martes, 4 de marzo de 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Popular Authors I've Never Read

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Top Ten Popular Authors I've Never Read

Ladies first...


1. Sylvia Plath
I am almost 100% sure I'd love reading The Bell Jar, but I haven't done so. I don't even know why!

2. Audrey Niffenegger
It's one of those authors I've always meant to read, but I haven't got around it yet. I've heard that her books are gothic, fast-paced and focus on family relationships, so what's not to love? I should just stop procrastinating reading her novels!

3. Diana Gabaldon
I really want to read Outlander, but there are so many books and they are so looong. I don't think I want that kind of commitment while A Song of Ice and Fire is still unfinished.

4. Veronica Roth
This is a very popular author I'm on the fence about reading. The premise of Divergent sounds great and the movie looks cool, but I've heard the sequels aren't that good? Am I right? Should I read this? Man, am I lousy with decisions.

5. Stephenie Meyer
Honestly, I don't see the appeal of her books. Neither the Twilight series nor The Host, so I'll be skipping Meyer for now.

...and then the gentlemen:


6. Truman Capote
Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of my favorite movies. I think I owe it to the man who created the original story, but I haven't yet read anything by him.

7. John Green
Please don't throw rocks at me! I want to read his books. For the longest time I thought he wasn't my cup of tea, but then I came across his vlogbrothers videos and they are so great! Witty and fast-paced, I'm sure he writes the best characters and the best witty banter. But my library doesn't carry his books. (I know. I live in Spain. He's only just gaining fame here because of The Fault in Our Stars. Let's hope the movie changes my library's opinion on the matter).

8. Rick Riordan
I have this feeling I would love Percy Jackson, but haven't picked the series up yet. I will. I promise. If his tweeter feed is anything to go by, I'm delaying having a great time reading.

9. Stephen King
One of those authors everyone and their mothers seem to have read except for me. What can I say? I'm such a wimp when it comes to the horror genre. I think I'm too easily scared for this author.

10. Dan Brown
I'm not really a fan of this conspiracy/thriller stories. They are kind of okay on TV, but they bore me to death in a book, so I'll pass on this one.

4 comentarios:

  1. I only read Outlander from Gabaldon (all of the books in that series looks massive O_O And I'm already reading through some massive series as well, lol) and I remember liking it enough. I also only read Niffenegger's The Time Traveller's Wife and absolutely loved that book :)

    Hope you enjoy Rick Riordan's books when you get to them! (I also remember liking Plath's The Bell Jar) I hope to read something from Truman Capote one of these days too :)

    1. Thanks for the encouragement! I'm sure I'll get to all of them at some point :)

  2. Gasp! You should read most of these folks! Really. Or not, because there are just too darn many books and not nearly enough time.

    I find Gabaldon over-rated and I skipped Divergent because I read so many post-apocalyptic etc that I just couldn't bring myself to read another series like that. (I did see the movie, though -- which is odd since I only go to the movie theater once every couple of years!

    1. And I really intend to read them (in most cases)! But there are so many books and so little time. Also, every time I go to the library, the list of books I wanted to get goes out of my head and I just get anything shiny that catches my attention. I guess my spirit animal is a magpie.

      Was the movie ok?

      Thanks for stopping by!