Authors those over 60 re-read

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Authors those over 60 re-read

Apr 21, 2021, 9:29pm

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

Apr 22, 2021, 11:17am

For me it's James Michener and Georgette Heyer.

Apr 22, 2021, 1:30pm

I reread J R R Tolkien regularly.

Apr 22, 2021, 2:09pm

Georgette Heyer,Dick Francis,Jane Austen

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

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.

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.