Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Top Ten Authors I've Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More

I'm participating in today's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's prompt is:

Top Ten Authors I've Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More


Do you ever do this?  I'll find a book, fall MADLY in love with that author, and then never read anything else by them.  I blame my massive to-read list for most of these, but for some of these authors I CAN'T BELIEVE I've only read one book.  Here's my list:

10. Marcus Zusak
I love The Book Thief like I love life.  Maybe I Am the Messenger will be next.

9. Lois Lowry
The Giver has long been my #1 favorite book.  Which actually may be why I haven't read anything else - I fear nothing can ever compare to The Giver.

8. Benjamin Alire Saenz
Dante and Aristotle Discover the Secrets of the Universe is one of my favorite reads of 2014!  I want to read more Saenz, but don't know where to start!

7. E. Lockhart
We Were Liars rocked my world.  In a good way.  Ready for another world-rocker.

6. Cinda Williams Chima
I actually read her entire Seven Kingdoms series, so this one is kind of cheating.  I LOVED that series, though, and I've been meaning to read her other work, but haven't yet!

5. John Green
The Fault in Our Stars is hard to beat.  But I hear Looking for Alaska is just as good...?

4. Jhumpa Lahiri
Unaccustomed Earth is one of my favorite books, and considering Lahiri has won the Pulitzer, her other books are sure to be awesome as well.

3. Diana Gabaldon
As engrossing as Outlander was, I never read past the first book.  Has anyone been watching the TV show?  Should I look into it?

2. Marissa Meyer
I read and loved Cinder.  I own the next two books in the series, but haven't read them yet!

1. Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale is one of those haunting, earth-rattling books that you only come across a handful of times in your life.  I'd love to read more of her work.


Must. Read. More.

22 comments:

  1. The Book Thief is on my list! I must read! I saw the movie and it made me bawl my eyes out. Great picks! :)

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    1. Oh my gosh, if the movie slayed your feels, the book will brutalize them. In a good way. Definitely worth the read!

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  2. John Green made my list as well. Zusak needs to write more books!! I am the Messenger was good, but I love The Book Thief better.

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    1. Yeah, it's hard to beat The Book Thief. But I'm hoping that I Am The Messenger is still awesome, if not as mind-blowing.

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    2. I liked I Am the Messenger more than the book theif!!

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    3. Ah ha! I knew there was someone...

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  3. Great list! I was almost going to put E. Lockhart for the same reason. Margaret Atwood did make my list. The Lunar Chronicles books get better as they go on, definitely read Scarlet and Cress. I like Looking for Alaska a lot. And Lois Lowry is fantastic! Number the Stars was one of my favorite books as a kid, definitely worth a read! Great list!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

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    1. Oh my gosh, I totally forgot that Number The Stars was a Lowry book!! I actually have read that, a long time ago. MY LIST JUST LOST ALL CREDIBILITY.

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  4. I didn't do today's, but we would've had a few that are the same--Marissa Meyer, John Green, Lois Lowry, Markus Zusak. I need to read more books by all of them as well.

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    1. We should do a read-along! I really, really do want to read more by these authors, so I'd be game if you are.

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  5. I agree with Kami--I am the Messenger was good but not as good as TBT. I liked Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies (short stories), and I thought The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart was a great YA read. You have several here that I would like to try...

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    1. I've wanted to read Interpreter of Maladies for a while. Unaccustomed Earth really overwhelmed me, in a good way, and I'm looking forward to reading more from Lahiri. :)

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  6. I still need to read a Marissa Meyer book, I've heard so much about them. I also really liked The Book Thief. As for John Green, I liked The Fault In Our Stars, but I wasn't blown away by it. Still, I think he's really cool (seen him on YouTube), so I'm definitely going to read some of his other work.

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    1. I've heard Looking for Alaska is just as good as TFIOS, but maybe if you didn't love that one then it's not worth it to read his other stuff? It's up to you, but I feel like there are too many great books in the world to spend time reading books you're not crazy about!!

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    2. I genuinely want to read his other work though :P I just wasn't a sobbing mess when I finished TFIOS and I had some problems with Gus as a character. Also I found the Amsterdam part to be very underwhelming, but that's probably because I'm Dutch, so that's on me. But I still enjoyed the book.

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    3. In that case, I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of his other work! Maybe you'll like his other books better since there's not as much hype connected to his other stuff.

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    4. Exactly. I've heard some negative things about his other books (like characters being pretentious), but I really want to discover that on my own. I've got Paper Towns on my Kindle, and I recently discovered a library in Antwerp that houses a lot of English books I still want to read, including Looking for Alaska, so I'll be reading them sooner or later!

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    5. Oh good! Can't wait to read your reviews. :)

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  7. I totally get what you're saying about The Giver. When you have a book that you absolutely LOVE sometimes it's hard to read something else by that author because you're so worried about being disappointed!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    P.S. I headed over here from A Book and a Beverage - nice to meet you!

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    1. Hi Nicole! Welcome, and thanks for stopping by! I'm so glad that you understand my inner turmoil surrounding Lowry's other work. I keep wondering if I should read something else by her, but The Giver is just impossible to beat!!

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  8. Actually, Looking For Alaska is even better. Probably because it's not as hyped. Aristotle and Dante was so good, but I'm not sure whether or not his other books are similar.
    Oh and I tagged you in the Book Gif Tag: http://metaphoricalmusings.blogspot.com/2014/09/book-gif-tag-tagged-by-thisgirlreadsalot.html

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    1. Well that's a good reason to pick up Looking for Alaska! And, thanks for the tag! I'm looking forward to doing that post. I love gifs. :)

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