This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here.Let me preface this by saying that these are popular authors that I’ve never read that I’m planning to fix somewhat soon. There are plenty of bestselling authors that I have no interest in reading ever ever ever (looking at you, E.L. James). So. Just so that’s clear. Okay.
1. Brandon Sanderson
Dude has a LOT of books out, but I am desperate to read the Mistborn series, been planning on it for over a year. Yeah, it’s chunky, and yeah, that’s keeping me away, but this is definitely going to happen at some point.
2. George R.R. Martin
As big a fan as I am of the TV series, I just cannot get myself to read A Game of Thrones because it’s way too damn big. *sigh* I always find out just too late about readalongs for this series, and I think that would be the only way to do it. Or maybe I’ll just work out a schedule for myself. I dunno.
3. David Levithan
I guess I’m a bit wary of David Levithan because I fear he’ll go the way of John Green for me – good but overhyped. But Every Day does sound super intriguing, so I’m hoping to get my hands on it soon.
4. Julie Kagawa
Some people are screaming fangirls for Julie and I am missing out. I guess what’s preventing me here is that (a) I don’t do vampires and (b) I’m skeptical about faeries. I definitely want to give her Iron Fey series a chance at some point though.
5. Libba Bray
I feel like almost everyone has read Libba Bray at some point or another – whether it be The Diviners or the Gemma Doyle trilogy. I have not. Oops? Well, I have The Diviners on my shelf, ready to fix it, just as soon as I’m not daunted by the thickness of that book. *shifty eyes*
6. Laurie Halse Anderson
Man she gets a lot of buzz, am I right? But she writes the darker kind of contemporaries that I tend to shy away from, so I’m not sure how she’d work for me. I need to break into that “genre”. But I do definitely want to read Speak at some point.
7. Marie Lu
I’ve done rather well with the post-Hunger Games dystopian trilogies out there, but I totally missed Legend. I dunno, I knew about it, but with so many other series out there, I kept forgetting it. But almost everyone seems to love this one, so that’s good. I got the box set for Christmas and am making it my goal to read it this year.
8. Victoria Schwab
Victoria’s one of those authors that has been around for a while, but has suddenly BURST into popularity. I definitely feel like I’m behind here. But I have The Archived on my shelf, so I should fix this soon.
9. Katie McGarry
Same as Laurie Halse Anderson, man. People rave about all Katie’s books, but I can soooooo see myself being the black sheep for them. I’m going to need to be in just the right mood for this or I will run away screaming DRAMA LLAMA.
10. Ransom Riggs
Though he’s only had two books out, this man gets some major hype. And, okay, he’s married to Tahereh Mafi, and that’s gotta help. The two are so cute together, and I’m not *that* ashamed to admit that that’s one major reason why I definitely want to read his books.