Friday, November 28, 2014

5 Authors That I Hope Are Writing Another Book

When people ask me to recommend authors, I usually tell them I don’t follow anyone in particular; I just love a good book. But then I realized that there are a few authors that I really hope are writing another book. I guess this means I’m following them. So here are 5 authors that I’m keeping an eye on.

Maggie Anderson 

Our Black Year: Our Family's Quest to Buy Black In America's Racially Divided Economy made me change my consumer habits. Since reading the book in 2012, I make intentional decisions about what businesses I patronize. I decided to take it a step further and in addition to shopping with black owned businesses, I give priority to companies and business owners in my neighborhood, county, and state, in that order whenever possible.  
Dwayne Alexander Smith

Forty Acres: A Thriller is a book that I couldn’t post a review on fast enough. In fact, I posted the review an entire month before the book was even released! I loaned this book to 2 people and you know I never loan my books. But I just wanted people to read it. I needed to talk about it with someone... anyone... everyone! The end of this book leaves the opportunity for a sequel. But Forty Acres was certainly enough! I hope he comes back with a new topic.  

Isabel Wilkerson 

I will always refer to The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration as the book that I never wanted to end. So why wouldn’t I want the author of one of the best books ever written to write another? The Warmth of Other Suns was nothing short of brilliant and it was definitely epic. I sometimes wonder if she could write anything that would measure up to it. I hope she's trying!

Okey Ndibe
After reading Ndibe’s second book, Foreign Gods, Inc., earlier this year, I decided that I would definitely read his first novel, Arrows of Rain, and I finished it last month.  I love his writing style. His stories make me laugh, and the fable-like nature allows me to take something away. 

Heidi Durrow
The Girl Who Fell From the Sky is one of the most adorable books I’ve ever read. I had been reading only nonfiction for years. After finishing this book, I dove back into fiction and haven’t thought about abandoning it again since.

Who are you waiting for to write another book? 


Toni Campbell said...

I read somewhere that Smith may put out a sequel to Forty Acres. And I can't wait to read whatever Wilkinson and Durrow put out next.

Shannon @ Reading Has Purpose said...

A sequel to Forty Acres would be great; a movie would be better!

I wonder if Wilkinson would delve into fiction? I guess not too many authors flip-flop between fiction and nonfiction though.

If I remember correctly, I think the ending of Durrow's book may have allowed for a sequel. But maybe to much time has passed. I'm not sure I'd want to re-read a book because of a delayed sequel.