Mar 25, 2010

50 Famous Authors and their Favorite Books

A blog post by has a list of  50 Famous Authors and Their All-Time Favorite Books.

Joyce Carol Oates chose Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

Crime and Punishment (Oxford World's Classics)

George Pelecanos listed All the King's Men by Robert Penn

All the King's Men (Special Edition)

Sue Monk Kidd's favorite was The Awakening by Kate Chopin.

The Awakening

Ha Jin chose War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace (Vintage Classics)

Robert B. Parker listed the short novel, The Bear by William Faulkner

Three Famous Short Novels: Spotted Horses Old Man The Bear

Alice Hoffman's favorite was Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Wuthering Heights (Barnes & Noble Classics)

For the entire list of authors and their favorite books, see 50 Famous Authors

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  1. I'll have to read this list! Thanks for stopping by today.

  2. I see Peter Carey liked MADAME BOVARY. I really did, too. The only PC I've read was the Ned Kelly story, which I really enjoyed, having lived as an exchange student in Australia.

  3. i like this post, thank you. I'm going with Anita Shreve recommendation: The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard: Check out this book about the lives of two orphaned sisters, a favorite of popular author Shreve.

  4. I like to see what authors read and love!

  5. Really interesting - thanks for the link :)

  6. Really interesting. I'm going to check this out over the weekend.


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