Top Ten Tuesday, a concept started by The Broke and the Bookish, is a themed post that connects bloggers to bloggers, bloggers to readers, and readers to readers. Every Tuesday has a special topic, and this Tuesday is Top Ten Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From but NEED to Read More.
I feel like this is just going to turn into “top ten authors whose books I own but haven’t read more of” or “top ten authors who are one-hit wonders and where’s that next book gosh darn it.” Once I find an author I adore I tend to follow them to the ends of the earth.
Charles Finch — His semi-autobiographical novel The Last Enchantments was apparently vastly different from his usual style in his mystery series. Considering his series is set in Victorian Oxford, I’m surprised I’m not already drooling over them. Gotta step up and read them!
Erin Morgenstern — One of those “one-hit wonders” I mentioned, because why isn’t there another book by her? Seriously, Night Circus is still one of my top favorite life-changing books of all time. All. Time.
David Nicholls — Another top favorite life-changing book of all time, One Day, was by this man and yet I haven’t read anything else. Does he have anything else? I know another book is coming out (Us, October 2014) and I’m planning on reading it.
Victoria Schwab — I’ve only read The Archived, such a brilliantly slow-building book. I own The Unbound (signed, too!), and I’ve read fantastic reviews of her adult SFF books. Basically, I need to hop to it.
Maggie Stiefvater — Once again, I’ve only read Raven Boys, and I’m genuinely curious to see how this series pans out. The quasi-King Arthur plot feels so mythical, and I enjoy that.
Natalie Standiford — She writes for many age levels, but I’m mostly curious about future YA titles. Her Boy on the Bridge book was so simple, yet it brought such strong memories of my time in Russia that I really want to see what else she’s write (or even if they were along that vein! I really enjoy Russian themes).
Rachel Hartman — Because Seraphina holy WOW! If she writes like this all the time, I’ll follow her books to the ends of the earth. Love her style, her voice, her plotting and construction. It’s brilliant. She’s brilliant.
Elizabeth LaBan — MOAR BOOKS PLZ! Her writing style and plotting and storytelling was so wonderful in The Tragedy Paper.
Ruta Sepetys — Simply because I own Out of the Easy and haven’t read it yet. I’m curious to see if I’d like it as much as Between Shades of Gray!
Jessica Brockmole — Because, hello, Scotland and epistolary writing style and war romance. Come on. I need more books from her! She’s excellent! Go read Letters from Skye if you haven’t already!
Which authors made it to your list? Do we have any overlaps?
10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: One Book, One Author, and Needing to Read More”
No overlaps with my list, but I also have read only one book by Dvid Nicholls. In my case it is ‘Us” which I thought was wonderful. I have a copy of One Day waiting in the vast piles. I’m also with you on Rachel Harmann, Serafina was a treat and it’s been too long a wait for book two.
I think Book 2 comes out spring of next year! So close 🙂
Definitely Seraphina. I hope the second book comes out soon!
My head. You’re in it.
I’ve had Finch on my TBR for years, Erin Morgenstern LOVE, David Nicholls YES, Rachel Hartman I had the exact same reason on my TTT, Ruta Sepetys I devoured Shades of Gray and LOVED it / while I also loved Out of the Easy, it wasn’t the emotional powerhouse that Shades of Gray was, Jessica Brockmole YES.
Just all of the yes. What a great list, Laura!
(Also, as a side note, I just saw that you were currently reading Code Name Verity. OH. MY. GOD. You must email me when stuff starts coming together!)
Well, I WAS reading Code Name Verity, and then Dragonfly in Amber arrived at my store in MM, so I started reading that. I’m only three pages into CNV, but it will be read SOON! Of course I’ll email you 🙂 Why wouldn’t I? Haha.
Code Name Verity absolutely wrecked me. Here’s my review, if you’re looking for yet another reason to read that absolutely amazing book.
I read ‘The Last Enchantments’ as well, but it kind of turned me off to Finch. I think it’s because the book was semi-autobiographical in nature. I didn’t like the main character and knowing he was based on the author, I felt like I couldn’t like the author.
I’m also a big fan of ‘The Night Circus.’ What an amazing book.
‘Out of the Easy’ is on my TBR. I hope I can get to it because so many people have said it’s amazing!
Completely understand where you’re coming from. I read Last Enchantments at a time in my life where I understood his character 100%. That book consumed me. I’m not sure if I want to read it again because I’m scared the high it gave me when I first read it will be turned off, but I still stand by it for what it meant at the time.
Night Circus is DIVINE.
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