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This week’s topic: Top 5 Authors from A to E
I’ve read over 700 books from nearly 400 different authors so I guess I have quite a huge pool to choose from. Or perhaps not. Haha. Without further ado, here’s my Top 5 Authors from A to E. Happy reading everyone! Have a blessed Tuesday and a blessed week ahead!
A is for Jane Austen. (Image from Encyclopaedia Brittanica).
The easiest choice for letter A – Jane Austen. There’s not one reader who have not ever heard of Jane Austen. She wrote the famous novels Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion and Emma. Some of her works, like Pride and Prejudice, were even adapted into the big screen.
B is for the Brontë Sisters – Anne, Emily and Charlotte. (Image from Wikipedia)
From one female British writer to a triplet, or rather a family, of female British writers, The Brontë Sisters are definitely the most famous writing siblings in the world of literature. From Jane Eyre to Wuthering Heights, their works have captured the imagination of the world over and have inspired up and coming writers.
C is for Agatha Christie. (Image from Biography.Com)
Yet another female British writer. The Queen of Suspense, Agatha Christie’s works has revived my interest and love for suspense and mystery fiction. The moment I opened The Murder in the Orient Express, I knew I was taken. After over twenty books, Christie is my go-to writer when it comes to mystery and suspense. There are some that are misses but most of her works are hits.
D is for Fyodor Dostoevsky. (Image from Wikpedia)
Finally breaking with Russian literary heavyweight, Fyodor Dostoevsky. He is one of the writers who cemented my interest in Russian literature, which, until today, remains to be in the top two of my favorite domestic fictions (along with Japanese literature). His study of human behavior and nature in Brothers Karamazov and Crime and Punishment are often brilliant and breathtaking.
E is for Jeffrey Eugenides. (Image from Michigan Radio)
Back to when I started reading nearly 15 years ago, I never imagined reading or encountering any of the authors in this list. I was happy in my small world of Sidney Sheldons, Mary Higgins Clarkses, Judy Collinses, and Danielle Steels. But not, I read authors like Jeffrey Eugenides whose Middlesex really tipped the scale in his favor. Cal’s unusual story is now one of my favorite reads ever. Now, I want to venture more into his works – The Marriage Plot and The Virgin Suicides are literally screaming at me.