Vote for the March Circuit Author: Modern Genre Classics

It’s time to vote for the March tour. We decided to go with something a little bit lighter: Modern Genre Classics. While there are many genres represented in the classics, here are just four that we’d love to see on tour.

COMEDY: English writer P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) is best known for his Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and stories, and his prose has been praised by his contemporaries and modern writers.

MYSTERY: Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976) wrote more than 80 detective novels, short stories and plays.  According to Wikipedia, she’s the world’s best-selling author of any kind.

ROMANCE: Georgette Heyer (1902-1974) is best known for her historical romance novels, some of which are inspired by Jane Austen.

HISTORICAL FICTION: James Michener (1907-1997) wrote more than 40 historical novels, most of which are sweeping sagas covering many generations in a specific locale. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his 1948 novel Tales of the South Pacific.

ETA: This survey is closed.

  1. #1 by Jenn M. (Bibliolatrist) on January 12, 2010 - 7:44 am

    I voted for Wodehouse, since I’ve been meaning to read some of his work for awhile now. Either way, though, I plan to participate in this tour, since I’m pretty unfamiliar with all of these authors.

  2. #2 by Julie on January 12, 2010 - 11:41 am

    I liked your choices. It was tough. I look forward to seeing who comes out on top.

  3. #3 by JaneGS on January 12, 2010 - 12:19 pm

    My rationale:
    March is a doldrums month…not warm yet but cabin fever is intense. Need something fun.

    Christie is a good choice, and queen of the mystery genre
    Michener writes LONG books–I would need to get started now if I didn’t want to write on something I’ve already read.
    Wodehouse gets on my nerves…I know a lot love him, but not me.
    Heyer has regency romances as well as historicals and mysteries so the variation is good.

  4. #4 by Jenny on January 12, 2010 - 10:42 pm

    Heyer Heyer Heyer! I keep meaning to read her and this would be the perfect excuse. My mother keeps leaving her Heyer books out when I’m over at my parents’ place and then telling me the entire plots to induce me to read them. :P

  5. #5 by mee on January 12, 2010 - 11:32 pm

    I’m for Heyer but I’m guessing Christie would win ;)

  6. #6 by Nymeth on January 13, 2010 - 4:39 pm

    Wodehouse because I am restrained by my tbr rules and already own one of his books :P

  7. #7 by Suzanne on January 13, 2010 - 5:27 pm

    Voted for Agatha Christie — loved her mysteries.

  8. #8 by Steph on January 13, 2010 - 11:14 pm

    Who’s surprised I voted for Wodehouse? I discovered him last year and loved him – I don’t really need any excuses to read more of him, but this would be a great one!

  9. #9 by Karenlibrarian on January 14, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    I voted for Christie, I’d love to reread one of my old favorites.

  10. #10 by Laura's Reviews on January 14, 2010 - 10:42 pm

    I voted for Heyer as I love her and have many of her books on my TBR list and pile . . . but I was torn about voting for Agatha Christie. I have never read any of her novels and it would be a good chance to finally dip in and see what all of the fuss is about!

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