Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week we are talking about our Top Ten Popular Authors We’ve Never Read.
Top 10 Popular Authors I’ve Never Read
Ok, this is tough because I feel like I have at least read one book from many authors that come to mind. That being said, there is always more to read, so here are the authors that stand out.
Young Adult Authors
1. Cassandra Clare – I know, I know. Everyone has read and seems to have enjoyed her Mortal Instruments series, but I read like 50 pages and could NOT get into it. I keep meaning to give it another try, but haven’t been able to bring myself to yet!
2. Sarah J. Maas – I KNOW! I haven’t read Throne of Glass yet and I really really mean to. I even had it out from the library at one point, but the back made it sound like it was a love triangle-y book and I just wasn’t in the mood at the time. That said, I’ve since heard that’s not really the case and really want to try again soon.
3. Tahereh Mafi – Confession time. I even own the entire Shatter Me trilogy. Signed. So what is my problem! The prose in these books is divisive from what I have heard, but if you love it you REALLY love it. Because of that, I want to give these books a fair shot. And come on, I OWN THEM ALL!
4. Ransom Riggs – I also own both of the Miss Peregrine’s books, also signed. I am a huge fan of Ransom Riggs the person, and I hear this set of books just keeps getting better. I am annoyed by this one and will be trying these books out ASAP.
5. Paullina Simons – I keep hearing such excellent things about The Bronze Horseman trilogy, and that sucker has been on my TBR for-freaking-ever.
Classics and Classic Adult Fantasy Authors
6. Charlotte Bronte – I keep meaning to read Jane Eyre. Everyone seems to really love and enjoy it, but I am not the biggest fan of that era of British literature and I keep avoiding it. I need to make this happen at some point, though.
7. Terry Pratchett – I’m not sure how I call myself a fantasy fan without ever having even TRIED Discworld, but there it is. Hopefully soon – this one is on my definite to read in 2014 list.
8. David Eddings – Similar to my feelings about Discworld, I feel like I truly must give The Belgariad series a try. I think I own them all in two different forms – both standalones and a bind-up. I hear this is a really defining series in fantasy and I just need to get going!
9. Ilona Andrews – I am a really big fan of urban fantasy — particularly Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files and Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series. With this being the case, I KNOW I need to get some Kate Daniels in my life ASAP, but I just haven’t gotten around to it!
10. Mercedes Lackey – With this author, I admit I just don’t know where to start. There are so freaking many books in the Valdemar world and there seems to be debate as to which order to read them in. But a well-known, female fantasy author who I haven’t read… I’m embarrassed.
So that’s my list! Which ones of these do I need to shoot to the top of my TBR? And which authors do YOU wish you had made time for already? I can’t wait to hear!