I own a lot of books, too many to actually count and unfortunately, amongst all those books there is a lot that has gone unread. However, not only do I own a lot of books that I haven’t read but I also own a lot of books by popular authors that I have never read before! Hence my decision to write this post, an act of self-shaming to get me to actually read this fantastic selection of authors that I know I will likely enjoy and love! But also since this year, I read both my first VE Schwab novel and first Holly Bourne so I thought I could see what other authors I am missing out on!
I have to say Jay Kristoff is one of the most popular authors amongst my friends and the one which I have never read before despite owning a copy of Nevernight since it’s paperback release. Now the final book in the Nevernight – trilogy? – has been released and I have still to pick it up and actually read it, despite assurances of my friends that I would love it. However, Jay Kristoff wrote Illuminae alongside his co-author Aime Kaufman and that is another series which I have been recommended and yet I still haven’t read it! Fingers crossed that I will get to at least Nevernight since I own it, at least by the end of the year!
Despite following her on Twitter, and being known for her novel Chocolat, Joanne Harris is an author which I have never read. I love her ‘TenThings series on Twitter and thoroughly enjoying her tweets which are often interesting and often really humour and thought-provoking! I have a copy of Chocolat ordered and am now just waiting for it to arrive, and I’m really excited to dive in and see if I enjoy it as much as everyone else has done.
Yet again another author whose books have been constantly recommended to me. I love a good sci-fi novel and I have told that Becky Chambers has written some of the best science fiction and people have often told me since I am a huge Star Trek fan then I will definitely enjoy her novels. Also, the covers are absolutely stunning.
Now, I have technically read Leigh Bardugo before but only one of her short stories from her Language of Thorns novel, which I have yet to finish. However, I am unsure whether or not to pursue Bardugo’s Grisha series or if I may make her first full-length novel that I read be Ninth House which I am really interested in reading. Perhaps after I read Ninth House then that will give me the push to try her YA novels and give the Grisha universe a chance!
I think I must be the only person to not have read The Night Circus which wouldn’t be so bad if I hadn’t had a copy of it on my bookshelf since I was 15 years old (I’m 21 now). I especially feel like I should have read it since The Starless Sea is due to be published later this year!
Have you read any of these authors? What was your favourite novel from them?