Top Ten Tuesday, as always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish
This week’s topic: Top Ten Popular Authors I’ve Never Read
Had this been the prompt at the beginning of LAST year I would have had JK Rowling, Cassandra Clare, and Richelle Mead on this list and I know y’all would have disowned me finally. But now I’m happy to not carry that shame anymore 😛
So these are a mix of adult and YA authors, that I see as pretty popular, that I’ve never read before!
Everyone LOVES Jennifer Armentrout!! And in the past couple years she’s been EVERYWHERE. I think I initially hesitated reading her stuff because I’m not a HUGE paranormal fan. Also, I don’t even know where to start!
Kami Garcia (I’d also add Margaret Stohl)
Beautiful Creatures is wildly popular, obviously, and I own it but haven’t gotten to it yet. Maybe because I have had this irrational fear of chunky books since blogging? And she’s since come out with another YA novel and I’ve still not read that.
I’ve owned The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns for forever but haven’t gotten to them. Maybe all the bestseller lists and then movie hype got to me??
Okay so pretty much even all my friends/family members who don’t read often have read her books and I’ve read not a one despite owning like 8 of them (between book sales and people who say “Oh you read…have this book!”).
I don’t know if this was just a “popular in the blogosphere” thing but oh my gosh when Across the Universe came out it was like all Beth Revis all the time. (which she is a lovely person so YAY). I even pre-ordered Across the Universe…and here we are in 2014 and I’ve still not read it. THE SHAME.
I feel like she’s one of those staple fantasy YA authors everyone raves about and I have not yet experienced her books!
After the Gone Girl craze I knew I had to read this but just haven’t gotten to it yet. I’ve heard that her other books are excellent too!
I LOVE LIBBA BRAY. I have met her a bunch of times and she is just one of the coolest people ever. It is beyond embarrassing that I’ve not yet read her books considering how popular they are. JAMIE FAIL. Especially since I own A Great & Terrible Beauty and Beauty Queens.
Out of all the classics I’ve read, I’ve not yet read anything by good ol’ Charles.
I think Jojo Moyes is an emerging popular author after the success of Me Before You but I wanted to add her! I’ve been told by so many people, even a lady I had an interview for a job with, to read Me Before You!
So tell me…have you read any of these others on my list? Which one should I ABSOLUTELY get to immediately? Tell me one hugely popular author YOU have never read!!