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message 1: by Robyn (new)

Robyn An amusing way to read more .... now, where do I find an author with a last name starting with U, eh?


message 2: by Sue (new)

Sue | 1340 comments Well you could ................. look at the other lists, go to Fantastic Fiction or walk round the library and see what there is on the shelves for a particular letter. As for U, I can recommend Jane Urquhart. Enjoy the challenge. I have certainly read things I wouldn't otherwise have done.


message 3: by Robyn (new)

Robyn Thanks, Sue! I have been going through my pile of unread books and found a U and Z (and others too, of course!).


message 4: by Sue (new)

Sue | 1340 comments It's the X you have to worry about!


message 5: by Robyn (new)

Robyn I was rather fearing that!


message 6: by Alberta (new)

Alberta Ross (authorshow4506833alberta_ross) | 39 comments find a Xavier - there is an australian cant remember his other name - wrote Poor Fellow, My Country


message 7: by Alberta (new)

Alberta Ross (authorshow4506833alberta_ross) | 39 comments find a Xavier - there is an australian cant remember his other name - wrote Poor Fellow, My Country - just looked it up Xavier Herbert


message 8: by Alberta (new)

Alberta Ross (authorshow4506833alberta_ross) | 39 comments sorry not a surname :(


message 9: by Sue (new)

Sue | 1340 comments I am a bit confused by Chinese names but the book everyone loves is Xinran's Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story Of Tibet.


message 10: by Robyn (last edited Nov 02, 2014 02:11PM) (new)

Robyn Perhaps I should make my list!

A - Eric Ambler, A Coffin for Dimitrios
B - Paolo Bacigalupi, Pump Six and Other Stories
C - Trudi Canavan, The Novice
D - Sarah Dunant, Blood & Beauty
E - Susan Ee, Angelfall
F- Alexandra Fuller, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfullness
G- Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane
H- Hugh Howey, Wool Omnibus
I -
J - N. K. Jemison, The Killing Moon
K - Brendan Koerner, The Skies Belong To Us
L - Ann Leckie, Ancillary Justice
M - Hilary Mantel, A Place of Greater Safety
N -
O -
P - The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch
Q -
R - Marie Rutkoski, The Shadow Society
S - Brian Switek, My Beloved Brontosaurus
T - Rose Tremain, Music & Silence
U -
V - Jeff VanDermeer, Annihliation
W - Bee Wilson, Consider the Fork
X -
Y -
Z - Cecily von Ziegesar, Gossip Girl


message 11: by Robyn (new)

Robyn There's always this sad moment when you've completed two books and realise their letters have already been claimed!


message 12: by Sue (new)

Sue | 1340 comments Robyn wrote: "There's always this sad moment when you've completed two books and realise their letters have already been claimed!"
I feel your pain :) It's always good when you start a new list and every one counts!


message 13: by Robyn (new)

Robyn Finally I read something by an author who's name did NOT start with W!


message 14: by Robyn (new)

Robyn Awesome, two more! I feel that I might need to start reading strategically soon...


message 15: by Ian, Moderator (new)

Ian (pepecan) | 5528 comments Mod
Not sure when you read it but think you should be doubly congratulated on an author called Ee.


message 16: by Robyn (new)

Robyn I was rather proud of myself for that! One of my last books of 2013. (I actually kept checking to make sure that really was her name. I'm not sure of its origins!)


message 17: by Ian, Moderator (new)

Ian (pepecan) | 5528 comments Mod
Possibly related to the Ee Aws of 100 Acre Wood?


message 18: by Robyn (new)

Robyn LOLs! I was finally compelled to look it up and it seems that it is the less common romanization of either the Chinese name Ye/Yee or Yu. Really wouldn't have guessed that.


message 19: by Ian, Moderator (new)

Ian (pepecan) | 5528 comments Mod
Swot lol.


message 20: by Robyn (new)

Robyn Woo! Another to add to my alphabet -- Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie.


message 21: by Robyn (new)

Robyn I have been neglecting this! Filled in a few more letters ... I think it's time for some strategic reading!


message 22: by Robyn (new)

Robyn Months of reading and I only added one letter. Perhaps I shall let this direct my reading for the last two months of the year?


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