Hello, fellow bloggers and Internet people!
If you’ve visited my blog before, you’ll probably notice that this is the first ever weekly meme I’ve ever participated in! I read a lot of them on other blogs, though!
I was catching up with some blogs in the WordPress Reader (a handy tool) when I noticed this weeks Top Ten Tuesday subject: popular authors we haven’t read. This particularly caught my eye, because I think there are a lot of popular authors I’ve yet to read. Like, a lot. Seriously, it’s crazy.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. Let. Us. Begin. Muwahahaha!!!
Until a few days ago, Rainbow Rowell would have been on this list, but I just finished Fangirl, which was awesomesauce 😀 *big thumbs up*
1. Rick Yancey, the author of The Fifth Wave, a book that EVERYONE is talking about. I actually bought this back in November from my favorite discount bookstore for $4, hardcover and all! But, I had so many other books to read from the library, and… then… yeah. BUT! I won’t be visiting the library for a few weeks (not by choice, I assure you) so this will give me time to (hopefully) catch up on books that I’ve been buying.
2. John Green, the author of The Fault In Our Stars. I KNOW, IT’S A SIN I HAVEN’T READ IT. *wails* At first, I was avoiding this book because I heard it was sad, but I really want to see the movie. But I refuse to see it without reading the book first. So… guess I should get started, huh? I actually don’t own The Fault In Our Stars and I was supposed to buy it at the bookstore (it was the whole purpose of one trip), and I ended up getting every single book BUT TFIOS.
And I’ve heard great reviews of JG’s other books. I really don’t know why I’ve not read anything of his yet. Am I avoiding him?
3. J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of The Fellowship of the Ring. Okay. Okay. I TRIED, Y’ALL, I TRIED. But it was just so, so hard to get into, you would not believe. I clearly remember lying on the couch one day sometime in 2013, trying to read this. I couldn’t.
I actually didn’t know that the series was called The Lord of the Rings. I thought that was an actual book in the series. See, that’s how much attention I’ve been paying. I’m so ashamed. *hangs head*
4. Sarah Dessen, the author of The Moon and More, and several other contemporary books. I actually avoided the contemporary genre for a really long time because I was so into fantasy and dystopian. I really miss my dystopians. Did you know that I haven’t finished a dystopian book (not counting Divergent) since Angelfall? Dude—that was back in November!
Anyway, I avoided Sarah Dessen for a while because she was in the contemporary genre. I need to buy one of her books, though. Are they any good?
5. Sarah J. Maas, the author of The Throne of Glass. Now, I bought this! In paperback! At the bookstore! But I was also avoiding Ms. Maas because her books didn’t seem appealing to me—though, I had no idea what they were about. Yeah. I judge books by their covers (sometimes). Don’t judge! 😄
6. Tahereh Mafi, the author of Shatter Me. I have no explanation as to why I haven’t read one of her books. I’m actually reading the summary of this on Goodreads. But I’ve heard great things about them! Didn’t she just recently release a new book?
7. Veronica Rossi, the author of Under the Never Sky.
8. Christopher Paolini, the author of Eragon. I’ve actually been very interested in these books—they’re so large! But they seem very, very intimidating. And they seem like they’d be hard to get into.
9. Ransom Riggs, the author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. I WANT TO READ THIS SO BAD. I almost got it, but I didn’t. I would have, but there were so, so many other books to choose from.
10. And last but not least, Gayle Forman, the author of If I Stay. I have heard so many great things about this author. Just ongoing raves from the BookTube community and other bloggers. I just… I don’t know. I’m so clueless.
I think I’ve sensed a pattern with all these authors: they’re all popular, right? Well, that was a given. But I think I have been avoiding these people. I don’t know why, though. Maybe it’s because they’re getting a bunch of hype. Or, maybe it’s because, every time I discover one author, I discover ten more. Ahh, problems that aren’t really problems of a reader xD
Anyway, I hope you’ve enjoyed this little list. What do you think of these authors/books if you’ve read them? Were they good? A waste of time? Let me know! Also, drop me a link to your own Top Ten Tuesday posts, if you participate in this fun meme 😀 Thanks for reading!