"I’d Read Anything By Them"

I love the writing of certain authors to such an unmeasurable degree that I'll read anything written by them. To be brief, if the following authors were to publish a new book I'd begin it instantly…

Haruki Murakami:
I fully understand that many of his books are "same-y" – though I honestly couldn't care less. I love Murakami's distinctive style, his trademark motifs and his familiar characters. In fact, there's not a book of his I haven't enjoyed. I recently finished Sputnik Sweetheart, and upon finishing I thought: is there anything by this author I wouldn't read? Right now I can say there really isn't.

Margaret Atwood:
Margaret Atwood is truly one of our greatest living novelists. She just has this wonderful capacity for  crafting interesting and original plots without compromising the complexity of her characters. Every book she has written has left me a really contemplative mood, and I have complete faith that anything else she chooses to write will do just the same.

Neil Gaiman:
What I love about Neil Gaiman's work is that he explores reality through the use of the fantastical. He writes these wildly imaginative and inventive tales, and yet they always have an emotional basis that enables the reader to connect to them. Regardless of the plot, or the characters, or the setting, I always find a way to relate to Gaiman's work – and that's why I'd read anything by him.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:
I think part of the reason I'd read anything by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is because I really respect and admire her as a person. Her short essay We Should All Be Feminists is just one of those things everybody should read. Her thoughtfulness always translates into her fiction, which is why she could write anything and I'd happily read it.

Kate ATkinson:
The Jackson Brodie Series was one of my favourite series for years; I loved the meticulous plotting and the delicate characterisation. However, it wasn't until the release of Life After Life that I realised what a fantastic storyteller Atkinson really is. She tells her stories in such a fascinating way that I can't help but want to read everything she ever decides to pen.

Michel Faber:
I'm really beginning to believe that Michel Faber is capable of writing absolutely anything. From a Dickensian epic on the life of a prostitute in Victorian London, to a tale of aliens harvesting human meat – he's an insanely versatile author. Though he said that The Book of Strange New Things is his last book, I'll definitely be seeking out anything by him that I've yet to read.

J.K. Rowling:
Like a lot of the 'Harry Potter Generation', I'm blindly loyal towards J.K. Rowling. I will read anything and everything she writes. It's just a simple fact: if it's written by JKR, I'll be reading it.

Are there any authors you love so much that you'd read anything written by them?


  1. I definitely always always read anything from Neil Gaiman. However, though also Michael Fiber, sadly I don't think he will write anymore after his last book. :( Sad sad life while writing that one. But we can always hope for just one more. I truly loved his writing and his last book was just amazing.

  2. I would read anything by Virginia Woolf or Gabriel García Márquez. I actually saw Adichie speak at a commencement address earlier this summer, and she's an incredibly moving public speaker!

  3. So far, I have Laini Taylor to add, and also Scott Lynch and Patrick Rothfuss. I haven't read *everything* by Victoria Schwab yet but I'm nearly there. Oh and several romance authors (Jill Shalvis, Sarah MacLean, Karen Hawkins). I like starting with authors who don't have a ton of published books so I can follow their career as they evolve. But sometimes it's good to have a backlist of an author's titles to turn to if you're waiting for the next book to be published!

    I really like Murakami, Gaiman and Atwood, though I'm nowhere near finishing all their work. Ooh, Mark Haddon is another favourite.

  4. I STILL HAVE YET TO READ A HARUKI MURAKAMI BOOK. I have one on my bedside table but i'm sooo busy and agh. YES J.K ROWLING. for me some authors would be:
    shannon hale
    ruta sepetys
    leigh bardugo
    marie rutkoski
    sarah j maas
    jandy nelson

    1. Also Margaret Atwood is AMAZING. I loved the handmaid's tale, tried reading the blind assassin but got too busy :(

  5. I love the idea of this post! I have a few 'read anything' authors, including JK Rowling!

    Lauren x

  6. Great post!! I also planned to read anything J. K. Rowling writes, but I haven't been interested in her new releases. If she ever wrote another fantasy book, I'd definitely read that! Although, I'm not sure she'd go there again, as it would certainly be compared with Harry Potter. A huge yes to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - I've read 2 of her novels so far and can't wait to read more. I'd also love to read books from the other authors you mentioned. Great list :)

  7. Haruki Murakami is my favorite author. His books have revolutionized the way that I think when I read. I can't recall how many times I have finished one of his books only to be left with something magical in my heart.


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