Hey guys! I’ve seen this post floating around the blogosphere and thought it might be fun to share some of the popular authors I’ve never read. I chose 2 Sci-Fi/Fantasy, 2 Contemporary Romance, and 2 Young Adult authors to feature this go around and in the future I’ll certainly cover other genres. I tried to choose writers that I had at least one of their books on my shelf, although I believe a few are ones I plan on getting from the library. Do you see any of your favorites listed below? Who would you recommend trying first? ❤
I actually don’t own a single one of Gaiman’s novels. Insert gasp. I have been meaning to read at least one of his books for years now and somehow have never happened across owning one, and literally ALL of them are ALWAYS checked out at the library with a wait list. This is probably a sign that his books are not only worth reading, but worth purchasing at that. I have been watching the Starz adaption of American Gods with Mr. Humphrey, which we love, so I’m hoping one day soon to pick up his novels and find myself hooked on his writing like so many other readers. Which of his books is best read first?
I know! He’s one of the greats and his books are amazing and yada yada yada. I’m just as embarrassed as you are for me, I promise. However, I finally have found the motivation to get some of his books read, as I have future buddy reads with Bentley @ Book Bastion scheduled to cover Steelheart and The Mistborn Trilogy. I feel like the sheer size of his novels have intimidated me, and maybe that’s why I’ve waited so long to pick these up, but hopefully now that I have a friend to motivate me along it’ll be much easier and enjoyable. Who am I kidding; our buddy reads are always hilarious!
Here’s an author that I’ve collected some of her books over the years and somehow never carved out the time to read them! I have got to be better about not letting review copies take over my reading world because I’m missing out on so many great pleasure reads! Tucker is one author I’ve added to my list of writers I’d like to read before the end of 2017 and I’m determined to make it happen!
Tarryn Fisher is living the dream of all indie authors; the fact that she has cultivated such a huge following from self-publishing her books is unheard of! I’ve actually owned some of her books for years and have gathered a few more recently; she’s another one I’m ashamed to not have experienced yet, especially since I’m a member of her PLN group on Facebook, but I’ve already got one picked out to bring on our next trip in a couple of weeks. Can I get an amen? Maybe I’ll just take a week off of life and binge read all of her books that I have. That sounds completely doable and I’m sure my husband wouldn’t mind at all. 😉
Marissa Meyer is one of the most talked about names in Young Adult fiction, so why is it I haven’t read her books yet? I own all four of the main Lunar Chronicles novels, so I really don’t have a good excuse. Just chalk this up to another set of books I’ve neglected in the frenzy and rush of getting ARCS reviewed. I’m hoping one day I can just clear my schedule enough to read them all in binge form, and while I wait I’ll have time to collect the companion novels as well.
I’m just going to stop apologizing for not reading all of the popular books yet. At the moment, I only own The Raven Boys (I had the pleasure of meeting Maggie at a conference last year and I bought the book to have her sign it), but I’m also really interested in reading The Scorpio Races, as she said this is her personal favorite out of all her novels written to date. Obviously I’ve been living behind a giant, sad rock, so hopefully I’ll be able to tackle some of these immediately!
That’s it for this post; next time I’m planning on including other various adult genres that I wasn’t able to talk about here. As always, I’d appreciate any and all suggestions on favorite books you see above and any authors you think you may like to see here! (I’ll check and see if I’ve read them or not) 😉