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Monthly Author Reads

This is a group where we highlight one author a month with each month's author decided by group members' suggestions. During that month, you can read one or more books by the author or just jump in to discuss books you have already read by her or him!

Current author: Alexander McCall Smith

Upcoming Authors:
Jan: Anne Tyler
Feb: Isaac Asimov
March: Kate Morton
Apr/May/June: Nominate authors here by March 1.

Previous authors: Check out the lists by year here.


Please check out the Author Theme Reads group for in-depth, long-term discussions on specific authors. (Note that group is currently 'dormant' and in need of an administrator.)

Total members: 281 members

Recent members: booklinette, Tattingchicken, Erina39, AmberWB, MihirShah, fogisbeautiful, lyn9060, DeusXMachina, elena.trintas, RecklessReader, readergirl92, aharkurth, Madonnayac, PoliSci13, compkat, johnsmith10a10, hglotzbach, jen575, jasnguyen, mbecken, NancyNauSullivan, okeyeni, kac522, Cinnamon_Heart, amit04in, rockinrhombus, IzzyStardust, DeSeRt.RoSe, MsLdnReads, ccookie

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January 2019: Anne Tyler 3Yells, December 5ignore
February 2019: Isaac Asimov 2Yells, December 5ignore
March 2019: Kate Morton 3Yells, December 5ignore
Apr/May/June 2019 5lilisin, December 5ignore
October 2018: Stephen King 33elisa.saphier, December 5ignore
February 2016: Janet Malcolm 16sparemethecensor, December 4ignore
December 2018: Alexander McCall Smith 4sweetiegherkin, December 2ignore
Jan/Feb/Mar 2019 Author Nominations 15sweetiegherkin, December 2ignore
November 2018: Isabel Allende 17sweetiegherkin, November 30ignore
March 2012: John Steinbeck 15BookConcierge, November 21ignore
September 2018: Agatha Christie 11sweetiegherkin, November 17ignore
August 2015: Fannie Flagg 29BookConcierge, October 19ignore
Wiki changing? 8sweetiegherkin, September 23ignore
May 2014: V. S. Naipaul 29sweetiegherkin, September 21ignore
July 2018: Shirley Jackson 20sweetiegherkin, September 17ignore
December 2017: Joyce Carol Oates 17sweetiegherkin, September 17ignore
Oct/Nov/Dec 2018 Nominations 9sweetiegherkin, September 1ignore
August 2018: Liane Moriarty 12sweetiegherkin, September 1ignore
September: Jennifer Weiner 21sweetiegherkin, August 18ignore
June 2018: Ursula K. LeGuin 9sweetiegherkin, August 18ignore
January 2014: Cormac McCarthy 82sweetiegherkin, August 17ignore
September: Reading Daphne Du Maurier 74BookConcierge, July 27ignore
June 2016: Chris Bohjalian 53sweetiegherkin, July 14ignore
May 2018: Kurt Vonnegut 11sweetiegherkin, June 28ignore
August: Reading Edith Wharton 33sweetiegherkin, June 26ignore
January 2018: Lisa See 13sweetiegherkin, June 10ignore
April 2018: James M. Cain 12sweetiegherkin, May 2ignore
November 2017: Sherman Alexie 29.Monkey., March 27ignore
February 2018: Toni Morrison 15sweetiegherkin, March 26ignore
March 2018: John Berendt 17sweetiegherkin, March 25ignore
November: Reading George Eliot 11sweetiegherkin, March 3ignore
March: Reading Jane Austen 58sweetiegherkin, January 27ignore
January 2015: Louise Erdrich 25sweetiegherkin, January 18ignore
October: Reading Henry James 55BookConcierge, January 7ignore
July 2013: J.M. Coetzee 20Yells, December 2017ignore
October 2015: E.B. White 20sweetiegherkin, December 2017ignore
March 2017: Gabriel Garcia Marquez 11sweetiegherkin, November 2017ignore
January 2016: Agatha Christie 41sweetiegherkin, October 2017ignore
March 2016: Ian McEwan 45BookConcierge, October 2017ignore
July 2017: Emma Donoghue 13sweetiegherkin, August 2017ignore
Aug/Sept/Oct 2017: Voting 10sweetiegherkin, August 2017ignore
