Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Popular Authors I've Never Read

I'm participating in another Top Ten Tuesday, which is a fabulous feature hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Popular Authors I've Never Read

Sarah Dessen
Bet you didn't see that one coming. I feel like I'm the only female book lover that hasn't read anything by Sarah Dessen. Even though everyone seems to really love her, I've just had a conflicting impression of her books, which I briefly rambled about in last week's Top Ten Tuesday. I'm not sure why I'm so... not drawn to these books. Feel free to diagnose me.

Sidenote: I've always found the cover of What Happened to Goodbye to be quite awkward.

Laurie Halse Anderson
I also mentioned Laurie in last week's Top Ten Tuesday. Everything this woman has written looks cry-worthy. I'm so emotional... I don't want to cry and feel miserable! Speak sounds like such a moving book, but I'm too afraid of my emotions getting out of hand.

Cassandra Clare
...And another author I mentioned last week! I technically did read the first chapter of City of Bones back in the day, but I'm not counting that as having read Cassandra Clare. I had other stuff to read at the time. But now, The Mortal Instruments series has gotten so big and books require money, and the library kind of freaks me out because I'm a germaphobe... Even though I have interest, I'm afraid I'm going to pour money into this series and not love it enough. However, I may get to the Infernal Devices trilogy, which I actually have a smidge more interest for than the Mortal Instruments.
Meg Cabot
I've just never crossed paths with her books (not in a literal sense; I've seen her books in stores, but I've just never saw one that I had interest in) despite popularity. I did kind of want to read Abandon when it came out since it seemed like an interesting Persephone retelling, but then I heard some people (who really enjoyed Meg Cabot's previous novels) say it fell flat for them, and I had other stuff to read (as usual), and... It just kind of fell off my priorities list.

David Levithan
Once again, I've never crossed paths with this guy's books in the sense that I never found one of his books and thought "Omg, I need to read this!" I've heard that he's pretty good and I don't know of all the books he's written, so maybe I'll read one of his books eventually.
James Patterson
I really just don't have any desire to read anything by him. I don't know why... I guess I've just never gotten good vibes from the look of his novels? And I remember he did that whole Witch and Wizard thing, and maybe Witch and Wizard actually was really good, but I remember seeing promos for it on TV back when it first came out and it looked like a major Harry Potter rip off. But, that could've just been the promos. I don't know. I'm just not really interested in his work.

Veronica Roth
I know, I know, I need to read Divergent. It looks like a really good trilogy (although I've heard a lot of conflicting opinions about Allegiant). Nothing is really keeping me away from Veronica Roth's novels other than the size of my behemoth TBR, so I imagine I'll get to these books someday.
Sidenote: The cover of Insurgent is pretty.

Rainbow Rowell
Out of all the authors on this list, Rainbow Rowell is the one that I want to read something by the most. Everyone loves her contemporary novels, and I'm quite curious about them, especially Fangirl. (Considering that this blog typically consists of my fangirling, it should be a good novel for me, right?) But I've also heard so many good things about Eleanor and Park, so I'd definitely be okay with reading either one.
Ayn Rand
I've wanted to read some Ayn Rand after one of my best friends told me about Anthem - that book sounds soooo good! But right now, I just have a copy of Atlas Shrugged. It's an ENORMOUS book, so I'm kind of procrastinating on this one as I attack the rest of the TBR. Big surprise. I know that Ayn Rand has some intense political views (something called objectivism) but I have no idea what they entail. Hopefully I'll be able to enjoy it even if I end up disagreeing with her.
Anne Rice
The only book of hers I know of by name is Interview with the Vampire, and I've heard that some of her work can be pretty steamy. But I've also heard that she's written some religious stuff as well. I'm just not the most interested, but like I said, I only know of one of her novels by name. Maybe one day I'll find one that interests me and isn't out of my comfort zone.

As per usual, let me know what you think of my list (in other words, how insane I am) and leave a link to yours so I can see it. Thanks for visiting!


  1. I've read Divergent, Just Listen and Speak and they were awesome
    Here's my TTT

    1. I agree ^^ I love those! Just Listen is good, not awesome, but the other two < 3 !!!!

  2. I've read all your authors except Anne Rice, James Patterson, and Cassandra Clare (who I put on my list).
    I don't know how old you are but I reread Anthem this year (I'm 23) after reading it when I was 17. My opinion on the book changed ALOT in that five year gap. If you are interested here's the link to my review. http://ouachitaya.blogspot.com/2013/10/book-review-anthem-by-ayn-rand.html

    1. Thanks for the link; I'm actually pretty interested in checking out Anthem. One of my friends read it and adored it, and I've wanted to read it ever since she described it.

  3. So many good ones on your list! I love Rainbow Rowell and Veronica Roth!
    New follower :)
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

    1. I've heard so many positive things about those two; I imagine I'll get to them eventually. And yay! - thanks for following! :D