Tuesday, November 16, 2010

15 Authors

Robert Browning's Poetry (Norton Critical Editions)Notes from a Small IslandPride & PrejudiceJitterbug Perfume

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Penguin Classics)I've been tagged on Facebook for the 15 Authors meme. It says: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors (poets included) who've influenced you and that will always stick with you. List the first 15, or as many as you can recall, in no more than 15 minutes...

Here's mine. My criteria for choosing: I had to have books by them on my current shelves and had to have read more than one book.

The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1)
Thomas Hardy, Agatha Christie, John Le Carre, Shakespeare, E.B. White, Jane Austen, J.K. Rowling, Philip Pullman, George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Ursula Le Guin, Robert Browning, Tom Robbins, Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler), Bill Bryson.
(I think you can tell I was an English major.)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)His Dark Materials Trilogy (The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass)Charlotte's WebComplete Works of William Shakespeare. 154 Sonnets, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra, The Tempest, Julius Caesar, King ... Cressida, The Winter's Tale & more (mobi)
Middlemarch (Oxford World's Classics)A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 1)To the Lighthouse (Oxford World's Classics)
Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient ExpressSmiley's People


  1. Well, of course, I think it's a fantastic list because mine would be almost the same if I had been tagged! Hope your week is going well, Michael!


  2. I don't think I have ever seen Lemony Snicket and Shakespeare in the same favourites list before!

  3. Sylvia, I'd love to see your list.

    Dan, I guess I have catholic tastes.


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