Here are a list of authors that I’m surprised I haven’t read and/or who I’ve been meaning to read for a long time. Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish, for hosting this weekly book meme.
- Cassandra Clare
- Laurie Halse Anderson
- Zadie Smith
- Tamora Pierce
- Dave Eggers
- James Dashner
- Ally Carter
- Jennifer Egan
- Elizabeth Gilbert
- Richelle Mead
What popular authors have you never read? Which authors from my list should I read immediately? Let me know in the comments!
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For reading immediately, I’d personally have to recommend Tamora Pierce. I’d read her Song of the Lioness and Protector of the Small quartets recently, and couldn’t believe it’d taken me so long to get around to them.
People have been telling me to read these since I was in middle school. I think I resisted because there was this girl named Alana who I hated in school … but maybe I will try another one of her series.
I’m seconding the call to immediately reading Tamora Pierce. I started with her Wild Magic series, but starting with Song of the Lioness is a good idea too.
Thanks! I will check out the Wild Magic books. I guess I better get on reading this author.
I’m unfamiliar with those writers as well, though I tried to read Wintergirls, by Ms. Halse Anderson, and couldn’t finish it. My list this week practically wrote itself, given my dinosaur taste in just about everything.
Interesting. I have been wanting to pick up Speak for a long time, but haven’t heard that much about Wintergirls.
Definitely recommend Speak. Frankly, I enjoyed reading it more at this age than when I was in middle school. It is AMAZING. I did enjoy wintergirls, but Speak is just packed with great observations on the world/high school life. It also broadened acceptable styles for YA fiction, I think.
I know I need to read Speak. I’m going to see if I can get it at the library ASAP.
I’ve got Zadie Smith’s White Teeth sitting on my TBR pile, but I’ve just never gotten to it. Elizabeth Gilbert is another one that could have been on my list–for some reason I’ve just never been tempted to try any of her books.
I’ve been wanting to read Zadie Smith for a long time. Elizabeth Gilbert I am less anxious to read, but I’m still kind of surprised I haven’t read one of her books though.
Richelle Mead and James Dashner are on my list, too! I didn’t think to include Tamora Pierce, though.
Glad to see I’m not the only one who hasn’t gotten around to these authors yet. Thanks for commenting!
Other than Ally Carter and Cassandra Clare I haven’t read any off these either!
Gallgher Girls is really fun to read.
Rimsha@Ramblings of a Bookworm
I’ve been wanting to read both Ally Carter and Cassandra Clare for a long time. I’m waiting to see the first books in their series at the library!
We have a couple of authors in common, but I’m reading Vampire Academy this week so can knock it off my list!
I really want to read the Vampire Academy so I can go to the movie. I just have so many other books in my TBR pile. Hope you are enjoying it.
Out of all the authors in your list, I’ve only read Richelle Mead, Ally Carter and Cassandra Clare. Vampire Academy is one of my favorite series of all time, so I fully recommend it even though the “vampire time” has come to pass. I swear, you won’t regret it! 🙂
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Thanks for the suggestion. I have been wanting to read the Vampire Academy books for a long time. Even thought the trend has passed I still enjoy a good vampire book if it is done well. Thanks for commending!
Haven’t read the Maze Runner either if you do read it be sure to share your views 🙂
Rimsha@Ramblings of a Bookworm
Thanks Rimsha, I will. You share your views if you get around to To Kill a Mocking Bird or Pride and Prejudice!
Laurie Halse Anderson is wonderful, but I’m with you on most of the others!
Thanks so much for the comment!
Your opinion on Anderson seems to be a popular one. Hopefully soon she will no longer belong in this category!
Richelle Mead is on my list too, I really need to read Vampire Academy
Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings
I know. Now that the movie is out I hope that will be extra motivation for me to finally get to it.
Some on your list are my favorite authors, and some we have as the same. I hope you get to at least a couple of these authors this year. Thanks for visiting my TTT.
I definitely want to get to a lot of these authors this year. I don’t know how I’ve avoided them for so long? If you don’t mind, I’d love to know which ones are among your favorites.
I tried to read What is the What, which was our Citywide read. I just couldn’t get into it. As for Eat, Pray, Love, that I also tried to read. But it was so poorly written, I gave up. James Patterson is an author I’ve never read. He’s the most popular best selling author, but . . . his work doesn’t interest me.
Hmmm…I might give those ones a miss then. I’ve never read James Patterson either.
The only one of these authors I have read is Cassandra Clare, but I do have Laurie Halse Anderson on my bookshelf, and I just started reading “The Maze Runner” – here’s to some happy future reading! Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hi!
Thanks for commenting. Maze Runner is one that I want to get to pronto.