OK, so I'm stealing this idea from Lizzy's Literary Life, who pinched the idea from Stuck in a Book; just so we're all clear on where the idea came from. ;) Basically, an A-Z list of my favorite authors.
A - Piers Anthony - the Xanth series
B - Frank Beddor - the Looking Glass Wars series
C - Agatha Christie - Murder on the Orient Express
D - Patrick Dennis - Auntie Mame and Around the World with Auntie Mame
E - J.F. Englert - A Dog About Town
F - Fannie Flagg - Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café (really, anything by her!)
G - Neil Gaiman - the Sandman series
H - Helen Hanff - 84 Charing Cross Road
I - I've don't know that I've read anybody in the "I's"
J - Brian Jacques - the Redwall series
K - Beth Kephart - Into the Tangle of Friendship
L - C.S. Lewis - The Chronicles of Narnia
M - Toni Morrison - The Bluest Eye
N - Henry H. Neff - The Hound of Rowan: Book One of the Tapestry
O - James A. Owen - Here, There be Dragons: Book One of the Imaginarium Geographica
P - Philip Pullman - His Dark Materials
Q - Anna Quindlen - Good Dog. Stay.
R - Anne Rice - the Vampire series
S - May Sarton - everything! (especially A Reckoning or A Journal of a Solitude)
T - J.R.R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings
U - Alfred Uhry - Driving Miss Daisy
V - Voltaire - Candide
W - Edith Wharton - The Age of Innocence
X - I've don't think I even own a book by anybody in the "X's"
Y - I've don't know that I've read anybody in the "Y's"
Z - Carlos Ruiz Zafon - The Shadow of the Wind
There are obviously others that I enjoy just as much; some that spring immediately to mind are E.M. Forster, Jonathan Barnes, J.K. Rowling, Truman Capote, Susanna Clarke, Paulo Coelho. But that list up there pretty much sums up my all time favorites.
April, 2020 - I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!