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Monday, January 9, 2012

Top Ten Authors I Wish Would Write Another Book

Authors I wish could write more books/plays...

1. Jane Austen...I love all of her novels and her book fragments. Oh, what I'd give to have even a few more of her books to read and place in my Jane Austen book rotation.

2. Harper Lee...I realize that To Kill a Mockingbird is just about the perfect novel. Wouldn't it be lovely if she gave us another one?

3. Shakespeare...I have this funny little fantasy about being the person who locates a previously unknown Shakespeare play. Wouldn't that be awesome?

4. Olive Ann Burns...You may not have heard of her, Ms. Burns only wrote one book before she died but it was a good one...Cold Sassy Tree.  She wrote part of the sequel before she died and it just whet my whistle for more.  Alas it is not to be.

5. Emily Bronte...The author of Wuthering Heights died before she had a chance to write another masterful, Gothic novel. I actually like the book written by her sister Charlotte better.  Jane Eyre is one of my favorites but I don't feel like I have any room to complain about not having enough from Charlotte when I haven't read any of her other novels.

6. JK Rowling...she is such a fabulous author, surely she has more books in her.  We want more. We want more. We want more!

Hmmm. Can't think of any others right now.  I hope to be inspired by others' lists!

17 comments:

  1. It would be awesome to locate another play! Who knows. Maybe its already out there.

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  2. I have a feeling Harper Lee has written a lot...but said, "Don't publish this until after I die." It's so sad to never have another Harper Lee novel!

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  3. I totally agree about Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice is one of my all time favorite books. Here is my list

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  4. Completely forgot about Harper Lee. Great answer and awesome list. =]
    Here is My Top Ten

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  5. Oh yes - Austen & The Bronte sisters - love!

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  6. I picked Austen and Harper Lee too. I read Cold Sassy Tree last year and I loved it. I agree, another book from the author would have been great.

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  7. Yes, for sure Jane Austen. I picked her out too! One of my favourite books is Emma & I would love something like that again. :)

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  8. Surely the author of Mockingbird has ONE more book in her!

    Here is my Top Ten Authors I Wish Would Write Another Book. I hope you will stop by!

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  9. I am with you on Olive Ann Burns, though I didn't know what she wrote. I loved Cold Sassy Tree when I read it!

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  10. I picked Jane Austen and all of the Bronte sisters and others and still couldn't get to 10 on my list. Finding more Shakespeare would be awesome.
    Waiting For Wentworth

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  11. I had a hard time coming up with 10, too. And I totally forgot about Harper Lee. That would have been cool. :)

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  12. I couldn't remember whether Emily Bronte had written a second novel or not, but I would definitely have loved to read it if she had. Love the Shakespeare fantasy!

    Here's my list.

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  13. Harper Lee made my list too. I almost put Jane Austen, but I decided to leave the dead authors off this time around.

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  14. Definitely the Bronte sisters! Love their books! Great pick!

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  15. Regarding #3, have you read Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips? I have not, but it looks like fun and it is about a lost Shakespeare manuscript.

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  16. Jane Austen needs a special exemption to be immortal so she can write FOREVER! I was VERY annoyed and disappointed when I discovered that the sequel to Cold Sassy Tree was never finished. I loved the first one so!
    JNCL
    The Beauty of Eclecticism

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  17. I knew Austen would be popular. :) I thought about putting Shakespeare on my list too, but only if he wrote more comedies -- no more histories or dramas, for heaven's sake!

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