Top Ten Tuesday - Authors I Need To Read More From

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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!
Number 10: Alexandra Bracken
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. =)


  1. I hope you do get to reading I Am the Messenger soon! It's an amazing book. :) I've only read one book by Robin LaFevers and Jennifer E. Smith too. I didn't add them to my TTT, but I really want to read more of their books. Sarah J. Maas' series is my top favorite at the moment and honestly? It didn't become my favorite until I read Crown of Midnight and the novellas. The series gets so much better with each book!

    1. I really hope to read it soon! I've been meaning to for a while, but you know how those things go. Never enough time. *Sigh*

      It's great to know it gets better. You're definitely not the first to tell me that it does, so I have high hopes! Now just to find the time to crack it open!

  2. Love this list! Its quite similar to mine. I really need to read more of Maggie Stiefvater and Alexandra Bracken.

    I would have to recommend Julie Kagawa's Blood of Eden series. Its fantastic! Also Morgan Matson's Since You've Been Gone and Jennifer E. Smith's This is What Happy Looks Like - I wouldn't recommend her The Geography of Me and You, it was awful!

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    Rachel @ Rachel's Reading Corner

    1. I admit, I was a little reluctant to look into the Blood of Eden series - I'm a little jaded by vampires now, lol. But I've heard great things, so I ended up getting the first book when I saw it at the second hand book store. I definitely need to read it soon.

      It's a shame to hear that The Geography of You and Me wasn't that great - it had such a cute premise. I guess we shall see. Thanks for stopping by! =)

  3. Great post, Brittany!
    Yay, Jim Butcher!!! The Dresden Files is one of my favorite series. Don't forget his other series called the Codex Alera. :)
    The Scorpio Races and The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater are great and I really hope you like them!
    I've got The Iron King on my shelf, but I've been putting off reading it - I'll have to get to it soon.
    Sarah J. Maas is also on my list - I can't wait to read the sequels to Throne of Glass. I hope the series gets better for you!

    1. I need to read more Jim Butcher! I've been dying to crack open Grave Mercy, but school and work is getting in the way. And how could I forget a series based of Pokémon. ;)

      You should definitely read The Iron King soon. Meghan's a little irritating at first, but she grows throughout the story. I hope you like it as much as I did!

  4. Great list !
    I want to read more books by Morgan Matson and Jennifer E. Smith too. They're such great ya contemporary writers ! :)

    1. I've been on a steady diet of YA contemporary, so it was definitely nice reading fresh, new voices in the genre! I can't wait to read more. =)

  5. Markus Zasak didn't make it to my list but definitely should have. I've been wanting to read his other books for so long! I also need to reread The Book Thief, since I had to read it for school years ago and I'm pretty sure I skipped parts.

    I'm in the same place with Maggie Stiefvater as well - I loved the Shiver series but haven't read anything else, although I'm dying to!

  6. I'd love to reread The Book Thief, but it's sooo long and newer, unread books are consuming my time right now. :/ I hope you find the time soon, though!

    I know, right? I really love Maggie's writing, so poetic, so I'm definitely looking forward to reading more from her.

  7. Blood Of Eden series is so awesome (well I was actually disappointed with the third book but the first two-LOOOOOOOVE).
    Throne Of Glass series seriously gets so much better in the second book! And the novellas are great! And the third book (that I'm currently reading) is lovely as well.
    Also The Book Thief: hearts hearts hearts,tears,TEARS. That is all.

    1. I definitely need to read more of the Throne of Glass series, as well as start on the Blood of Eden, since so many people praise it. So many book! Lol.

      And, yes, so many tears with The Book Thief, but so many hearts, too. <333