I found this meme over on things mean a lot. I believe you’re supposed to list favourite books as well as favourite authors, but I haven’t done so because I’m difficult that way. Some days I just don’t know what to do with me. So my list is authors only, on the grounds that I probably can’t pick a particularly favourite book for most of them. I have therefore added a link to each author’s profile on LibraryThing, and you can peruse their titles at your leisure.
Besides Pride and Prejudice, anyway. That’s just a given.
Bujold, Lois McMaster
Heinlein, Robert A.
Kay, Guy Gavriel
Lewis, C. S.
Sayers, Dorothy L.
Tolkein, J. R. R.
Wodehouse, P. G.
I couldn’t fill a couple of letters. Anybody have recommendations for authors to read whose surnames start with I, O, U, V, and X? That reads like a mediocre scrabble hand — although I note that one could make “vox” for 13 points before any multipliers.
I note also that my list runs fairly heavily to fantasy, science fiction, and mystery writers. I’m not surprised; I think it would have been that way even if I had made other choices (since some letters have an abundance of authors to their credit).
Has anyone else done this? Drop a comment and I’ll come visit.