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Top Ten Tuesday: Books By My Favorite Authors I Still Need to Read

“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books By My Favorite Authors I Still Need to Read

  1. You should obviously prioritize Project Hail Mary! 🤩 I’m very unbiased, I know 😂 But then again, I already count it as a huge success of mine that you’ve put it on this list in the first place 😇

    Still, Line, all those Rhythm of War hints are making me terrified! I’m about 500 pages in now, and so far, there haven’t been any indications of upcoming disappointment… Like, that scene were Adolin dragged Kaladin out of his room during one of his depressive episodes? 😭🥰 I am now behind that bromance more than ever! And Shallan’s weird personality things seems to finally be getting more depth to it! And Maya is back! And I’m currently super suspicious of Pattern (Please, please don’t let Pattern be a traitor 🥺)! At least so far, I’m loving this book way more than Oathbringer, so I don’t want that to change!!

    I’d also love to have your opinion on One Last Stop. Like you, I think Red, White & Royal Blue was way too adorable to not read more of Casey McQuiston’s books, but I don’t know… the synopsis of One Last Stop just doesn’t sound super intriguing to me 😅 Time travel set on a subway train just hasn’t got me completely sold yet. So maybe your good opinion will be that final push I need 😂

    And finally – I love The Daughter of Smoke and Bone series! Just do me a favor and don’t give up if the first half of book one seems a tad insta-lovey and one-dimensional at first 😅 Because once you’re past that, the series gets really epic! And the writing is gorgeous, of course 😊

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    1. I’m so surprised that you think I should read Project Hail Mary first 😂 There was no way I could have foreseen that!

      And I’m glad you’re enjoying Rhythm of War! I think my main problems with it were part 3 and 4 (and I have no idea if those have started 500 pages in 😅), but I also think I hold an unpopular opinion on that book, so it wouldn’t surprise me if you liked it. I just think the way he writes his characters started to annoy me in Oathbringer and I think it got worse in Rhythm of War. Which is why I’m not sure I like Sanderson as an author anymore 😕 But I’m still very much looking forward to your final thoughts and especially your thoughts on one scene in particular 😉

      I have to admit that I feel very similarly about that synopsis for One Last Stop, though. It’s not speaking to me either so maybe it’ll still be a while before I can give you that opinion 😅 But I WILL read it. Someday.

      Also, I didn’t know you loved The Daughter of Smoke and Bone (or I did and I forgot), but that’s really great to hear! I had heard about the insta-love thing so my expectations haven’t been that high. But I’ll remember to withhold my judgment and give it a chance 😄

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      1. I’m not quite at Part Three yet, so I guess I’ll have to withhold my judgment for now… 😂 But I’m super curious about that one scene!

        And I’ll be eagerly anticipating your thoughts on pretty much any of the books on this list! 😁 (I did really like the Unwind series, too, even though it can’t compete with Scythe, in my opinion.)

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