Top Ten Tuesday – Popular Authors Not Yet Read

Posted March 3, 2014 by Bonnie in Top Ten Tuesday / 25 Comments

So, I try my hardest to stay away from the popular authors because for the most part sticking with the ‘trends’ has always come back to bite me in the ass. The difficult part is that I’m likely missing out on some good ones at the same time but this can’t be helped. The following are popular authors/novels that I actually do plan on reading just haven’t gotten around to them as of yet.

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25 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday – Popular Authors Not Yet Read

  1. Ahhhh! I LOVE me some Brontes! Well, Jane and Anne, really. Emily does nothing for me. I haven’t read any of the others on your list, so no shaming will come from me.

    • Jane Eyre will definitely be my first read of the three.
      hahaha If you only knew all the authors that DIDN’T make it on the list… I’m sure there would be much, much shaming.

    • hahaha Glad I’m not the only one!
      I’ve actually avoided watching movie/film adaptations of Jane so that I can go into the book with no expectations. Honestly, I don’t even know what the book is even about. lol

    • I’ve been easing my way into Epic Fantasy since it’s not my go-to genres but his books do look good. They’re HUGE though!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I am probably the only person in the world who is not even intrigued by the books by the Bronte sisters. I saw the movie for Jane Eyre.. and that’s good enough for me (I AM SORRY. I should be taken to the gallows for saying that but.. I cannot bring myself to actually want to read their books).-.

    Stacia Kane on the other hand. I command you to read it. Okay so.. the main character can sometimes be annoying but all the installments in the series are great and really, it’s just a fun urban fantasy series (that has a futuristic element). Also the love interest is full of win ^_^

    I’ve seen John Irving and Carlos around but I really want to read The Shadow of the Wind. Yes the cover got to me πŸ˜›

    Happy Reading Bonnie!! πŸ™‚
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    • I’ve never been fond of many classics but I still feel the need to try, you know? The Bronte sisters are one of them but more so Jane and Wuthering than Tenant. Someday but no rush.

      I keep trying to get caught up on the other UF series I’ve started before starting new ones but I’ve been dying to read this series for ages. I even started it and had to set it aside because of arcs but soon! This year hopefully. πŸ™‚

  3. Of course, you know I think Jane Eyre is a must and Emily pretty much wrote about the scum of the earth (admittedly, she did change the things women were able to successfully write about, doesn’t mean I have to like it though).

    And I do love the Downside Ghost series. The characters are definitely anti-heroes, but I love ghosts with a smattering of romance and flaws.
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  4. Of the ones you list, I’ve read (and loved) Jane Eyre, read (and didn’t love) Wuthering Heights, and I used to be a big fan of John Irving (his early stuff, anyway). I’ve read The Shadow of the Wind and really enjoyed it, but never ended up feeling drawn to his other books. Interesting choices! I should probably read some Dumas one of these days!
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    • Jane Eyre will definitely be the first of the Bronte’s I read. I have a few Irving books collecting dust on my shelf as well as The Shadow of the Wind. Will get around to it someday soon I hope. πŸ™‚

  5. I’ve only read Charlotte Bronte from this list here. Jane Eyre was fabulous! I did like a re-telling better, though. Lol! Jane by April Lindner was so wonderful. I read it after Jane Eyre so it was interesting to compare. I haven’t picked up any of the Harry Potter books (I know, gasp!) so J.K. Rowling is one of those super popular authors I’m nervous about. I’d love to pick up Stacia Kane. Good luck if you ever read one from this list! πŸ™‚
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    • I’ve seen a lot of retellings for that story but have avoided picking them up until I’ve read the original first. πŸ™‚ Will have to check that out once I do though!
      Oh, Harry Potter. <3 You love audiobooks, I recommend you check them out. The narrator (Jim Dale) does a fantastic job.
      Been trying to catch up on all the other UF series I have going on before starting a new one but I'm super eager to get around to Kane's!

  6. Ooh I definitely hope you’re able to read some novels written by the Brontes. I have only read Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre so far, but I really enjoyed both of them. And I’ve heard great things about The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.
    Dumas and Zafron are two authors I also need to read.
    I’ve heard of Irving’s book titles but know nothing about them. Maybe I should look into that?
    I liked that your picks, while arguably popular, are still unusual in their own ways.
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    • Thanks, Amanda. πŸ™‚ I strive to be different. I could have easily put a whole slew of YA series I have yet to pick up but what’s the fun in that. lol

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    My husband loves Alexandre Dumas. He told me to read some of his books but ugh…I have my own long list of books to get through.

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