Posted on 11/19/2019 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A frustration among many bookworms is picking up a book by an author, loving it ... and having all their other books fall short.

We didn’t ask this question to pile on the writers, but we were curious about which authors have left our Facebook fans feeling a bit disappointed after that first amazing story.

So if you're ready to check out a new author but not to commit to their entire backlist, our Facebook followers recommend the following!

Amy E.: Anne Rivers Siddon. Her early work is very compelling, but her last three or four novels have been very flat. I recommend Peachtree Road and Downtown.

Andrew R.: For me, J.D. Salinger never recaptured the essential genius of The Catcher in the Rye. But then he had set the bar dizzyingly high.

Beth C.: The Handmaid's Tale was the only Margaret Atwood book I liked.

Carla B.: I'm a huge fan of Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch, but can kind of take or leave her other books.

Jacky L.: The Book Thief is the only Markus Zusak book that's grabbed me. Only liked The Memory Keeper by Kim Edwards.

Jennifer L.: Ray Bradbury's The Illustrated Man. I read this when I was ten and found it amazing. I've never been able to get into his other works like I did with this book.

JessieSue G.: Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but not the other offerings.

Judi S.: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant.

Karen T.: The Far Pavilions by M. M. Kaye.

Kate L.: I love Robin Hobb, but the Soldier Son books left me cold, and I never got through the dragon ones, but have read Farseers and Liveships over and over again.

Katy J.: Alice Walker — The Color Purple still gets me after ten-plus reads, but I haven't had the same luck with any others.

Kinah L.: Larry McMurtry. LOVE Lonesome Dove, have read it numerous times, couldn't get into anything else of his.

Nancy L.: Two of my favorite books are The Nightingale and The Great Alone, both by Kristin Hannah. I have picked up some of her other books that are little more than romance novels.

Nina M.: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery.

Rut S.: Stardust and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. The only two books by Neil Gaiman that had really gotten me.

Sourav A.: It is Mark Haddon for me. Captivated by his The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time but couldn't understand a line of A Spot of Bother. Sooo disappointed!

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