Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Authors I Want to

I've been thinking lately about the authors I enjoy and those of whom I'd like to read more of. Some I feel like I haven't given enough of a chance to find out if I really enjoy their work, whereas others I know their writing will hook me no matter what. I've narrowed my choice of to four and I thought I'd write a post about the authors I've chosen and tell you more about why I want to pick up their books. So, here goes:


A reputable and prolific writer, Atwood had been on my radar for a good many years. I read The Handmaid's Tale back when I was at university and I won't lie, since watching the TV adaptation I've been itching to pick up another Atwood. I've also read Oryx and Crake which I really enjoyed but I've yet to pick up the rest of the books in the trilogy so I think I'll continue with those for my next Atwood pick. But I also want to try Alias Grace soon, and I have no shame in saying that it was it's upcoming adaptation that sparked my curiosity because it looks and sounds amazing. Reading more Atwood has been on my to-do list for the longest time and I'm eager to rectify this in the not too distant future.


My relationship with Sarah Waters is an odd one because I've only read one of her books and I didn't enjoy it. I read Affinity way back in 2012 and I didn't really think much of it. It's always saddened me that my first venture in to her works wasn't a positive one because on paper Sarah Waters novels sound like the kind of books I should love. I'm eager to give her another chance and Fingersmith seems like a good one to pick up since it seems to be a firm favourite with lovers of her writing. I'll let you know how I get on once I've read it.


I won't deny it - Gone Girl is one of the best thrillers I've ever read. It may not count for much since I haven't read a ton of a thriller/crime books but GG definitely stands out for me among the rest. I find thrillers to be an easy genre to read, one that I know I can get my teeth in to an devour in just a few sittings. When I read Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects earlier this year this was the exact outcome so I certainly plan on reading her other two published novels. 


A fairly new one for me but Rose Tremain has quickly become an author of particular interest. She writes historical fiction but isn't set to writing in one era and since reading her most recent novel, The Gustav Sontana a few months ago, I'm eager to read more of her writing. The one that caught my eye is Restoration, which is set in the court of Charles II in seventeenth century England. This period is one I love to read about and it'll be interesting to see how her writing compares when reading a novel set in the 1600's rather than WWII Europe.


Let me know, have you read any of these authors or want to read them? I'm hoping to get to at least a couple in the next few months so lets see how I get on! In the mean time if you'd like to check out some of my other reading goals you can find them here.

Until next time, happy reading!

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