Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read. Usually, when I love an author, I read everything he or she has written… but there are always some books that fall off the bookpile or get otherwise overlooked. My selection of books by favorite authors that I still need to read :
1. Epitaph by Mary Doria Russell: This is the sequel to Doc, which I truly loved. Mary Doria Russell is a brilliant writer (The Sparrow will always be near and dear to my heart), and I bought Epitaph as soon as it came out. Why haven’t I read it yet? No idea… other than me just being lame.
2. The Sumage Solution by G. L. Carriger: Gail Carriger is an absolute favorite of mine, and I’ve read every bit of her published work… except The Sumage Solution. Maybe it’s because of the contemporary setting, since I love Carriger’s steampunk Parasol-verse so very much… but I haven’t quite brought myself around to starting Sumage. And there’s a sequel on the way, so I’d better get to it.
3. The Old Man’s War series by John Scalzi: I haven’t read a single book by John Scalzi that I haven’t enjoyed… but so far, I’ve only read his stand-alone books. I keep swearing that THIS will finally be the year when I read Old Man’s War… but it just hasn’t happened yet, and we’re getting frighteningly close to the end of 2018.
4. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik: I bought this the day it was released, and I’ve just gotten too overwhelmed by ARCs and library books to ever get around to starting. I loved Uprooted, so I’m really excited to start this one.
5. SO MANY BOOKS by Stephen King: I always think of myself as a Stephen King fan, but it’s scary to think how many I’ve missed! Just looking at the unread King books on my shelves, I have Duma Key, Lisey’s Story, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, books 4 – 7 of The Dark Tower series, The Green Mile, a few short story collections… ugh, it never ends! I guess on the flip side, I’ll never run out of good options for when I want to be scared silly by a book.
6. Earlier works by Patricia Briggs: I adore the Mercy Thompson and Alpha & Omega series, and could read those books over and over again (and yes, I’ve gone back for re-reads already). I really should make a point of reading some of her other works too, although I think I’m resistant to leaving those familiar worlds and going more into straight-up fantasy rather than urban fantasy.
7. More Jojo Moyes! I’ve loved so many of her books, and I actually own copies of these… so why haven’t I read them?
8. The Silk and Song trilogy by Dana Stabenow. I adore the Kate Shugak books — the characters, the crime drama, and the amazing Alaska setting. I really admire Stabenow’s writing and I enjoy historical fiction, so this trilogy (about the granddaughter of Marco Polo) should be right up my alley, despite the lack of Alaska! Seriously, the story sounds great — maybe a reading priority for 2019?
9. The Parasitology trilogy by Mira Grant: I loved the Newsflesh books SO much, and love everything she writes under her other (real) name (Seanan McGuire). I did actually read the first book in this trilogy, and thought it was really, really icky but also amazing… so I just need to return to the world of tapeworms and medical experiments gone haywire!
10. Yesternight by Cat Winters: I’ve read everything else by this author, and I think she’s so incredibly talented! I own a copy of Yesternight (I bought it as soon as it came out), and have every intention of reading it… so this is yet another book that I have no good reason for not having read yet, other than the good old “so many books, so little time” excuse.
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27 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books By My Favorite Authors (that I still haven’t read)”
Well the only one I have read is Spinning Silver and I enjoyed that one quite a lot! I have to say, I’ve never heard of Dana Stabenow but those sound Fantastic!!
Dana Stabenow is terrific! I definitely recommend checking out her Kate Shugak series — it’ll make you want to pack up and move to a remote cabin in Alaska!
I don’t think that will be hard ❤
I’m in the minority here but I wouldn’t put the Ild Man’s War series at the top of your list. I’ve always considered them to be good but not great.
Oh, that’s disappointing to hear! I’ve heard so many raves over the years.
Most do really enjoy the series and the first book won a Hugo. I’m sure you’ll enjoy them. I’m one of the few readers who found them to be average reads. Cheers, Brian
Stephen King has written a ridiculous amount of books!
He really has — I think I heard him say in an interview that he’s up to about 70 books???
I haven’t done a top ten Tuesday in so long, but I love this topic! It’s weird how this happens with favorite authors but it definitely does! I feel like before blogging, it was less likely that I’d leave backlists unread because I just didn’t know about as many books or authors — so i kept up better with the ones i knew i enjoyed — now I get so easily disappointed distracted with great recommendations all the time — butbthere are worse problems to have 🙂
There are definitely worse problems!! 🙂 But yeah, I feel like I have always have something new to catch up on, so it’s harder to go back to the books I’ve missed over the years.
My entire TTT list is Stephen King, so I feel your pain! He’s been writing longer than I’ve been alive. How am I ever supposed to catch up?
I wonder how many people can claim to have read everything Stephen King has written? That’s probably a pretty small and select few. I actually remember when Carrie when published… but even so, I’ve missed so many of his books over the years.
I completely forgot about Old Mans War. I need to read more Scalzi, thanks for the reminder😃
I feel like I need to read Old Mans War before starting his new series, but now that the 2nd book in the new series is coming out, it’s yet one more set of books for me to fall behind on. 🙂
I meant to read Yesternight last year I think, but just so many other books to pick up. Hopefully we can catch up before her next release.
I hope so! I just preordered her book coming out in the spring, so the clock is ticking. 🙂
I really want to read Old Man’s War too. I finally read my first Scalzi this year (Lock In and the follow up as well) and then proceeded to buy like 3 others on audiobook.
hahahaha Yeah, I feel like I may never be caught up with King. I try to keep a tally and at last count I had read 23 of 71 lol
Oh, I love Scalzi audiobooks, especially when Wil Wheaton narrates! I listened to a couple that had me laughing out loud, which was kind of embarrassing since I was out in public. 🙂 I should do a King running total — that’s a great statistic to track!
WOW that is a lot of Stephen King books! I cannot call myself a fan cause I haven’t read that many books by him but I also would looove to pick up his works, especially The Green Mile and Doctor Sleep.
Doctor Sleep was great — have you read The Shining? (It’s a sequel). I think I read recently that there’s going to be a movie of Doctor Sleep in the next year or so.
Yes, I loved The Shining and that’s why I have always wanted to read Doctor Sleep. And a movie coming out soon will definitely push me to finally buy the book 😀
I think it would be incredibly hard to keep up with all Stephen King’s books!!
Yeah, probably a hopeless project — but I should at least read the ones I already own!
OMG I love this list! Look at all the lovely books – so many I haven’t read yet. Look at the Stephen King books – I’ll never catch up.
I don’t think ANYONE will ever catch up to Stephen King!
LOL I have so many of King’s books and I have no joke only read two of them. I want to like his writing, but I don’t.
Well, he’s not for everyone!