Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’ve Never Read

Top Ten Tuesday is an awesome bookish meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

I know I’m a day late but I’ve been in a serious blogging slump and have barely been posting since I got back from traveling to India.  I was online today catching up on my blog feed and saw tons of cool posts from yesterday’s Top Ten Tuesday.  So I decided to join in since I thought it’d be fun and I do want to have some content on my blog and keep things going until my motivation returns.

So, without further ado, here are 10 authors I’ve never read:

1. James Patterson: I’ve heard he doesn’t even write his own books anymore but he’s so massively popular that I kind of want to check him out at some point.  At one point I did check out Along Came a Spider, one of his earlier books, from the library but never got around to reading it.  I’ve also heard his YA series Maxmum Ride is pretty awesome.

2. John Green: Another super popular author but I’ve never read anything by him and, to be honest, I don’t really have a desire to.  One part of me wants to join in the conversation and at least see what his books are like, the other just doesn’t feel compelled by any of the plots of his books.

3. John Grisham: Another author who is super popular and widely prolific yet I’ve managed to never pick up a book by him.  It’s probably because he writes in a genre that I’m not that interested in, but maybe one day I’ll check one of his famous books out.

4. Donna Tartt: I’ve heard so many great things about all her books, but they’re soooo long and I feel a little intimidated by them.

5. Markus Zusak: I’ve had The Book Thief on my TBR for some time but haven’t yet picked it up.

6. Orson Scott Card: The only book I really want to read by him is Ender’s Game but I’ve yet to read it despite so many rave reviews.  I’ll get to it eventually.

7. Jojo Moyes: Her books are super popular at the moment and I really do want to try something of hers.  I do have Me Before You on my Kindle but haven’t started it.

8. Malcolm Gladwell: His non-fiction books are so popular and often cited or recommended.  I’ve been meaning to read Outliers for some time but never seem to get to it.

9. Georgette Heyer: I’ve been seeing her books in various blogs I follow for some time now.  They sound really good and she’s written so prolifically but I’ve yet to pick one up.

10. Terry Pratchett: Yes, I will get to Discworld eventually!

Which authors haven’t you read yet? What’s stopping you?  Have you read any of mine? Which author/book is so awesome I should shuffle it up to the top of my TBR?

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