Thursday, March 6, 2014

Throwback Thursday/Top 10 Tuesday - Popular Authors I've Never Read

So, I saw all the people doing this one on Tuesday, and a few people even jumped in yesterday.  And it was so much fun, I decided I needed to do this myself.  Top Ten Tuesday is sponsored by The Broke and The Bookish.  
This week, we're hanging our heads in shame and admitting to the fact that we've not read ALL the popular authors! Try not to judge us too much. 

  1. Sarah Dessen - I'm not much of a contemporary book person, so I've not read any of her books, such as Along for the RideLock and Key, and This Lullaby, to name a few.
  2. Lauren Kate - To be honest, I had Teardrop downloaded as an e-galley, but never got around to it before it expired.  She is one that I do want to try though!
  3. Richelle Mead - I am a vampire story lover.  But, after Twilight, which I loved, I started feeling like any other vampire books were just copycats.  I must say after now seeing the Vampire Academy movie though, I may have to pick up that series.
  4. P.C. Cast - another vampire series author that I haven't given a try.  Don't know if I will or not.  The series is the House of Night series that I have heard of specifically.
  5. Marissa Meyer is another, although I do have a copy of Cinder sitting on my TBR shelf at home to read.  My goal is to try to read it sometime this year!
  6. Kelley Armstrong - now this is one I should probably read since I may be getting to moderate a discussion with her and some other authors in May, I assume about her new book, Sea of Shadows.  And of course there are other books of hers like the series that The Summoning is a part of.
  7.  Jodi Picoult - as of now I can proudly say I've not read any of her books.  They just aren't the type that I like.  But, there is the one that is a YA title that she wrote with her daughter, I believe it is called Between the Lines, and I had a student tell me I would like it, so I might give it a chance.
  8. Gillian Flynn - I know Gone Girl was a big hit, and I've had several people suggest that I read it. But I just don't have any desire.  I figure I'll go see the movie and be done with it.
  9. Khaled Hosseini - I am kind of ashamed of not reading these.  I really need to.  The Kite Runner is the one most people say I need to read.  Some day, when I'm in the mood I guess.
  10. Dave Pelzer - Now, these are nonfiction, but A Child Called It is something that I've had students, friends, customers at the bookstore, all tell me I need to read.  It is a sad, and often horrifying story I'm told, but something that I feel I do need to read.
So, are you shaking your heads in disgust at me?  Do you agree with the ones I haven't read that I really should read them?  What do you think?  I'd love to hear your opinions!