Monday, July 13, 2015

Top Popular Authors I've Never Read

Hi guys! Today I'm going to tell you about my top 10 popular authors I've never read. There's surprisingly not very many of them (even though I probably forgot some), and I'm pretty proud about that.

10. Leigh Bardugo
Shadow and Bone
I know that the Grisha trilogy is just plain awesome, but I've just never been drawn to it. I borrowed it from the library several time but never actually picked it up.

9. Michelle Hodkins
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
This book I actually want to read, but I just never got my hands on it. The idea of an unreliable narrator is very interesting, mostly because I've never read a book like it. Or at least that I can remember.

8. Laini Taylor
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Beautiful writing and unique characters? Yes please. Those two things are a recipe for an awesome book. I've actually picked up this book from the library but never got to actually read it because the book was due.

7. Holly Black
The Spiderwick Chronicles, White Cat, and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
The only book from Holly Black that I'm interested in is The Coldest Girl in Coldtown because I haven't read very much vampire books. Plus, I'm afraid that The Spiderwick Chronicles is too young, like when I read the first book of The Series of Unfortunate Events a while ago.

6. Cinda Williams Chima
The Seven Realms Series, The Heir Series
I'm actually starting this book in a few days because my teacher recommended it to me. Said it was her favorite high fantasy series. Highly suspenseful and contrasting characters -a streetlord & a princess.

5. Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven Boys, The Scorpio Races, and Shiver
This was in the blurb on goodreads, and it sounds awesome: "There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark's Eve," Neeve said. "Either you're his true love... or you killed him." This was another quote "For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die." I was sold only by the blurb, so it's either an awesome book or the blurb-making people are exceptionally good at their job. Let's hope that it's the former.

4. Libba Bray
Gemma Doyle, The Diviners, Beauty Queens
I want to read the Gemma Doyle trilogy, not sure about the Diviners though. Mainly because I've never read a gothic book and I want to try it.

3. Brandon Sanderson
Mistborn, Steelheart
Everyone, I repeat, EVERYONE, loves this book to pieces. It's supposed to be really twisty and just about everything you would want in a book, so I'm in. Plus, I've never read a book where it's set after the bad guy wins, so that'll be new and refreshing.

2. George Orwell
1984, Animal Farm
I really want to see for myself the 1984 experience that has made people so creeped out. I like dystopian books well enough, but according to the reviews, this one is the ultimate one and I would like to read it.

1. J. R. R. Tolkien
The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
I actually have never seen the movies + don't know what it's about, but I feel like every human being on earth has read this book. I don't think I'll actually read it though, because according to my friends, they aren't very entertaining -though I can be wrong, of course.

So that's it for today. I had this post ready since a while ago, but I didn't realize it wasn't posted, so there you go. I'm still not sure which one of these authors I should read first, but any recommendations would be appreciated. :)


  1. Good to see a new post from you, Alma! :)
    Laini Taylor is an amazing author, I highly recommend Lips Touch: Three Times. The writing is beautiful and the stories (it's three short stories all centered on the theme of a first kiss) are interesting and unique. Daughter of Smoke & Bone is also a pretty good one.
    Holly Black is also another author I recommend. White Cat (as well as its two sequels, Red Glove and Black Heart) is fantastic!
    As for the others, I haven't read any of their books yet, but most are on my TBR. Especially The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings since I adored the movies.
    Great post! :)

    1. Thanks!
      Sorry for the late reply. Those books sound really interesting. Gosh, there's so many books I want to read :)