Authors those over 60 re-read

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Authors those over 60 re-read

1Tess_W
Apr 21, 2021, 9:29pm

What authors do you tend to re-read or buy repeatedly?

2Tess_W
Apr 22, 2021, 11:17am

For me it's James Michener and Georgette Heyer.

3John5918
Apr 22, 2021, 1:30pm

I reread J R R Tolkien regularly.

4dustydigger
Apr 22, 2021, 2:09pm

Georgette Heyer,Dick Francis,Jane Austen

5Crypto-Willobie
Apr 23, 2021, 7:56am

My most common repeaters: Rex Stout, Shakespeare, Tolkien, James Branch Cabell, James Joyce, Ezra Pound, Dorothy Sayers, Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Conan Doyle, Faulkner, Keats, Yeats, Ed McBain, David Lodge, Wilfred Owen, Richard Russo

6nohrt4me2
Modificato: Apr 23, 2021, 10:12am

Henry James is the gift that keeps on giving for me. I re-read frequently. Used to read two Jane Austens a year, but I have cooled on that.

Not sure what "buy repeatedly" means? I check books out of the library or download on Kindle when price is under $10, but actively seek out any new titles by Margaret Atwood, Ken Kalfus, TC Boyle, or Max Barry.

>5 Crypto-Willobie: I also like David Lodge.

7TempleCat
Giu 20, 2021, 6:05pm

Hmmm … you got me to thinking! I realized that I mostly reread poetry - T. S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas, Mary Oliver, etc. As I age, poetry seems to ripen, offering sweeter tastes, though sometimes the fruit has become sour or bitter (which makes it even more likely to be resavored!)

As for authors I continue to buy, there are dozens whose works almost always enthrall me - in science fiction, fantasy, mysteries, thrillers, sciences, history, politics. My problem has always been that I find the world too fascinating. I can focus, but I really find it hard to limit.