top ten tuesday: read-once authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, a fun way to get yourself thinking and sharing about books and bookish things.

September 16: Top ten read-once authors

This week’s topic is authors from whom you’ve only read one book, but would like to read more of their work. This was tougher than I expected! Some of the authors I had in mind for this list only have one book published, so I tried to keep it to those who have more out. In no alphabetical order by last name:

  1. Maya Angelou (right?!? read I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings)
  2. Emma Donoghue (read Room)
  3. Herman Koch (read The Dinner, just got Summer House with Swimming Pool)
  4. Rohinton Mistry (read A Fine Balance, have a copy of Family Matters)
  5. Toni Morrison (right again!?? read Beloved)
  6. Jojo Moyes (read Me Before You, The Girl You Left Behind ebook is on my iPad!)
  7. Haruki Murakami (read The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, have Kafka on the Shore)
  8. Richard Preston (read The Hot Zone)
  9. Amy Tan (read The Joy Luck Club)
  10. Jeff VanderMeer (read Annihilation, would love to finish the trilogy!)

Honorable mentions (with book I read): Colm Tóibín (Brooklyn), Kazuo Ishiguro (Never Let Me Go), Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner), Alice Munro (Dear Life: Stories), Jess Walter (Beautiful Ruins), Meg Wolitzer (The Interestings), Sarah Vowell (Assassination Vacation)

What authors would be on your list?

12 thoughts on “top ten tuesday: read-once authors

  1. I’ve read a few Toni Morrison but always think that I need to read more! I have a couple of hers on my shelf and I’d love to listen to Beloved (read it). Kafka on the Shore was my first Murakami and I really loved it. I think you’d like it.

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