The Great Big Author Challenge

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This page got TOO long, so I’m in the process of converting each author into their own page. You can find them by clicking on My Reading Life in the MENU. Hover your mouse over AUTHOR CHALLENGE to see the various AUTHOR pages.
As I have time I will add brief bio’s, links and shout-outs to posts by other bloggers.
I have a habit of getting obsessed with certain authors. I’ve done it all my life. When I was young it was Enid Blyton, Louisa May Alcott, L. M. Montgomery, Trixie Belden, Agatha Christie and Hergé. My young adult years were taken over by Jane Austen, Stephen King….
I have a few favourite authors who I feel compelled to read everything they have ever written.

One day I would like to read (or reread) them in chronological order, but for now, this page is to help me keep track of where I’m up to….which books I’ve read, which ones I own and which ones I still need to source from somewhere.

Own it
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Read it (pre-blogging days)
Hyperlinks to my reviews

Ada Cambridge

Novels

  • The Two Surplices (1865)
  • My Guardian : A Story of the Fen Country (1874)
  • Up the Murray (1875)
  • In Two Years Time (1879)
  • Dinah (1880)
  • A Mere Chance (1880)
  • Missed in the Crowd (1882)
  • A Girl’s Ideal (1882)
  • Across the Grain (1882)
  • The Three Miss Kings (1883)
  • A Marriage Ceremony (1884)
  • A Little Minx (1885)
  • Against the Rules (1886)
  • A Black Sheep (1889)
  • A Woman’s Friendship (1889) (Serialised in the Age, 1889; first published in book form in 1988)
  • Not All in Vain (1891)
  • Fidelis (1895)
  • A Humble Enterprise (1896)
  • Materfamilias (1898)
  • Path and Goal (1900)
  • The Devastators (1901)
  • Sisters (1904)
  • A Platonic Friendship (1905)
  • A Happy Marriage (1906)
  • The Eternal Feminine (1907)
  • The Making of Rachel Rowe (1914)

Autobiography

  • Thirty Years in Australia (1903)
  • The Retrospect (1912)

Willa Cather

Novels

  • Alexander’s Bridge (1912)
  • O Pioneers! (1913)
  • The Song of the Lark (1915)
  • My Ántonia (1918)
  • One of Ours (1922)
  • A Lost Lady (1923)
  • The Professor’s House (1925)
  • My Mortal Enemy (1926)
  • Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927)
  • Shadows on the Rock (1931)
  • Lucy Gayheart (1935)
  • Sapphira and the Slave Girl (1940)

Agatha Christie

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

  • Giant’s Bread (1930)
  • The Sittaford Mystery (1931)
  • Unfinished Portrait (1934)
  • Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (1934)
  • And Then There Were None (1939)
  • Absent in the Spring (1944)
  • Death Comes as the End (1944)
  • Sparkling Cyanide (1945)
  • The Rose and the Yew Tree (1948)
  • Crooked House (1949)
  • They Came to Baghdad (1951)
  • A Daughter’s a Daughter (1952)
  • Destination Unknown (1954)
  • The Burden (1956)
  • Ordeal by Innocence (1958)
  • The Pale Horse (1961)
  • Endless Night (1967)
  • Passenger to Frankfurt (1970)

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

  • The Mysterious Mr. Quin (1930)
  • The Hound of Death (1933)
  • The Listerdale Mystery (1934)
  • Parker Pyne Investigates (1934)
  • The Regetta Mystery and Other Stories (1939)
  • The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories (1948)
  • Three Blind Mice and Other Stories (1950)
  • The Under Dog and Other Stories (1951)
  • The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960)
  • Double Sin and Other Stories (1961)
  • Star Over Bethlehem and Other Stories (1965)
  • The Golden Ball and Other Stories (1974)
  • Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories (1991)
  • The Harlequin Tea Set (1997)
  • While the Light Lasts and Other Stories (1997)
  • The Man in the Brown Suit (1924)

Wilkie Collins

Novels

  • Basil (1852)
  • Hide and Seek (1854)
  • The Dead Secret (1856)
  • The Woman in White (1860)
  • No Name (1862)
  • Armadale (1866)
  • No Thoroughfare (1867), a story and play co-written with Charles Dickens
  • The Moonstone (1868)
  • Man and Wife (1870)
  • Poor Miss Finch (1872)
  • The New Magdalen (1873)
  • John Jago’s Ghost or The Dead Alive (1874)
  • The Law and the Lady (1875)
  • The Two Destinies (1876)
  • The Haunted Hotel, (1879)
  • The Fallen Leaves (1879)
  • Who Killed Zebedee? (1881)
  • The Black Robe (1881)
  • Heart And Science (1882-1883)
  • The Evil Genius (1885)
  • The Guilty River (1886)
  • Legacy Of Cain (1888)
  • Blind Love (1890 – unfinished, completed by Walter Besant)

