewed here)

C. P. Snow


George Passant (originally titled Strangers and Brothers) (reviewed here)

Anne Tyler


Breathing Lessons (reviewed here; read for my 2011 Battle of the Prizes, American Version challenge)

John Updike


Beck: A Book (reviewed here)

P. G. Wodehouse


The Indiscretions of Archie

MYSTERY FAVORITES

Kate Atkinson


When Will There Be Good News?
Started Early, Took My Dog (reviewed here)

Lee Child


Gone Tomorrow

Dick Francis


10 Lb. Penalty
Bolt
Banker (reviewed here)
Knockdown
Break In

P. D. James


A Mind to Murder
Unnatural Causes

Donna Leon


Death in a Strange Country

John Lescroart


A Plague of Secrets (reviewed here)

Helen MacInnes


The Hidden Target

Ian Rankin


Strip Jack
Knots and Crosses
Hide and Seek

Dorothy L. Sayers


Clouds of Witness (reviewed here)
Unnatural Death 

Julia Spencer-Fleming


One Was a Soldier (2009) (reviewed here)


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