Pick an author for me to read...?

I cant decide, so help please? I do NOT like sci-fi or fantasy. The book has to be short enough for me to read it and longer than a 100 pages. (Recommend a book by them as well.). short stories are not preferred, but if they are REALLY good, then I don't mind. thank you. (: choose top 5.

Allende, Isabel

Angelou, Maya

Millay, Edna St. Vincent

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett

Momaday, N. Scott

Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Mosley, Walter

Capote, Truman

Neruda, Pablo

Cisneros, Sandra

Paz, Octavio

Connell, Richard

Plath, Sylvia

Crichton, Michael

Poe, Edgar Allan

cummings, e.e.

Potok, Chaim

Dahl, Roald

Quindlen, Anna Saki

Dickinson, Emily

Sandburg, Carl

Dunbar, Paul Laurence

Soto, Gary

Frost, Robert

Tennyson, Alfred, Lord

Gaines, Ernest

Thomas, Dylan

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel

Thurber, James

Gibson, William (playwright)

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Hansberry, Lorraine

Walker, Alice

Hemingway, Ernest

Whitman, Walt

Henry, O.

Wilder, Thornton

Herbert, Frank

Wordsworth, William

Herriot, James

Hughes, Langston,

Kingsolver, Barbara

Kinkaid, Jamaica *

L’Amour, Louis

Lewis, C.S.

Maugham, W. Somerset

Maupassant, Guy de

McCullers, Carson

McMurtry, Larry


erm, guys, it has to be from the above list.

8 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    C.S Lewis is so good. A lot of his books are fantasy/myth type books (The Chronicles of Narnia), but I've heard The Screwtape Letters is very good. I haven't read it myself yet, but I plan on it. He's a Christian writer, so a lot of his books have a God-like figure, etc.

    I liked Roald Dahl when I was in middle school. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG...

    Edgar Allen Poe is great too, if you like morbidity.

  • 4 years ago

    Jane Austen reading Pride and Prejudice. Sort of an annoying choice, seeing as you used it as an example. Curse you! CURSE YOU ALL TO HECK! Hahaha. I've never heard of that movie though. Sounds really good, I might check it out. So yes, I'd choose Jane Austen to read out Pride & Prejudice, because she'd have the whole upper-class English accent, which suits the book perfectly. It's *meant* to be read out in an awesome English accent. I could listen to it all day. Pride & Prejudice is my favourite book of hers.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    McMurtry, Larry

  • 1 decade ago

    I liked Timeline by Michael Crichton and I always heard that Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty was really good.

    Hope that helps...

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  • 1 decade ago

    Dean Koontz

    Any of the following are great.



    Dark Rivers of the Heart

    One Door Away From Heaven

  • Meyer, Stephenie

  • 1 decade ago

    Lewis, C.S.

  • 1 decade ago

    just do what i always do...pick the book with the coolest cover.

    lol it works for me

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