Top Five Authors from U – Z

Here we go! The last T5T post for March (and I’ve managed to participate in two of them, go me!), from Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm.

I’m sure all of us are beginning to go a little stir-crazy at this point in time (I know I am! Especially today, since it’s pouring rain and I can’t go outside for a break), and our time inside has just been extended another month, until April 30. Here’s hoping everything will be okay in the end.

This week’s topic concerns authors from U to Z, so let’s see what we can find.

U – Unknown

I’m probably cheating with this one, but I’m going all the way back to my Tolkien and my Medieval Literature classes and claiming that the “unknown” authors of Beowulf  and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight deserve to have the U spot. I thoroughly enjoyed both of these epics, and I hope everyone gets a chance to read them at some point in their lives.

Other Notable Us: None! I can’t think of any. Sorry!

V – Kurt Vonnegut

I had never read anything by Kurt Vonnegut until I had to take a level-500 English class in order to finish out my Masters degree. The class was 100% Kurt Vonnegut, and I got thrown into it at a weird time in my life. Luckily for me, I ended up loving the class and came out of it with several new books to love. My fiancé loves Vonnegut as well, and we’re even adding Bluebeard to our wedding centerpieces.

Other Notable Vs: Brian K. Vaughn

W – Bill Watterson

So he’s not technically a novel author, but he did contribute something amazing to the world: Calvin & Hobbes. I am absolutely in love with Calvin & Hobbes, and even did a read-through of the entire collection last year (thanks to my fiancé, who owns a very nice collection of the books). My childhood would not have been complete with Watterson’s writings.

Other Notable Ws: Scott Westerfeld, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Andy Weir, Elie Wiesel

X – ???

Well, here we go, I’ve got nothing! So instead I’m adding a picture of the most Exciting day of my life!

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Other Notable Xs: ???

Y – Miriam Young

Miriam Young is such an old author that I’m sure many people reading this won’t know who she is, but I’m also sure that I’ve mentioned the book Miss Suzy on this blog at some point in the past. It was the first book that I ever read by myself, and back in 2014 it had a 50th Anniversary Edition released (but Young’s two other Miss Suzy books are still waiting on their re-release…). I managed to track a copy down for myself to use in my wedding bouquet (and I’m using the leftovers for a small bouquet for my grandmother).

Other Notable Ys: Rick Yancey

Z – Markus  Zusak

I’m sure everyone is going to be putting Zusak on their Z list, but I want to be very specific and say he’s only on here because of The Book Thief. I have attempted to read his newest release, Bridge of Clay, and it just made me sad. I started that book over six times and was never able to get past the third chapter. It was poorly written and just…not what I was looking for, which is a disappointment of the greatest sort.

Other Notable Zs: ???

Honestly, I did better than I expected with this; I only missed out on one of the prompts this week! Do you have an author that begins with X that I should be reading? Let me know in the comments!

And as always, keep reading.


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