People often wonder what I like to read. Here is a probably incomplete list of where I am with certain authors. Not included are a lot of one hit wonders and/or new authors who I would definitely read any more books they would care to publish. I also left out deceased writers that I have read their entire backlist.
Here is the short list of all the writers that, except for the odd book, I keep up on. I love all these guys, but my absolute favorites would have to be Rankin, Keyes, Mankell, Moore, and Murakami.
JD Robb*(Not Nora Roberts)
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
This next list is active writers that I have read a significant portion of their backlist and who I am trying to become current on. Of this list I would say John Harvey is the only one I am actively/directly pursuing that goal. The others I will pick something up if none of the above have anything current out that I need to read.
This is a list of deceased writers I am working on. I will read Crichton’s last book as soon as I can. Larsson is an interesting case. He is a Swedish writer who turned in three complete manuscripts and then unfortunately had a heart attack and died. The first was released last year and was brilliant. I am anxiously awaiting the next two.
The next is a special case. Beaton writes two series of books and I only like the Hamish ones. I am completely up to date on those.
These next two I have read a majority of them and have officially quit them. Cussler was difficult after reading so many, but the quality has gone downhill. I was just reading them to read them.
Plus there are plenty of UK and Japanese writers that I would read everything, but my access is severely limited. So I have read what I can and I am hopeful for more opportunities in the future..