I've decided to jump on the bandwagon and do the Top Ten Tuesdays that are hosted by The Broke and The Bookish - at least for the Tuesdays I like. I might still do my own Top Ten and Top Fives when I feel up to it.
This week, I'm to list the top ten authors I've only read one book from, but need to read more. I'm going to cheat a bit here, as some will be authors I've only read one series from or just a couple of books from when they have a ton. They're in no particular order, either. So, here we go!
I read The Darkest Minds when a friend of mine praised it so much. While I found the premise of the story interesting, I thought the story itself was lacking a bit. It seemed like it took half of the book to really build up to anything. But I've heard that it gets even better, so I'll probably end up reading at least the second book, Never Fade at some point. So, Bracken get's the tenth spot!
Number 9: Jim Butcher
This is one where I cheated a little bit. I've actually read two books by Butcher, which were the first two installments in the Dresden Files series. I absolutely fell in love with his writing style and witty characters. I can't wait to read more, and - seeing as he has, like fifteen books in that series - I still have plenty to read. So that's why he made it on the list! Check his work out if you haven't already!
Number 8: Julie Kagawa
Again, this is one in which I fudged the rules a bit. I've read all four books in Kagawa's Iron Fey series, but I still need to read the Spin Off series with Ethan, as well as her Blood of Eden series. And, to add to the list, she's starting a new series about dragons, the first of which is Talon. I have a hard time believing I'll find a better dragon book than Jennifer Scales, but we shall see! I'm eager to read more from her!
Number 7: Robin LaFevers
I was pleasantly surprised when I read Grave Mercy. I reluctantly picked it up because it was a Group Read in my GR group, and I since I don't usually read historical novels set that far back, I expected it to be dull and drag. But it was full of action and romance and I loved it! I still need to finish the series, as Dark Triumph is finally in paperback. Not only that, but the third installment, Mortal Heart, is coming out very soon! I'll have to make some time!
Number 6: Sarah J. Maas
I'm probably going to get murdered fort this, but I've only read Throne of Glass. I liked it well enough, I guess, but I just don't understand why everyone is going so crazy over it. I've been told that it gets a lot better in Crown of Midnight, so I plan on reading that soon. I hope that I like it more, as I really want to! I'd hate to be in the minority when it comes to this series; I want to fangirl like everyone else!
Number 5: Morgan Matson/Katie Finn
Morgan Matson has been on my radar for a long time now. I've actually only read Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend which was published under her pen name. But I've really wanted to read Amy & Roger's Epic Detour and I've heard some awesome things about Since You've Been Gone as well. She seems like a really promising contemporary author and I look forward to reading more from her.
Number 4: C.J. Redwine
I'm fortunate to have C.J. Redwine live right in my town! I actually went to the book launch for Defiance and got my book signed. I read it almost immediately, but I just haven't had the time to pick up Deception and Deliverance, though they're sitting all pretty like on my bookshelf. Gah, I'll need to pick them up eventually! Maybe I'll even make it a "double feature," where I read them one after the other.
Number 3: Jennifer E. Smith
I had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer at the Southern Festival of Books last year. I read The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and thought it was absolutely adorable, if a little short. I have This is What Love Looks Like and The Geography of You and Me on my bookshelf as well. Again, another example of not reading books that are sitting right there. I just need more time to read! Perhaps I should quit college and work, haha.
Number 2: Maggie Stiefvater
This is another one I bent the rules for. I've read all four books in her Wolves of Mercy Falls series and I liked them a lot more than I thought I would. (I especially loved Cole and Isabel.) But there are still other books she's written that I'm curious about. I've heard great things about The Scorpio Races and, while people tend to be split down the middle about The Raven Boys, but hey - why not give it a shot?
Number 1: Markus Zusak
I read The Book Thief and completely fell in love with it. Liesel, Rudy, Hans, everyone and everything about the book. Okay, except for maybe Death. He was kind of annoying, telling us what was going to happen. >.> But other than that, it's one of my favorites. Zusak has written another book that's been on my radar for a while, I Am the Messenger, but I haven't had access to it yet. I need to get my hands on a copy - and soon!
Well, now that I've written them all down, I realize that they ARE in order, at least alphabetically. Anyway, what about you guys? What authors do you look forward to reading more from? Feel free to let me know in the comments. =)