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 Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want To, and I definitely have a bunch of those!
In no particular order, my list includes:
- Jess Kidd: I own two of this author’s books, and I’m especially interested in reading Things in Jars, but just haven’t gotten around to it yet.
2. Jesse Q. Sutanto: The “auntie” books look so cute!
3. Stacey Lee: I have one of her books, and love the sound of at least one more.
4. Mike Chen: I keep picking up Kindle books by this author because they sound so good, yet I haven’t read any of them (yet).
5. Elizabeth Acevedo: I own one of her books, and know there’s another that I need to read as well.
6. Sarah Pinsker: The sci-fi award-winning author’s books sound really intriguing to me.
7. Sarah Moss: Another author where I own one book, and have another on my wishlist.
8. Peng Shepherd: And again — I have the first book below (unread), and I’m wishing for the second.
9. Kate Quinn: I feel so behind when it comes to this author! I have copies of three of her books, and have yet to read a single one.
10. N. K. Jemisen: I’ve been wanting to read both her Broken Earth and Inheritance series, but have never quite found the right time to start.
Have you read books by any of the authors on my list? If so, which do you think I should make a priority? What authors were on your TTT list this week?
Share your links, and I’ll come check out your top 10!
50 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want To”
I’m so curious about The Downstairs Girl.
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-authors-i-havent-read-but-want-to/
A book group friend recommended it, and although it didn’t make our group reading schedule for this year, the plot description really caught my eye. Thanks for sharing your link!
You’re going to be busy, Lisa! Another Titanic book to read – I can’t get enough of stories like that.
Me too! I’ve read a few good ones, but also at least one that really was a disappointment.
It’s a buzzy topic – people love reading about that time period and about the Titanic.
I’m really excited for the Cartographers! I didn’t realize that author had another book too haha And Kate Quinn… I’m guilty of never having read anything of hers before. Really seems up my alley though.
I think The Cartographers just came out this week! I guess we’re in the same boat re Kate Quinn. She seems like an author I should be all over… just haven’t gotten around to her books yet.
Things in Jars interests me as well. I like to look up Jemisen too, though I remember hesitating over one of her series at some point because of how chunky the books were– I think it was a collected ed.
With Jemisen, I’ve read so much about her work and how innovative and ground-breaking her books are supposed to be that I think I’ve let myself become intimidated about starting them. One of these days…
Great list! I love the look of the covers for Stacy Lee’s books, but I haven’t read any yet. I did just read We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen, though, and it was a lot of fun! I hope you enjoy whatever you decide to pick up.
My TTT: https://bookwyrmknits.com/2022/04/12/top-ten-tuesday-authors-i-havent-read-but-want-to/
Oh, great to hear that you enjoyed the Mike Chen books! I always like the sound of them, and just need to find time to actually read them.
I’ve only read the one so far, but I liked it enough that I plan to read more. His books have always sounded neat to me too, but it took a while before I actually picked one up.
Oh I really like Elizabeth Acevedo!
That’s great to hear! Do you have a favorite among her books?
With the Fire on High!
Agreed with Jess Kidd! All of her books sound so interesting!
N.K. Jemisin, Sarah Moss, and Elizabeth Acevedo are all authors I love!
Oh, I didn’t realize Jess Kidd is a “her” — I assumed a male author. Good to know! And I”m so glad to hear you love the other authors!
I enjoyed Downstairs Girl and the two Acevedos you have listed! My fav Quinn is Rose Code! Happy reading!
That’s great to hear! Are the Quinn books stand-alones, or do they need to be read in a certain order?
Ooo I want to read the Aunties books too! Hope you enjoy 😉
I really want to read the first auntie book this month! It looks like so much fun.
Hope you love it 😀
Fantastic List! If I had a part 2 to my post today, many of these authors would be on my list. 🙂
That’s awesome to hear! I guess we’ll never run out of new authors to try 🙂
I hope you love all of these authors when you get to them.
