Authors I Haven’t Read But Want To
Top Ten Tuesdays were started by The Broke and the Bookish and are now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review.
This is tough! I feel like I do a decent job of reading at least one book by authors I want to read. It’s harder to think of authors on my TBR where I haven’t managed to read a single one of their books yet. In any case, here’s my list!
(1) Mhairi McFarlane is probably the best example of this. I’ve had her books on my TBR since the very beginning of my blogging days. I even managed to buy two of them from the Book Depository (UK versions) because I was desperate to read them… and never did. I have two freakin’ review copies of her books from Netgalley and yep, still have not managed to read a single book by her. Wooooof.
(2) Lindsey Kelk has this long, cute-sounding series “I Heart” and I’ve always been intrigued by them. Aside from that, I have three of her books on my TBR. I think this one pictured is even a review copy I have? Either way, I’m definitely sleeping on her books when they sound right up my alley.
(3) Marie Rutkoski is one of those authors everyone read (especially her popular YA trilogy) and now she has an adult mystery/thriller out that’s also on my TBR. I don’t know how I managed to avoid reading The Winner’s Trilogy back when it first came out, but it was certainly an oversight on my part!
(4) Mary E. Pearson may as well be in the same paragraph as Marie Rutkoski. Her Remnant Chronicles series was hugely popular during my early blogging days and I never got around to that one either. Her Jenna Fox series actually sounded even more interesting to me personally, based on all the memory loss mystery involved. Either way, should totally have read some of her books by now!
(5) Mary Kay Andrews has about a million books out and the vast majority seem like the kind of breezy summer reads I would prioritize during those months. I don’t know how it’s possible I haven’t picked up at least one of them! Hers are reminiscent of Elin Hildebrand in my head, and I’ve read a few of her series/books, so I don’t know what I’m doing here. She had a holiday novella a year or two ago that I had downloaded on my phone and everything but just never got around to starting it.
(6) Kerry Winfrey is one of those authors where she has way more books out (ALL of which are on my TBR) than I realize. Her name clicks in my head in connection to the Tom Hanks books but she actually has a few more before those that have been on my list for multiple years. Honestly quite surprised I haven’t read even one!
(7) Jennifer Mathieu has like 7 books out that are all on my TBR (some of which I was incredibly excited for, like MOXIE) and I haven’t ready any. Seriously, it’s bizarre. She has such unique stories for each of them and all appeal to me for different reasons. Why, Lauren?!
(8) A.G. Howard has quite a few retellings on my TBR, including the series pictured above. I actually own a few of her books in various formats and haven’t ever started them for some reason. Most of her releases are within this series but still – it’s worth noting that I own 2-3 books and still haven’t gotten to any!
(9) Kara Thomas is another author like Kerry Winfrey where I think of her for basically one book and realized, upon reviewing my TBR on Goodreads, that she has all these other books I’ve wanted to read for a long time too. Looking at you, PREP SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL! And I even own the first book in that series. Big sigh.
(10) Ruth Ware is a surprise one. I went through my specific mystery/thriller shelf for this last one because I knew there was at least one author in that category where I’ve managed to add multiple books to my TBR and just haven’t read any of them yet. There are a few big name authors where I’ve read one book by them (Megan Miranda, Lisa Jewell, Gillian Flynn…) but Ruth Ware has been on my TBR for a while and still not read at all.