“Richard Gansey III had forgotten how many times he had been told he was destined for greatness.”First line in The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
It’s another Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl), and since this week’s topic is a freebie, I thought I’d take the opportunity to share some books by my favorite authors that I for some reason haven’t read yet. As we all know, talking about the books you want to read is pretty much the same as actually reading them. Still, I do hope I’ll get to these in the near future.
Since this list could have become quite long, I decided to exclude newer releases and books in series I’ve already started. But here you get ten authors whose books I still need to read.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
I love The Raven Cycle but The Scorpio Races is actually a book that has gone on and off my TBR a few times. It’s permanently on now since I read a review of it that made me quite intrigued. It also sounds like it’s very different from The Raven Cycle so I’d love to see how Stiefvater handles that. What’s even better, it’s a standalone.
A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne
To be fair, there are loads of Boyne’s books I haven’t read, but I already know there are ones I’m not interested in. However, A Ladder to the Sky is my next pick. The synopsis makes it sound like it’s dealing with an unlikeable main character and I’d very much like to see Boyne’s take on that.
Everything written by Robin Hobb
And I mean everything! Luckily, she’s written a ton and I’ve only read five so far. My next one will be Ship of Destiny.
Unwind and Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
After reading Arc of a Scythe, I’ve slowly been making my way through Shusterman’s backlog, and Unwind and Bruiser are still on my TBR. I’ve heard mixed things about Unwind but the concept is too interesting to not at least give it a shot. I know pretty much nothing about Bruiser, so it’s only on TBR because it’s Neal Shusterman.
Landline and Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
I’ve only read Rowell’s YA stuff, so I really want to see how she writes for adults. Both books have very low ratings on Goodreads which means there’s a very big change I’m going to love them, but I’m rarely in a mood for contemporaries which is why I still haven’t read them.
Warbreaker and Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
At this point, these are the only Cosmere books I haven’t read, and I’ll be honest and say I’m not sure I ever will. Them being part of the Cosmere is literally the only reason I put them on my TBR in the first place. After reading the disappointments that were Rhythm of War and Dawnshard, I really haven’t been in the mood for more Sanderson and I think I might be falling out of love with his books. But these two are still on my TBR so maybe they’ll be read someday.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
This is one of the series that has been on my TBR the longest, and I added it after loving the Strange the Dreamer duology. Taylor hasn’t written that many other books but she’s still the kind of author whose work I’d always be interested in.
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
Okay, so Andy Weir might not be one of my absolute favorite authors, but I did quite enjoy The Martian. I hadn’t actually planned on reading more of his books, but a review from Naemi @A Book Owl’s Corner is forcing me to. Well, she said it has great snippets for language-lovers and that’s really all I needed to know.
Between Shades of Gray and The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
I don’t read a lot of historical fiction that doesn’t at least include some small fantasy element as well, but Salt to the Sea really made me want to read more from this author. That it’s YA also intrigues me much because I don’t feel like we see a lot of that.
One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
Red, White and Royal Blue was just too heartwarming to not try more of McQuiston’s books. Like with Rainbow Rowell’s books, I’m waiting for the contemporary mood to strike me, although I know this does have something to do with time travel. It still sounds like a contemporary romance to me.
If I end up reading just half of these in 2022, I’ll be very pleased with myself. Have you read any of these? Any you think I should prioritize? Chat with me about them in the comments!