List of Famous Writers and their books
Some people get a kick out of snooping in medicine cabinets, but we prefer to go straight to the bookshelf. We think that’s where you get to know the details of a person—what inspires, entertains, or motives them. To be honest, we’ve always wanted to know what our favorite authors are reading. Take a peek at the Book Lists put together by Pulitzer Prize-winners, cult authors, and Team Oyster favorites.
Critical darling by the age of 24 and winner of the Pulitzer-Prize, Michael Chabon is one of our literary heroes. That’s why we’re so excited that he shares his selections of some classics (both new and old) with us.
Doris Kearns Goodwin is probably known best as the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Team of Rivals and expert Presidential historian, but did you know she’s a pundit of baseball, mysteries, and engrossing biographies? It’s not fair that some people get to be so smart about everything.
She’s a master of the memoir—if you haven’t read The Glass Castle, we cannot urge you enough to get on it right now. And once you’re done, browse through Jeannette Walls’s wonderful list of stories, both real and fictional, about what makes us human.
A National Book Award finalist (and currently very buzzed-about author), Anthony Doerr recommends some classics that we can all stand to read (or re-read). From Ernest Hemingway, to Annie Dillard, to Italo Calvino, Doerr is a man after our own heart.
Lauren Weisberger has survived being assistant to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, penned multiple bestsellers, and found time to tell us about the women who inspired her through books (spoiler alert: Sex and the Single Girl had something to do with it). See Lauren Weisberger’s Book List
With over 40 books under the belt, Mary Higgins Clark is still going strong. The queen of suspense shares her favorite mysteries on Oyster.
Usually when you find out someone or something is not real, you’re a little crushed. No Santa? Uncle Sam wasn’t a President? Don’t tell us Daft Punk are like, middle-aged white men instead of robots. The good news here is that Christina Lauren is not in fact one, but two incredibly talented authors (Christina and Lauren) who have written the very popular Beautiful Bastard series. As experts on all things fun and sexy, they’ve told us which books they put their stamp of approval on.
We already liked Ariel Schrag because of her incredible debut novel, Adam. But then she went and told us about her “Books That Had a Profound Effect [On Me]” and we can’t help but like her even more.
Anita Diamant is the internationally-bestselling author of novels, memoirs, and cultural histories. We’ve always been a fan, but we like her even more after she sent us her list of her favorite books on Oyster. The #1 pick? The Art of Eating by M.F.K. Fisher, which includes the very classic (and in-house favorite) piece, Consider the Oyster.
Jennifer Probst is the New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage to a Billionaire series and expert on thrilling, sexy books. She also knows a thing or two about good writers—from Stephen King’s classic manifesto, On Writing, to the darling and wise The Art of Racing in the Rain.
The best thriller authors are those who have real-life experience with their subject matter, right? Take John le Carré, for example—give him a few years in the British Secret Intelligence Service and bam: A Most Wanted Man (and over 20 other books). Same goes for Ian Fleming, Graham Greene, and now Jason Matthews, whose debut, Red Sparrow is so riveting you’ll need to remind yourself to breathe between chapters. Matthews was kind enough to share some of his go-to books that help him unwind.
Professor and New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Horowitz shares her picks of everything from books on the philosophy of BS to a study of why we eat some animals and knit cute little sweaters for others. While we’re on the topic of Horowitz, we really must recommend her two incredible books: Inside of a Dog and the incredibly thoughtful On Looking.
Alethea Kontis is the brains behind Enchanted (and the subsequent Woodcutter series) as well as a handful of other impressive YA books and memoirs. She shares some of the books that inspired her to be the writer (and person) she is today.
We don’t just like Alice Hoffman because she’s a native New Yorker, or because she wrote her first novel when she was just 21. We admire Hoffman most for her boundless creativity which has manifested itself in over 30 complete books in her career so far. She shares the books that have inspired her writing for decades. See Alice Hoffman’s Book List
We all used to be kids, full of wonder and curiosity. Susan Beth Pfeffer, the longtime New York Times bestselling author, creates stories full of creativity and mystery for kids and young adults—but with a spirit that appeals to us all. She shares some of her favorite classics and new books with this List.Recipe beef tips when to add potatoes How to run a 7016 root welding tips and tricks How many tips do bartenders make How to plan a wedding How to make sea moss gel? How to get hair dye off of skin? What are silicone tips for metal straws How do u unlock tricks and stones ffxiv what does it mean when your right ear itches How to do gun tricks in rdr2 online pc what are blue laws How to play spades? How to make frozen yogurt? How to cook beef tri tips How do i find the place tips page on facebook How long to bake beef tips at 400 what does a blue bird mean How to win football betting tips what teams are still in the playoffs What the term for woman who play tricks what does the number 8 mean spiritually How to change twitter? Tricks for telling what major you're in what time does outer banks come out in texas How to make a catapult? How to cook zucchini what are the benefits of chia seeds what does curb weight mean what does disney self governing mean what does bbc mean in texting How to find hypotenuse Snowboards kids who was actually the best at tricks, jam or nancy How to eat crawfish? Mewing how to How to draw a squirrel? what does off market mean on zillow what years are millennials born Tips on how to be a good goalkeeper Which spinfit tips fit rha t20 what are acute injuries How to do french braids? what does taunt mean How to unpin a text message How to find instagram url what does sell mean How to reset time on fitbit? what are you waiting for How to cure constipation what does scope mean How to make thread in little alchemy 2? How to get cat pee out of clothes How to get dog urine smell out of carpet Tips to keep dust out of car when delivering mail How much do you make in tips How do card magic tricks work What size are the stock exhaust tips audi s5 what does on call mean what does herion do to your body Why do the tips of trees turn color first what does blood in urine mean what does a flea bite look like on a human How to get cut? How to boost credit score fast? what reduce mean How to be a better writer tips what does aggregation mean How to divide tips in a restaurant california Any tricks to how to stand on a scale for lighter weight what does under contract mean How to do tricks shopping vcart hero How to express anal glands? what does adverse mean Easy cleaning tips when you have no time How to use lemongrass what does kl mean How to cook beef short ribs in the oven fast? How to find the distance between two points? How to write music what are t bills what does iot mean Justin willman how does he do his tricks How to get bot lobbies in fortnite what does salud mean How to get rid of butt pimples? How to treat kidney stones How to be a fucking dumbass andf do balisong tricks How to help newborn poop? what does it mean when your pee stinks what does a dream mean Samsung galaxy 9 tricks when close Food fantasy how to get more restaurant tips How to learn bmx tricks what are percocets what does ad supported kindle mean Tips on how to be a better girlfriend How to remove pop up blocker? Tips on how to study in elementary school what does per se mean what does the mark of the beast look like what age does alzheimer's start what does vcr stand for Tricks to stop dentures from whistling when talking what does it mean to be lean How to make chipotle mayo? One who attracts customers with tricks What is shaving the tips of a fighting bull's horns called in spanish If you're a cigarette smoker and you're ready to quit, which of the following tips should you try? Where to buy airpods pro tips Theater where cats perform tricks like walking on front legs what does action mean What do you call those people who do stunts and tricks on motorbikes? what does low porosity hair mean what does waitlisted mean what are the powers of congress What are the different types of arrow heads target tips How long does it take to charge oculus quest 2? How to revert a commit in git? What happened to the tips of a hershey kiss?