Favorite Authors

Below is a sampling of some of my favorite authors (in alphabetical order rather than by any sort of ranking). This is by no means a comprehensive list as I’m always discovering new authors and then tearing through their back catalog of titles as I wait for a new one to be released.

Titles are linked to reviews where applicable. Those marked with an asterisk were read but not reviewed here on the blog.

Alison Weir (British, 1951-)

  • Britain’s Royal Families (1989)
  • The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1991)
  • The Princes in the Tower (1992)
  • Lancaster and York (1995)
  • The Children of Henry VIII (1996)
  • The Life of Elizabeth I (1998)
  • Eleanor of Aquitaine (1999)
  • Henry VIII (2001)
  • Mary, Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley (2003)
  • Queen Isabella (2005)
  • Katherine Swynford (2007)
  • Innocent Traitor (2007)
  • The Lady Elizabeth (2008)
  • The Lady in the Tower (2009)
  • Traitors of the Tower (2010)
  • The Captive Queen (2010)
  • The Ring and the Crown (2011)
  • Mary Boleyn (2011)
  • Dangerous Inheritance (2012)
  • Elizabeth of York (2013)
  • The Marriage Game (2014)

Arnaldur Indriðason (Icleandic, 1961-)

Barbara Kingsolver (American, 1955-)

Debórah Dwork (American, ?-)

J.K. Rowling (British, 1965-)

Jane Austen (British, 1775-1817)

Margaret Atwood (Canadian, 1939-)

  • The Edible Woman (1969)
  • Surfacing (1972)
  • Lady Oracle (1976)
  • Life Before Man (1979)
  • Bodily Harm (1981)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (1985)
  • Cat’s Eye (1988)
  • The Robber Bride (1993)
  • Alias Grace (1996)
  • The Blind Assassin (2000)
  • Oryx and Crake (2003)
  • The Penelopiad (2005)*
  • The Year of the Flood (2009)
  • MaddAddam (2013)
  • The Heart Goes Last (2015)

Philippa Gregory (British, 1954-)

  • Wideacre (1987)*
  • The Favored Child (1989)
  • Meridon (1990)
  • Earthly Joys (1998)
  • Virgin Earth (1999)
  • The Other Boleyn Girl (2001)*
  • The Queen’s Fool (2003)
  • The Virgin’s Lover (2004)
  • The Constant Princess (2005)
  • The Boleyn Inheritance (2006)
  • The Other Queen (2008)
  • The White Queen (2009)
  • The Red Queen (2010)
  • The Lady of the Rivers (2011)
  • The Kingmaker’s Daughter (2012)
  • The White Princess (2013)
  • The King’s Curse (2014)
  • The Taming of the Queen (2015)

Thomas Hardy (British, 1840-1928)

  • The Poor Man and the Lady (1867, unpublished and lost)
  • Desperate Remedies (1871)
  • Under the Greenwood Tree (1872)
  • A Pair of Blue Eyes (1873)
  • Far from the Madding Crowd (1874)
  • The Hand of Ethelberta (1876)
  • The Return of the Native (1878)
  • The Trumpet-Major (1880)
  • A Laodicean (1881)
  • Two on a Tower (1882)
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886)
  • The Woodlanders (1887)
  • Wessex Tales (1888)
  • Tess of the d’Urbervilles (1891)
  • A Group of Noble Dames (1891)
  • Life’s Little Ironies (1894)
  • Jude the Obscure (1895)
  • The Well-Beloved (1897)