This is my 3rd time linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for their incredibly awesome meme: Top Ten Tuesday. I don’t usually do linkups twice a week, blogglings, but you might have noticed Mime is a bit MIA lately. She’s super busy with school, but if you bribe her with cake, I’m sure she’ll show her adorable face. Make sure it’s chocolate cake.
This is a meme involving lists, peoples. LISTS! I love lists.
This week’s prompt is: Top Ten Famous Authors I’ve Never Read. I’m going to stick to YA authors here, because, well, I am a young-adult reader. I’m concerned this will be quite an embarrassing list, but here we go!
I feel terrible about this, because a) he’s an Australian author, and b) The Book Thief has just been made into a movie, and c) everyone raves about his writing and there’s no logical reason for me to have not read anything of his yet.
2. Cassandra Clare
This is just as bad. I mean, she’s one of The Big Author Names out there, especially if you read fantasy. But I have never read one of her books. Oh, hide me in a hole of mortal shame!
Mortal? Get it? Mortal Instruments…shame…okay, you know what? Never mind.
3. James Dashner
And I call myself a dystopian geek? Shameful.
4. Richelle Mead
Well, I’m not a particular fan of vampires (but, in all fairness, I haven’t had a marvellous introduction to them), but she does a) have a movie coming out, and b) is very famous. I feel very behind.
5. Phillip Pullman
SHUN ME. GO ON. You can if you like.
Oh gosh, it’s so awkward confessing all of this. I feel like I need to dash into the library and rectify my neglect immediately.
6. Eoin Colfer
In my defense, I’ve always thought his name looks like someone choking on a coin. I actually borrowed Artemis Fowl out at one stage…but I just never got around to it.
7. Christopher Paoloni
This only half counts! I read half of Eragon before I
fell asleep and fell off my bed into an abyss of complete bordem got busy. I do mean to try it again. Because, he’s famous.
8. Kristin Cashore
I’ve never touched Graceling, but my friends talk so fondly of it I feel like I should know what they’re talking about. It’s always frustrating when people discuss something you’re oblivious to. Try going to China. It’s very weird to hear them talking and looking at you and smiling…and not knowing what on earth is going on. But I digress.
9. Beth Revis
I want to read her books so badly! I just…time? Can I use time as an excuse? How many times can I use time as an excuse before someone sends the White Rabbit after me?
Um, I’m sorry…I seem to have the wrong rabbit…
10. Veronica Rossi
I actually have Under The Never Sky on my TBR right now. Which means I will be crossing her off the list directly! Party time! Chocolate cake for me! Woot! (When you brought chocolate cake for Mime, you didn’t think she’d actually get some, did you? Mwhaha. No. I get it all.)
I feel bad about my neglect of these famous authors, but at the same time I’m rather proud. Looking through the lists of famous authors on goodreads (hey! who didn’t google famous authors? Raise your hand if you did! United we stand) I realised I’d read a lot of them. When I started writing up the post, I thought I’d be in deep trouble. But I’m not doing so badly! And this is coming from the person who ONLY started reading newly published books when she was 17. Go me! More cake!