Oh boy! Quite a few unread authors to try out. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to chime in on this always-interesting thread.
I'm just beginning Tracy Chevalier's Remarkable Creatures
- she wrote Girl With a Pearl Earring
. Good so far.
Finished an M.C. Beaton Edwardian novel written under her real name, Marion Chesney. Already took it back and don't remember the name well enough to try it here.
Also read a collection of William Inge plays: Come Back, Little Sheba (the movie version starred Burt Lancaster and Shirley Booth); The Dark at the Top of the Stairs; Picnic (Paul Newman was in the original Broadway cast those many moons ago); and Bus Stop (the movie version starred Marilyn Monroe and Don Murray). Also, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds - don't remember the playwright's name, it's gone already, too. On tap is Carson McCuller's Member of the Wedding; and Is He Dead? by Mark Twain. I didn't know he wrote plays.
And one more novel, Swimming
, by Joanna Hershon.
Interesting how you prioritize them, Claire. I usually have several going at once and the one I pick up for bedtime reading will depend on what kind of day it's been. The Beaton/Chesneys smooth out the bumps of a hard day. I really love the self-checkouts now in use at the library -- no need to be embarrassed if I decide to check out Fifty Shades.