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2019 Challenge Prompts - Regular > 35 - A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter

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Sara | 1198 comments Mod
Kevin Kwan

That's all I've got! Who else??

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Anabell | 286 comments Rick Riordan

Edit: Just remembered that ATY 2018 had the same prompt so totally copied their suggestions. Hope it is okay!?

- A: Amy Alward, Amanda Ashby, Ania Ahlborn, Aravind Adiga, Adi Alsaid, Anita Anand.

- B: Bernard Beckett, Brené Brown, Bill Bryson, Brit Bennett, Brett Battles, Ben Blatt, Bill Buford, Belinda Bauer.

- C: Cassandra Clare, Cassandra Clarke, Catherine Coulter, Caleb Carr, Chris Cleave, Cathrina Constantine, Colin Cotterill, Carol Cassella, Clive Cussler, Caela Carter, Caroline B. Cooney, Chelsea M. Cameron, Cora Carmack, Craig Childs.

- D: Debra Driza, Daniel Defoe, Don DeLillo, Delilah S. Dawson, Dominic Dromgoole.

- E-F: Elizabeth Eulberg, Emily Evans, Eleanor Estes, Emily Eden, Elizabeth Eisenstein, Fannie Flagg, F. Scott Fitzgerald.

- G: Günther Grass, Graham Greene, Gregory Galloway, Germaine Greer.

- H: Hayden Herrera, Helene Hanff, Helen Humphries, Hazel Holt, Hermann Hesse, Heinrich Harrer, Harry Harrison, Hannah Harrington.

- I-J-K-L: James Joyce, Joshilyn Jackson, Jill Jonnes, Jonas Jonasson, J.R. Johansson, John H. Johnson, Kody Keplinger, Ken Kesey, Katie Kitamura, Lois Lowry, Laura Lippman, Lisa Lutz.

- M: Marissa Meyer, Mary Alice Monroe, Michael Moorcock, Melanie Mühl, Morgan Matson, Mia McKenzie, Meg Medina, Michael Moss, Mary McCarthy, Mindy McGinnis, Molly Guptill Manning, Mathias Malzieu, Mary Kay McComas, Megan Miranda, Melita Maschmann, Mark Monmonier, Michelle Moran.

- N-O-P-Q: Naomi Novik, Olaf Olafsson, Per Petterson, Philip Pullman, Phaedra Patrick.

- R: Rick Riordan, Robin Roe, Rainbow Rowell, Richard Russo, Ransom Riggs, Ruth Reichel.

- S: Samanta Schweblin, Scott B. Smith, Sherri L. Smith, Scott Snyder, Sheryl Sandberg, Samantha Shannon, Susan Sontag, Stacy Schiff, Samuel Shem, Sam Shepard, Shalanda Stanley, Sarah Strohmeyer, Sara Saedi, Susan Sontag, Steve Silberman, Sonia Shah.

- T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z: Tony Tulathimutte, Victor Villaseñor, Vernor Vinge, Wendy Wunder, Weike Wang, Wil Wheaton.

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Edie Streams | 48 comments Ron Rash Serena is a favorite read of mine.

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Linda Varick-cooper | 140 comments Monica McInerney is one of my favorite authors.

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Katy M | 177 comments Sidney Sheldon.

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Theresa | 924 comments My resource is the author index here www.fantasticfiction.com

Just pick a letter and start scrolling.

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Sarah (SarahRizz) | 4 comments If you life mystery/suspense books, I recommend Ruth Rendell for this prompt. I also like Frederick Forsyth books.

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Spring Ackerman-Altman | 3 comments John Jakes

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Yuval (yuvalmonster) | 20 comments Going to read one of Ransom Riggs's books.

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Raquel Evans | 703 comments Louis L'Amour for classic westerns

Marissa Meyer for the Lunar Chronicles, or other YA

Mindy McGinnis for YA

Heather Hildenbrand for YA dystopian

Steven Stickler for middle grade

Rousas John Rushdoony for Christian nonfiction

Jerome K. Jerome for classic humor

Hannah Hurnard for classic Christian YA

F. Scott Fitzgerald for classics

Chris Claremont for classic X-Men comics

I may go with The Grave Winner by Lindsey R. Loucks


Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen by Hannah Howard

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Nadine Jones | 2853 comments Mod
I think this is finally the year I read Serena by Ron Rash. I usually love Marissa Meyer but I'm not super enthusiastic about Archenemies, so I don't know. Ron Rash is looking pretty good.

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Denise Cameron (amethysterical) | 50 comments I MIGHT read The Line Painter by Claire Cameron. I discovered her while researching a 2018 prompt, but didn't end up reading her book. She is also Canadian (I'm Canadian, but so many authors that I read are American, so it's a nice break when someone isn't American)

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Jennifer (JenT998) | 109 comments I have 3 Naomi Novik books on by shelf to read.

But! I love Wendy Webb and she has a brand new book out The Daughters of the Lake that I will save for this challenge. I highly recommend all of her books, I love ❤️ them!!
The End of Temperance Dare by Wendy Webb
Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb
The Fate of Mercy Alban by Wendy Webb
The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb
The Vanishing by Wendy Webb

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Corinna | 8 comments Washington Black by Esi Edugyan is on my TBR list.

