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TTT: Books I Haven’t Read by My Favorite Authors

capture-20180925-171821.pngHi guys! How are you? Today I’m doing another Top Ten Tuesday post. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Artsy Girl. The topic this week is: Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read.

1. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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I can almost hear the entire book blogging community collectively sigh every single time I pick up another TJR book and it isn’t this one. I’ve read three of her novels this year and she’s become my favorite contemporary romance writer. So why haven’t I read this one? Her most popular, most beloved, nearly universally adored latest release? Well, it’s more or less historical fiction, it’s set in Hollywood and follows an actress. None of those things excite me, but it’s Taylor Jenkins Reid. So I still want to try!

2. The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore

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I’m in love with Anna McLemore’s beautiful magical realism and lyrical writing style. This is actually the first book of hers that I bought and the only one I still haven’t read. I’m not even going to try to make an excuse here, cause I don’t have one.

3. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton

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I’m one of those weirdo’s who actually loves Ethan Frome. So after reading that I picked up this this gorgeous bind-up from Penguin which includes The Age of Innocence, The of Mirth and The Customs of Country. The latter being the only one I’ve yet to read.

4. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

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I didn’t think I’d be a big Maggie Stiefvater fan, but once I picked up the The Raven Boys I felt instantly at home in her strange, atmospheric world. I think Scorpio Races is a lot of people’s favorite Stiefvater and I hope I love it as much as everyone else does.

5. Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

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Roshani Chokshi is one of my most recent favorite authors. I read The Star-Touched Queen and A Crown of Wishes last year and adored both to pieces. I adore everything about her writing, the intoxicating, lyrical prose; her fierce, complex heroines; the exquisite world-building inspired by Indian mythology… I’m not the biggest MG reader, but I’m pretty sure I’ll love this one.

6. Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor

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I’ve read six of Nnedi Okorafor SFF books so far and though they haven’t all been favorites, I’ve really enjoyed all of them. This one’s about a teenage girl with special powers and the only reason I haven’t already read it is that I haven’t been able got my hands on a copy yet.

7. Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente

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Catherynne M. Valente is my most read author, as well as one of my favorites. I’ve read 14 of her books so far and adored every single one. This one sound incredibly weird and out of my comfort zone. But I’ll read anything she writes, even if it’s about the alien eurovision song contest.

8. Motherhood by Sheila Heti

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Shelia Heti’s the only author on this list I’ve only read one novel by, but it made such a strong impression on me that I don’t hesitate to call her one of my favorite authors. In her first novel, the aptly titled How Should a Person Be?, Heti explored identity and the idea of the self, and I’m very curious to see her explore the concept of motherhood in this one.

9. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf

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I’ve read six of Woolf’s novels so far and enjoyed nearly all of them immensely (Between the Acts was pretty forgettable). I’d like to read all of her novels and Night and Day is the next one on my TBR!

10. Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit

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One of my favorite things about being a reader is to discovering an author who’s way of seeing the world sparks both recognition and inspiration, that’s how I feel about Rebecca Solnit. I’ve gained so much insight and knowledge from reading her works and I’m sure I’ll gain even more from this history of walking, which a subject I find incredibly interesting.

Let’s talk! Who are your favorite authors? Do we share any of the same ones? Have you read any of the books I’ve yet to read? I’d love to hear what you thought of them!

46 thoughts on “TTT: Books I Haven’t Read by My Favorite Authors

  1. Nothing about the premise of Evelyn Hugo excited me either, but it ended up being one of my favorite things I’ve read all year! I hope you love it! I haven’t read anything else by Taylor Jenkins Reid but I do have an ARC of her new book so that’s exciting. Also, The Scorpio Races is the only thing I’d read by Stiefvater but I really loved it! I just started The Raven Boys last night though and I’m hoping I’ll enjoy this series too.

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  2. I keep on hearing such great things about The Scorpio Races, especially recently!! The Raven Cycle is one of my favourite series ever and I know I should pick up Maggie’s other books but also I’m a little scared to just because I loved the character arcs so much and who knows what this one will be like. I hope you like it once you get to it!!

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  3. I also haven’t read the Evelyn Hugo book yet, but I might soon, because everyone loves it so much! 😀 I love Roshani Chokshi too, but I still haven’t read Aru Shah either, which is such a shame, because I’m sure that I’ll love it 😍 I usually don’t reach for Middle Grade too, but I make exceptions every now and then 🙂

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  4. I haven’t read the Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo either, and to be honest, if I didn’t know about the queer rep and f/f romance I most likely wouldn’t, because like you, nothing about it excites me. I hate celebrities, the only historical fiction I like these days is set in Ancient Greece, so it really seems like a book I’d pass one if it wasn’t those other all important details.
    Am I weird for not wanting to read all the books authors I previously enjoyed wrote? I almost never do it, like you I loved the Raven Cycle, but I have no interest in Maggie’s other books — and that’s true for almost all the authors I like. I guess with the exception of Oscar Wilde and Mary Renault I don’t expect lightning to strike twice when it comes to my taste in books.

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    1. That’s interesting! And probably a more realistic approach, as the first book I read by an author very often ends up being my favorite one. I wouldn’t necessarily try more books by an author if I only loved the plot or characters, but I fall in love with their writing style, I’ll read whatever they write.

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      1. I hope so too!!! I’ve heard a LOT of good things about All the Crooked Saints, I still don’t know what’s taken me so long to read it!!! lol It might have to be one of my next reads now that I’ve been told how amazing it is!

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  5. I immediately bought The Scorpio Races when it first came out and loved it. It’s a nice standalone novel so it’s not too intimidating, and the writing is classic Stiefvater’s atmospheric, amazing slow chilling writing ❤

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  6. Awesome list! I want to read everything by Valente and Stiefvater, I love their work so much! I’m currently trudging through the Fairyland series and I keep putting the book down bcs I don’t want to finish it ever, does that even make sense 😂

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