TOP TEN AUTHORS I'VE ONLY READ ONE BOOK FROM BUT NEED TO READ MORE
Guys, this list kind of horrified me. It wasn't until I started writing it down that I realized I've only read one book from these incredible authors! I mean, some of them I have up in my favourites! I need to remedy this ASAP, because I am missing out on some hella amazing books. Here they are, in no particular order:
10. Nova Ren Suma
I KNOW. WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME? I read 17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma last year and was obsessed with it. I hosted 17 & Gone Week, I did an awesome authors post on Nova, but I still haven't read Imaginary Girls! I think a part of me knows how great it's going to be and wants to wait in happy anticipation but with The Walls Around Us coming out early next year, I'm pumping Imaginary Girls up on my TBR ASAP.
9. Morgan Matson
Despite my best intentions to have a Morgan Matson Marathon this summer, I only managed to read Amy & Roger's Epic Detour. I reeeeeally enjoyed it, and I've only heard good things about both her other novels. My problem? Her books are what I deem "summer books" (books about love and sun and friends and summer adventures). I can't read summer books in the fall or winter because I can't bear to look up from the book and remember it's cold/snowing out. So, I'll be saving these lovelies until the spring, when they can remind me of all the beauty summer with bring!
8. Abigail Haas
Have you guys read Dangerous Girls? Cause, if not, you need to get yourself that book ASAP. It will blow your mind! I was shell-shocked reading that book and it put Abigail Haas on my must-read-alllll-the-books list. I have a copy of Dangerous Boys on my shelf and I keep eyeing it whenever I walk by. I will be reading that one VERY soon.
7. Victoria Schwab
AGAIN, I KNOW. I can't believe I've only read The Archived by Victoria Schwab. I follow her on Twitter religiously (if you don't follow her GET ON THAT. She has such poignant and inspiring tweets. Also hilarious ones) and I looooved The Archived. I just haven't gotten to reading her other books yet, much to my shame. I have The Unbound and Vicious on my self though, so, hopefully I'll be picking those up soon.
6. Marie Lu
Despite wanting to read Legend since before it came out, I only picked it up a could months ago for book club. I could see right away why it was such a hit, and found myself craving more as soon as I was done. Now that Prodigy and Champion are out in paperback, I'll be finishing up this series in the next coming months. (Or weeks...or days...I don't know how long I can resist for!)
5. John Steinbeck
My classics reading has been sorely lacking over the years. I read a lot of Shakespeare, and I have a couple of my favourite classic books. But, when I read The Grapes of Wrath last semester for American Lit, I knew I had found a classic author to get obsessed about. The writing was stunning, the plot gutting, and I basically just want to run out and buy all the Steinbeck novels now.
4. Toni Morrison
Another author I read for American Lit and, despite some SERIOUS misgivings at the start, ended up loving. I'm definitely getting myself updated on Toni Morrison's backlist.
3. Mindee Arnett
As I said in my review, Avalon was just so dang great. Mindee Arnett crafted an awesome adventure, and I cannot wait for Polaris to come out. But! Mindee has another series, The Nightmare Affair, that I've been looking at since it's release. I need to get me some more Mindee Arnett books!
2. Sarah Rees Brennan
This. One. Boggled. Me. Probably because I took out The Demon's Lexicon from the library TWICE when it first came out (five years ago, y'all) but never got around to reading it. I finally bought myself a copy and STILL DIDN'T READ IT. Then, I got a copy of Unspoken and took a year to read that one! I am kicking myself for waiting that long because I absolutely fell in love with it. I own the whole series now, so I'm going to be having a Sarah Rees Brennan marathon very soon. Because, heck, she's a great writer! (Also Irish which makes me heart her even more).
1. Rainbow Rowell
Yeeeeah. This one is pretty shocking too. I've only read Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell! I bawled my eyes out reading it (in a good way!) and spent a lot of time hugging it after reading. Despite that, I still haven't picked any of her other books. ONE OF THESE DAYS, READERS. ONE OF THESE DAYS.
What authors do you need to read more from?
- Ciara (Lost at Midnight)