Saturday, April 14, 2012

A to Z Challenge: My Favorite Storytellers-- M

OK, on this one I am cheating again, because there are just so many amazing M's...

Margaret Atwood

I first read The Handmaid's Tale in ninth grade, and it taught me to love women's fiction. For those of you that you haven't read it, this is one is a revolutionary and engrossing post-apocalyptic tale. As it is her most popular, I would also strongly suggest reading The Blind Assassin. Of the thousands of novels I've read, this one is one of my two favorites, ever.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

If you read me gush about the enthralling voice of David Guterson, I bet he probably learned a thing or two from Marquez. If you want to read one of the most beautiful love stories of our time (coming from someone who adamantly despises reading romances), you must check out Love in the Time of Cholera


  1. LOVE Atwood, but haven't ventured into Marquez's stuff yet. But I have all intentions to!

    1. I would have been shocked if Atwood wasn't on your list of loves and influences, since you have a similar tone and style! Plus, she sort of wrote the book on women's fiction :)

  2. It's been a long time since I've read The Handmaid's Tale. But I truly appreciated it. I've been meaning to read Marquez, but haven't gotten around to it yet.

  3. trekking your blog!!! no idea about The Handmaid's Tale.. Maybe i should check it on the internet. hehe


  4. I did that thing where you can put in your writing and find out who you write like. Once, it told me I write like Margaret Atwood. Now I want to read one of her books. I bought a book, but haven't yet read it.

  5. I've only read Atwood's Oryx and Crake, but I loved it! I need to read more. I'm not familiar with Marquez. You are really adding to my TBR pile!

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