Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Top 10 Popular Authors I've Never Read

via The Broke and The Bookish

Hellooooo!  It's Tuesday again:)  Time for my Top Ten.  

This week, we are talking about popular authors I've never read.  This will be a quick list, as I'm studying for midterms.  But, in addition to telling you the authors I've never read, I will tell you one book of theirs I would like to read...eventually.

I think you will see a pattern in these authors.

1) Markus Zusak -- The Book Thief.  This book has been sitting on my desk since Christmas (which is when I got it from my mom).  I will tackle it this summer.

2) Neil Gaiman -- American Gods.  

3) J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Lord of the Rings (maybe).
4) Rick Riordan -- All the Percy Jackson books.  I feel like I may be a little too old for this now, but  I don't care.

5) George R. R. Martin  -- Game of Thrones.  I have A Song of Ice and Fire.  I will get to that this summer.

6)  Stephen King -- 11/22/63.  Anything that has to do with JFK?  I'm down.  Call of Duty: Black Ops? My favorite video game.  Why? Because you can be JFK. A JFK special is on TV?  Recording it on my DVR.  The Kennedys on Netflix?  Marathon!  

7)  Cormac McCarthy -- The Road.

8)  Ransom Riggs -- Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

9)  Matthew Quick -- The Silver Lining's Playbook and Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.

10)  James Frey -- A Million Little Pieces.

They're all men!  I found that weird.  I mean, I read books written by men:  I LOVE John Green.  I read Nicholas Sparks, James Dashner, Shakespeare.   But, I will admit that I am generally more inclined to pick up a book written by a woman than one by a man.  I don't know why, but I definitely want to change that.  And, I will, starting with this list:)

Have you not read some of these authors on my list?  Who are some other popular authors you've never read?  Veronica Roth? Suzanne Collins?  J.K. Rowling (GASP!)?  

Let me know in the comments!

Talk to you guys sooooon:)

--Teisha xx


  1. I've got Rick Riordan on my list as well. I kind of feel the same way you do, only my being a little old worries me a bit. Oh well, they sound too fun to pass up and I will eventually get to them. My list can be found here:

    1. I feel like I'd never heard of Percy Jackson when I was younger, which is really weird. And, even when the movies started coming out, I didn't know it was based off of a book series. I've heard really great reviews about them, though, and I'm excited to give them a go!

  2. You are NEVER too old for Percy Jackson! I read them for the first time two years ago and LOVED them! Never fear, they are great! =) I've recently read a couple of Matthew Quick's books and REALLY love his narrative voice, so I hope you enjoy them!

    Jennifer @ A Librarian's Library--My TTT!

    1. I'm really excited to get into Matthew Quick's works. And, I'm glad I haven't seen Silver Linings Playbook yet (I hate to see the movie before reading the book). Thanks for reading!

  3. You're all male author's comment made me really curious about my own list and very few men made it. I don't consciously read more female authors than males, but I have noticed this pattern in the past and have been trying to change that. Apparently I still need a little work! But you must read Mark Zusak. I've only read The Book Thief but it is one of my favorite books. And no one is too old for the Percy Jackson series! Rick Riordan is a God himself for bringing these books to life.

    You can check out mine here.

    1. Hi, Claire! It's so weird to think about the things you do subconsciously, right? I just tend to read books with female protagonists more than those with male protagonists. And, it turns out that women tend to write about women and men tend to write about men. Probably the only male author I've read with a female protagonist (so far) is John Green and he does SUCH a good job with that! But, I am looking forward to read more books with more male protagonists. And, I will definitely be reading The Book Thief soon and I'll review it!

  4. I love The Book Thief, I hope you do when you get to read it!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

    1. I'm sure I'll love it! I'm so excited for it!

  5. The only Gaiman book I've read is Good Omens, which he co-wrote with Terry Pratchett. It was hilarious and wonderful, but the rest of Gaiman's books look a little too dark for my taste.

    You're never too old to read Rick Riordan! I love all his YA stuff, as well as his Tres Navarro series. Check it out if you're into mysteries.

    Here's my TTT for the week. Happy reading!

    1. Some of Gaiman's books do look a little dark, but I'm willing to try them and see how they are. Thanks for reading! I'll check out your post asap:)