Authors I Want to Read More Of
I recently did a post on famous authors I’ve read, but not a lot of. Today I wanted to write a post on some authors I have read – not necessarily famous to the heights of Charles Dickens and Jane Austen – and want to read more of.
Authors I want to read more of
To kick things off is Otessa Moshfegh. Her book A Year of Rest and Relaxation was one of my favourite books of 2019 and I can’t wait to read more of her work. I have my eye on Eileen, her debut novel, but she also has another book out this year.
I read Radio Silence a few years ago and I’ve been meaning to read Solitaire, her debut novel, ever since. Luckily for me, I work at HarperCollins and HC publishes Alice so I was able to get my hand on all of her books – including her upcoming book Loveless which is published in the next few weeks. She writes great, representative young adult fiction.
Daphne Du Maurier
I love Daphne Du Maurier. Rebecca is one of my all-time favourite books, and earlier this year I read my second book from Du Maurier – Frenchman’s Creek – and now I can’t wait to read another novel of hers. Luckily for me, she wrote many novels and short stories in her lifetime so there’s plenty of content for me to consume.
I pride myself on being one of the first consumers to read Sally Rooney’s debut novel Conversation with Friends, and it’s still a favourite of mine. I read Normal People last year and did enjoy it – I adored the TV show though – and I cannot wait to get her next book.
I read The Five last year and thought it was amazing. It was a unique and feminist history book – which I feel is a rarity within the genre. Hallie’s writing is beautiful, her research is incredible and I thought her interpretation and analysis of the women was fantastic. My next read of hers will be The Covent Garden Ladies which looks at the Harris List of Covent Garden prostitutes, and who these women were.
Sue Monk Kidd
I’ve spoken about The Secret Life of Bees many times on my blog. It’s one of my Top Three favourite books of all time. But I’ve not read anything else from Sue Monk Kidd – a travesty! There are a number of her books I want to read, I just need to get them.
I recently read A Thousand Ships which tells the story of the Fall of Troy and afterwards, from the women’s perspective. It’s very good and gives every female a voice – from Cassandra, Penelope and Hecuba to Hecuba’s forgotten daughters and Agamemnon’s sacrificial daughter. Natalie has written a lot of other great books but I’ve only just come across her, now I need to catch up.
And finally, another favourite on my blog is Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler. Stephanie hasn’t written much, in fact, her second book has only just come out and it’s a memoir, not a literary novel. Her writing really touched me and I look forward to watching her career and seeing what she does next.
What authors would you love to read more of? Let me know in the comments below. Also, if you’ve read any of these authors’ works let me know whether you would recommend them.