Mike Chen is an author I’d definitely like to read sometime soon, as is Peng Shepherd and Kate Quinn. so many new authors to read…so little time. Great TTT list. 😀
So little time is right! I don’t think I’ll ever even come close to getting through all the book on my to-read list… but I hope to at least try! 🙂
Elizabeth Acevedo and Sarah Moss are two of my favorites! And I loved Dial A for Aunties, a perfect light read (especially on audio). I’m looking forward to the sequel.
Ah, audio for Dial A for Aunties sounds like it would be so much fun! I’ll see if my library has it!
Elizabeth Acevedo is a great writer. ‘The Poet X’ is one of the best ‘novels in verse’ I’ve ever read. ‘Clap When You Land’ is good too (even though I don’t remember as well) but I haven’t read ‘With the Fire on High’ yet.
Here’s my list: https://sarahscorner82914520.wordpress.com/2022/04/12/top-ten-tuesday-authors-i-havent-read-but-want-to/
I’m so glad to hear it! I have a copy of Clap When You Land, and I have someone I can borrow one or both of the others from. I’m excited to give her books a try!
I’m dying to read Peng Shepherd, but I never get approved for her books on NetGalley so they never get read. 🙁 I love Sarah Pinsker!
I think I could probably make a whole other list of authors/publishers I never seem to get approved for! 🙂
All three of these Kate Quinn books (as well as her newest one, The Diamond Eye) are marvelous! Start with The Alice Network and then go onto The Huntress, and finish with The Rose Code. You will not regret it!
Awesome, thanks for the recommendation!
Elizabeth Acevedo and N.K. Jemisin both astound me with their writing. I hope you are able to pick them up soon.
Which of their books do you recommend starting with?
The Poet X is probably my favorite of Acevedo’s. If you can listen to any of her audiobooks, I’d recommend it. She narrates them and I always love hearing how the poetry is supposed to sound. For Jemisin, The Fifth Season is a great place to start.
N. K. Jemison could have made my list this week too. I have The City We Became but haven’t read it yet.
I love the cover for The Cartographers, which also sounds like it could be a great read.
I think I almost picked up a copy of The City We Became before realizing I should probably read the other books by this author already on my TBR before adding more!
Chen and Jemisin have become some of my must reads. Enjoy!
That’s great to hear! Do you have a favorite by Chen? I’ll need to figure out which one to read first. 🙂
I’ve read some of these! Things In Jars was okay. I want to read more of the author’s books. Stacey Lee is on my must-read list.
A book group friend has been recommending Stacey Lee for some time now — must give her a try!
Really loved alice network and huntress! And absolutely love Acevedo!! I also really want to try the downstairs girl! Great selection 😀
Thanks! And I’m so glad to hear you loved so many of these books!
These books ALL sound fantastic but I am particularly intrigued by “A Beginning at the End”(Thank you for sharing!) I love apocalyptic sci-fi or fantasy with a realistic feel (does that mean there is something wrong with me? lol). I think you might like this satirical sci-fi mystery book I just finished called “Meta: Game On” by Xander Black. At first glance, the plot seems similar to Ready Player One, but that really is only a surface level comparison. In the (not too distant) future the world is in disarray. Most people escape to a virtual world called the Cybernet. Everyone is playing “Neverborn” and working their way up in this game is the pinnacle of achievement. The references are fresh, the commentary is topical and the world is believable. With “Meta” becoming a hot topic in our real world, reading this felt like a glimpse into a very possible future. The author clearly has done his homework and writes in a way that had me occasionally white knuckling the book, laughing out loud, or legitimately awed at his use of topical trends woven into his “fantasy” story. At its core, this book is a murder mystery set in a virtual world where two friends need to clear their name after being accused of murdering several high profile gamers (and their avatars). Definitely check this one out (here is the Amazon link if you want to read a few more reviews – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09TPR2M3Q