A-Zof Authors. Part 1

I saw this done somewhere and I can’t remember where it was or who created it. But I want to be sure to say that I give full credit to whoever it was who created this tag.

The Rules are as follows:

  • 1. Go through your bookshelves and pick out an author for each letter of the alphabet.
  • 2. Tell us a bit about your experience with this author.
  • 3. If you are missing any letters then it’s okay but try and complete as many as you can
  • 4. Tag others.

A is For Issac Asimov

I am not a huge fan of science fiction but there is a couple of his books that I have enjoyed. I like some of his short stories, especially Bicentennial Man and he is definitely an author I want to try and read more from. If anyone can get me into science fiction then it’s Issac Asimov both my dad and my sister are big fans of his work. Maybe one day he will convert me. He does seem to explain things well and that is my main problem with science fiction is that I don’t really understand it.

B is For Enid Blyton

I know some people fine her problematic and I can see exactly why. Sure what she wrote at the time wasn’t problematic but it hasn’t aged well. All the same she is an author I grew up reading. I learnt to read with her books and fell in love with the inhabitants of the Faraway Tree and went on so many amazing adventures with the Wishing Chair. I visited the circus and spent days with the Naughtiest Girl and so much more. I am am always going to love her books and nothing can change the happiness she brought to my childhood

C is For Lewis Carroll

I have always loved Alice in Wonderland and the many retellings that have spawned from it. Maybe even just coming in second best to retellings of Captain Hook. Alice in Wonderland both made me laugh and confused me when I first read it. I used to be obessed with the Mad Hatter, and to be honest I still am. I will always hold this book and Through the Looking Glass close to my heart. If this book hadn’t been written, despite its faults and the weirdness of the author and all the controversy around him, then I wouldn’t have had the pleasure of reading so many amazing retellings of Wonderland and it’s inhabitants.

D is For Arthur Conan Doyle

I will be the first to say I have no read much of Sherlock Holmes or even any of Arthur’s other works but what I have read I have really enjoyed. I love how Sherlock Holmes works things out so differently to other detectives. I do want to read more Sherlock Holmes. I will get around to it at some point I have got the whole collection of stories. It has been a few years since I first read any of them. I think the only one I have read is A Study in Scarlet, is that what it’s called. Although I do love the film’s with Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr.

E is For Micheal Ende

Not many of you will have heard this author but of I tell you something he wrote I am sure will know the book or at least the film’s that were based upon it. Micheal wrote The Never-ending Story. The book is so much better than the film’s and I am sure everyone loves Falcor the luck dragon. I don’t know much else that he has written but I know I want to dive headfirst into more of his work. Not much else that I can really say about him except that I now really want to go back and read The Never-ending Story again and binge watch the films

F is For Ken Follett

I have been collecting books by Ken Follett ever since I read a sample of A Place Called Freedom about ten years ago and always planned to read the whole thing but never have done and instead just kept buying his books. The time will come when I actually read his books. Just give me time. I read the sample at a time when I was not in a great place in my life and I guess it just worries me that I won’t love his books as much as I loved that small sample all those years ago.

G is For Philippa Gregory

I love historical fiction and Philippa has always been a huge favourite of mine. Mainly because a lot of her books take place over my favourite time period or historical period, that being the Tudors. She is an amazing writer and I guess I just love how she tells the facts in her own way and makes a story out of them. I do need to dive deeper into more of her writing, but for now I will stick with her Tudor fiction. It is amazing.

H is For James Herbert

His books creep the hell out of me. Well some of them do. I loved The Secret of Crickley Hall, and yes I have yet to watch the TV show but I just don’t want to ruin the book. Don’t even get me started on The Rats. That book gave me such bad nightmares and I couldn’t exactly say why. I tend to like his horror more than the thriller books he writes which is strange thrillers are usually my go to genre recently. I may not have read a huge selection of his books but he is certainly a favourite author of mine.

I is for Eowyn Ivey

I am not going to lie I struggled with this letter so I can only dread how hard X is going to be I may have to leave that one as blank. Anyway Eowyn wrote a book called The Snow Child. It was a little bit strange to say the least and not what I expected. I don’t know if I enjoyed it but I can say it is worth reading. The things that unfold in it appear to make no sense but once I had read it I think it made sense. Perhaps I should try and find other books by this author.

J is For Anna James

Anna James is an author that I have only recently discovered. The author of the Pages and Co series. How could I not love a book about books and a bookshop and fictional characters that come out of their books. It’s all just perfect and I can’t wait for the next book in the series. I binged all the books in about two weeks. If you have yet to discover this author then you are missing out on so much. Do you love books? Are you a fan of classics? If the answer to any of these questions is yes then you need to read Anna James

K is For Sophie Kinsella

I bought the Confessions of a Shopoholic series on w him and binge read the first eight in a month. It was then that I bought the last two and a couple of her other books. I have yet to read them but I am saving them for when I need a quick contemporary read as I flew through each Shopoholic book I read and I am sure her other books will be just as good and just as quick. Love her writing style it’s so easy to read when you need something to satisfy your reading but your brain isn’t happy doing much work.

L is For T. M. Logan

I have only ever read one book from this author, it’s called Lies (or Liar) it I remember sitting reading it in one sitting. It set not far from where I live, in fact I used to live around the corner from the hotel where part of it is set and it just really gripped me. I didn’t see the ending coming at least not in the way it happened and if you like suspense then this is the thriller for you and I am looking forwards to reading more from this author.

M is for JoJo Moyes

If I had to pick a favourite author I couldn’t pick just the one but JoJo Moyes would definitely be up there in the ones that I mentioned. I have read pretty much every book she has ever written and the two I haven’t read yet I can’t wait to fit into a TBR. I love how she writes and how she does split time lines. One of my all time favourite books was written by her, actually scratch that two of them those being Me Before You and The Girl You Left Behind. I just love her books so much and can’t wait to read them all over again.

N is For Audrey Niffeneger

I found N rather hard to come up with and as soon as I had an N so many jumped out at me. Although. Have read two books from Audrey. I loved the Time Travellers Wife and the other book I read I wasn’t a great fan of I can even remember the name of the title but it was something about symmetry and it involved two sisters one of who was dead or something. I don’t really know but it didn’t grip me that much. I don’t know if she has any other books out but if I do come across them I may have to try some.

O is For Alice Oseman

Is anyone really surprised? Alice is my favourite author in the world. I have read everything that they/she has ever written and loved each and every one of them. All of them have gotten five stars from me, except Solitaire which got a very high four stars. Nick and Charlie are just my favourite fictional characters ever and I can’t wait to watch Heartstopper, unfortunately I can’t watch it on Netflix but the moment it’s on Freeview or DVD then I will be watching it. I could go on about Alice for ages and sing their praises but instead I will leave it here.

For now I am going to leave it here and carry on in another blog post to come hopefully soon. If I don’t post a follow up in the next few days then please someone pull me up on it.


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