Top Ten Tuesday : Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want To

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:

Authors I Haven’t Read (yet), But Want To

Blake Crouch – just about every blogger I know and respect loves this author. I have at least one of his books on kindle already, maybe two:

James S A Corey – I’ve been wanting to read the Expanse series for ages and keep promising myself I will do so – soon. I think this now goes up to Book 9 and is still receiving much love so a series with great strength.

Simone St James.  I bought The Sun Down Motel after seeing a few glowing reviews and I can’t wait to get to it.

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Kimi Cunningham Grant – These Silent Woods is a book I’ve had my eye on for some time. It’s on my wishlist and I will be picking up a copy soon.  It sounds so good.

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Genevieve Gornichec – particularly The Witch’s Heart.  Another book that’s firmly on my wishlist.  I love books about Norse mythology so this is right up my alley.

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Dan Stout – The Carter Archives by this author look awesome.  Again, they’re on my wishlist, I’m waiting to see if they become available in electronic format.  These look so good.

Connie Willis – I have to say that I’ve been wanting to read Doomsday forever – I mean, seriously – what is wrong with me.  Just read the book already woman. Gah.  Plus a couple of other great looking books.

Stuart Turton.  I have a copy of the Devil and the Dark Water – because, The Devil – and – The Dark Water.

G.S. Denning – the author of the Warlock Holmes series which I love the sound of. Plus I love Sherlock Holmes and tend to enjoy books that spin alternative tales.

Josiah Bancroft for his Books of Babel which by all accounts are fantastic.

All good things to those that wait!

This week over at the Broke and Bookish the topic for Top Ten Tuesday discussion is:

‘ Top Ten Books/authors I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read

I tend to read primarily SFF with a little history/alternative history/thriller thrown in for good measure.  For this week’s topic I’ve mixed the books up with authors as well.  So basically books in this genre that I haven’t read mixed up with authors that I also feel like I should have read but haven’t (yet):

Authors:

  1. China Mieville – I can’t believe I haven’t read his work.  I do own a copy of The City and the City so think I’ll have to add that to one of my challenges!  Unless somebody wants to recommend another by this author??
  2. Iain Banks – I also own Consider Phlebas and in fact have it as part of my classics challenge so I will definitely be reading at some point!
  3. Chuck Palahniuk – another author on my classics list – Fight Club
  4. Mervyn Peake – I actually got the Gormenghast trilogy from the library but didn’t have time to read it and somebody else had it booked out – it does look rather epic1!
  5. Robert Jordan – should I feel ashamed – I just literally wouldn’t know where to start!!

Books

  1. The Dark Towers by Stephen King – I’ve read plenty of his novels but not this series which seems very remiss.  It’s such a huge undertaking though!
  2. The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie – and I so want to read these!!
  3. The Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett – we’re talking about 40 odd books here – that’s like half a year’s reading almost!! Somebody chuck me a bone and tell me which one to start with – I don’t think they have to be read in order?  And, I have read the Tiffany Aching series already.
  4. Garden of the Moon – by Steven Erikson, although I’ve just bought a copy of this so intend to start soon!
  5. American Gods by Neil Gaiman – I actually LOVE Neil Gaiman and I’ve had this book forever!  So what’s stopping me?  I almost feel scared to start this one!