Alright y’all, I am jumping in on the Top Ten Tuesday thingy from thatartsyreadergirl.com. So without further ado, let’s jump into this week’s topic:
Books By My Favorite Authors that I Still Haven’t Read
Considering I own 380+ unread books, there are A LOT of books by favorite authors that I haven’t read yet…
1. City of Ghosts & The Archived/The Unbound by Victoria Schwab
Victoria (VE) Schwab is one of my top authors right now. The fact that I have some unread books of hers makes me INTENSELY ashamed of myself. But since we are getting into the spooky season, I am fairly certain I will knock these off my list soon (after reading Vengeful, which came out TODAY OMG!)
2. The Reckoners Series by Brandon Sanderson
I can’t even talk about how much I love Sanderson. But all that love is based on The Stormlight Archive and Mistborn. Do yourself a favor and go read the synopsis of Steelheart and try to tell me that series doesn’t sound FORKING AMAZING!
3. Cranford and basically all the books by Elizabeth Gaskell
Look, I like Pride and Prejudice as much as the next girl with bad taste in men, but North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell is my jam with Devonshire cream on top of a scone. N&S is the only book by Gaskell that I have read but I LOVE IT SO MUCH and consider her my favorite classics author. So, one day I should…you know…read the rest of her stuff.
Oh hello, Mr. Thornton…
4. JRR Tolkien – Beren and Lúthien, The Fall of Gondolin, The Children of Húrin, The Sillmarillion
Look, I’ll admit that I was a LOTR movie person before I read the books. Hell, it took me damn near a decade after the movies to read the books (though I tried after seeing Fellowship in theatres and I was not ready for high fantasy like that). But once I read LOTR and The Hobbit a few years back I was in love. Now I just have to tackle all the side books…
5. Cate Tiernan – Immortal Beloved series
Cate Tiernan wrote one of my favorite YA series back when I was actually a YA: Sweep. I’ve been wanting to reread that series since its very witchy and this seems like the right time of year, but really what I should do is finish her Immortal Beloved series. I read the first book, loved it, and then never followed up with the books.
6. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
A vampire book written by one of my favorite fae authors??? SIGN ME THE HECK UP! I’ve been reading Holly Black for over a decade and yet I’ve somehow not picked this one up.
7. Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce
I actually have a few book by Pierce that I need to catch up on but Tempests and Slaughter is at the top of the list. I love Numair and I am personally shocked at myself for not reading this one yet.
8. Old Man’s War (books 2-6) by John Scalzi
I read Old Man’s War by John Scalzi a few years ago and I just remember being flabbergasted at how much I loved the story. Also, shocked at the violence. Like damn, Scalzi can write some gnarly deaths. But the story was so damned interesting and I have the next few books in the series waiting for me on my shelves. If you love Sci Fi at all, please go check out Old Man’s War by Scalzi.
9. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
To be real, I need to read all of Gaiman’s books. I read American Gods and Stardust AGES ago, and while I know I love them…I couldn’t tell you a darn thing about them. But I want to read Norse Mythology first. I am dying to see how Gaiman puts his own darkly whimsical twist on these old, old stories.
10. Strange Fate by LJ Smith
This one, well, this one doesn’t actually exist. And never will. For those who don’t know much about my beloved old school YA author, LJ Smith, let me enlighten you on the situation: Back in the 90s, LJ Smith started a YA paranormal series called Night World. Nine of the ten planned books were published. The tenth book holds the fate of the world in it’s plot. But something happened with LJ and her publisher’s and the book was put in a publishing oubliette while all of us Night World fans were left hanging. The Night World books are what got me into paranormal genres. The Night World books were my best friends in high school. I will be eternally sad that I can never read this book by my all time favorite author.
Well that’s it for this week! I love lists more than an person should so I’ll be trying to keep up with these. Tomorrow I’ve got a review coming for you guys (*gasp* Kibby, you are doing a thing you are supposed to be doing? WHO ARE YOU?) and then Thursday I’ll be trying out Top 3 Thursday (seriously, lists are the best.).