Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I've only read one book from but need to read more

I had lots of authors for this list, so I had to narrow my list down to ten. I'm super excited with all of these authors and loved the previous book of theirs that I have read. Again, this list is split into Young Adult and Classics because that is the way my brain and reading tastes work!
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1. Libba Bray I read The Diviners last October and really enjoyed it. I've heard lots of great things about her other books. I want to read the sequel to The Diviners, Lair of Dreams, which is not yet published and has been pushed back, and her Printz Award wining book Going Bovine next.

2. A.S. King I read Everybody Sees the Ants recently and loved it. I really enjoyed A.S. King's writing and the depth of that book even though it was so short. I  purchased Ask the Passengers shortly after finishing Everybody Sees the Ants, so that is the next book of hers I plan to read.

3. Rainbow Rowell I don't know why I have only read one Rainbow Rowell book. I read Elanor and Park about a year ago, but I just haven't gotten around to picking up anything else by her. I own Fangirl, which I think I will read next from her, and Attachments.

4. Laurie Halse Anderson I read Wintergirls for my Children's Lit class last spring semester and was so impressed by it that I can't stop talking about it! I need to read Speak because it has achieved classic status, and I would love to read her newest release The Knife of Never Letting Go

5. Neil Gaiman I have heard nothing but amazing praise for Gaiman and I feel like I'm missing out on something because I'm not head-over-heels in love with him. I read The Graveyard Book and enjoyed it, but I wasn't blown away by it. I own Fragile Things which is a short story collection that I would love to read in the Fall, and I want to read The Ocean at the End of the Lane because everyone and their mother loves that book. 

6. Margaret Atwood My love for The Handmaid's Tale is indescribable, therefore I need to read more Atwood, now! Problem is, I don't know what to read next from her. Any suggestions?

7. Virginia Woolf A Room of One's Own was really great, and I would love to read some of Woolf's fiction. Next up I'm thinking To the Light House before I tackle her masterpiece Mrs. Dalloway. 

8. Jane Austen Of course we can all agree that Pride and Prejudice is one of the greatest novels ever written, and it adapts to screen so beautifully, but I need to read more Austen. I have been meaning to read Persuasion all year, but I'm going to read it before the end of the year for sure (You can hold me to that). I own all of Austen's novels so I need to get on them! I love the humor in her books and her characters are amazing.

9. J.D. Salinger I read The Catcher in the Rye when I was still in high school, and I plan to reread it soon, but I want to read more of Salinger's works. I own three short story collections by him, and next I plan to read Franny and Zooey.

10. Jack Kerouac I read On the Road in August and loved Kerouac's simple and honest writing style. I would love to make my way through his Duluoz Legend and next up is Visions of Cody

What author's are on your list? What books by these authors should I read next? 


  1. Some great authors here - You're in for a treat :-)

    Atwood, I'd recommend reading Alias Grace next. It's just brilliant. Or else Oryx and Crake if you like more speculative fiction.

    Gaiman, try Neverwhere. He paints a great picture of London and "London below'

    Finally, you can't go wrong with Austen, so Persuasion is a great choice.

    My own TTT is over here http://thenovelprojectchronicles.com/the-ten-authors-i-need-to-read-more-of-top-ten-tuesday/ so come and have a look if you like. If you've read any of the books don't be shy in leaving recommendations too :-)

    1. Ah! So many good recommendations!
      Alias Grace may be my next Atwood read. I would love to try some of Gaiman's adult fiction since I have only read his middle grade and a couple YA short stories.
      thanks for stopping by!

  2. Great selection! Rainbow Rowell and Margaret Atwood made my list, too! :) I haven't read any Libba Bray yet, though I do have a copy of A Great and Terrible Beauty waiting on my shelves, and I'd love to read some A.S. King, too. I read Neil Gaiman's American Gods earlier this year and I loved it, so I recommend checking it out if you'd like to read more Gaiman. :)

    1. Thanks for the Gaiman recommendation. I tried A Great and Terrible Beauty a few years back, but it freaked me out so I put it down! I might pick it back up someday though.
      I read your post before I saw this comment and told you about Atwood and Rowell too! So funny!
      thanks for stopping by!

  3. Pride and Prejudice was on my summer list and I didn't get to it, I really need to read it badly
    New follower :)
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

    1. Yes, you have to read it, it's so great!!
      thanks for stopping by and following :)

  4. SO many of these authors on my TBR list. I still haven't read any Rainbow Rowell (what is my problem?!) OR Laurie Halse Anderson. Or Margaret Atwood. Yes, I need to get on the ball! Great list!

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

  5. I hope you get to try out Rainbow Rowell's other books soon. Maybe Fangirl first? :) Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my TTT :)