A-Z Author Challenge

I did this challenge in 2008, and haven’t attempted it since (I don’t think I completed it then, actually). This is not a challenge I’ve been actively working on, but I can’t resist giving it a try – even half way through the year. I am clearly needing to fill quite a few alphabet spaces, so any author / book suggestions for the (as yet) unrepresented letters would be welcome.

Here’s what I’ve read so far.  
               * Authors / titles in blue are still-to-be-read books from an overlapping challenge.
               * Authors / titles in red are much appreciated recommendations.
               * Authors / titles in green are what I’m reading currently.

* Chbosky, Stephen – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
* Chevalier, Tracy – Remarkable Creatures
* Clayton, Meg Waite – The Wednesday Sisters
* Conroy, Pat – My Reading Life
* Delano, Marfe Ferguson – Helen’s Eyes: A Photobiography of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller’s Teacher
* Dobie, Kathy – The Only Girl in the Car

* Dickens, Charles – Great Expectations

* Doctorow, E. L. – Homer & Langley
* Dostoevsky, Feodor – The Gambler
* Erdrich, Louise – The Plague of Doves
* Fitzgerald, F. Scott – This Side of Paradise
* Frank, Anne – The Diary of a Young Girl
* Freed, Lynn – The Servants’ Quarters
* Golden, Arthur – Memoirs of a Geisha

* Grisham, John – The Summons
* Haddon, Mark – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

* Harrison, Jim – The English Major
* Hemingway, Ernest – For Whom the Bell Tolls
* Hoffman, Alice – Blue Diary
* Hoffman, Beth – Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
* Hornby, Nick – Juliet, Naked
* Hosseini, Khaled – A Thousand Splendid Suns

* Irving, John – A Prayer for Owen Meany

* Jackson, Joshilyn – Backseat Saints
* Johnson, Sterling – English as a Second F*cking Language
* Johnson, Sterling – Watch Your F*cking Language
* Kaywell, Joan – Dear Author: Letters of Hope
* King, Cassandra – Making Waves
* King, Stephen – The Gunslinger
* Landvik, Lorna – The Tall Pine Polka

* Larsson, Stieg – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
* Maurier, Daphne du – Rebecca

* Melville, Herman – Moby Dick
* Montgomery, L. M. – Anne of Green Gables
* Morrison, Toni – The Bluest Eye
* Myers, Bill – My Life as a Belching Baboon with Bad Breath


* Nesbo, Jo – The Redbreast
* O’Connor, Flannery – The Complete Stories
* O’Connor, Martha – The Bitch Posse

* Ozeki, Ruth – My Year of Meats 
* Parkhurst, Carolyn – The Nobodies Album
* Quindlen, Anna – 

* Radish, Kris – Hearts on a String
* Rennison, Louise – Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging
* Ringwald, Molly – Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family, and Finding the Perfect Lipstick
* Robinson, Marilynne – Gilead
* Sebold, Alice – The Lovely Bones
* Sebold, Alice – Lucky
* Shapiro, Dani – Family History
* Shapiro, Karen Jo – Because I Could Not Stop My Bike and Other Poems
* Stockett, Kathryn – The Help
* Strauss, Alix – Based Upon Availability
* Strout, Elizabeth – Amy and Isabelle
* Thayer, Ernest L. – Casey at the Bat
* Townsend, Sue – The Complete Adrian Mole Diaries 

* Truss, Lynne – Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
* Tsiolkas, Christos – The Slap
* Twain, Mark – The War Prayer
* Twain, Mark – The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson
* Umrigar, Thrity – If Today Be Sweet

* Verghese, Abraham – Cutting for Stone



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