Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books By My Favorite Authors That I've Yet to Read

      
      
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blog meme now hosted by Jana over at The Artsy Reader Girl!

This week's topic is: Books By My Favorite Authors That I've Yet to Read

For my favorite authors (Haruki Murakami, Neil Gaiman, Michel Faber, etc.), I've read most of the books they've written simply because I love their work so much that I want read it all. However, there are still a few I've yet to read, as well as authors that I've recently fallen in love with and simple haven't read all of their books. Here are a few of my favorite authors and some of the books they've written that I haven't read yet, but that I hope to read soon.



Author: Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)
Book I Need to Read: The Cuckoo's Calling
I own both The Cuckoo's Calling and the second book, The Silkworm, but I've yet to actually read them. I've heard some great things about The Cuckoo's Calling, so hopefully I get around to picking it up soon!
About: "A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide. After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office."
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository



Author: Christina Henry
Book I Need to Read: Alice
I love Alice in Wonderland, which basically means that I love all things related to Alice, including retellings and books inspired by the original. I've read a lot of those, but I've haven't read Alice! I've already read and loved both Lost Boy and The Mermaid by Christina Henry and she is definitely a favorite author of mine at this point, so I can't wait to read Alice.
About: "In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinderblock walls which echo the screams of the poor souls inside. 
In the hospital, there is a woman. Her hair, once blond, hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn’t remember why she’s in such a terrible place. Just a tea party long ago, and long ears, and blood..."
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository



Author: Catherynne Valente
Book I Need to Read: The Refrigerator Monologues
I've read most of Valente's books, but this is one of her more recent releases that I still have yet to have a chance to read. I'm not generally that into superheroes and the like, but I love the concept of this collection.
About"A series of linked stories from the points of view of the wives and girlfriends of superheroes, female heroes, and anyone who’s ever been “refrigerated”: comic book women who are killed, raped, brainwashed, driven mad, disabled, or had their powers taken so that a male superhero’s storyline will progress."
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository


Author: Neil Gaiman
Book I Need to Read: A Study in Emerald
I have read so many of Neil Gaiman's books and he is easily one of my favorite authors of all time, so I really need to pick up one of his latest graphic novels, A Study in Emerald! This book looks gorgeous and I love Neil Gaiman's graphic novels.
About: "This supernatural mystery set in the world of Sherlock Holmes and Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos features a brilliant detective and his partner as they try to solve a horrific murder."
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository




Author: Donna Tartt
Book I Need to Read: The Little Friend
Donna Tartt wrote one of my all-time favorite books, The Secret History, and I also really enjoyed her most recent book, The Goldfinch. I've heard mixed things about The Little Friend, but I would still love to read it and I was fortunate enough to find a copy at my library's mini book store the other week, so I can't wait to finally get to it!
About: "The setting is Alexandria, Mississippi, where one Mother’s Day a little boy named Robin Cleve Dufresnes was found hanging from a tree in his parents’ yard. Twelve years later Robin’s murder is still unsolved and his family remains devastated. So it is that Robin’s sister Harriet - unnervingly bright, insufferably determined, and unduly influenced by the fiction of Kipling and Robert Louis Stevenson--sets out to unmask his killer. Aided only by her worshipful friend Hely, Harriet crosses her town’s rigid lines of race and caste and burrows deep into her family’s history of loss."
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository




Author: John Williams 
Book I Need to Read: Butcher's Crossing
John Williams is a brilliant writer and there's just no arguing that. Butcher's Crossing is the one I have not yet read, so I would really like to this one up. It seems rather different from his other books, but I'm intrigued to see how he handles the premise.
About: "With Butcher’s Crossing, his fiercely intelligent, beautifully written The first novel in a brilliantly crafted trilogy. As the King of the Four Kingdoms lays dying, traitorous conspirators prepare a political marriage to ensure their control of the crown. But the young Melliandra refuses to betroth a sinister Prince and flees the castle in the company of a miracle-working kitchen apprentice.western, Williams dismantles the myths of modern America.""
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository



Author: Michel Faber
Book I Need to Read: The Fire Gospel
Michel Faber is by far one of my favorite authors, ever. I've read almost all of his works, including his short story collections, but The Fire Gospel is one I haven't had a chance to read yet. It sounds like a really fascinating and unexpected premise, so I look forward to seeing what it's all about. I have confidence that Faber can make just about anything sound brilliant, so I'm excited!
About: "The Fire Gospel is an enthralling novel about the power of words to resonate across centuries, and inspire and disrupt in equal measure. Wickedly provocative, hilarious and shocking by turns, it is a revelatory piece of storytelling"
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository




