Top Ten Tuesday: Top Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme of The Broke and the Bookish
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme of The Broke and the Bookish

This post is a buzzer-beater with only two minutes left before the clock strikes 12MN. Ah, but at least it’s still Tuesday in some parts of the world by the time this post comes up, yes? 🙂 This is such a good topic to pass up so here I am sneaking in some blogging time when I am supposed to do research for work. Heh.

Here is my Top Ten list of authors I need to read more of, in no particular order:

1. David Mitchell. After that really awesome reading experience of Cloud Atlas, I know I have to read more of the genius that is David Mitchell. I had a sudden urge to buy all of his other books after I finished Cloud Atlas, but I still have an ounce of restraint remaining. Let’s see how long I can last. Haha.

2. Jhumpa Lahiri. I have only read Interpreter of Maladies and I look forward to reading her other books.

3. Kazuo Ishiguro. Never Let Me Go is one of the very haunting novels I’ve ever read and writing this post reminded me to read his other works, i.e. The Remains of the Day.

4. Ian McEwan. One of my best reads for this year was Atonement, and I feel that Ian McEwan’s prose is something that I need to get more of.

5. Melina Marchetta. Some friends from the book club are avid fans of this author, and after I read Jellicoe Road, I need not wonder why. I, too, have been bitten by the Marchetta bug.

6.. Madeleine L’Engle. I was reminded about this author and A Wrinkle in Timewhich I loved, when I saw a copy of the sequel at a bookstore earlier.

7. Matthew Quick. Even though The Silver Linings Playbook was somewhat depressing, I am still interested to read Matthew Quick’s other books, especially Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, because of the good feedback I’ve read from my friends.

8. E. Lockhart. I had thoroughly enjoyed The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks and I am looking forward to read We Were Liars.

9. Jeffrey Eugenides. The Virgin Suicides is another book I loved for its prose, and I a interested to read Eugenides’ other books such as Middlesex and see if he is consistent with the lovely writing.

10. China Mieville. Okay, fine, I have read not one, but two, of his books (The City and The City and Un Lun Dun), but I certainly want need to read the rest of his other books. What? Me, a fangirl? Come on! 😀

12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More

  1. Aha! I thought I was the only one cheating with my Top Ten Tuesday posts. LOL! High five, Lynai.

    I am not familiar with some of the authors that you’ve mentioned. But yes to Melina Marchetta, Matthew Quick and L’Engle. I really hope that you will be able to read Marchetta’s books ASAP. And yay, I also love A Wrinkle In Time but so sad that I wasn’t able to follow up with the series. But can you blame me? I’ve read the book during my college days and I was waiting for the sequel to come out in the thrift shop. Alas, I waited in vain until I’ve forgotten about the book. Thanks for reminding me.

    As for Matthew Quick, I love love the movie adaptation of the Silver Linings Playbook and I definitely want to read the novel version.

    Awesome list, Lynai!

    1. Thanks, Charlotte! If I have to recommend to you an author’s book from this list, it would be the one by E. Lockhart (that is, if you haven’t read it yet). I think you will like the mystery and the “unlikeability” of the MC. 🙂

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