Booking Through Thursday : Thankful

This week’s Booking Through Thursday asks:

“What book or author are you most thankful to have discovered?
Have you read everything they’ve written? Reread them?
Why do you appreciate them so much?

There are quite a few authors I am thankful to have discovered. This year I discovered Cyril Hare, thanks to fellow mystery reader Bev. My year end discovery of Bill Bryson is turning out to be a good one.

I am thankful for discovering all of my favourite authors. I am thankful for Douglas Adams, Jane Austen, Emily Brontë, John le Carré, Thomas Love Peacock, Richard Brinsley Sheridan and Bram Stoker.

But above all I am thankful for discovering Agatha Christie and Charles Dickens. Charles Dickens was a prolific writer. I haven’t read even a fraction of his works. But I am determined to get there. I have read most of Agatha Christie’s books, all of the Miss Marple mysteries, most of the Poirot books and her plays. Some non-series works and a few Poirot books are left.

A writer becomes my favourite only if I re-read their books. So, of course I have re-read both Dickens and Christie’s works many times.

The reason behind my appreciation for them is that both Dickens and Christie have opened up new worlds for me, they introduced me to genres that I would grow to love. Without Dickens where would my love for the Classics especially Victorian literature be? And without Christie, I wouldn’t know what a vast world of Cosy Mysteries exists out there.

Looking at my answer, I realize I have plenty to be thankful for. Life’s not too bad when you’ve got books to keep you company.

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14 comments

    1. Yes, books are one of the top three things that I am thankful for in my life. It helps me escape into another world. Without books there would be no A Paperback Life and without that how could I have met so many wonderful fellow book lovers? 🙂

    1. Thanks! It’s true. Agatha Christie does have a special place in my heart. My maternal grandmother was a big fan of hers. My mother is also a fan and she is the one who introduced me to Christie. So, we’ve been her fan for three generations now. 🙂

  1. Wow! That’s an awesome selection of authors. I love Christie and Austen too, although the only Dickens I have read is A Christmas Carol.

    My BTT is here if you’d like a look 🙂

    1. Thanks! Glad to know that you love Christie and Austen too. Surprisingly, I haven’t read A Christmas Carol (although I do know what it’s about. Who doesn’t?) or any of Dickens’s Christmas stories.

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