Author: J.V. Jones
Book I Need to Read: The Baker's Boy
So I'll confess that I've only read a couple books from J.V. Jones' Sword of Shadows trilogy, but I can already tell she is going to be a favorite. That being said, I'd really like to read from some of her other works, particularly The Baker's Boy, which sounds like it will be a very classic-feeling sort of fantasy.
About: "At Castle Harvell, two fates collide. Melliandra refuses to marry the sinister Prince Kylock while an apprentice named Jack is terrified by his sudden ability to work miracles. Together they flee the castle, pursued by the sorcerer Baralis, while elsewhere a knight embarks on a perilous voyage of his own. Soon destiny will draw the travellers together, and that meeting will shatter the world"
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository



Author: Jacqueline Carey
Book I Need to Read: Banewreaker
Jacqueline Carey is a brilliant, beautiful writer and I have loved just about everything I've read from her. Banewreaker is one that I haven't heard much about, but it sounds rather epic and incredible, so I need to read it.
About: "Following the triumphant success of her Kushiel series (Kushiel's Dart, Kushiel's Chosen, Kushiel's Avatar), Jacqueline Carey now turns her hand to another startling fable, an epic tale of gods waging war in their bid to control an entire universe and the mortals they use as chess pieces in a most deadly game." 
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository



Author: Robert Dinsdale
Book I Need to Read: Gingerbread
The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale was beautiful and I just have a feeling that he has to be good at everything he writes. Gingerbread is one of the books of his that I haven't read, but it's also one that sounds really intriguing.
About: "Fairytale and history, wilderness and civilisation collide in this brilliant and magical new novel from the author of Little Exiles. In Belarus, a land of endless ancient forests, an orphaned boy must scatter his mother's ashes. His mama has exacted a solemn promise: to stay beside and protect grandfather, whatever happens. On their journey into the woodland, hunks of mama's delicious gingerbread sustain the young boy as grandfather's magical tales push the harsh world away. But the driving snow masks a frozen history of long-buried secrets. And as man and child forage further, grandfather's tales turn to terrible truths of times past. Fairytale and history interweave in this magical, haunting tale of the lengths a boy must go to, in order to survive."
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

Have you read any of these or do you love any of these authors? What books by your favorite authors do you still need to read?

15 comments:

  1. The Cuckoo's Calling made my list, too! I picked up the first two at a local library's book sale but haven't quite gotten to them yet. I hope we both like them! And Gaiman almost made my list...I've got several of his waiting on my shelves that I can't wait to get to!

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    1. I hope you enjoy them also! I actually got mine from a library book sale, also! I hope you get a chance to read some more of Gaiman's books also, they are always a treat. :)

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  2. I haven't read any of these but The Baker's Boy sounds good. Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

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    1. I'm really intrigued by it! I'll have to check out your list. :)

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  3. I don't think I've read any of these yet, but Gingerbread sounds really good! I hope you like it when you get to it.

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  4. The only book I've read by Michel Faber is The Crimson Petal and the White, but I really enjoyed it! I still haven't read anything by Christina Henry and I need to change that.

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    1. Oh I'm glad to hear that, that is one of my favorites! I hope you have a chance to check out her books!

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  5. J.V.Jones is an author I've been interested in trying as well, her sword of Shadows trilogy looks really good to me. I just haven't gotten around to them yet. I should move them up. And Carey is another one, especially since she lives in Michigan now. Support local haha!

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    1. So far, it's great! A dark fantasy with a lot of great plotting and world-building. It's always good to support local, especially when it's someone like Jacqueline Carey! :)

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  6. Alice is very dark but probably my favorite Henry book. I really loved The Little Friend, it's been years since I've read it though. And The Refrigerator Monologues is also very dark and unusualšŸ˜Š

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    1. Oh that makes me even more excited, I'm thinking of check it out next month--it's the one of her books I'm most excited to read, but someone it's one of the few I haven't yet. I'm really glad to hear you loved The Little Friend as well, I am super intrigued by it.

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  7. The first two Cormoran Strike books are awesome - I can't wait to read the next one. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    1. I'm really excited to hear that! Hopefully I'll get to at least the first one in the next couple of months. I hope you continue to enjoy the series!

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  8. Great list! I hope you're able to get to these soon! :)

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