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Tracy (TracyIsReading) | 429 comments Jennifer wrote: "I have 3 Naomi Novik books on by shelf to read.

But! I love Wendy Webb and she has a brand new book out The Daughters of the Lake that I will save for this challenge. I highly recommend ...her..."

So funny, I've never heard of her but this was my kindle first pick this month so it was the first book I came across in my search. Glad to hear that someone loves her!!

My other thought is See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt ( about Lizzy Borden).

I've already exhausted Ransom Riggs and I love Cassandra Clare but I can't restart her series this year, I have too many others I already am throwing around.

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VanesGirl | 65 comments Lora Leigh for a little bit steam :-)

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Jenny (juliababyjen) | 136 comments I think I will reading Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer. I've been wanting to get to the series for awhile.

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Shannon | 50 comments I think I will go for the second in the Temeraire series Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik.

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Summer (paradisecity) I've had Holy Cow by David Duchovny on my TBR for a while, and it's a short one! I think he also wrote a book about baseball, but I've never read it.

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poshpenny | 685 comments Chris Colfer's The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell: Book 1 series is very popular. I might try one. Or the next Peregrine. Maybe.

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Dani Weyand | 200 comments If you’re keeping up with the series, Philip Pullman’s The Secret Commonwealth is speculated to be released in 2019

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Rachael | 45 comments Personally I am finally going to get round to reading The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ, my brother gave it to me a couple of years ago and I have still not got to it

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Johanne | 902 comments I am tempted to go with the Danish author Helle Helle, because that´s beautiful for this, right?

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Brittany Morrison | 101 comments I'm doing 2 year long challenges next year and trying not to overlap, so I won't have too much extra time to read outside of prompts. I really wanted to read Miss Ex-Yugoslavia: A Memoir and luckily it fits here as the author is Sofija Stefanovic

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Kenya Starflight | 300 comments Going with Radix by A.A. Attanasio

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Carrie (carrie512) | 2 comments I'll be reading Next Year in Havana for this one. I'm glad I was able to find a prompt for this one (written by Chanel Cleeton) because I've heard such great things about it.

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Rachelnyc | 168 comments Carrie wrote: "I'll be reading Next Year in Havana for this one. I'm glad I was able to find a prompt for this one (written by Chanel Cleeton) because I've heard such great things about it."

Oh yeah! This has been high on my list since I first heard about it. Washington Black is another one I really want to get to so I am now no longer dreading this prompt!

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Christie | 1 comments Brene Brown is also an option if you want non-fiction for a read.

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Ingrid Kim | 15 comments I recently discovered author Pierre Pevel who writes "historical fantasy" (Les lames du Cardinal are summarized by the author himself as "Cloak-and-dagger but with dragons and Cardinal Richelieu"). I really enjoyed The Cardinal's Blades even if I don't usually read fantasy. It is very well-done, credible, and the fantasy is integrated in a very realistic fashion into the historical background. I plan on reading another series of his (Wielstadt) that can fit two other prompts and for once, I see on Goodreads that the Cardinal blades series has been translated in English if you guys are curious! Greetings from France :-)

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Juliebean (Juliebean512) | 131 comments I haven't seen anyone mention Aziz Ansari. I know he was on the Goodreads Choice list one year.

Suaad (I just want a cat) (SuaadIjustwantacat) Some authors from my TBR shelve

George Grossmith
Lois Lowry
Mark Manson (non-fiction)
Madeline Miller
Natasha Ngan
Naomi Novik
Roxie Rivera (erotica writer)
Scott Stossel (non-fiction)

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jaadhimalli | 3 comments Winifred Watson - Miss Pettigrew lives for a day

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Kym Hamer (GiddayfromtheUK) | 98 comments Here's my 2 pence worth...

Ayobami Adebayo
Stay with Me - on my TBR list

Madeline Miller
The Song of Achilles - loved this Circe - on my TBR list

Bill Bryson - loved both of these, lots of other books by him too
Notes from a Small Island
Down Under

Graham Greene
The Quiet American - read, quite good

Margaret Mitchell Gone with the Wind - classic, great read

Michelle Magorian
Goodnight Mister Tom - beautiful read

Andre Agassi's biography Open

Also lots of easy-reading "oldie-but-goodie" titles available by these authors:
Clive Cussler (author)
Frederick Forsyth
Sidney Sheldon
Barbara Taylor Bradford

Hope this helps :-)

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Sanni Pajunen | 1 comments Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman is my choice! I was going to start reading it soon anyway!

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Mac (maclanoodle) | 28 comments André Aciman's books are all FANTASTIC, and Call Me By Your Name is one of the books that had the biggest influence on me as I was struggling to figure myself out as a teenager.

BUT since I'm trying not to do re-reads, I'm going to do La Belle Sauvage because I never got around to it when it first came out, and His Dark Materials is one of my favorite trilogies of all time!

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