Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Haven't Read Yet

When googling authors, I came across this article by NPR from 2012 naming the "best" 100 YA books of all time. I thought some of you might want to check it out.

Can I think of 10?

1. Stephenie Meyer - I tried to read Twilight, but couldn't stomach it.
2. Chuck Palahniuk - He wrote Fight Club.
3. JK Rowling - She's probably the most popular one on the list. I don't generally like magical stories, troll-like creatures or major fantasy unless it's a good old-fashioned vampire book.
4. Bill Shakespeare - That's what my theatre prof used to call him. Although many of his plays were assigned to me in class over the years, I never could get into any of them. I just don't have a flair for the language.
5. Robert Ludlum - I've always wanted to read the Jason Bourne books. I've tried reading the first one several times, but it's just soooo thick and daunting!
6. Suzanne Collins - No Hunger Games for me.
7. William Goldman - I've owned "The Princess Bride" book for several years, but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet.
8. CS Lewis - The Chronicles of Narnia have also escaped me, although I may have dabbled with The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe at some point as a child.
9. John Grisham - No thank you to courtroom dramas.
10. Scott Westerfield - No pretties & uglies for me, yet.


  1. I don't think I've read any of these either lol Great list!

  2. JKR?! Agh, you are really missing out, it's gets less child-like and more dark in second half of the series.
    Meyer is lame. I read all the books but am regretting it soooo...
    Collins is awesome too, but Lewis could be better :)
    Happy reading!

  3. It's pretty wicked cool to see who everyone hasn't read yet! AND it lets me feel better knowing everyone has at least ten popular authors they haven't read--I'm not alone!

    So I'm a pretty DEVOUT Potterhead, which BEGS me to ask you to reconsider your stance and read some HP! BUT that's because I am so deeply in love with them myself;) And The Hunger Games I LOVE, but you probably hear enough about these:p I don't blame you with the Shakespeare--I like to read retellings done in an easy language so it's not such a struggle, and I get the general idea of the story. Is that cheating?;)

  4. I haven't read Stephanie Meyer either, but I didn't want to put her on my list since I don't ever intend to read her books, or at least none of her current ones.

  5. I deffinitely recommend Suzanne Collins! (Except for Mockingjay...I have a sort of love/hate relationship with that one hahaha) Chuck Palahniuk almost made my list...I loved Fight Club (the movie).

    As for J.K. Rowling...well, I love HP but I grew up with it...it was probably the first "big" book that I read (considering I was like 7 or 8) and it stayed with me my whole life. I don't know how I would feel about it if I only read it at my age. But I still recommend you give it a try and keep in mind they become more "grown up" as the books go on :)

    Joana @ Joana In The Sky With Books


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