As I’m sure a lot of you know, I usually participate in Top Ten Tuesday posts each Tuesday. As you may also know, Top Ten Tuesday has been on a hiatus for several weeks (this is the last week of the hiatus though – next week TTT returns!). During this time, I’ve been doing past topics that were done before I started blogging. This week I’m talking about popular authors whose books I’ve never read and let me tell you, there are a LOT. I easily could’ve come up with a much longer list. I’ve decided to stick with young adult authors since that’s primarily what I read. All of the links I’ve included will take you the respective author’s website.
Truthfully, I’m not sure if I’ll ever read any of her books. I know a lot of people love her writing (like, really love her writing), but I also know a lot of people have problems with her/her books. I have Throne of Glass on my Kindle (just the first book) so I might read it at some point, but I’m not sure. I’ve got so many books I want to read that Maas might end up being skipped over.
Bardugo is an author I’ll definitely end up reading at some point. I have Shadow and Bone on my Kindle and I really want to read all of the Grisha books (both the original trilogy and Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom). I’m also really interested in her next book, Language of Thorns which sounds amazing. I’ve heard a lot of good things about her books, so like I said, I’ll definitely end up reading her books at some point.
Like Sarah J. Maas, I’m not sure if I’ll read Rainbow Rowell at any point. Her books have just never really interested me that much and I’ve also heard that Eleanor and Park is pretty racist in its portrayal of Asian characters. Again, I have so many books I want to read that I’m not sure I’d waste my time reading her books when they don’t interest me all that much.
So I might be kind of cheating with this one because I technically did listen to about 2 chapters of Daughter of Smoke & Bone last summer when I decided I needed to try audiobooks. But considering it was only about 2 chapters, I don’t really think that counts. I know a lot of people love Laini Taylor’s writing and find her prose really beautiful. Plus her books all sound really good. I’ll most likely end up reading her books relatively soon. I might start with Strange the Dreamer just because it’s the only book out right now in that series (duology? I don’t know) and would be less time-consuming than reading a whole trilogy. But we’ll see.
This is actually kind of pathetic because I literally have been wanting to read Oliver’s Delirium series since it first came out. I remember seeing it at the library, the bookstore, EVERYWHERE and thinking it sounded awesome. And yet five years later, I still haven’t read it (or any of her other books). I swear I will change this.
Another author who really shouldn’t be on this list. Like with Delirium, I wanted to read Shatter Me ever since I first heard about it. At the time, I didn’t buy many books and my library didn’t have it (or maybe there was a ridiculous amount of holds on it, I don’t remember) so I never got around to it. I did finally buy the eBook awhile ago because it was on sale for $2 so now I really have no excuse, especially now that it’s been announced there will be more books added to the series.
I’m fairly certain that I will be changing this kind of soon, but as of right now, I’ve still not read anything by Jenny Han. BUT I really want to read the Lara Jean series now that there’s going to be a movie and I actually recently got The Summer I Turned Pretty at a library book sale. Hopefully, I will soon be able to say that I’ve actually read something Jenny Han wrote.
I really, really should have read something by Marie Lu by now. Years ago, I managed to convince my older brother to buy me Legend because I was dying to read that trilogy and then I never did? I also have the first two books in the Young Elites series on my Kindle but have I read them? Of course not. Sooooooo I’m not really sure what else to say about this except that I REALLY SHOULD HAVE READ SOMETHING BY MARIE LU BY NOW.
I’m actually not that surprised that I haven’t read Perkins yet. Back when her Anna and the French Kiss series was being released, I didn’t read a lot of YA contemporary romance (I was more into darker contemporary or dystopian) so I had no interest in it. And she hasn’t released anything since finishing that trilogy (well, unless you count the anthologies she’s edited and contributed to). Now I might actually want to read the Anna trilogy and I definitely want to read her book that’s releasing this fall, There’s Someone Inside Your House. But still, as of right now, I’ve not read anything by Stephanie Perkins.
Patrick Ness really shouldn’t be on this list. This is another situation similar to Marie Lu. A few years ago, I bought The Knife of Never Letting Go because I’d heard it was great. And then last winter I bought A Monster Calls. And then a couple months ago I bought The Rest of Us Just Live Here. Somehow I have not read any of those books yet. Ridiculous, right? I’ll fix this soon, I promise.