AnnDeeCanDee once wrote that she’d read most of Roald Dahl’s writing for kids, but not much for adults. My first thought was, “He wrote for adults?” Well, yes, as a matter of fact. Bio, short stories . . . Now, name three writers whose Complete Works you’d choose to read and why. Then pick ONE book from your author faves, and start reading.
YES! I DID IT! I’m choosing an author — no, make that “some authors” — whose complete works I’d like to finish and/or read again. I’ll go to my #1 Fave: T.H. White, though I’ve read NEARLY all of them anyway. But I’d read them all again in a heart‑beat.
Once I finally discovered the Junie B. Jones stories, I read all I could find by Barbara Park. Now I’d read anything else she might have written plus the Junie B’s again. All but two of the latter would be repeats.
I’ve recently found Garth Nix, and I’m making pretty good headway on his books. Ready for book 3 of one of his series, and have two stand‑alone volumes waiting.
Why did I choose these? White because I LOVE the Arthurian tales, no matter WHO wrote them — but his are probably the most accessible for language. Park’s books for humor — made me laugh out loud every time. Nix for pure inventiveness. WHAT an imagination!
Now, you pick 3 favorite authors AND figure out WHY you’d choose those particular ones. In the comments below, let us know what we’re missing if we haven’t read YOUR favorite picks!
And I’ll throw in a bonus author ” — Isaac Asimov for fiction and non‑ . . . and for the INCREDIBLE intellect and work ethic of this man — WOW!
(Feel free to re‑use my prompts, modified to YOUR specifications ‑‑‑ I “stole” them too from Carol Lynch Williams, AnnDeeCanDee, Cheryl, The ABC Writers Guild and others . . . )