Nominations for Aug/Sept/Oct 2017 17sweetiegherkin, June 2017ignore
June 2017: Jean Rhys 15sweetiegherkin, June 2017ignore
December: Reading E. M. Forster 45BookConcierge, May 2017ignore
May 2017: L.M. Montgomery 7sweetiegherkin, May 2017ignore
Nominations: May/June/July 2017 10sweetiegherkin, April 2017ignore
April 2017: Tom Robbins 17sweetiegherkin, April 2017ignore
May 2013: Margaret Atwood 77sweetiegherkin, April 2017ignore
January 2017: Jane Austen 12sweetiegherkin, April 2017ignore
February 2017: George Eliot 4rainpebble, March 2017ignore
December 2016: Charles Dickens 13sweetiegherkin, December 2016ignore
Nominations: January/February/March 2017 8sweetiegherkin, December 2016ignore
September: Franz Kafka 19sweetiegherkin, November 2016ignore
November 2016: Alice Walker 11rainpebble, November 2016ignore
August: The Bronte sisters 21.Monkey., November 2016ignore
Voting: January/February/March 2017 1sweetiegherkin, November 2016ignore
October 2016: H.G. Wells 26sweetiegherkin, October 2016ignore
May 2016: Leo Tolstoy 32sweetiegherkin, October 2016ignore
July: Lionel Shriver 66rainpebble, October 2016ignore
Voting: October/November/December 2016 14sweetiegherkin, September 2016ignore
Nominations: October/November/December 2016 15sweetiegherkin, August 2016ignore
Nominations: June/July/September 2016 21Tara1Reads, June 2016ignore
Voting: June/July/August 16sweetiegherkin, May 2016ignore
April 2016: Oliver Sacks 19sweetiegherkin, May 2016ignore
Voting: March/April/May 2016 14sweetiegherkin, February 2016ignore
Nominations: March/April/May 19sweetiegherkin, February 2016ignore
November 2015: Peter Carey 33BookConcierge, February 2016ignore
December 2015: Sherman Alexie 14sweetiegherkin, December 2015ignore
Voting: November/December/January 17sweetiegherkin, October 2015ignore
June 2015: Truman Capote 50sweetiegherkin, October 2015ignore
Nominations: November/December/January 16sweetiegherkin, October 2015ignore
It's August 1JackieCarroll, August 2015ignore
July 2015: Halldor Laxness 27sweetiegherkin, July 2015ignore
March 2015: Alice Munro 32sweetiegherkin, July 2015ignore
Voting: July/August/September 15sweetiegherkin, June 2015ignore
May 2015: Angela Carter 34sweetiegherkin, June 2015ignore
April 2015: Kate Atkinson 29sweetiegherkin, June 2015ignore
Nominations: July/August/Sept 9sweetiegherkin, June 2015ignore
Kate Atkinson's "Case Histories" - Spoilers allowed! 4sweetiegherkin, May 2015ignore
Run-off voting: May/June 2015 10sweetiegherkin, April 2015ignore
Voting: April/May/June 2015 9sweetiegherkin, March 2015ignore
Nominatons: April/May/June 2015 17sweetiegherkin, March 2015ignore
February 2015: Virginia Woolf 40sweetiegherkin, March 2015ignore
Voting: March 2015 10sweetiegherkin, February 2015ignore
Nominations: March 2015 7sweetiegherkin, February 2015ignore
Voting: Jan/Feb/March 2015 7sweetiegherkin, January 2015ignore
December 2014: Jack London 9otterstamp, December 2014ignore
Nominations: Jan/Feb/Mar 2015 18sweetiegherkin, December 2014ignore
November 2014: Dashiell Hammett 16sweetiegherkin, December 2014ignore
September 2014: Willa Cather 35aliciamay, November 2014ignore
November 2013: Kurt Vonnegut 80sweetiegherkin, November 2014ignore
October 2014: Eudora Welty 20LucindaLibri, October 2014ignore
Voting: Sept-Dec 2014 10.Monkey., October 2014ignore
June 2014: W. Somerset Maugham 27edwinbcn, August 2014ignore
Nominations: Sept-Dec 2014 18.Monkey., August 2014ignore
February 2014: Raymond Chandler 28edwinbcn, May 2014ignore
April 2014: Fyodor Dostoevsky 35sparemethecensor, April 2014ignore
March 2014: Vladimir Nabokov 41March-Hare, April 2014ignore
December 2013: Haruki Murakami 63pgmcc, March 2014ignore
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