Top Ten Tuesday: 10 authors I’ve only read one book from and need to read more!

Posted September 16, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 28 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is sponsored by The Broke and The Bookish.  

The ten authors that I can’t believe I’ve only read 1 book by are:

  1. Andrew Smith – I just learned about this author with all the fuss being made over Grasshopper Jungle this year.  Now I must read all his books!  And get them for my school library.
  2. Jennifer L. Armentrout – I got a copy of her book, Don’t Look Back, as part of a box of ARCs from Disney last spring, and while it wasn’t the main reason I wanted the set, it turned out to be one of my favorites!  I’d been told I needed to read her books, and I’d seen them all over the blogosphere.  Now I know.
  3. Jennifer Brown – She lives in the same town where my dad lives, right next to the city that I live in.  I read Hate List for an award nominee for the Missouri Association of School Librarians.  I have at least one other of her book sitting at home waiting to be read.  I don’t know why I haven’t picked it up yet.
  4. Laini Taylor – I got a copy of Daughter of Smoke and Bone the first time I attended BEA in 2012.  But it took me a bit to read it, again, crazy me.  Then I loved it!  I got to meet her when she came to my hometown a year ago I think, and so I have the 2nd book in the series, but I have yet to read it!  It is on my Sequel Challenge TBR list though.
  5. Kiersten White – Another book that was a state library nominee was Paranormalcy, and so I read it to keep up with the students.  Enjoyed it quite a bit.  Now just need to read on!
  6. Sophie Jordan – I’m kind of ashamed to admit that Uninvited is the first book of hers that I ever read.  I met her in 2013 at the Romantic Times Convention in Kansas City, my hometown.  I was very excited to meet her, just from knowing her name from all the books at the bookstore where I work part time.  Now that I’ve read one, I’m eager to read on!
  7. Patricia McCormick – Now I’ve only read one book by this author, Purple Heart, again for the award list, and while it wasn’t my favorite book, I do want to read others she has that sound really good.  
  8. Joe Hill – Yes, he is Stephen King’s son, which is why I picked up his book, Heart Shaped Box.  I really enjoyed it, gave it a 5 star rating on Goodreads, but I read it the year before I started this blog, so no review to share.  Even though he and I had a bit of a political argument/discussion on Twitter a couple years ago, I still want to read more of his books.
  9. Alex Flinn – I’m also embarrassed to admit that I assumed this author was a man because of her first name.  *hangs head in shame*  But I read one of her books, Cloaked, again as an award nominee, and liked it.  I also saw the movie for her book Beastly, and thought it was interesting enough I might read more.
  10. Jennifer Donnelly – I got a copy of her book Revolution for free from the bookstore where I work because she was coming to do a signing.  I didn’t get to see her unfortunately, but I loved the book.  I had really hoped to get a copy of Deep Blue at BEA this summer, but I wasn’t able to sadly.

Of course there are many others I noticed as I looked through my Goodreads “Read” shelf, but these would be my top 10.  Have you read these authors books, do you agree that I should continue?  What authors do you need to read more of their books?

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28 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: 10 authors I’ve only read one book from and need to read more!

  1. Laini Taylor is so amazing! You really should try to get around to reading the other two books in the trilogy πŸ™‚
    I've yet to read anything by Joe Hill, but I want to give Horns a try, what with the upcoming movie and all.
    Great list! Jennifer L. Armentrout's writing is just so addictive.

    My TTT

    • I know, I know!!! I get so mad at myself for putting off authors that I love like Laini Taylor. Maybe this list will be the kick in the pants I need to pick it back up! Thanks for stopping by and I'll be sure to return the visit!

  2. I've only read two of these authors but I've read at least 2 books from each.
    Joe Hill – 'Heart Shaped Box' and 'Horns' (and I plan on reading '20th Century Ghosts' in October)
    Alex Flinn – 'Beastly' and 'Breathing Underwater'

    MY TTT

    • I've got to read more of Joe Hill since I'm such a huge fan of his father. And as much as I love the re-told fairy tales, I should be reading more Alex Flinn. Thanks for visiting, and I'll return the visit!

  3. Great list! I think I've visited you before on a Tuesday. πŸ™‚ What fun that we both have Andrew Smith on our lists, but for different books! Now I definitely need to read Grasshopper Jungle. Thanks for visiting my blog, and happy reading!

  4. Cool list!
    You should read the contemporary New Adult books by Jennifer L. Armentrout, so amazing! I still haven't read other books by her though.
    I need to read the Daughter of Smoke and Bones trilogy I only read book one.
    Kiersten White is incredible! Perfect Lies and Illusions of Fate were so good!
    Sophie Jordan is awesome, I've read more regency books for her than YA though.

  5. My husband has decided that he loves Joe Hill. We won't talk about the fact that I've bought him two books by the author and he has yet to finish either of them. SIGH. If you like graphic novels, he has a really good series out: Lock and Key.

    I read a book by JLA and didn't really like it, I think I'll give the author another try.

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

  6. Great list! I've read a couple books by Andrew Smith & Alex Flinn, one by Laini Taylor (she almost made it to my list) & Kiersten White, and more then a few Sophie Jordan books, but still haven't read Uninvited.
    The rest are all on my TBR, and I'm glad you loved Heart-Shaped Box – it's been sitting on my shelf unread for years now, hopefully I'll finally read it next month πŸ˜‰

  7. Great list. I love Laini Taylor, you must finish the trilogy :D. I've only ever read Locke and Key by Joe Hill, but I want to read his novels as well. I really want to read Horns for example, good to hear he's good.

  8. Several new to me authors to investigate! I wasn't aware that Joe Hill was Stephen King's son. I'll have to look for Heart Shaped Box. Laini Taylor has been on my TBR list for awhile. I'm looking forward to trying her books. Great list!

  9. Kat

    I'm currently reading Jennifer L. Armentrout's The Covenant and it's so good. Yay, another Laini fan! You should read the whole series, it's really magical. I've read Kiersten White's The Chaos of Stars, and while it has an amazingly beautiful cover it's a really good book to!

    My TOP10
    Kat @ Reading Owls

  10. Yeah I also need to read more JLA myself, I've only read the first 2-3 books in the Covenant series, I haven't read her Lux books or any of her adult, NA books O.O Kiersten White is an author I just need to read something by, period, I have like 3 of her books on my tbr shelf and haven't read one yet. I hope you get to read more books by all these authors soon ^^ πŸ™‚

    • I'm not really a graphic novel person, but maybe I could put them in the library for my high school students. Thanks for stopping by and I'll check out your Top 10 as well!

  11. Very interesting list. I like how you added some authors from your area as well. Always interesting to read authors from your area or who write about where you're from.

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