Wednesday, April 26, 2017

TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: Authors I Need to Read More From

Top 5 Wednesday is a Goodreads group that posts a weekly "top 5" list for book reviewers to tackle! If you'd like to join in, the group is HERE.

This week's topic was authors you want to read more from!

Talk about some authors that you've only read one or a few books from, and you NEED to read more! 

As many books as I read, there are still many, many, MANY more books to be read, and it'd be impossible to read them all. Here are some authors whose work I've greatly enjoyed, but haven't tackled their entire bibliography just yet.

5. Danielle Vega

You've heard me rave about Danielle's "The Merciless" on here before (and yes, the review to the sequel IS coming, I promise), and I know Danielle has other books outside that series, but I haven't gotten to them yet. I definitely want to change that! I own a copy of her novel "Survive the Night," so hopefully I can get to reading that one soon.

4. Ray Bradbury

One of the classic sci-fi authors, I had to read Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" for a class back in my freshman year, and I fell in love with it. It's one of my favorite books of all time, which is why I'm surprised at myself that I haven't gotten to reading any of his other work yet. Part of it is, I don't know where to start -- there's kind of a lot!

3. Gillian Flynn

I've read "Gone Girl" four times now, I've seen the movie twice, and I actually own a copy of "Sharp Objects." And it's a short book -- I have no excuse. And yet, I haven't gotten to reading any of Gillian's other works yet. Every time I think I might start "Sharp Objects," I just reread "Gone Girl" instead. Oooops.

2. Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

I'm lumping these two together because the only work I've ever read by either of them is "Good Omens," a novel they wrote collaboratively. And it is my favorite book EVER. So why haven't I read anything else by them? Uh...

Part of it is the same issue with Ray Bradbury -- there is TONS. Reading all of "Discworld" could take years, and that's not even the half of their combined works! But someday. I hope.

1. Jane Austen

I ranked Jane as my #1 pick because, while she has a very impressive career, she didn't write a bajillion things the same way others on this list have. Eleven books total, thirteen if you count the unfinished works -- overall, quite manageable. And while I have read "Pride and Prejudice" and "Emma," I have yet to tackle the rest of her work, which is really dumb of me since I ADORE Jane Austen -- both her writing and the woman herself. First on my list is "Love and Friendship." (Primarily because the movie looks BEAUTIFUL and I want to read the book first. Is that shallow?)


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