Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Like it is with TBRs, there is a never-ending line of authors I want to read and get to know but for some reason just never got around to doing that. It really has nothing to do with them personally. I’m such a mood reader that it makes it hard to pick up some genre of books when I’m not particularly up for it. Plus, I borrow so many books or get them from publishers that I’m “forced” to read those kinds of books over ones that don’t have such a time requirement to them.
So here is my list of authors with at least 1+ books I wanted to read but just haven’t yet.
First and foremost, I wanted to highlight Huntley’s works. I regret not having fully read through one of her novels although I distinctly remember going as far as borrowing one of her books for a solid month back in the early 2010s. I am saddened by her recent passing but I know she leaves behind parts of herself in the books she wrote.
I’ve heard so many good things about Raybearer from other bloggers. I really need to pick this series up! I think it’s a duology so that makes me even more inclined to binge read it in one go.
I was first introduced to Tracy Deonn when she presented Victoria Aveyard’s latest novel for a virtual book tour stop. I remember hearing bits about her debut and it sounded sooo intriguing. I immediately added it to my TBR but I just never got to it. I know, no excuse. I want to get to Legendborn before its sequel comes out this year.
While not the most popular author, I am particularly curious because Heather writes YA with roots tying to her own personal faith with Jesus. I know some people would immediately be wary of it but I am very optimistic about how she incorporates it, and have heard early reviews that she ties in faith pretty well even if you don’t believe what she does.
This series! I loved the concept of The Reader and definitely borrowed it from the library before but I just wasn’t in the right mood for it before I had to return the book. I swear I will return to this one day. Just look at these SPECTACULAR covers!
I own both books by Axie but as is often the case, the books I own get the very last priority to be read. I know both have been greatly received and beloved by YA audiences so I’m excited to make time this year hopefully.
Mary’s books have been on my radar whenever they come out but they’re not as easy to find among the book resources I use. I will get to them, especially To Best the Boys, I promise.
I’m a sucker for good historical fictions and Ruta’s been praised for The Fountains of Silence since it came out. Her most recent release has also been on my radar. I just really need to find time!
I actually had the ARC for We Hunt the Flame but unfortunately I struggled with mood reading it at a time when I wasn’t feeling fantasy so much. I wanted to go back to it when I was ready. Clearly that time should have come by now. Someone please keep me accountable!
I have no idea why I never picked up one of Tahereh Mafi’s novels. The Shatter Me series has been so popular, especially with additional books released after a short break. There’s something wrong with me, right?
She’s an incredible author in all regards – or so I’ve heard because I’m one of those dumb people who have yet to read Sabaa Tahir’s books. I mean, I tried picking up An Ember in the Ashes way back when but as mentioned above, there was a time fantasy just was too much for me with their lengthy page counts and sometimes confusingly complex world building. I need help, friends.
Are you surprised how many of them are fairly popular names that many people have read? Of course, there are some less well known authors I want to be introduced to.
How many of these authors and/or books have you read? Any offerings to keep me accountable for some of these authors?