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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: Kate Morton

Upcoming Authors:
April: Margaret Atwood
May: Emma Donoghue
June: Patricia Highsmith
July/Aug/Sept: Nominate authors here by June 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: 284 members

Recent members: karenmarie, Louquas, YangBurz, 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

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May 2019: Emma Donoghue 9sparemethecensor, May 10ignore
April 2019: Margaret Atwood 17lilisin, April 22ignore
July/Aug/Sept 2019 nominations 6sparemethecensor, April 21ignore
August 2018: Liane Moriarty 16annamorphic, April 11ignore
March 2019: Kate Morton 9sparemethecensor, April 2ignore
December 2014: Jack London 10sweetiegherkin, March 16ignore
Apr/May/June 2019 18sweetiegherkin, March 16ignore
June 2019: Patricia Highsmith 1sweetiegherkin, March 10ignore
February 2013: Graham Greene 48sweetiegherkin, March 10ignore
May 2015: Angela Carter 35sweetiegherkin, February 15ignore
February 2019: Isaac Asimov 7sweetiegherkin, February 13ignore
June 2015: Truman Capote 51BookConcierge, February 8ignore
January 2019: Anne Tyler 11overlycriticalelisa, February 3ignore
Aug/Sept/Oct 2017: Voting 16sweetiegherkin, January 10ignore
December 2018: Alexander McCall Smith 9sweetiegherkin, December 2018ignore
November 2018: Isabel Allende 18sweetiegherkin, December 2018ignore
October 2018: Stephen King 33overlycriticalelisa, December 2018ignore
February 2016: Janet Malcolm 16sparemethecensor, December 2018ignore
Jan/Feb/Mar 2019 Author Nominations 15sweetiegherkin, December 2018ignore
March 2012: John Steinbeck 15BookConcierge, November 2018ignore
September 2018: Agatha Christie 11sweetiegherkin, November 2018ignore
August 2015: Fannie Flagg 29BookConcierge, October 2018ignore
Wiki changing? 8sweetiegherkin, September 2018ignore
May 2014: V. S. Naipaul 29sweetiegherkin, September 2018ignore
July 2018: Shirley Jackson 20sweetiegherkin, September 2018ignore
December 2017: Joyce Carol Oates 17sweetiegherkin, September 2018ignore
Oct/Nov/Dec 2018 Nominations 9sweetiegherkin, September 2018ignore
September: Jennifer Weiner 21sweetiegherkin, August 2018ignore
June 2018: Ursula K. LeGuin 9sweetiegherkin, August 2018ignore
January 2014: Cormac McCarthy 82sweetiegherkin, August 2018ignore
September: Reading Daphne Du Maurier 74BookConcierge, July 2018ignore
June 2016: Chris Bohjalian 53sweetiegherkin, July 2018ignore
May 2018: Kurt Vonnegut 11sweetiegherkin, June 2018ignore
August: Reading Edith Wharton 33sweetiegherkin, June 2018ignore
January 2018: Lisa See 13sweetiegherkin, June 2018ignore
April 2018: James M. Cain 12sweetiegherkin, May 2018ignore
November 2017: Sherman Alexie 29.Monkey., March 2018ignore
February 2018: Toni Morrison 15sweetiegherkin, March 2018ignore
March 2018: John Berendt 17sweetiegherkin, March 2018ignore
November: Reading George Eliot 11sweetiegherkin, March 2018ignore
March: Reading Jane Austen 58sweetiegherkin, January 2018ignore
January 2015: Louise Erdrich 25sweetiegherkin, January 2018ignore
October: Reading Henry James 55BookConcierge, January 2018ignore
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
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
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
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
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
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