Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is: Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read

This was kind of hard to come up with, mostly because I make things more difficult for myself? But anyway, here we are! I linked the graphics to the authors’ Goodreads pages in case you want to check them out! (Also, these are in no particular order!)

This is shameful, tbh. I have had Dry for literal months and have not read it which… no. I need to read it ASAP, there is no excuse. Also, I have read half of The Dark Side of Nowhere with Lena, we just have stalled briefly so that is definitely cheating ha. I obviously own all of these.

Yes, I absolutely cheat in this post and put books that don’t exist yet. You can’t stop me, it’s my blog. But someone should straight up force me to read In the Shadow of Blackbirds ASAP.

I have had Hiro Loves Kite for almost a full month and have not read it yet. What is my malfunction!? I have straight up never rated one of her books less than 5 stars so… I clearly need to get on it!

The good news: I own all of these! The bad news: time

I mostly wanted to A) make someone insist that I read the Chaos Walking novellas, and B) look at the pretty cover of The Crane Wife. Will I ever actually read it? Who could say. But also, I love Patrick Ness so the answer is probably.

Again, we won’t talk about how one of the books doesn’t release until 2019, because technically, I could read it right this very second. But I try to keep my ridiculousness to a minimum (and also, because I would never remember what I read by the time I was supposed to review it).

I also want the third Fire & Flood book to be on this list but Scholastic refuses to listen to my pleas for it. Once again, I’ll plead. I need to know, okay Scholastic? Pretty please?

Okay look, there were several authors I’d only read one series from but… Melinda’s covers are the prettiest and also I want to read the other two books really badly, so here we are.

Am I really going to read Rooms? Probably not, okay? But I own it so you never know! Also has anyone read Ringer? Do I need to read it?

I had a gift card, so I bought Neverwakeso hopefully I will be able to cross that off the list ASAP!

Have you read these authors? Do you have any favorites of theirs? Are any of these books ones that I must read like, this second? Let’s chat!

Posted September 25, 2018 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Top Ten Tuesday / 36 Comments


36 responses to “Authors I Forgot To Read

  1. Despite the so-so (nowadays) thoughts on Delirium, I did pick up a copy of that one several years ago. Someday, I’d like to think I may still give it a chance, although I did read part of “Before I Fall,” and for now, it’s a DNF, so maybe Lauren’s books just aren’t my kind of reads.

    Happy Top Ten Tuesday!!

  2. I had no idea Shusterman had written so many books at this point? And that cover of The Uninvited is pretty awesome- I like the misty woodsy thing. Paula Stokes- I was a little underwhelmed with Vicarious, but that might just be me.

    Mindy McGinnis… I might have to. I remember when Not A Drop was everywhere! And ooh me!! I’ve read Ringer. Not as good as Replica, I thought, but it finishes the story so… yeah read it!

  3. Love Lauren Oliver and will read Broken Things when it comes out but skipping Ringer. I didn’t love the first book there. I just read my first Paula Stokes book thus great and loved it. I own a few more so I need to get to those at some point. But yeah time!

  4. I didn’t realize Paula Stokes had so many books out. I have Floored on my wishlist and hope my library gets a copy of it. I also want to read Broken Things. I read Rooms several years back and really enjoyed it. Loving your setup!

  5. I love your graphics! I hate making graphics so much that I’m always impressed when you make posts like this. I need to read more books by Neal Shusterman, Patrick Ness, and Mindy McGinnis, too. I love the books I’ve read by them so far.

  6. I really need to read more Neal Shusterman, as I’ve only read Scythe so far, but I loved it, so I need to read the sequel and then check out the rest of his books. I’ve only read one book by Patrick Ness too and I want to check out more by him. I own Rooms too, but I haven’t read it – maybe? I do really want to read Broken Things. That will probably be my first book by Oliver. And I’ve wanted to read Cat Winters for years and just…haven’t? But my book club book for November is In the Shadow of Blackbirds so yay!

    -Lauren

  7. I haven’t read Ness’s new whale in space book yet, but I’ve read all his other works, including the Chaos Walking stories, which are GREAT, so YES you should read them. Shusterman is on my list too, because while I’ve read Everlost, Scythe & Thunderhead, every single piece of Unwind, Challenger Deep, and Antsy Does Time, there are plenty more where that came from. I just started reading McGinnis last year and plowed through four in a row, so I’m excited she has more. And our Paula Stokes lists are pretty much opposites–I’ve read two of your unreads but only one of your reads. The other authors I’m either not familiar with or not as big of a fan of.

    I really like that you shared what you’ve read of theirs already.

  8. I think I have three unread Stokes books too, but I read Lainey. I hope to remedy that situation soon. I DNFed Rooms. It was sort of depressing, and I was not in the right headspace. I might pick it up again, but I have read all Oliver’s YA books. I started the Sin Eater’s series, and I really liked it, but I have bad follow through. I got Nora and Kettle and hope to read it soon, so I can discover the greatness of Nicolle.

  9. I am TERRIBLE at reading all of my fave authors’ books. TERRIBLE. Anyway, I liked Rooms!! It is perfect for this time of year!! And I need to catch up on Mindy McGinnis books. I kind of backed off after THIS DARKNESS MINE, but NOT A DROP TO DRINK sounds really good from everything I hear– and no one pukes in anyone’s mouth in it (I hope).

  10. Ohh I love how you set this up!! Your graphics are always awesome. 😀 And I really liked the Chaos Walking books, I read them all this year, but the novellas are kind of pointless lmao. Especially Snowscape? It’s about Lee and he annoyed me so much in the original books so my whole opinion was just ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ But they’re like free on Amazon, I believe, so would only take like 10 minutes to read both!

    I REALLY NEED TO READ NORA AND KETTLE. I’VE OWNED IT FOR LIKE 3 YEARS OOPS.

    And I only read Odd & True this year and it was so good! I’d love to read some more Cat Winters books!

  11. What I’ve learned from this Top 10 is that I’m woefully ignorant of the books authors have written. i usually recognize about 2. I’ve also come to the conclusion that unless you start from the beginning when an author publishes their debut, it’s super hard to read all their works.

    Also, I will totally join you in your attempts to get that third Fire & Flood book published. I’m still waiting. And I can’t wait to read Floored. I’m really hoping my library gets it in, but I probably will cave and buy it soon. I haven’t read anything by Melinda Salisbury actually, but I love Sara Barnard so I need Floored in my life.

  12. I’m ashamed to say, I’ve never actually read anything by Neal Shusterman or Patrick Ness, and I know a lot of people rave about how good their books are! I have a copy of Scythe by Neal Shusterman though, so hopefully I’ll get to that very soon! 🙂

  13. Three of these authors I have read and enjoyed before–Amy Plum, Patrick Ness and Cat Winters, and I definitely want to read more of their work someday. Very much so, in fact! I haven’t read the other authors you mention, but several are on my must read list. Someday . . .

  14. OMG DRY! YESSSSSS. It’s finally out, too, and I’m so excited to get my hands on it. 😀 I feel a little silly admitting it, but I still haven’t read any Patrick Ness, even though so many people have told me I should. xD I keep intending to get to it, and then I forget. Because I’m easily distracted. I haven’t heard of most of these authors, but the books look great! I hope you enjoy them when you get around to them. 🙂

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