Thursday 13 - The list ends

Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2007 by Travis Cody in

Yes my friends, the end was delayed a week as I took my little hiatus. But now we reach the 14th and final list of authors in my library.

You can check out the previous lists here, and follow the links backwards to the beginning.

Alas, the final list is not a true 13 - there are only 11 more authors I'll share with you from the fiction stacks.

As before, here are the ratings: (NR) Not Recommended, (R) Recommended, (HR) Highly Recommended, (RR) Really Recommended. If I haven't read the book, I won't put a code for the author unless I'm familiar with other work.

1. Irving Wallace - The Word
2. Robert James Waller (R) - The Bridges of Madison County, Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend
3. James Webb - Something to Die For
4. Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman - 11 Dragonlance books
5. Oscar Wilde (R) - The Portable Wilde
6. Michael Williams - Balance of Power
7. Connie Willis (RR) - To Say Nothing of the Dog
8. Herman Wouk (R) - Winds of War, War and Remembrance, Marjorie Morningstar
9. Patricia Wrede - Magic and Malice
10. Jerry Yulsman - Elleander Morning
11. Roger Zelazny (HR) - The Chronicles of Amber series, A Night in the Lonesome October, Lord of Light

Because I do not have enough authors left to fill out 12 and 13, I bring you Authors Redux (Turnbaby loves that word!). These are two of my favorite authors and I really highly recommend them.

12. David Eddings - Mr Eddings writes the kind of characters that stand up on the page and tell you their story. They live and breathe.
13. W.E.B. Griffin - I have never read better military fiction than that written by Mr Griffin.

I may share my non-fiction library with you at some point. It is not nearly as extensive as I would like.


  1. TopChamp says:

    wow.. two libraries. My books are on a 2shelf bookshelf in the spare room... and another in my bedroom, and a stack of books behind the TV with a huge mountain of music books in a crate... I am impressed by your organisation. (I have a priority list for furniture and a bookshelf is near the bottom. A wardrobe is at the top at the moment.)

  1. what will Travis do
    next week maybe, some haiku
    just for me and you


  1. Turnbaby says:

    "To Say Nothing of The Dog" is an intriguing title and you RR it--what's it about?

  1. Travis says:

    TC: It's been a long time since I've been able to have them properly shelved. The library has been a stress-reliever over the last month too.

    Katherine: Don't get me started again on the haiku!!

    Turn: From the book jacket - "At once a mystery novel, a time-travel adventure, and a Shakespearean comedy, To Say Nothing of the Dog is a witty and imaginative tale of misconceptions, misunderstandings, and a chaotic world in which the shortest distance between two points is never a straight line, and the secret to the universe truly lies 'in the details'."

  1. Maybe 13 tips on how to organize the bookshelf that never co-operates...

  1. I'm a big fan myself of Zelazny's work. I like his short stories even better than these novels, though

  1. COCO says:

    hmmmm ... i will have to do some backreading to get the complete list.

  1. Matt-Man says:

    Oscar Wilde Rocks!!

  1. Mags says:

    I'm pretty sure we'll let the 11 slide considering how many books/authors you've shared with us!!!

  1. wolfbaby says:

    i don't know i think maybe david webber could take on griffin in that department;) but thats only cause i think david weber is one of the all time coolest authors;)

  1. Shelby says:

    another impressive list :)

  1. Bond says:

    I think I have left the same comment every Thursday you have done this... My library feels so inadequate next to yours my friend

  1. Travis says:

    Terra: That's a good one!

    Charles: I thought I had a volume of his short stories, but if I do it's missing.

    Coco: Just follow the "here". LOL.

    Matt: Indeed!

    Mags: Well thank you Ma'am!

    Wolfbaby: Now I've been meaning to check out David I definitely must on that recommendation.

    Shelby: I got it done finally.

    V: Not inadequate...let's say in a rebuilding stage.

  1. Meribah says:

    I've enjoyed perusing your library. Bring on the non-fiction! :)

  1. I don't think I've read any "military fiction." Might have to check some out. Happy TT!

  1. the108 says:

    Great list!!! I cannot wait until I have some time on my hands. Everything has been so hectic, I haven't gotten to curl up in bed with a good book in a while and it sounds

  1. Linda says:

    Robert James Waller has long been a favorite of mine. Even though I liked "The Bridges of Madison County" as a movie, I enjoyed the book so much more.

    I wish I had more time to read these days, I feel like I'm missing so many good books.

  1. Anndi says:

    Will Uncle Travis kindly come over here and teach Niece Chicklet how to organize? (I suck at it...)

  1. Travis says:

    Meri: Yes Ma'am!

    Joely: I like the mix of invented characters with real life people and events.

    Kyra: Sundays last winter were special for Pam and I, because we would turn on the football games and snuggle with books and the cat. I'm looking forward to that again.

    Linda: Me too...but I persevere!

    Ann: It's very simple. Just alphabetize!