Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday! This is a meme hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish where each week we’re given a topic and we make a list of ten or so items that fit the theme. Instead of going with the planned topic, I decided to write about ten popular authors I haven’t read. I don’t think any of these will surprise you, but let’s get to it and see.
A couple weeks ago, I watched a panel with Laini Taylor on it where she vaguely talked about writing her series and I had no idea what she was talking about. Daughter of Smoke and Bone has been on my radar ever since I watched Katytastic’s April Wrap Up video where she mentioned it. I haven’t committed to it yet because my library doesn’t have the trilogy for kindle (nor can they get it) and for some reason, I’m hesitant about buying these books.
There’s pretty much no reason for me to not have at least read the first two books in the Mortal Instruments series because I own them. I don’t know if it’s a weird (and irrational) aversion to the fact that they’re so popular, but I don’t have any desire to pick them up at the moment. I’m hoping this will eventually change, and I’ll at least try to read the first book.
Let’s be real, I have no idea if Pierce Brown is considering a “popular” author, but judging but the line of people waiting to meet him at BookCon, I’m going to go with yes. I have heard awesome things about his books, but in my small, one-track mind, I didn’t want to get into his books because he was male. Stupid, right? Now that I’ve met him and told him that I’m reading his book, I feel obligated to do so (and it also helps that it sounds really good). I highly doubt he’s going to remember me out of the hundreds of people he met that day, but you know, whatever.
This is also an author that I have no excuse for not having read yet, since once again, I own the book. I received it in my first ever Uppercase Box, and because it’s a physical book I haven’t felt the urge to pick it up. It’s horrible (me, not the book). It’s definitely on my need-to-read-soon list because the sequel is coming out, and if I enjoy it, I want to enjoy the release with everyone else as it actually happens.
Do I really need to say anymore? We all know that I haven’t finished HP and it’s been so long since I’ve read the first three that I’m just going to start over whenever I get around to actually reading it. (Which should be soon. I don’t know how long it’s going to be on Kindle Unlimited.)
I could easily make a list of classic literature and the authors that I haven’t read. At the top of this list is Jane Austen. I’ve avoided her work and anything that came out of England after I took Brit. Lit. in high school. Now that I’m older and have actually read quotes from some of her work, I really want to read some of it. (I also own a huge bind up of 7 of her novels, so once again I have no excuse.)
I definitely own Darkest Minds on my kindle because it was a whopping .99 cents last summer and it sounded good. At the time, I had no idea how popular the trilogy actually is, nor that the last book was coming out last year (or had just come out. Something like that). It sounds like it’s right up my alley, so I’m not entirely sure why I haven’t read the book. SOON.
Honestly, the only book I’ve heard of that she’s written is Truthwitch, and I tried to read it. What I read didn’t really catch my fancy, so I had to put it down (hopefully) temporarily. I’ve heard that it gets better though, so fingers crossed!
I’m intimidated by his books. Plain and simple. I do love the movies though? Does that count for anything? (Probably not, but I tried, haha.)
I don’t think I’m ever going to read her books. They are so hyped up, and I’m not the biggest fan of contemporary, so I feel like they would disappointment me. I’m not dead set on it, so there’s still a chance that I may pick up one of her books. If I do, it’s just way down on my list of books to read.