Weekly Geeks: A to Z Authors

April 23, 2011 § 10 Comments

This weeks Weekly Geeks is all about those favorite authors, A to Z style.

You know how when someone asks you who your favorite author is? And you feel a bit crazy coming up with just one? Now is your chance to come up with 26 (at least) favorite authors by making a list of  them ABC style.  (See my above link from the past for an example.) There are no rules, list a couple per letter if you feel the need. Skip a letter if you draw a blank. Make it be categories if you want to.  For instance, a favorite YA author list. A favorite classic author list.  A favorite “new to me” author list. A favorite mystery author list.
Or simply an all time favorite author list… from A to Z!
So, my favorites…
A: Jane Austen, Laurie Halse Anderson
B: Elizabeth Berg, William S. Burroughs
C: Gail Carriger, Stephen Chbosky
D: Roald Dahl
E:
F: F. Scott Fitzgerald
G: Kathryn Meyer Griffin, David Guterson
H: S.E. Hinton, Robert A. Heinlein, Khaled Hosseini
I: Greg Iles, Larissa Ione
J: Rhoda Janzen, Lorelei James
K: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dean Koontz
L: Wally Lamb, Harper Lee, Lois Lowry
M: A. Lee Martinez, Richelle Mead
N: Kathryn Nelson
O: George Orwell, Flannery O’Connor
P: Chuck Palahniuk, Tom Perotta, Julie Anne Peters
Q:
R: Abigail Reynolds, Nora Roberts
S: J.D. Salinger, Peter Shaffer, Harold Schechter
T: Cate Tiernan
U:
V: Kurt Vonnegut
W: Shiloh Walker, Evan Wright
X:
Y: Marilyn Yalom
Z:
Making this list was actually a bit harder than I thought it would be. Some of the authors are new favorites, some are old favorites, and for some letters I couldn’t think of an author so I just went by favorite books/stories. For the life of me I cannot think of any authors that would fit for E, Q, U, X, or Z…
Who are your top authors?
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§ 10 Responses to Weekly Geeks: A to Z Authors

  • We don’t share any of the same authors on our lists, but you made some great selections. This was a fun list to put together, wasn’t it?

  • Cyberkitten says:

    Have you read anything by Richard Zimler? He’s very good and could fill in the Z gap.

    I couldn’t think of anyone for Q, U or X but how about George Elliot, Janet Evanovich or even Bret Easton Ellis for E?

    • Hannah says:

      I’m not familiar with Richard Zimler, but I’ll definitely look him up.

      You know, I JUST bought my first George Eliot book last night (I had a weak moment on my way home from work and hit the bookstore). I’ve never read Evanovich and I have one book by Bret Easton Ellis, but haven’t read it yet. I don’t know why I can’t think of a single author I’ve read with an E name…

  • curlygeek04 says:

    I wish I’d included Orwell and Harper Lee! SE Hinton is also a fantastic pick. I like a lot of the authors on your list. Also thought about including Gail Carriger. I’m excited to see A.Lee Martinez on your list, I feel like I’m the only person who’s read his books!

    • Hannah says:

      Reading Animal Farm is an experience that’s stuck with me, so I figured I had to put Orwell on the list – same goes with S.E. Hinton and reading The Outsiders.

      I just discovered Gail Carriger, but I was in love a few chapters into Soulless. As for A. Lee Martinez, I happened across his book Monster one night at the bookstore, I’ve been getting more of his books since. You’re the first person I know of who’s mentioned reading his books though.

  • Anne says:

    Great list, you have a lot of good authors on here that I really like too.

  • A few of your authors are mine as well and I agree – the list was harder to make than it seemed when I decided to do the challenge..

    Shiloh Walker – Love her style and her voice

    Have a great reading week..

  • Elizabeth says:

    Great Blog Name…first-time visitor.

    I see you are on the Blog Tour for Lost in Shangri-La.

    Stopping by to say hello and to let you know I am having a giveaway on my blog for DANCE LESSONS by Aine Greaney.

    Elizabeth

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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