Thursday, March 25, 2010

sgwordy's authors worth checking out

ETA: Updated 25th April, 2016

my recommended list of authors:

Michelle Alexander
Margaret Atwood
Jane Austen
Joanna Bourne
Lois McMaster Bujold
Octavia E. Butler
Zoe Ferraris
Jung Chang
Zen Cho
Michael Chrichton
Robert Crais
Junot Diaz
Philip K. Dick
Charles Dickens
Alexandre Dumas
Kate Elliott
Walter Farley
Ariana Franklin
Malcolm Gladwell
Patricia Grace
Georgette Heyer
N. K. Jemisin
Elizabeth Kingston
Laura Kinsale
Elizabeth Knox
Thanhha Lai
Ursula K. Le Guin
Ann Leckie
Ed Lin
Malinda Lo
Bernice McFadden
China Mieville
Walter Mosley
Vladimir Nabokov
Orhan Pamuk
Cindy Pon
Carl Sagan
Zadie Smith
William Shakespeare
Jane Smiley
Neal Stephenson
Megan Whalen Turner
Jo Walton
Jesmyn Ward
Elizabeth Wein
Oscar Wilde

I love suggestions so please feel free to comment with a pitch for your favorite author.


  1. Hiya. Visiting via Beth/Sum of Me.

    Hmm, maybe Lois McMaster Bujold? Her Vorkosigan books have a rabid following, but her Chalion books and her take on romance fantasy (The Sharing Knife series) are pretty awesome. The only caveat would be that the 1st & 2nd Sharing Knife books were written as a single book but published separately, and read best together. The Curse of Chalion wrestles with Austen's Persuasion as my favorite book ever.

  2. Hi! Thanks for dropping by. And thanks for the suggestion! She's been recommended to me a couple times and I still have not got round to reading anything by her. Thanks for giving me some specific books to start with. I love Persuasion and anything that can rival that book is definitely something I want to read!

  3. hey again jmc - well, it took me fucking long enough to get around to these seeing as that i only just read curse of chalion this year!!!! thanks again for the suggestions!