Top Ten Authors I’ve (Sadly) Only Read One Book From…And Want to Read More From!

Posted September 15, 2014 by Cristina (Girl in the Pages) in Top Ten Tuesday, Weekly Features/Memes / 19 Comments

Top Ten Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic was “Top Ten Authors You’ve Only Read One Book From, But Want To Read More From.” The list is in no particular order! I’ve also listed the next book I plan on reading from the author!

1) John Green- I’m waiting to be more impressed by one of his works after TFIOS.

Next Read: Paper Towns

2) Abigail Haas- Dangerous Girls gave me the biggest book hangover of 2014, and I’m excited for Haas’ work to astound (and slightly terrify) me again!

Next Read: Dangerous Boys

3) Rosamund Hodge- Cruel Beauty was phenomenal and I think she has a lot to offer in the genre of fairy-tale retellings!

Next Read: Gilded Ashes (novella)

4) Bethany Griffin- She knows how to do Steampunk brilliantly, which I think is an unexplored area in YA!

Next Read: Dance of the Red Death

5) Sherman Alexie- I read Ten Little Indians in a multicultural literature class and I think he has a really interesting narrative voice and treads a fine line between humor and tragedy, often being able to creatively portray both simultaneously.

Next Read: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

6) Jeffrey Eugenides- Middlesex was utterly captivating, and the cultural and generational back stories tied in so intricately with primary story of gender questioning and identification. He’s one of the best adult fiction writers I’ve come across.

Next Read: The Virgin Suicides

7) Jennifer Donnelly- Her historical fiction/paranormal hybrid novel Revolution blew me away (and she also writes a great stand alone novel, which seems to be rare these days).

Next Read: Deep Blue

8) Christopher Moore- His humor is laugh-out-loud worthy and he takes the overdone historical and paranormal tropes and parodies them fantastically. He’s a favorite of my boyfriend and I love his quirky book covers.

Next Read: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal

9) Sarah Ockler- I was a bit underwhelmed with #scandal but I’ve seen so much love for her previous works by other bloggers that I really want to give her writing a second chance.

Next Read: Twenty Boy Summer

10) F. Scott Fitzgerald: Because I feel like I should experience his writing outside of Gatsby.

Next Read: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Which authors were on your list this week? Let me know/link back to your TTT post in the comments!

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19 responses to “Top Ten Authors I’ve (Sadly) Only Read One Book From…And Want to Read More From!

  1. Great list today! I recommend Twenty Boy Summer for Sarah Ockler. I was quite underwhelmed by #scandal too. I highly recommend Dangerous Boys. I really love Abigail Haas’ writing!

  2. Love this list, especially because you’ve included Sherman Alexie! I think I’ve loved every single word of his that I’ve ever read. Absolutely True Diary is really wonderful, and a fast read. I also recommend The Lone Ranger And Tonto Fistfight In Heaven, which is a really good collection of short stories.

    I want to read more Jeffrey Eugenides too, but I’ve only ever read The Virgin Suicides. It has such a unique narrative and really memorable characters. The atmosphere is beautiful and sad and hazy all at once. But I have no idea what to expect with his other books. Now I know to read Middlesex next!

    • I’ve actually heard great things about The Lone Ranger and Tonto, thanks for reminding me to add it to my TBR! I’ve heard amazing things about The Virgin Suicides and was SO impressed by Middlesex, I couldn’t put it down after having it recommended to me back in high school by a literature teacher for more advanced reading. That and the Handmaid’s tale really impacted my high school reading experience!

  3. Great list! Sarah Ockler made my list, I’ve read Bittersweet and I really enjoyed it. I’ve heard some negative things about #scandal though so I’m not sure I want to read that one next… As for John Green, he almost made my list and then I read Looking for Alaska (I’ve also read TFiOS) so he didn’t qualify anymore!

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