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Re: Who was the first author you had to read "everything" by?

Post by _mylilyotv » 02 Jul 2018, 08:49

When I was a child, I was determined to read everything that Jaqueline Wilson had written and I did read most of them before I grew up and went completely off her books.
A few years ago I discovered an author called Iain Rob Wright while I was scrolling through my kindle, I fell in love with the way he writes horror and made my way through ALL of his books. I do have a few to catch up on now but I'm definitely going to read them all! I've re-read quite a few of them too, If you haven't read any of his books and you love a good horror I recommend you give him a go!

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Post by oceana » 04 Jul 2018, 23:58

The first author that I had to read everything by was Brian Jacques. His Redwall series was so good that I went to the library every chance I got to get more until all of them were read and I was disappointed. :(

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Post by StarkidStarling » 05 Jul 2018, 09:36

Sarah Dessen was the first "gotta read 'em all" author I read. I loved every YA romance she wrote.

I've tried to reread them as an adult, but I've gotten too old for them. :(

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Post by bukworm543 » 05 Jul 2018, 10:34

When I was a kid, I loved the Boxcar Children series, and the Nancy Drew series. As an adult, I have enjoyed reading numerous works by John Steinbeck and Jodi Picoult.

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Post by Danni6 » 06 Jul 2018, 00:21

My dad bought me the Christmas Box book written by Richard Paul Evans when I was a little girl. As an adult I still have to read every book he publishes.

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Post by flawless-farry » 06 Jul 2018, 03:03

wole soyinka was my favourite author when i was a kid back then... i gat to read everything by him..

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Post by Charlaigne » 07 Jul 2018, 00:04

kirknicola wrote:
17 Jan 2014, 05:31
uab_blazer wrote:Matt Christopher, he has written over a hundred books, so I never actually read them all, but I wanted to as a child.

I read Gaiman's American Gods and was extremely underwhelmed. Are there any other books of his that I should another try?
As a child, I loved Enid Blyton and tried to read almost everything I could find of hers. I looked up Matt Christopher, I see he wrote novels that centred around sport, and I was never very sporty.

You are one of the only people I've ever met who was underwhelmed by American Gods :) ... You probably wouldn't like Anansi Boys then ... Why don't you try a short story analogy like Fragile Things, or Smoke and Mirrors? That way you can find whether there's anything within his scope you'd like, quickly.
I was also underwhelmed by American Gods, as was the rest of the book group I was in :D sorry. Will keep trying.

When I was I child, I read all of Enid Blyton that I could get my hands on.
My dad got a complete Sherlock Holmes book (56 stories, 4 novels) and I quickly read them all (I was 12/13).
Agatha Christie was (mostly) done when I was in my teens/20s.
All the Harry Potter books when they came out.
Have not read the complete works of anyone else.
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Post by Charlaigne » 07 Jul 2018, 00:06

Ashley Simon wrote:
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As a kid I picked up Little Women and grew obsessed with Louisa May Alcott. This year I've been unable to resist anything Margaret Atwood. I read The Edible Women last December and immediately plowed my way through The Handmaid's Tale, Alias Grace, The Heart Goes Last, Stone Mattress, The Blind Assassin, Hag-Seed, Bluebeard's Egg, and her essay collection Writing with Intent. Still feel like I haven't made a dent in her collection! Next on my list is Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, and Cat's Eye. :)
Glad to see another Atwood fan! Which are your faves?

I have a soft spot for Cat's Eye (haven't read as many as you).

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Post by S Chinaski » 07 Jul 2018, 01:45

oceana wrote:
04 Jul 2018, 23:58
The first author that I had to read everything by was Brian Jacques. His Redwall series was so good that I went to the library every chance I got to get more until all of them were read and I was disappointed. :(
The "Redwall" series was absolutely magical for me when I was young!

I also got hung up on a series called "Animorphs" as a boy and loved everything "Goosebumps," "Nancy Drew," and "Encyclopedia Brown."

When I revived my love for reading as a young adult, it was primarily on mass quantities of Stephen Hunter, James Rollins, and Dean Koontz to start out with. Lol

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Post by Julie Green » 10 Jul 2018, 15:59

Agatha Christie! And she wrote a lot of books...but such good whodunnits.

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Post by Abigail R » 19 Jul 2018, 15:08

LunaRowan wrote:
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The Boxcar Children were by far my siblings and my favorite books growing up! I have a meet so my kids will be able to read them one day. :)
I have the best memories of my mom reading these to me and my brother when we were kids! These books could be the reason I love to read. So thanks, mom, for reading to me!!!

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Post by Abigail R » 19 Jul 2018, 15:11

I discovered Sarah Dessen in middle school and still read the books she puts out. Her books are fun for young girls and I ate up every story! She also sets all her books in North Carolina, which is where I am from, that was a fun bonus for me growing up.

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Post by BrentM49 » 19 Jul 2018, 16:08

My favorite Author is James Patterson. I am sure everyone knows James and his books. Kiss the girls was the first I read by him before the movie came out, then came along came a spider. All the Alex cross series were great. I have noticed that now he really just adds his name to let other authors pen the books.

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Post by Northernbird84 » 20 Jul 2018, 05:27

R L Stine! I loved the Goosebumps and Point Horror books from being 11, and read every single one by Stine held by our local library within a year.

I loved the rush of horror, the intrigue of things that go bump in the night. Stine was the first author that ever truly grabbed me.

Thank you for starting this post, thinking about this has really brought back some memories for me :)

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Post by lady_charlie » 22 Jul 2018, 03:25

kverrell wrote:
17 Jun 2015, 10:09
The first author I HAD to read everything by was J.K. Rowling. I was at the release parties for the later Harry Potter books, and would speed through them in a weekend. I was mystified by the world she created. As an adult, I find myself having to read everything by John Irving. His books have such complex characters, and I have enjoyed most of his books.
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