Top Ten Tuesday (65) – Top Ten Popular Authors I’ve Never Read

Posted March 4, 2014 by Lori in Books / 5 Comments Tags:


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted each week by The Broke and The Bookish and allows us to combine our love of books with our love of lists.

This week’s Top Ten Topic is: Top Ten Popular Authors I’ve Never Read. This was a weird list for me to make because I didn’t know where to start. Do I start with popular authors of all time? So many of their books don’t appeal to me so I don’t really care that I haven’t read them. Do I make a list with authors that anyone would recognize? Do I make a list full of YA authors because those are the authors I read the most and am most ashamed of not reading yet? There are so many authors out there that I haven’t gotten to and so many books that I still want to read that lists like this always make me feel like I’m not even making a dent in the books that are available to me. And in reality, I’m not. So I just wrote this list of authors that I feel like I should have read at least once but haven’t yet. Here they are:

The Shining (The Shining, #1) Crank (Crank, #1) Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) Ask the Passengers The Princess Diaries (The Princess Diaries, #1)
The Goose Girl (The Books of Bayern, #1) A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1) The Notebook (The Notebook, #1) Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross, #1) Pride and Prejudice

Stephen King
Ellen Hopkins
Maggie Stiefvater
A.S. King
Meg Cabot
Shannon Hale
Libba Bray
Nicholas Sparks
James Patterson
Jane Austen

So tell me, which author should I start with? Which should I be most ashamed for not having read yet? What is your favorite book from these authors?

5 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday (65) – Top Ten Popular Authors I’ve Never Read”

  1. From your list, I’ve only read Ellen Hopkin and I’ve only read one of her books which was Crank. Honestly it wasn’t even that memorable either :/ Shannon was one that almost made my list, she would of been #11 and James Patterson #12. I’m glad I’m not the only one who hasn’t read Jane Austen lol!!! It feel like I read her P&P book, the amount of times I’ve watched the movie!
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  2. Anna Moore

    Please go to your library, right now, and check out a copy of the Goose Girl. Shannon Hale’s books are amazing.

  3. Alyn Y

    Of those books you listed, I would say Shannon Hale’s book, Goose Girl, is my favorite. If you are going to start any of her books, that is the one I would recommend. A Great and Terrible Beauty was also a good read. I’d say it depends on your preference in books. I prefer Shannon Hale’s books because I am a big fan of fantasy books and that is what the majority of her books are. I do like Meg Cabot’s books too. The Princess Diaries was one of my favorite books back in the days. I continue to be a big fan of hers but her genre is different from Hale’s books. More contemporary, which I’ve kind of moved away from now that I am older.

    You should be ashamed for not reading anything by Stephen King. I’ll join you in the corner of shame too because I haven’t read any either. 🙂 I figure he is so popular and he’s been around longer than I have been alive, probably written and published more books than my age too. I see them all the time on display at the library and book store but I always walk right on by to my YA and Historical Romance sections.

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