I…I have a little confession: I usually only read 1 book from an author.
I DON’T INTENTIONALLY MEAN TO. It’s just I have a very Dougish brand of bookish distraction. I call it Squirrel Syndrome. So I often fall in love with a book/series/author/antelope and I just never get round to reading more from them. One day this will change. But probably not this day.
I’m linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for their incredibly awesome meme: Top Ten Tuesday. This is a meme involving lists, peoples. LISTS! I love lists.
This week’s prompt is: Top 10 Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED To Read More
1. Laini Taylor
Remember when Daughter of Smoke and Bone was on my list of books I’m too scared to read because of the hype? Well. I READ IT. I fell face-first in love with it. And now I really, absolutely, honestly need Days of Blood and Starlight. There are pretty much NO WORDS for how much I’m desperate for it.
2. Markus Zusak
I LOVE THE BOOK THIEF OH SO MUCH. I regularly obsess about it in the form of pinning things on Pinterest, liking all the book quotes on Goodreads, and wondering if my library would know if it went missing. (I’m kidding. I’m a nice honest citizen. But I do think it’d be hilarious ironic if someone [not me] DID steal The Book THIEF. What?! Irony!)
3. Terry Pratchett AND Neil Gaiman
I demand them together. I’d read Coraline by Neil Gaiman previously, but I only just got introduced to Terry Pratchett when I read Good Omens. I’ve googled, but it appears to be the only book they wrote together?! WHY.
4. Josephine Angelini
I read Trial By Fire and woah, her writing is impressive. She actually focuses on developing characters instead of just sending them on magical quests of fighting-beasts-and-not-much-else. Is her Starcrossed series good? is my next question. (My first is: Where do I get another-dimension-twin?)
5. Leigh Bardugo
It’s pretty shameful to admit I have only read one book of hers. Shadow And Bone was good! I just…get distracted.
6. Pierce Brown
Because Golden Son is taking a despicably long time to come out. It’s doing this just to spite me, I know it. AGH! See, sometimes I get mildly obsessed with a book to the point that I so desperately need the next one I psych myself to levels of fandom beyond belief. This is dangerous. Someday my head will explode. But I really, really need Golden Son.
But it comes out in January the day after my birthday, so haaaapy birthday to me.
7. Harper Lee
8. Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
9. Stephan Chbosky
10. Elizabeth Wein
So, my bookish abettors, it is your turn.
Which authors do you need to revisit and read EVERYTHING THEY PENNED because of their intense goodness? And which authors on my list do I need to get to ASAP? Help me! Also: link me to your TTT posts so I can
spy on your failings see which authors you want more of.
Cait is typing this post at the last minute. It’s highly unusual for her…she’s at least 24hours (if not 2 weeks) ahead with her bloggish planning. She’d apologise, but right now her mouth is full of chocolate chip biscuits. Also: her package containing a very beautiful HUGE copy of HEIR OF FIRE ARRIVED. There was much hyperventilating and squeaking. She is now 55% through. Everyone is making bad decisions, dangit.