Top Ten Authors I Wish Would Write Another Book (including debut authors, authors who seem to have taken a vacation, or for those who read classics authors you wish would have written another book before they passed)
This will be my first Top Ten Tuesday post, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This weeks Top Ten really got me thinking… and now I REALLY want these authors to write more! (In no particular order)
1. Alice Borchardt
This unfortunately will never happen as Alice passed away in 2007. She was an amazing writer that I don’t believe was ever fully appreciated for her works as she ended up a bit overshadowed by her older sister Anne Rice.
2. Anne Rice
Speaking of Anne Rice… I miss her vampire novels, truly. She is one of my favorite authors and I was so upset when I heard that she was no longer writing in the same vein as she had been for so many years. I recently picked up her new book The Wolf Gift off Netgalley, which is about werewolves (which seems strangely reminiscent of her sisters writing…) but I’ll take what I can get, I suppose!
3. J.K. Rowling
I’ll bet this lady is going to end up on a lot of people’s Top Ten Tuesday posts because I know I can’t be the only one missing Harry Potter.
4. Arthur Golden
I absolutely adored Memoirs of a Geisha and I can’t believe that’s basically his only published novel. I’d love to read more from him, definitely.
5. Dan Brown
I’m a huge fan of his Robert Langdon (Da Vinci Code) series. The Lost Symbol came out in 2009 and I haven’t heard of anything pending!
6. Joe Hill
Yes, I know we got Horns in 2010 but… again, I haven’t heard of anything pending! I know he’s been working with Gabriel Rodriguez on his Locke & Key graphic novels but I’d really love to get another full length-novel from him. Heart-Shaped Box is still one of my favorite books ever.
7. Jeffery Deaver
I love Jefferey Deaver, his books never cease to shock me. His last novel in the Lincoln Rhyme series was published in 2010, and it’s a really great series. I know he’s been working on assorted other projects, like I think his most recent was the James Bond novel, but I’d love another installation in his Lincoln Rhyme series!
8. Michael Crichton
Unfortunately, another one that we can’t really expect more from as he passed away in 2008. Some people might argue with me about this since they are still technically publishing his writing with the help of some additional authors to ‘complete’ them, but it’s not the same to me.
9. Sarah Waters
I was blown away by her debut novel Tipping the Velvet and I just recently picked up Affinity and am slowly making my way through that one. I know I still have 3 others of hers to still read (Fingersmith, Little Stranger, and The Night Watch) but I haven’t heard of anything upcoming from her so I’m pacing myself so I don’t find myself without a Sarah Waters novel to read.
10. Jesse Petersen
Last, but certainly not least, the author of one of my favorite zombie series. Eat, Slay, Love came out in 2011, but I’m impatient and really want more from her! I did catch one of her tweets recently where she was mentioning how she just came up with the idea for her next novel and she’s really excited about it. Me too, Jesse! But… you mean… you haven’t even started writing it yet?! *sigh*