|I was lucky enough to find these stamps of the Bronte sisters (no Anne though), Eliot, and Gaskell awhile ago and they are now framed on my bookshelf near their works.|
I absolutely love this week's theme and couldn't resist playing along. Visit The Broke and the Bookish to play along or see what other bloggers fill their shelves with.
Here are the authors whose books grace my shelves most prominently.
1. Jane Austen - a given, right. All her books in various editions ranging from complete works to graphic style.
2. Charles Dickens - I always put out the disclaimer that Dickens and I have issues, and yet I own most of his stuff, and good editions too!
3. The Family Bronte - again multiple editions of Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre, including my beloved hardbound copies with the woodcut illustrations that match that of my parents' copy that I read as a teen.
4. Edward Rutherford - I love his historical novels and own everything except the ones on Russia and Paris, and the Paris one I'm getting this summer.
5. Diana Gabaldon - I have the complete Outlander series - half in hardbound and half in paperback, plus the Outlander Companion and the graphic novel.
6. Daphne du Maurier - I read her a lot as a teen, lost all my books in a flooded basement when I was in my early twenties, and bought a complete set at a used bookstore because I knew I wanted to reread everything again.
7. Shakespeare - two complete works, plus individual plays, plus three biographies, plus multiple critical works.
8. Elizabeth Gaskell - I read her end-to-end a few years ago, so I have everything she ever wrote including letters. Love, love, love this author.
9. George Eliot - working my way through Eliot though slower than when I did Gaskell, still I own everything she wrote, and love most of it. Felix Holt may be my nemesis.
10. Tracy Chevalier - one of my favorite contemporary writers. I own all her books, and have read most of them.