Top Ten Tuesday: Popular Authors I've Never Read

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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1. Gayle Foreman - I seriously missed the boat on this one. If I Stay? Yeah, I never quite got around to that one. Yikes.

2. Veronica Rossi - I've never tried the Under the Never Sky series...though I've lusted after those covers time and again.

3. John Grisham - I never have, and I probably never will, try one of his mysteries. It's not that I don't read adult's that his don't interest me. 

4. Tamora Pierce - I've seen her amazing titles. I really have. Yet, for some reason, she never really makes it onto my radar. 

5. J.D. Salinger - I failed in this respect. I've never read Catcher in the Rye. For some reason, I just couldn't bring myself to do it.

6. Nalini Singh - Despite the fact that some of my favourite bloggers love her books, I've failed. I'm sorry, Jenny.

7. Rachel Vincent - I've been tempted by her Soul Screamers series quite a few times now. And yet, for some reason, I just haven't picked up her books.

8. Scott Westerfeld - More than once, I've meant to pick up the Uglies series, which is on my shelf. Have I? Nope. I fail.

9. Ransom Riggs - I love creepy books, so someone needs to tell me why I haven't read Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children?

10. Jennifer E. Smith - Now, I can honestly say that this is changing. The Geography of You and Me is coming up on my review queue. 


  1. I haven't read any of those authors either but the only one out of this list that made mine is Veronica Rossi. If I could of gone on, John Grisham and Tamora Pierce would be on my list too!
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  2. I've only read John Grisham, but that was quite a while ago. I really like his work, but it tends to get pushed to the back of my list/pile when deciding what to read. I don't know why, but I should really read his again soon. Great list!

    Tina @ Pages of Comfort
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  3. I'm reading the Geography of You and Me. It's good but I think The Statistical Probability is her best book. You must read If I Stay. You'd love it.

  4. I haven't read If I Stay duology myself and I only read Gayle Forman for the first time last summer and I loved it. I've read both of Jennifer E. Smith's books and I own an ARC of The Geography of You and Me. They're fun, light contemporaries.

    I enjoy John Grisham mysteries though it's been years since I read any.

    I've also failed to pick up Uglies series. I hope to change that this year. Same with Veronica Rossi.

    Here's to hoping we pick up at least one author from our lists to read soon.

  5. Tamera Pierce...another author I haven't read (and completely forgot about)! I wasn't in to fantasy when I was growing up, but now that I like it I need to go back and read her!

    Veronica Rossi is SUCH a great storyteller! I'd recommend those, for sure!

    Jennifer @ A Librarian's Library--My TTT!

  6. I read a lot of Grisham when little, I was weird when I was 12

  7. Veronica Rossi made my list too! I keep debating about starting her books. Plus I just added two authors I was debating about have some of their books already added to my TBR pile. So I hesitate now to add yet another. Maybe once I knock a few TBR books out!

    I like Nalini's Guild Hunter series but don't really read her other one. And OMG Rachel is a fave author of mine! Hope you decide to try her one day! Her Shifters series rocked! And I loved her Soul Screamers series too!

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  8. See, and so many of those you would LOVE! Tamora Pierce writes fabulous fantasy; loved Westerfeld's Uglies series; and woo-hoo for Nalini Singh! Those are the top three you need to pick up NOW (and not necessarily in that order). :)

  9. Forman is a must-read for me. While I've enjoyed the works of many other authors on your list, her books are just incredible. I have yet to read Grisham and Ransom Riggs myself, but I plan on picking them both up sometime during my life for sure. Wonderful list, Melissa - I hope you get to these ten soon! :)

  10. We share a lot of the same authors- I have never read Riggs, Smith, Vincent or Pierce. I really should make time for Tamora Pierce though. I LOVED If I Stay by Foreman. I hope you find time to read that one…so good! Great list, Melissa!

  11. I love Gayle Forman! Considering how much you like gritty, contemporary YA, I would be shocked to find out if you didn't like If I Stay. Catcher in the Rye is my favorite book from high school. I've read it several times since then but I like it with an adult's lens too. I finally read Pierce a couple of years ago and her Alanna series is terrific if you like fantasy with a strong heroine. I hope you do pickup one these books, Melissa!

  12. Great list! The only one I've read on your list is Jennifer E Smith, I adore her books! Gayle Forman and Veronica Rossi featured on my list as well, hopefully I'll get there one day :)

  13. IF I STAY is great (but I loved JUST ONE DAY more)! I'm with you on J.D. Salinger (I always get such weird looks from my fellow English majors when they find out I haven't read CitR) and Tamora Pierce.

    Great top ten :)


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