Friday, August 6, 2010

Awesome Author Challenge 2010 Completed!

I've finished the Awesome Author Challenge 2010, hosted by Alyce at At Home With Books. The idea behind this challenge was to read works by authors who have been recommended to you time and again, but you haven't gotten around to reading them yet. These are the authors that everyone else tells you are awesome, thus the "Awesome Author Challenge" title.

I participated at the Moderate Level, which was to pick six authors and read one book by each of them. Here's what I read for this challenge:
  1. Deeanne Gist - When it comes to Christian Historical Romance, she is an author that is quite often recommended. I read A Bride Most Begrudging and enjoyed it enough to want to read more of her books. I already have Courting Trouble on my TBR pile for future reading.
  2. Georgette Heyer - I read The Nonesuch for my first taste of Heyer. It was a bit hard to get into at first, but I was enchanted by the time I reached the end. Looking forward to reading more of her books!
  3. Francine Rivers - I read Her Mother's Hope and enjoyed it very much. I'm so glad I have some more Francine Rivers books on my TBR pile!
  4. Agatha Christie - How have I not read a book by the queen of mystery before now? I finally picked up one of her books and learned exactly why she is so beloved. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd was fantastic.
  5. Margaret Atwood - Wow, I read The Handmaid's Tale and I really think it will be a classic someday. I could see it being read and discussed 100 years from now. I'm looking forward to reading more of her work.
  6. Jules Verne - I read one of his most famous works, Around the World in Eighty Days and although I didn't particularly care for it, I'm still interested in trying one of his science fiction books, From the Earth to the Moon.
I think my favorite author from this list was Francine Rivers--I loved Her Mother's Hope. I enjoyed getting a first taste of all of these authors, though, and plan to read more of their work in the future.


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