I was looking for inspiration for today’s post, and went to one of my favorite blogs for bookish topics… I never manage to keep up with Top Ten Tuesday on the Broke and the Bookish, but I do enjoy their ideas! So I poked about in their list of past topics, and decided to write up the top ten authors I’ve never read.
There are, of course, many authors I haven’t read, but I went looking for popular ones in the genres I do read. So, YA authors who write Fantasy or Sci Fi…
- Cassandra Clare (City of Bones)
- Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse)
- Veronica Roth (Divergent)
- Philip Pullman (The Golden Compass)
- Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy)
- Christopher Paolini (Eragon)
- Cornelia Funke (Inkheart)
- Kristin Cashore (Graceling)
And two fantasy, not YA…
9. Marion Zimmer Bradley (Mists of Avalon)
10. George R. R. Martin (Game of Thrones…or, Song of Fire and Ice)
Are there any popular authors you haven’t read? Or are there any on this list you think I should hurry up and read? 🙂
6 thoughts on “Top Ten Authors I’ve Never Read”
I haven’t read any of those authors in your list 🙂 but I’m about to start ‘the Hobbit’ by J R R Tolkien for the fifth time. I need to refresh my memory on the real story after Peter Jackson got ahold of it.
You know how Peter Jackson issued an extended edition box set of the LOTR trilogy? I reckon he ought to do an ‘author’s cut’ of The Hobbit, with all the extraneous Jackson bits removed and just Tolkien’s story left to fit on one DVD…
Haha! Yes! But then it would only be about five minutes long and still stupid. Beorn and radagast are the worst!
I’ll echo Calmgrove. I enjoyed the Pullman trilogy although I found it less original than some thought it, but I’ve read a lot of 60s scifi. I’ve been wanting to read Cornelia Funke for ages but always other books ahead of her. I gave up on Game of Thrones, and the third part of Paolini’s (without reading Eragon, but gave up on the film!) never fancied Mists of Avalon, and want to read Divergent. Most of the others I’ve not heard of! There are a load of really good books out there that don’t hit the headlines.
There are a lot of popular authors I haven’t read! I enjoyed His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman but its been a few years since I’ve read them. I was hoping to get round to a re-read this year. I am also working my way through A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R R Martin and The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. A Song of Ice and Fire is a super cool series full of history, intrigue and magic while The Mortal Instruments isn’t quite as good I think it is a fun and enjoyable series.
I’ve only read two of these. I would say do try the Pullman trilogy — it’s imaginative, intelligent, and in Lyra it has a stonkingly fabulous young protagonist. As for the Inkheart books, I will be re-reading them for review and to try to find out if they’re more than just a prolonged sequence of one jeopardy after another; my advice would however be to save yourself the bother and read something you really want to read — not something others might say you ought to enjoy.