Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new question or theme is presented. This week’s prompt is:
Name the top ten popular authors you’ve never read.
OK–here goes–in no particular order. Don’t judge!
I’ve never read any books by . . .
- Jojo Moyes. Disclaimer–As of a couple of days ago, this entry should no longer be on this list—I’m reading Me Before You right now and am really enjoying it. Since I haven’t actually finished it yet, I’ll leave her on this list. I don’t know why it took me so long to read any of her books! I’m sure I’ll be dipping into her other titles soon.
- John Green. I think I’m the only person left on earth who hasn’t read The Fault In Our Stars—and by now I’m afraid that there’s just no way that it can live up to all the hype.
- Stephen King. This one is only partly true—I’ve read his memoir On Writing, and absolutely LOVED it. I’ve never read any of his fiction, though.
- Maya Angelou. This one is really inexcusable. Maya Angelou is the originator of some of my favorite quotes about life, books, and reading. Didn’t everyone (except for me) have to read I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings in high school? I have no idea why I’ve never read any of her books.
- David McCullough. As much as I love to read biographies and American history, I’ve never read any of McCullough’s books. His book on Truman is widely considered to be one of the greatest Presidential biographies ever written—why on earth haven’t I read it?
- Flannery O’Connor. I have her complete book of short stories sitting on my TBR pile as we speak. She’s considered to be the queen of the southern short story genre. I need to move her off of this list.
- Diana Gabaldon. I have a number of friends who adore Gabaldon’s Outlander series. It’s just never appealed to me.
- Nicholas Sparks. I’ve never been tempted to pick up any of his books. We’ve all got our own reading tastes, right? And I just don’t think he’s my proverbial cup of tea.
- Bill Bryson. Bryson will come off of this list by the end of this week—his nonfiction book One Summer: America 1927 is loaded up on my iPod and will be the next audiobook I listen to on my daily commute.
- Jane Austen. I never had to read her in high school or in college, and have never been tempted to pick up any of her books on my own. Remember–don’t judge me!
How about you? Which of these authors have you read? Which of them should I try? Who are some popular authors that everyone has read except for you? Please share!