Saturday, August 24, 2013

Whose Books Do You Want to Read as Soon as They're Released?

I heard Daniel Woodrell talk about this book two years ago and having been waiting for it ever since. I will hold it in my hot hands as soon as its available.

Whose books do you feel that way about?


Anonymous said...

Patti - I'm that way about Paddy Richardson, Angela Savage and a few others.

Anonymous said...

Bill Crider
Joe Lansdale
Michael Connelly
Dave Barry
James Sallis
Craig Johnson
Colin Cotterill (Dr. Siri series)


J. D. Robb
Christine Feehan
Suzanne Brockmann
J. R. Ward

Jeff M.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Not many authors, Patti, but I'd like to read any new work of John Irving, Salman Rushdie, Jack Higgins, and John Grisham, some writers whose many books I've read. Most books I so desperately want to read are already published by authors like Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Sharpe, Philip Roth, Louis Auchincloss (a forgotten writer), John Updike, Georgette Heyer, and Graham Greene. There are many others, though.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Prashant-I wonder if I could send you some of those books. You should send me a list and I can see what is available here at used book stores and sales. There's a big one next month.

YA Sleuth said...

Michael Connelly and Robert Crais.

Living in Mississippi for the time being, I recently discovered (I'm very late to the party :-) John Grisham. Thankfully, I can get my fix at the library for now.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Patti, that is mighty generous of you, many thanks! Fortunately, I can buy any of the books by the authors I mentioned from new and used bookstores in Mumbai. I usually don't wait long to read authors like Vonnegut, Rushdie, and Sharpe. The rest have to wait their turn on my BTR pile. Your questions provide interesting perspectives on the kind of books we're all reading and I wonder how they define us as books readers.

Randy Johnson said...


Charles Gramlich said...

Used to be Dean Koontz but not anymore.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Michael Connelly
James Lee Burke
China Mieville
Robert Charles Wilson
Joe Lansdale
Christopher Preist
Clive Barker
Peter Robinson
George Pelecanos
Richard Price
Dan Simmons
Timothy Hallinan
RJ Ellory
Brian Evenson
Neil Gaiman
Elizabeth Hand
Ian Rankin
Philip Kerr

These are just off the top of my head-i'm sure there are others I've overlooked.

Kelly Robinson said...

Hmmm, almost no one. No that I don't enjoy modern authors, but the older I get, the less I care about being first. The cheapskate in me likes to wait for the price to go down, too.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Well, I solve that by reserving them way in advance at the library. I had the Woodrell on reserve in June--as soon as they ordered it.

Erik Donald France said...

Not a one. I like going back in time leisurely. It's inoculation against advertising slogans like "HURRY!" "SUPPLIES LIMITED!"

I did turn out to see Blue Jasmine, though.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Seeing it tonight.

Gerard said...

None. I have a back log of books to read and hate to jump ahead in line.

I also figure that favorite authors can wait until I want something above average. That said, I have a Crider I started a few days ago and I lost the damn thing somewhere in the house.

ChevalierDeDieu said...

Anything by John Conroe (The Demon Accord series).

Anonymous said...

I really don't have a "got to read the minute I can get my hands on it" author, even writers that I love I don't always get their latest right away (depends on how many holds are ahead of me on the library reserve list--like Patti, I get lots of my books from the library). Also, I don't like that sense of obligation that always having to read a writer's latest work immediately creates.


Dana King said...


Declan Burke
Tim Hallinan
Declan Hughes
Elmore Leonard (well, until recently)
John McFetridge
Adrian McKinty
Charlie Stella

I used to have a longer list, when i read fewer authors in general. Now thee is s much to be read, I've come to realize it will be the same book in six months or a year. This small handful of authors appeal to me in a way that I want their stuff right away.

Rick Robinson said...

Louise Penny and William Kent Krueger.

George said...

I'm counting the days until Thomas Pynchon's BLEEDING EDGE is published on September 17th.

Kent Morgan said...

William Kent Krueger, Randy Wayne White and Ian Rankin are writers whose books I buy as soon as they come out. I also read John Sandford's Lucas Davenport series right away. Although they are American, Mark Gimenez and Edward Wright are published in the UK first if at all so I order them from Book Depository. For many years James Lee Burke would have be the first in my line, but not any more.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Tana French is at the top for me. And I am waiting for Peter May's LEWIS to come out here.