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Top 10 Popular Authors I've Never Read

A weekly meme by The Broke and the Bookish

Wow. I didn't check ahead of time, but this feels like a nice continuation from last week's "Top 10 Books I Can't Believe I've Never Read." Granted, I'm not in a hurry to read the books by all these authors, but it's a good reminder of titles to squeeze in this year.

Top 10 Popular Authors I've Never Read
  1. Ursula K. Le Guin - The creator of Earthsea, and I haven't come any closer to her work than the ill-fated Syfy television adaptation. I think that may have scared me off them for a while. I do hope to finally read at least one of her books this year.
  2. Anthony Horowitz - A huge, GIANT name. The author, TV writer and who-knows-what else. I was lucky enough to hear him speak at a library event a few years back, and he was really entertaining. I just picked up House of Silk at the library, so here's hoping I will not bear the shame of his name on this list much longer.
  3. Victoria Schwab - Everyone has been talking about how awesome her books are. I'll probably like them, but I haven't felt any burning need to read them NOW. That has since changed. Schwab will be at a local author event mid-March, and I am determined to read at least one of her books before then.
  4. Veronica Roth - Divergent: first the trilogy, now the movie. Roth is one of the biggest names in YA right now, and I haven't so much as cracked a spine.
  5. John Green - I read a limited amount of contemporary YA as is, and I rarely go for the touchy-feely stuff. So, no matter how big his name, no, I haven't read any John Green.
  6. Judy Blume - Apparently, a lot of gals around my age grew up on Judy Blume. For whatever reason, I never went through that rite of passage. Been thinking about trying one lately, though.
  7. James Dashner - You know an author is big when your boss has read one of his/her books. Yep, the boss was reading The Maze Runner. And I only knew the rough summary. Fail.
  8. Melissa Marr - I feel like I've been hearing this name since high school, which may very well be the case. Marr still seems to generate a lot of buzz with each new title or anthology, but I haven't read any of them.
  9. Nicholas Sparks - With the exception of A Walk to Remember, I have never had and have no wish to pick up any of his books no matter how many bloomin' copies he sells. Romance and tears: not quite what I'm looking for.
  10. Stephanie Perkins - I've heard a lot of good things about her work. Another one on my "fit in this year" list.


  1. Tell Victoria Schwab that Mara from The Reading Hedgehog says hi! :)