The Broke and the Bookish -- I think this is my favorite Top Ten Tuesday prompt yet. I tend to get hung up on certain authors and I am always sad when I've exhausted their backlists. Here's my list:
1. Tanuja Desai Hidier -- This author's one book, Born Confused, was one of my favorites this year. However, it was written in 2003, and the author hasn't published anything else. It's been almost ten years! I'm thirsty for more!
2. Kamila Shamsie -- If you read this blog for long, you'll probably discover that Kamila Shamsie is the author of my favorite book, Kartography. She's written five books, and while none of them quite reaches the love I have for Kartography, the rest are pretty good too. Her last book came out in 2009, and I would love to read another book by her.
3. Leif Enger -- I loved both his books, Peace Like a River and So Brave, Young and Handsome.
4. Jane Austen -- Please come back. I can't read Northanger Abbey because then I will have read them all.
5. Edith Wharton -- Okay, to be truthful here, I have only read three of her books. But I don't like the idea that there is a finite supply.
6. Harper Lee -- Everyone wishes she would write another book.
7. John Steinbeck -- Same with the Edith Wharton thing. Haven't read them all, but the idea of a finite supply troubles me.
8. Erin Morgenstern -- Because The Night Circus was absolutely transcendent.
9. Markus Zusak -- I will read anything you write, sir.
10. Jennifer Donnelly -- Particularly on the YA side of things. I don't care for her adult books, really (even DNF'd one, gasp). But both her YA stories were lovely, and I'd love to see more like them.