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 that person!

Current author: Shirley Ann Grau

Upcoming Authors:
July: N.K. Jemisin
August: Flannery O'Connor
September: Elena Ferrante

Oct/Nov/Dec 2021 authors: Nominations and votes for our next round of authors can be made here.

Past authors we've discussed can be found 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.)

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
June 2021: Shirley Ann Grau23 unread / 23dianelouise100, Today 3:33pm
Oct/Nov/Dec 2021 Nominations & Voting!8 unread / 8sweetiegherkin, Today 2:09pm
September 2021: Elena Ferrante6 unread / 6dianelouise100, Yesterday 1:49pm
August 2021: Flannery O'Connor7 unread / 7dianelouise100, Yesterday 12:53pm
Apr/May/Jun 2021 Author Nominations44 unread / 44sweetiegherkin, Friday 8:55am
July 2021: N. K. Jemisin1 unread / 1sweetiegherkin, June 9
Jul/Aug/Sep 2021 Author Nominations12 unread / 12sweetiegherkin, June 9
May 2021: Alison Lurie9 unread / 9spiralsheep, May 29
March 2021: George Eliot40 unread / 40Tara1Reads, May 23
April 2021: Daphne du Maurier21 unread / 21sparemethecensor, May 23
February 2021: H.G. Wells17 unread / 17lilisin, March 16
January 2021: Octavia Butler31 unread / 31Tara1Reads, February 8
October 2018: Stephen King41 unread / 41sweetiegherkin, February 1
August 2020: Charles Dickens76 unread / 76sweetiegherkin, December 2020
Jan/Feb/Mar 2021 Nominations38 unread / 38sweetiegherkin, December 2020
November 2020: Chinua Achebe18 unread / 18sweetiegherkin, December 2020
August 2019: Barbara Kingsolver15 unread / 15sweetiegherkin, December 2020
December 2020: Nella Larsen11 unread / 11sweetiegherkin, December 2020
January 2018: Lisa See15 unread / 15sweetiegherkin, December 2020
July 2020: Adriana Trigiani13 unread / 13sweetiegherkin, November 2020
October 2016: H.G. Wells28 unread / 28sweetiegherkin, November 2020
October 2020: Amor Towles8 unread / 8sweetiegherkin, November 2020
September 2020: Wallace Stegner29 unread / 29sweetiegherkin, November 2020
June 2020: Zora Neale Hurston25 unread / 25sweetiegherkin, September 2020
April 2020: Colson Whitehead31 unread / 31sweetiegherkin, August 2020
May 2020: Zadie Smith11 unread / 11sweetiegherkin, August 2020
Oct/Nov/Dec 2020: Author Nominations31 unread / 31sweetiegherkin, August 2020
What happened to our wiki page?3 unread / 3sweetiegherkin, July 2020
July/Aug/Sept 2020 nominations15 unread / 15sweetiegherkin, June 2020
March 2020: E.M. Forster22 unread / 22Yells, April 2020
Apr/May/Jun 2020 Nominations9 unread / 9sweetiegherkin, March 2020
January 2020: Julia Alvarez12 unread / 12sweetiegherkin, February 2020
February 2020: Jane Gardam12 unread / 12annamorphic, February 2020
Jan/Feb/Mar 2020 Author Nominations13 unread / 13sweetiegherkin, January 2020
December 2019: Gertrude Stein12 unread / 12sweetiegherkin, January 2020
November 2019: Louise Erdrich15 unread / 15sweetiegherkin, January 2020
January 2019: Anne Tyler14 unread / 14BookConcierge, November 2019
Oct/Nov/Dec 2019: Author Nominations25 unread / 25sweetiegherkin, November 2019
February 2013: Graham Greene50 unread / 50sweetiegherkin, November 2019
November 2018: Isabel Allende21 unread / 21sweetiegherkin, October 2019
September 2019: A.S. Byatt18 unread / 18sparemethecensor, September 2019
October 2019: Ernest Hemingway4 unread / 4sweetiegherkin, September 2019
February 2018: Toni Morrison18 unread / 18sweetiegherkin, August 2019
June 2013: Paul Auster36 unread / 36sweetiegherkin, July 2019
July 2013: J.M. Coetzee21 unread / 21sweetiegherkin, July 2019
July 2019: Peter Mayle13 unread / 13sweetiegherkin, July 2019
April 2019: Margaret Atwood23 unread / 23sweetiegherkin, July 2019