Charles Dickens

Novels

  • The Pickwick Papers – 1836
  • Oliver Twist – 1837
  • Nicholas Nickleby – 1838
  • The Old Curiosity Shop – 1840
  • Barnaby Rudge – 1841
  • Martin Chuzzlewit – 1843
  • A Christmas Carol – 1843
  • Dombey and Son – 1846
  • David Copperfield – 1849
  • Bleak House – 1852
  • Hard Times – 1854
  • Little Dorrit – 1855
  • A Tale of Two Cities – 1859
  • Great Expectations – 1860
  • Our Mutual Friend – 1864
  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood – 1870

Haruki Murakami

Novels

  • Hear the Wind Sing (1979)
  • Pinball, 1973 (1980)
  • A Wild Sheep Case (1982)
  • Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (1985)
  • Norwegian Wood (1987)
  • Dance, Dance, Dance (1988)
  • South of the Border, West of the Sun (1992)
  • The Wind Up Bird Chronicle (1994-95)
  • Sputnik Sweetheart (1999)
  • Kafka on the Shore (2002)
  • After Dark (2004)
  • 1Q84 (2009-10)
  • Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (2013)
  • Killing Commendatore (2018)

Short Stories

  • The Elephant Vanishes (1993)
  • After the Quake (2002)
  • Birthday Stories (2004)
  • Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman (2006)
  • Men Without Women (2017)

Non-fiction

Novellas

  • The Strange Library (2005)

Angela Thirkell

Barsetshire Chronicles

  • High Rising (1933)
  • Wild Strawberries (1934)
  • The Demon in the House (1934)
  • August Folly (1936)
  • Summer Half (1937)
  • Pomfret Towers (1938)
  • The Brandons (1939)
  • Before Lunch (1940)
  • Cheerfulness Breaks In (1940)
  • Northbridge Rectory (1941)
  • Marling Hall (1942)
  • Growing Up (1943)
  • The Headmistress (1944)
  • Miss Bunting (1945)
  • Peace Breaks Out (1946)
  • Private Enterprise (1947)
  • Love Among the Ruins (1948)
  • The Old Bank House (1949)
  • County Chronicle (1950)
  • The Duke’s Daughter (1951)
  • Happy Returns (1952)
  • Jutland Cottage (1953)
  • What Did It Mean? (1954)
  • Enter Sir Robert (1955)
  • Never Too Late (1956)
  • A Double Affair (1957)
  • Close Quarters (1958)
  • Love at All Ages (1959)
  • Three Score and Ten (1961)

Other books

  • Ankle Deep (1931)
  • Three Houses (1931)
  • Trooper to the Southern Cross (1934; republished as What Happened on the Boat)
  • O These Men, These Men! (1935)
  • The Grateful Sparrow (1935)
  • The Fortunes of Harriet (1936)

Edith Wharton

Novels

  • The Touchstone, 1900
  • The Valley of Decision, 1902
  • Sanctuary, 1903
  • The House of Mirth, 1905
  • Madame de Treymes, 1907
  • The Fruit of the Tree, 1907
  • Ethan Frome, 1911
  • The Reef, 1912
  • The Custom of the Country, 1913
  • Bunner Sisters, 1916 (novella)
  • Summer, 1917
  • The Marne, 1918
  • The Age of Innocence, 1920
  • The Glimpses of the Moon, 1922
  • A Son at the Front, 1923
  • The Mother’s Recompense, 1925
  • Twilight Sleep, 1927
  • The Children, 1928
  • Hudson River Bracketed, 1929
  • The Gods Arrive, 1932
  • The Buccaneers, 1938 (unfinished)

Short Stories

  • The Greater Inclination, 1899, includes Souls Belated.
  • Crucial Instances, 1901
  • The Descent of Man and Other Stories, 1904
  • The Hermit and the Wild Woman and Other Stories, 1908
  • Tales of Men and Ghosts, 1910
  • Xingu and Other Stories, 1916
  • Old New York: False Dawn, The Old Maid, The Spark, New Year’s Day, 1924
  • Here and Beyond, 1926
  • Certain People, 1930
  • Human Nature, 1933
  • The World Over, 1936
  • Ghosts, 1937
  • Roman Fever and Other Stories, 1964
  • “Madame de Treymes and Others: Four Novelettes”, 1970
  • “The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton”, 1973
  • “The New York Stories of Edith Wharton”, 2007

Non-fiction

  • The Decoration of Houses, 1897
  • Italian Villas and Their Gardens, 1904
  • Italian Backgrounds, 1905
  • A Motor-Flight Through France, 1908
  • Fighting France, from Dunkerque to Belfort, 1915
  • French Ways and Their Meaning, 1919
  • In Morocco, 1920
  • The Writing of Fiction, 1925
  • A Backward Glance, 1934

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