Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we feature top ten books or book related stuff according to each week’s topic.
I think this week’s topic is pretty interesting. There are tons of popular authors whose books I’ve never read (some of which many are shocked a booknerd such as me have never read) and most of the mentioned authors have had – or will have – their books made into movies. Fellow booknerds, please don’t murder me for not having read some of the really famous authors below, whose works I’m sure are amazing just that I’ve not found time to get to them yet… I probably would sometime in the future. The keyword being ‘sometime’.
Top 10 Popular Authors I’ve Never Read:
1. J.K. Rowlings
Yes, I’ve never read any of J.K. Rowling’s books. Harry Potter? I’ve yet to even touch the series. Not that I don’t want to read it, just that I no longer feel the urge to after watching the movies and knowing the ending. That really takes away a lot of the excitement. However, I’m definitely reading the HP series… in the future.
2. John Green
Honestly, I’ve been wanting to read The Fault in Our Stars for more than a year. I finally bought myself a copy at the end of last year and I’m definitely going to read it in April. Why the 4 months plus gap? Blame reading slumps and being rather preoccupied with other books… But well, my heart’s ready to be broken and my eyes are ready to bawl!
3. Stephanie Meyer
I have no intention of ever reading the Twilight Saga but after watching The Host & loving it, that’s a book I’ll be reading for sure. According to my reading schedule, I would be reading it around the end of May this year.
4. Richelle Mead
To read Vampire Academy or not to read? That is the question. I’m far from a vampire fan and a trusted friend of mine hated the movie adaptation but we all know movie versions can be deceiving. I guess time will tell?
5. Gayle Forman
If this topic had come out 2 weeks from now instead, Gayle Forman would not be on this list. I’ve heard wondering things about this author and can’t wait to read If I Stay!
6. Rick Riordan
I know of a few people who absolutely adore Rick Riordan (namely my brother) but like the HP series, I seem to have little interest in the Percy Jackson series. I really don’t know whether I’ll ever read the Percy Jackson books.
7. Pittacus Lore
Another favorite author of my brother’s. The film adaptation of I Am Number Four was far from spectacular and after hearing some not so glorious things about how the Lorien Legacies got published, I might just be boycotting it.
8. James Dashner
I should probably read The Maze Runner. Preferably before the film is released. Yes, I should. Maybe I will.
9. Alexandra Bracken
I do intend to read The Darkest Minds. Sometime this year. Scout’s honor! (I’ve never been in Scouts but I am serious about reading Alexandra Bracken’s book(s) in 2014)
10. Lauren Kate
Once upon a time, I’d been very curious about the Fallen series (HAVE YOU SEEN THOSE AMAZING DRESSES ON THE COVERS?!). However, after talks of bad romance, awful love triangles and much hate from trusted reviewers and friends, I learned it might be better to steer clear of it. The end.
I know this list consists only of authors who writes YA. However, if I had broadened the playing field, famous classics authors whose books I’d be even more unlikely to ever read would’ve dominated this list. Yeah, I’m not much of a classics reader.
Which famous authors have you not read?