Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s theme is:
September 25: Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read
I thought this post was going to be hard for me to do, but when I started noting down some of the books by my favourite authors that I haven’t read yet, I realised there were more than I’d realised. You might notice there’s no Leigh Bardugo or Laini Taylor in this list though, because I’ve read all of their books.
If you’ve been following me a while, you might be surprised by this, but I haven’t read all of Victoria Schwab’s books yet. (*waits for cries of shock*) The Archived and The Unbound are the big ones I haven’t read yet, but I’m hoping to purchase them and pick them up before then end of the year, especially since The Dark Vault (containing both) is being released in the UK later this year. If I’m honest, I’ve been trying to spread out V’s books, so that when she doesn’t have any coming out I can read some that I haven’t got to yet, but she’s had so many brilliant releases recently that I’ve not had time to read The Archived.
I loved Graceling and Fire by Kristin Cashore, but for some reason I’ve just not picked up Bitterblue yet. I see it in Waterstones all the time, but I’ve never had the strong urge to buy it. I do still want to read it, but it’s low down on my TBR. Paulo Coelho is another author whose writing I really like, but I’ve only read two of his novels, The Alchemist (one of my all time favourites) and By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept. There are so many others I’d like to get to get to, including The Witch of Portobello and Veronika Decides to Die.
After reading Alice Oseman’s I Was Born For This, I now want to read everything she’s ever written, including Radio Silence which I have waiting of on my shelves, and Heartstopper, which I backed on Kickstarter. Similarly, I read The Name of the Wind and was amazing by the writing and plot, but I haven’t been scrambling to read The Wise Man’s Fear like I thought I would. Mainly because there’s no set publication date for the third book yet, so we’ll probably be waiting another 10 years for it. With Brand New Ancients, it’s just a case of laziness. My sister has a copy on her shelves and I’ve asked to borrow it (to which she begrudgingly said yes), but then just haven’t got round to read it yet. And yet somehow, I’ve read Tempest’s newest book, but not this one.
I read Retribution Rails last year and was enthralled. The story was exciting and fast-paced, and as soon as I finished it, I vowed to pick up Vengeance Road within a few months. It’s been a year, guys, and I still haven’t done it. Someone make me buy this book. Similarly, I loved Madeline Miller’s Song of Achilles and when Circe was announced I knew I was going to get it straight away. I did…but I still haven’t read it. The situation is slightly different with The Windup Girl, because it’s been on my radar for a while, but has never been a priority for me. I have no excuses with Because You Love to Hate Me though. It includes stories from a lot of authors I really like and I have an e-book of it. I’ve just been really slow to get to it.
Which books do you still need to read from your favourite authors? If you’ve read any of these would you recommend them?