17 Incredibly Talented πŸ’Ž Writers Who Only Wrote πŸ–‹ One Novel πŸ“– ...


Do you know what I hate?

Finding an author I love because of their description, their tone, their voice, their storytelling prowess, and/or their raw talent, only to discover that I cannot read any other books by them … because they only wrote the one.

That makes me so sad.

That's not to say I'm not grateful for the books these amazing one-off writers actually wrote, just that I want more.

What can I say?

I'm a greedy reader.

These talented writers who only wrote one novel, for the most part, left me craving for more:

1. Emily Bronte – Wuthering Heights

I love Wuthering Heights and I love the Bronte sisters, but I never really got into them, you know what I mean?

So I had no idea this was Emily's only novel – but what a book!

$6.15 at amazon.com

2. J.D. Salinger – the Catcher in the Rye

But everyone knows about J.D.

Salinger, yes?

I still wonder what else he might have written – but although there are rumors that he left behind more than enough material, I hope none it ever gets released.

I don't know, as a fellow writer, I can understand why he never really wanted to publish much again.

Although his short stories are phenomenal and his novella, Franny and Zooey, is a good read, nothing quite stacks up to The Catcher in the Rye.

$7.19 at amazon.com

3. Harper Lee – to Kill a Mockingbird


This one is not technically true, however, Go Set a Watchman is surrounded by controversy.

Yes, Harper Lee wrote it, and yes, it is now published and available for you to read, but so many rumors surrounding it insist that Nell didn't really want it published, so … who knows?

$5.89 at amazon.com

Arthur Golden – Memoirs of a Geisha
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