Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Top Ten Popular Authors I've Never Read
Happy Tuesday! I'm linking up today for Top Ten Tuesday over at The Broke and the Bookish. I am really enjoying this link up already, so I know that it is something that I am going to try to keep up with as time progresses. This weeks prompt is the Top Ten Popular Authors I've Never Read...some of these might be a bit sad and shocking, so please do not judge me too harshly!
1. John Green - This one is kind of cheating, because I recently read ONE of his books. However, this one book was amazing, therefore I am sure that all of his are. Due to this, I do not feel like I can fairly claim that I have read his work until I have read ALL of his books. Maybe that sounds a bit silly, but it's how I feel!
2. Veronica Rossi - How have I not read Under the Never Sky? Once I found it on Goodreads, and then saw it all over the place online, I realized that I must have missed the memo on needing to read this series. I intend on fixing this in the future as I have heard wonderful things about Rossi and her work.
3. Ann Brashares - I have seen the movies for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, but I have yet to read any of the books in the series. My middle school girls cannot believe me when I say that I have not read the books, so I guess I need to fix that!
4. Meg Cabot - I'm a bit shocked by this one myself since I always see Cabot's books all over the school library and bookstores when I'm there. I am not sure why I never picked them up because I am sure that I would like some of them very much. Now I am into Dystopian books and series so much that I have not really looked into her contemporaries lately.
5. Deb Caletti - The sad thing is, I own at least three of Caletti's books. This was in the phase when I would read the back of a paperback, decide it sounded wonderful, spend money on books (since that was all I would buy at the time), and then go home and place it on the bookshelf where it was most likely forgotten. Now that I have gotten through that phase, I intend to finally pick up these books and read them.
6. Cassandra Clare - I know that this one is probably pretty shocking since Clare has a couple of very popular series out there. I am pretty surprised myself, actually. I do plan to eventually read The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices series. I have heard great things about both of them.
7. Susane Colasanti - I believe that I have a couple of Colasanti's books on my bookshelf as well (they would have been bought during the same time as the purchases of Caletti's books). I used to be REALLY into contemporary books, so I would buy tons of them. I suppose I have gotten away from that a bit, but I would still like to read some of Colasanti's books.
8. Ellen Hopkins - I know that Hopkins has written a lot of great, controversial books (at least that is what I have been told, as I have not read any of her books myself, yet). I have read the synopsis for several of her books though, and they do sound incredibly interesting. I am sure that I will eventually pick one up and give it a read.
9. James Patterson - I feel like most people have read at least ONE book by James Patterson, but I have yet to. It used to be because he seemed to write only adult books in the past, and that was not my thing (especially since I was not actually an adult). I know he writes for younger audiences now, but I still have not read any of his work.
10. Neal Shusterman - While I have not read any of his work yet, the Unwind series is on my list to read very, very soon. I didn't realize that he had written a lot of other, very popular books, that I have heard other teachers and librarians talk about before.
Some of these are pretty embarrassing, huh? Hopefully I'm not the only one who has not read some of these authors!