Top Ten Tuesday #2 (3/4/14)




Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at The Broke and Bookish, and this weeks Top Ten is: Popular Authors I've Never Read

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Stephen KingStephen King: People rave about his work, and while I am intrigued, horror just isn't for me, so I always chicken out.










Jane AustenJane Austen: Mostly known for romance, I've never really felt drawn to reading her books, despite the fact that so many of my friends LOVE Pride and Prejudice 









J.R.R. TolkienJ.R.R. Tolkien: I am a fantasy lover and cannot get enough of novels that transport me, yet for some reason, I have never had the desire to pick up The Hobbit (maybe because it was assigned reading in school?)








C.S. LewisC.S. Lewis: Another author who writes books that are right up my alley - I know that The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a childhood classic (many of my friends will even say it's their favorite), but for some reason I've never been pulled toward reading it.






Maya AngelouMaya Angelou: To be honest, as a teacher, I am ashamed to admit I have never read a single one of her books. I will have to correct this ASAP, many of my students have enjoyed I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and I really wish I could converse with them about it.






John GreenJohn Green: With the way The Fault in Our Stars has taken off, it's important to note that he is a well established author with quite the following. He will soon no longer belong to the Popular Authors I've Never Read group though because I do intend to read Fault in our Stars.







Nicholas SparksNicholas Sparks: I Loved the movie The Notebook and A Walk to Remember, but never picked up the books, because I'm usually not into romance. I think this is another author that I am going to have to give a chance to, checking out his Goodreads page, I realized there are a ton of books listed that I've heard of, so he must be a good writer.






Anne PortraitAnne Rice: I love vampires and have read my share of vampire books, but have yet to pick up Anne Rice's Interview with a Vampire (my hesitation is that I don't know how close to a horror story is, anyone know if it's gory or not?)







Marissa Meyer
Marissa Meyer: Author of the Lunar Chronicles, I've been meaning to pick up her books for a while now.









Janet EvanovichJanet Evanovich: One of my mom's favorites, despite my free access to her entire Stephanie Plum Series, I haven't read her books, yet.



13 comments:

  1. Great list you're right we have many authors in common on this list haven't read Anne Rice either, I read Stephen King's 11-26-63 and it was OK good but too freaking long :)
    Rimsha@Ramblings of a Bookworm

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  2. Oh my gosh--your list is so similar to mine! I'd thought about adding Tolkien and CS Lewis to my own list, but I bumped them for some other picks.
    About Stephen King--you may want to try his memoir "On Writing"--it's excellent! (I haven't read any of his horror either).

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    1. Thanks for the advice :)

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  3. It's reasurring to know that a lot of people haven't read Marissa Meyer, because I still have to. Yeah, and you should definitely read John Green. Oh wow I never read the Chronicles of Narnia either haha.

    Actually 11/22/63 by Stephen isn't horror (I think) but it's just way too long, which is why I haven't read it yet.

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    1. I'm glad I'm not alone! Thanks for stopping by

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  4. Read The Stand! I am a giant chicken. I haven't read any of SK's scary books except Salem's Lot. But The Stand isn't really scary. It is a bit creepy sometimes but this book is my all time favorite. Let me do if you ever do check it out.

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    1. I meant let me know, lol.

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    2. Thanks for the advice! I will add it to my TBR list

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  5. Is it bad that I, as a huge fan of fantasy novels, would say your not missing much by not having read Tolkien? Of course, nearly everyone else loves his work so maybe that's just me. While I have heard some quotes from Stephen King that makes me think he would be an entertaining writer, I just cannot read horror stories.

    My list can be found here:
    http://pagesofstarlight.blogspot.com/2014/03/top-ten-popular-authors-ive-never-read.html

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    1. Thank goodness, I feel like people judge me because I ahven't read it and I say that I love fantasy!

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  6. Tolkien and Austen! My two favorite authors! You have GOT to read them. :)

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  7. Anne Rice is pretty dark at times. Her vampires are not the nice, romantic type. I love them. The C.S. Lewis books are fun, short reads. I have never read Jane Austen or John Green either. Here’s my TTT .

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