Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and Bookish. Each week the bloggers at The Broke and The Bookish put out a topic, and discuss their top ten options for said topic. This week it’s all about popular authors you HAVEN’T read. This should be a fun one to poke around other blogs and see who hasn’t read what.
Mrs Stephenie Meyer Granted, I’m not certain how popular her stories are compared to the movies are at this point, but I haven’t read anything by her. I know I should at least try to give her work a chance, but I really can’t. I got halfway through the first Twilight and couldn’t handle it.
Ms. J.D. Robb I have read books under her other pen name of Nora Roberts, but I haven’t read anything written by her Robb alter-ego. I’ve been told to read her stuff, and one day—one day I will.
Mr. James Patterson Probably one of the most prolific authors of our time, and specializing in crime/mystery/suspense books–you would think that a crime dork like me would have read at least one of his books. Nope. No particular reason I just haven’t.
Ms. Veronica Roth I have Divergent sitting in my TBR list. I want to see the movie. I haven’t read the books. I just keep getting distracted by other books/authors. It’s probably a terrible thing.
Ms. Jane Austen They’re called classics for a reason right? I just haven’t read any of Jane Austen’s work, and I feel really guilty admitting that because I feel like I’m committing some sort of literary sin. I can’t count the times people give me the side eye when I say I haven’t read any.
Ms. Tahereh Mafi I see her books on the shelf, and I pet them, pick them up, flip through them and put them back. I’m not sure why I do this. But eventually I’ll take one home and read it.
Ms. Suzanne Collins This is another author that I just kind of slink by their books when I’m in a store. There’s no glaring reason as to why I haven’t read her works–I just haven’t.
Mr. Rick Riordan Again, these books appeal to me, I just haven’t read them. I have watched the movies. Again, this probably makes me a horrible person.
Ms. E.L. James I’m not certain if she’s popular due to the sensational aspect of her series–or the mad cult cum world clamoring for her books. I haven’t read her, and I won’t read her. Her series, while one of the first to push erotica and the BDSM lifestyle to the forefront of everyone’s attention..she.did.it.wrong. I will not support an author who doesn’t research the culture she’s writing about, and creates unsafe fantasies for people to play out. Safe, sane, consensual please.
Ms. Marissa Meyer Oh man do I have so much guilt here. I have all of the books lined up on my shelf, she’s a local author, she’s come to writing events that my writing group has put on. I’ve spoken with her several times, and I still haven’t read her books. I’m going to fix that. Really I am. Once I take some things back to the library, I’m going to have a date with a chair and Cinder.
So those are my Top Ten Popular Authors that I haven’t read. Who are some authors that everyone’s raving about but you haven’t read yet? Have you read any of the authors on my list? Suggest a book to me. Ps: John Green was ALMOST on this list. But I buckled down and read The Fault in Our Stars. If you’ve done a Top Ten Post, go ahead and link it in the comments below.