Sometimes, reading a less popular book by a new-to-you author can be a great strategy, as you won’t be ruined by the “hype” that surrounds they’re most popular works. However, I’ve been burned by this strategy a few times, as it’s led me to be underwhelmed by an author who I’ve heard nothing but great things about. I still have faith in these authors though, and really want to try out their writing again, so I’ve done some research into what I should try next by them to be sure to have a better experience!
Full Disclosure: I’ve already read Just One Day by Gayle Forman and it has completely proved my theory that sometimes you start off on the wrong foot with an amazing author due to not grooving with a particular book. I always try to give authors at least a 2 book try before I completely write them off!
Have you ever read a book by a new-to-you-author that you didn’t click with, only to find another book by them that you loved? Can you attest to the “should have read” books on my list being better? Do you have other recommendations for those authors? Let me know in the comments!