Sep 16, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (100)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Authors Whose

Books I Need to 


There are so many authors I haven't read nearly enough from. For some of them, I've only read one measly book, and that simply is just not enough. And here are ten of those authors.

the fairy tale heartbreaker
After reading Tiger Lily and dubbing it my favorite book of 2012, I still have to read any other books by Jodi Lynn Anderson, though I do own a few of her Peaches books. And okay, so I barely started The Vanishing Season but couldn't get into it and wasn't in the mood, so it doesn't count. It doesn't.

the raved about mythicalness
Holly Black is a name that a lot of people know. And yet, I've only read one of her many books--The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. I really liked her writing and I love vampires, and I definitely want to read more of her work.

the stockholm sympathizer
I fell in love with Lucy Christopher's most known novel Stolen: A Letter to My Captor quite a few years ago. Since then I've purchased both Flyaway and The Killing Woods, but I have yet to read them. But what I really want is to just reread Stolen.

the contemporary newbie
Last year I peeked at the first chapter of my eARC of Katie Cotugno's debut How to Love--and abandoned anything else I was reading to read that instead. That book is just so good. I NEED more books from Katie, stat and pronto.

the thrilling thrillers thriller writer
I finally got the chance to read Tana French's In the Woods for book club a months ago, and I surprisingly loved it. Sure, something made me angry, and that may be part of the reason why I haven't read The Likeness yet. But still, holy crap, she can write these freaking mystery, thriller, crime stories.

the reason for the teardrops 
on my bookshelf
I finally read a John Green novel last year--and it was, of course, The Fault in Our Stars. I loooved it, but I also cried a lot (my number two crying book), and I don't trust John Green's other books to not make me sob like a baby again. But some day, I will read more of them, for I really like how he writes.

the character creator
I've wanted to read The Archived for quite some time, but the first--and only--Victoria Schwab I've read was actually Vicious. I was a fan of the writing, but what I really fell for was the characters. I'm eager to see what else Victoria Schwab can do with her books.

the quote maker
Thank gosh I got an ARC of Hilary T. Smith's Wild Awake at ALA Midwinter, because otherwise I might not have read it, and that would've been a shame. Practically everything written in this book is quotable, and that's not really an exaggeration. I'm super eager for more books from this author.

the imaginative writer
Okay, so I didn't love Daughter of Smoke and Bone. But I did love Laini Taylor's writing. And because of that lovely prose, I definitely want to read more of her books (probably starting with Days of Blood and Starlight).

the historical heartwrencher
I was wary of reading Elizabeth Wein's Code Name Verity because of its tears and historicalness, but WHO CARES. That novel was fantastic. And I really, really need to Rose Under Fire and probably everything and anything else Elizabeth Wein writes.

Which authors do you need to read more from?


  1. I still need to read any book by Holly Black. I feel like it's weird that I haven't. Also, I've read a few of John Green's other books (loved Fault) but I haven't liked any of his others. I'm interested to see what you think when you read them!
    My TTT

  2. Loving how you've set out your list this week. I can't wait to read more from Lucy Christopher. I'm yet to read Stolen, but I do have a copy of it waiting for me to read!

  3. Oh yes Holly black I have quite a few of her books sitting on my shelf mainly the curse workers books.

    I have Stolen on my kindle, and I need to get to reading that.

    John Green was one of my runner

    The archived sounds really good, and its been on my shelf need to to it.

  4. I'm reading In The Woods right now! Loving it so far. I can see why she's so popular. I've read all of John Green's books but I wasn't too thrilled with any of them. I hope you get to read all of these books soon!

  5. John Green is everywhere this week(including my list)! As for Jodi Lynn Anderson I was the same way with Vanishing Season, I started it the day it came out and haven't touched it since. I loved Tiger Lily and I just recently read the whole Peaches Trilogy which is good but not quite as good as Tiger lily.
    Okay I've gotten a little bit off track....great list! =)

  6. Great list! I have yet to read a John Green book... I know it's shameful but I just can't make myself do it. You should definitely check out more from Holly Black because she is a great writer and I just love all of her books.

  7. I *almost* put Elizabeth Wein on my list! WHY DIDN'T i?! I freaking loved Code Name Verity and have Rose Under Fire sitting on my desk collecting dust. That needs to be changed. I also need to read a Victoria Schwab book. And yes, Laini Taylor. Love her books. I need more from her!!

  8. Oh, yes... Laini Taylor is an awesome writer. I'd like to read more of her books! I hope she writes some more...

    Hilary T. Smith and Holly Black are the only others I'm familiar with, and I could take them or leave them.

  9. I LOVE how you did that with the author name images from book covers and gave them little phrases! You have several authors that I haven't read at all but want to, especially Tana French.

    Enjoy the rest of your week!
    - Cassandra @ Wickedly Delicious Tales


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