Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Ten Authors I've Only Read One Book From But NEED To Read More


Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week is Top Ten Tuesday REWIND - go back and do a topic you missed over the years or recently or a topic you really want to revisit. I'm picking the topic from Sept. 6, 2014: Ten Authors I've Only Read One Book From But NEED To Read More.

1. Peter Clines
I loved 14. Loved it. I recommend it all the time. Another book came out after it called The Fold, but somehow I haven't managed to read it. Why? Am I worried it won't be as good? I don't even know.

2. Peter Heller
(I guess I'm starting with Peters.) The Dog Stars was so incredibly good, and I've heard that his next book The Painter was also very good, but I have yet to see for myself.

3. W. Somerset Maugham
I read The Painted Veil mostly because it takes place in Hong Kong, but I was captivated by Maugham's writing. I'd probably enjoy his other books also.

4. Wilkie Collins
The Woman in White was so wonderful and satisfying, and I think maybe his other books aren't quite as good but I'd probably still like them.

5. Deb Caletti
I hadn't even heard of her until a friend bought me The Fortunes of Indigo Skye. After I read it I went to the teen section of the library and saw that she has a ton of books. Which is totally great! I should read some of them!

6. Courtney Milan
There were so many things I loved about The Suffragette Scandal! Courtney Milan has lots of other books to choose from, so I have many hours of romance-reading to look forward to.

7. Emily St. John Mandel
Station Eleven is just one of my favorite books ever, I think. Although Mandel has written other books, I am apparently just going to read Station Eleven over and over again rather than trying any of them. (Although The Lola Quartet sounds really good!)

8. Jennifer Crusie
I finally just read Bet Me about a million years after it was published, and now I know where I'll look when I'm in the mood for chick lit.

9. Dan Chaon
His collection of short stories, Stay Awake, was deeply unsettling. He has several other books, all of which I've heard described as anything from "haunting" to "terrifying." He is definitely up my alley.

10. Hugh Howey
I gave Wool a five-star review and then didn't even continue to read the series. Why? What is wrong with me?

Well, now I feel a little stressed about everything I want to read. Thanks, Top Ten Tuesday! This is totally undoing all the good from getting rid of my To Read list.

Do you have authors you really like, but stopped after one book? Why do we do this to ourselves? Is it the fear that the other books won't be nearly as good?

4 comments:

Kaylee said...

Woman in White is on my reading list for the year and I've heard good things about Wool too!

Lindsay said...

This is a great topic! Pre-blogging and pre-working-at-a-library, I'd go browse the library's stacks, find a book that looked good, love it, and continue to read a bunch more books by that author or in that particular series. Now doing that is, for some reason, the utmost struggle! I rarely read two books by the same author in a year anymore, which is something I want to work on changing.

3goodrats said...

I used to do that too! Browse, find something good, then read them all. I miss those days! I don't know why it's so impossible now.

Sue Holmes said...

This is a real struggle. There are so many books to read I seldom go straight into a book by the same author. I love Deb Caletti's books thanks for the remindefr to look out for more! My TTT