Thursday, August 16, 2007

Becky's reading list

I'm very excited at this challenge, since I've found myself exploring a few forgotten authors already this year - Dunsany, Mirrlees, A E W Mason, Thesiger, Galsworthy. Also, I was at a stage where I needed some direction for my reading, so this couldn't be more timely. Below is my preliminary list, a mixture of authors who are new to me (Manning, Eddison) and those I've been meaning to pursue further. I'll add more if I have more time. The Eddison has recently been recommended to me by the same person who put me on the track of Dunsany and all I could remember was that the title had a worm in it.

Olivia Manning, The Balkan Trilogy and The Levant Trilogy
Freya Stark, A Winter in Arabia
Elizabeth Bowen, The House in Paris
E R Eddison, The Worm Ouroboros
W. Somerset Maugham, Cakes and Ale

4 comments:

Dorothy W. said...

There are lots of authors here I haven't heard of -- I'm looking forward to your thoughts!

Dark Orpheus said...

Googling The Worm Ouroboros has made me curious. Will have to read what you think about it.

I have Freya Stark and Maugham on my list too - but different books. This will be fun. :)

Imani said...

I'm glad someone's trying out the Eddison! I'm quite curious about him.

Becky said...

I'm adding more Forsyte too - I just discovered that the 3 volumes in the Forsyte Saga are a mere drop in the ocean of the Forsyte Chronicles and that there are two further trilogies. This was complete news to me. And then, by coincidence, I found the second trilogy in a second-hand bookshop on Saturday.