04 March 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #5

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and is a chance for everyone to get to know fellow bloggers and share lists. I love lists. Every week is a different list.

This week is Top Ten Popular Authors I've Never Read.


There are a lot of popular authors I've never read... Short and to the point. And I'm sure we have a few in common! I also added one I've avoided and one I've tried (so many times!) but just can't. Maybe that's because I've only tried her YA offerings?

Authors I Haven't Read


These are the authors I just haven't read yet. Although I now have a few books on my TBR - I even actually bought a few! And I got Vampire Academy out of the library.
Jodi Picoult
Ally Carter
Veronica Rossi
Sarah Dessen
Meg Cabot
Richelle Mead
Sylvia Day
Anne Rice


Author I've Avoided

Just... I'm not the hugest fan of horror but I know what I like within the genre. I like gritty, British horror, where it's subtle and builds slowly and has so much more to do with atmosphere.
Stephen King


Author I've Attempted

I tried Stormbringer and put it down after just the first page. Why? The first line. And that terrible start has put me off this author for ever. I think I'll stick to Elizabeth Chadwick when I need a historical fix.
Phillipa Gregory

24 comments:

  1. Great list, thank you for stopping by my TTT!

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  2. Awesome, I'm not alone in not having read Richelle Mead! I definitely recommend Meg Cabot, though, The Princess Diaries is a great, light series :)

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    1. I'm starting VA later this week, I got it out of the library to read.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Cora. :) I have only read Jodi Picoult, Meg Cabot and Richelle Mead from your great list.

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  4. I haven't read from most in your list except for Jodi Picoult and Meg Cabot. I love their writing! I really want to read Sarah Dessen.

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  5. Love, love, love Richelle Meads VA/ Bloodlines book. I hope you enjoy VA. I recently read one of Sylvia Days books. I hated it. I wish I could have her name on my list haha.
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT and following my blog :)

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  6. I had been putting off Rossi for awhile as well, but just read Under the Never Sky and freaking LOVED it. I ended up reading the first two books back to back. Definitely recommended. I also really enjoyed Vampire Academy - it's so much better than it's title suggests, to me. And the Heist Society books by Carter are just pure fun, quick reads.

    If that's the kind of horror you like, you might enjoy 11/23/63, which is King's time travel book focused around the time of the Kennedy assassination. I actually don't usually love horror, and I really enjoyed this one!

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  7. I've read books by a lot of the others on your list, but I will say this, you need need need to read anything by Jodi Picoult & Sarah Dessen. First time with them I would suggest maybe Nineteen Minutes or House Rules by Jodi and Along for the Ride or Lock and Key by Sarah, those two are some of the finest female authors and you will not regret picking up one of their books.

    also, I love Richelle Mead, Vampire Academy/Bloodlines is one of my favorite series and even though I know its not for everyone, you should give them a go, you might be surprised :)

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    1. Thanks for the recommendations :)

      I've added those to my TBR and will check them out soon - hopefully the library can get them in for me.

      Starting Vampire Academy this week, can't wait to get stuck in now!

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    2. you are very much welomce. They are two of my favrouites so I'm happy to recomend them to anyone, any book by them will do if you cant find those :).

      Ahh good look, cant wait to hear what you think of it. I personally didn't like the first one and wasn't sure I would finish the series, but then one day I was stuck for something to read and picked up the second. Well I finished the series in a week haha. So if you, like me, don't like the first one all that much believe me when I say it picks up a lot :)

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  8. I've also avoided Stephen King. I do aim to try one of his books very soon though.

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  9. I've only read Ally Carter, Meg Cabot and Richelle Mead on your list. If I were you, I would immediately pick up Vampire Academy, because it's one of the best series out there! Sarah Dessen is on my list as well, and Veronica Rossi almost made it. Happy reading! :)
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  10. Richelle Mead and Ally Carter are on my list. I would pick up a Sarah Dessen if you get a chance. I find her books really enjoyable.

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  11. The only author I have read on your list is Richelle Mead. I love her books now, VA only really clicked for me at book 3. I love the series now and adore Bloodlines #TeamAdrian <3

    I have been wanting to try Cabot and Rossi sometime, they just not high on my TBR list with so many other awesome series out there too.

    Thanks for stopping by my Top Ten Tuesday!

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

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  12. I loved Sarah Dessen when I was younger. Her book Just Listen was one of my favorites. I've avoided Stephen King as well. I can't watch scary movies without nightmares, I'm not going to try horror books. Please check out my TTT

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  13. You know, I picked up a Jodi Piccoult book once and never finished it, so I should probably give her another try. I've never read Phillipa Gregory either, but I have a sister who loves her. And I read exactly one Anne Rice novel and hated it. So...yeah. :D So many authors, so little time. *Sigh* Now following you via GFC and Bloglovin'.
    My TTT

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  14. Veronica Rossi I haven't read either. I LOVE Vamp Academy. Definitely one of my top series ever. I hope you love it as well!

    Thanks for stopping by earlier!

    Kristalyn @ The Sarcastic Palmtree
    My TTT

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  15. I've only read books by Richelle Mead and Philippa Gregory and I love them both. Richelle Mead is probably one of my favorite authors and her Vampire Academy series is amazing, I hope you like it too. And Philippa Gregory her adult books like the The Tudor Court series is actually a lot better than the one you have read.
    Thanks for stopping by earlier!

    El @ So Bookalicious

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  16. Gregory is on my list as well. I hope to get to one of her books this year.
    Definitely gotta check out VA soon. Such a fantastic series.
    And Dessen is one of my favourite authors. Hope you can check her out soon.
    Happy reading! :)

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  17. Meg Cabot used to be one of my favourite writers when I was younger. Her older Fantasy stuff (like the mediator) I used to devour and her contemporary is so good for getting out of reading slumps. I haven't read any of her newer stuff though so I definitely need to get back into her work. I hope you enjoy reading some of these authors and hopefully find new favourites

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  18. I really like Picoult's books! I haven't read the rest on your list either. Everyone is telling me to read Vampire Academy now though, haha. Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

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  19. You must, must, MUST read Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy/Bloodlines series! They are both amazing! Adrian is seriously my top book boyfriend! Thanks for stopping by my post!

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  20. Great list! I don't think I would ever read Jodi Picoult's novels. They are way to tear-jerking for me to handle.
    Also, I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. :)
    http://disappearintoreading.wordpress.com/2014/03/07/the-liebster-blog-award/

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  21. I must admit that I haven't read any books of the authors you mentioned above. I do have some copies by them, but I haven't gotten to the point of actually reading them. Maybe I will, sooner or later!

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