Top Ten Popular Authors Whose Work I’ve Never Read

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is the Top Ten Popular Authors Whose Work I’ve Never Read.

As you might have noticed, because I felt that this week’s original Top Ten Tuesday prompt (“Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read”) was quite close to another I answered not too long ago (“Top Ten Books You Might Be Surprised To Learn I Haven’t Read”) I decided to take today’s post in a slightly different direction. Instead, rather than focus on specific books I haven’t yet read, I decided to focus instead on beloved authors whose entire body of work I’m unfamiliar with. While there are certain authors on this list whose work I have neither the interest nor the inclination to ever familiarize myself with – I’m looking at you, John Green – most are merely examples of a regrettable lapse in my reading history that I plan to one day correct. Read on and behold my secret shame.

As always, these choices are listed in no particular order.





















Now it’s your turn! Is there one popular author whose work you’ve never read? If you could convince me to read the work of any one author on today’s list, which would it be? Let me know in the comments – I would love to hear from you!

16 responses to “Top Ten Popular Authors Whose Work I’ve Never Read”

  1. Ami A V says:

    Please please read I’ll Give You The Sun. It’s beautiful and I am 98% sure you will love it and still think about it long after you’ve read. It’s really everything as far as story and setting and characters and…everything. 🙂

  2. Anna and the French Kiss and My Life Next Door is pretty great! I really like the romance in it. I have read The Fault in Our Stars and it was an okay read for me, though I have no interest reading Green’s other books.

    Great list!
    Tiffany @ The Bookish Thought recently posted…Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never ReadMy Profile

  3. I really like how you’ve set your list out this week!

    I’ve only read a few of these – I enjoyed The Fault in Our Stars but I have no desire to pick up any of John Green’s other work, I really enjoyed If I Stay, and I ended up DNFing Throne of Glass – but most of the books on your list I haven’t read at all. I would quite like to read Finnikan of the Rock; I’ve heard some great things about it. 🙂
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  4. You should definitely read the Throne of Glass series. The first book is good, but once you get into the sequels it becomes amazing, and is my favourite series of all time. I’d also highly recommend Melina Marchetta–I genuinely think that her books are pretty much the best that YA has to offer.

    Great list!
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  5. Emma says:

    Hiya Jen I’m a new follower so hiya! 🙂

    The only books I’ve read from your list are the John Green one’s and Throne of Glass (which I love) haha, I want to read I’ll Give You The Sun and a Gayle Forman book.

    I’m not so interested in the Anna and the French Kiss books!

    Here’s my TTT if you would like to check it out 🙂 Have a great day! 🙂
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  6. Jen! Please read Throne of Glass! Oh and Sarah Dessen! I’m one of the few who actually didn’t really enjoy Anna and the French Kiss, I ended up giving it three stars. I just couldn’t understand what all the hype was about o.O. Although they didn’t make it onto my list, I really need to read Jandy Nelson’s books!

    My TTT

  7. Kristin says:

    You have so many wonderful things to potentially read if you’re interested!!!!!
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  8. Alexa S. says:

    I think you should definitely read Throne of Glass. Not that I’m biased or anything 😉 I also really recommend Melina Marchetta, Gayle Forman, Stephanie Perkins, Sarah Dessen & Emery Lord! They’re all amazing authors.
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  9. The only book on your list that I read was The Fault in Our Stars by John Green!
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  10. Emmah says:

    I haven’t read Jandy’s or Emery’s, but I REALLY want to!!

    Also, I’ve tried to read multiple John Green books, but they were just so FLAT and POMPOUS. I absolutely hated what I read.

  11. Lola says:

    Some of these I definitely agree with…Green, Dessen, Forman. My heart broke that you wont be reading Ockler! She’s one of my all time favorite authors!!!
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  12. John Green I read. But most of these authors you listed, I want to read a book or two from, especially Nelson and Maas. Fantastic set, Jen!
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  13. Frasier says:

    Oh. Oh brother. We have so much to discuss. Including those I have not read myself. But also those I will start lovingly harassing you to read.
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  14. Andi says:

    This list hurts my heart Jen. It hurts my heart. I have read something by every author on this list and 7 out of the 10 are my absolute favorite authors. (And look I’m not even yelling at you about Anna and the French Kiss).
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  15. I’m actually surprised at some of the authors on here you’ve not read. I get it, somehow we all manage to miss getting caught in the stampede of hype for some books and authors, I know I have, but some of these are such classic authors in my mind. If I were to pick just one author for you to try out I’d be stumped, but I’d probably have to say Sarah Dessen because she is such a YA classic.

    I can say I have managed to never read any Marlena Marchetta or Huntley Fitzpatrick, though. I will remedy this eventually, but there are so many other books I need to read!
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  16. Meaghan says:

    Melina Marchetta. Melina Marchetta. Melina Marchetta.

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