Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week's theme is...

Top Ten Authors I Wish Would Write Another Book:

1. J. K. Rowling - I hope she is working on the Scottish Book, or some more of the text books, or even something entirely unrelated to Harry Potter.

2. Ariana Franklin - I really enjoyed the Mistress of the Art of Death series, but Diana Norman, who wrote under the pen name Ariana Franklin, died nearly a year ago. I still hope that maybe her family finds a nearly finished manuscript in her papers.

3. Michael Crichton - I really enjoyed his brand of science fiction, and his work on ER. It saddened me when he died a few years back. Though more would be great, they are still unfinished, and you can tell when those don't have the author's final polish on them.

4. Helen Fielding - I didn't care for either of her Bridget Jones books- those were too down the chick lit path and I'm not into that in books. But I really enjoyed her other two novels, Cause Celeb and Olivia Joules and The Overactive Imagination

5. Jonathan Stroud - I love that snarky djinn Bartemaeus and the quasi historical settings. I'd love more in this series, or others that carry the same sort of humor.

6. Eoin Colfer - I am looking forward to more in the Artemis Fowl series.

7. Susanna Clarke - I enjoyed Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, and thought the time to get through it worth it in the end, and the stories in Ladies of Grace Adieu. Its been almost six years since the later was published. Supposedly she had been working on another book, but the article referenced on Wikipedia is five years old, so who knows. Hopefully....

8. Lloyd Alexander - This is what I read in elementary school. I loved the Prydain Chronicles, and while I've not read all of his works, I still wish there were more.

9. Katherine Howe - The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane was a favorite of mine, and a I can't wait for The House of Velvet and Glass to come out, hopefully this spring.

10. Elizabeth Gaskell - I got introduced to her writings by the miniseries Wives and Daughters, and now have read half of her novels. Wives and Daughters was her last, and unfinished


Alyce Reese said...

I had forgotten about Lloyd Alexander - did he write Time Cat? I would love for another HP book, but at least something from JK would be appreciated. I'm very sad about the recent loss of Anne McCaffrey.

Sarah Williams said...

Yes, I saw Time Cat on Alexander's list of works, but I've not read it. I've mostly read Prydain and some of the Vesper Holly series

Melissa_Avid_Reader_MJ said...

I've seen J.K. Rowling pop up on lots of lists :-) Ariana Franklin is a good one - have you read any of the books she wrote under her own name?

Sarah Williams said...

Not yet Melissa. I've got the last in the Mistress series still to read, and the other she wrote under Ariana Franklin, then I will move to those under her real name. I think she has quite a few under it, so will keep me busy for a while.

Mystica said...

Helen Simonson is the other author from whom I would like to see another book