Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where book lovers post their top ten books for various themes that are given.
March 4th: Top Ten Popular Authors I’ve Never Read
Decided to do all 10 this time as there’s literally so many authors I need to read. There’s actually a lot of authors who six months ago or even just a few weeks ago would have had to be on this list, but now that’s changed. I’ve been resolving to read more authors who I haven’t read anything by and so far it’s going well. If the question was “10 Authors I Need to Read More Of” this list would grow exponentially.
- John Green. I’d have to say that he is most likely the #1 on this list that needs to change. I finally picked up The Fault in Our Stars a few weeks ago, and will be reading it soon. But until then…he unfortunately remains an un-read author of mine.
- Timothy Zahn. Often lauded as one of the greatest Sci-Fi authors alive (and perhaps the greatest Star Wars author), he’s been high on my list for a while, especially after finding Heir to the Empire at a used bookstore.
- Robert Jordan. After finally getting my hands on The Eye of the World, I’ve been eagerly awaiting reading this.
- John Grisham. I’ve heard high-praise for his novels; really should get to The Firm soon.
- Susanna Clarke. Been meaning to read Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell for a while.
- Terry Pratchett. Especially with my fairly-new-found love of Neil Gaiman, I really need to get my hands on one of his books.
- Joseph Conrad. One of the many classic authors I have yet to read.
- Robert Ludlum. I really loved the Bourne film trilogy, and ever since then I’ve been meaning to read the novels. Or, really, anything by Ludlum.
- Dan Brown. To be honest, I’ve just never really had an interest, with the exception of how popular he is.
- Stieg Larsson. The Millennium Trilogy is definitely high on my to-read list.
Not much to explain about each individual pick. These are all authors I wish I had already read but haven’t, and just can’t seem to get around to. Sometimes, trying to read a book “high on your reading list” is like trying to transfix the last pea with your fork.
- Lewis Carroll.
- Charles Dickens.
- Mark Twain.
- John Steinbeck.
- Just about every popular novelist since 1950.Can’t beat the classics. Especially when they’re free on Kindle. Still, there’s a lot of contemporary reading I mean to get around to, but as any reader will recognize, that could mean years.