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!