June 2019: Patricia Highsmith24 unread / 24Bookmarque, July 2019
July/Aug/Sept 2019 nominations10 unread / 10sweetiegherkin, June 2019
August 2018: Liane Moriarty17 unread / 17sweetiegherkin, June 2019
May 2019: Emma Donoghue10 unread / 10sweetiegherkin, June 2019
March 2019: Kate Morton10 unread / 10sweetiegherkin, June 2019
December 2014: Jack London10 unread / 10sweetiegherkin, March 2019
Apr/May/June 201918 unread / 18sweetiegherkin, March 2019
May 2015: Angela Carter35 unread / 35sweetiegherkin, February 2019
February 2019: Isaac Asimov7 unread / 7sweetiegherkin, February 2019
June 2015: Truman Capote51 unread / 51BookConcierge, February 2019
Aug/Sept/Oct 2017: Voting16 unread / 16sweetiegherkin, January 2019
December 2018: Alexander McCall Smith9 unread / 9sweetiegherkin, December 2018
February 2016: Janet Malcolm16 unread / 16sparemethecensor, December 2018
Jan/Feb/Mar 2019 Author Nominations15 unread / 15sweetiegherkin, December 2018
March 2012: John Steinbeck15 unread / 15BookConcierge, November 2018
September 2018: Agatha Christie11 unread / 11sweetiegherkin, November 2018
August 2015: Fannie Flagg29 unread / 29BookConcierge, October 2018
Wiki changing?8 unread / 8sweetiegherkin, September 2018
May 2014: V. S. Naipaul29 unread / 29sweetiegherkin, September 2018
July 2018: Shirley Jackson20 unread / 20sweetiegherkin, September 2018
December 2017: Joyce Carol Oates17 unread / 17sweetiegherkin, September 2018
Oct/Nov/Dec 2018 Nominations9 unread / 9sweetiegherkin, September 2018
September: Jennifer Weiner21 unread / 21sweetiegherkin, August 2018
June 2018: Ursula K. LeGuin9 unread / 9sweetiegherkin, August 2018
January 2014: Cormac McCarthy82 unread / 82sweetiegherkin, August 2018
September: Reading Daphne Du Maurier75 unread / 75BookConcierge, July 2018
June 2016: Chris Bohjalian53 unread / 53sweetiegherkin, July 2018
May 2018: Kurt Vonnegut11 unread / 11sweetiegherkin, June 2018
August: Reading Edith Wharton34 unread / 34sweetiegherkin, June 2018
April 2018: James M. Cain12 unread / 12sweetiegherkin, May 2018
November 2017: Sherman Alexie29 unread / 29.Monkey., March 2018
March 2018: John Berendt17 unread / 17sweetiegherkin, March 2018
November: Reading George Eliot11 unread / 11sweetiegherkin, March 2018
March: Reading Jane Austen58 unread / 58sweetiegherkin, January 2018
January 2015: Louise Erdrich25 unread / 25sweetiegherkin, January 2018
October: Reading Henry James55 unread / 55BookConcierge, January 2018
October 2015: E.B. White20 unread / 20sweetiegherkin, December 2017
March 2017: Gabriel Garcia Marquez11 unread / 11sweetiegherkin, November 2017
January 2016: Agatha Christie41 unread / 41sweetiegherkin, October 2017
March 2016: Ian McEwan45 unread / 45BookConcierge, October 2017
July 2017: Emma Donoghue13 unread / 13sweetiegherkin, August 2017
Nominations for Aug/Sept/Oct 201717 unread / 17sweetiegherkin, June 2017
June 2017: Jean Rhys15 unread / 15sweetiegherkin, June 2017
December: Reading E. M. Forster45 unread / 45BookConcierge, May 2017
May 2017: L.M. Montgomery7 unread / 7sweetiegherkin, May 2017
Nominations: May/June/July 201710 unread / 10sweetiegherkin, April 2017
April 2017: Tom Robbins17 unread / 17sweetiegherkin, April 2017
May 2013: Margaret Atwood77 unread / 77sweetiegherkin, April 2017
January 2017: Jane Austen12 unread / 12sweetiegherkin, April 2017
February 2017: George Eliot4 unread / 4rainpebble, March 2017
December 2016: Charles Dickens13 unread / 13sweetiegherkin, December 2016
Nominations: January/February/March 20178 unread / 8sweetiegherkin, December 2016
September: Franz Kafka19 unread / 19sweetiegherkin, November 2016
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