Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that currently resides at The Artsy Reader Girl and features bloggers sharing lists on various book topics. The official topic for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday called for participants to list their favourite books with typographical covers. However, I really didn’t have much for that one so instead I decided to dive into the backlog of topics from the Artsy Reader Girl’s past and choose one that I didn’t have a chance to do. The one that caught my eye involved listing books by my favourite authors that I still need to read, and so that is what I am going to do.
As a reviewer, and indeed as a reader in general, it is very hard not to quickly pick up some favourite authors. We all have that select group of awesome writers whose work just seems to naturally click with you, and you must go out of your way to read more of these books. I honestly have quite a few of these favourite authors, and I am having a great time exploring their impressive reads. However, due to time constraints I rarely have time to read an entire author’s catalogue of works and there is always some book or series of theirs that I need to check out. As such, I had quite a few options to include in this latest list and I think I made some interesting choices, even if some of the authors I chose were a little predictable.
To fill out this list I went through all my favourite authors now and tried to figure out which of their books I haven’t had a chance to read yet, I would probably enjoy the most. This resulted in a very big collection of books, which took a bit of choosing to get through. I tried to narrow it down by excluding books that are part of a series that I am currently in the middle of reading, which removed a few books of this list (including the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, the Gray Man series by Mark Greaney and more). I also tried not to include recent releases from my top authors that I haven’t had a chance to read yet, as that would likely mimic some of my recent most anticipated reads lists. This ended up being quite a fun list to pull together, so let us see what made the cut.
Malice by John Gwynne
Mr Mercedes by Stephen King
Star Wars: Twilight Company by Alexander Freed
Warhammer 40,000: Xenos by Dan Abnett
Top Ten List:
The Demon Awakens by R. A. Salvatore
The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie
Sword and Scimitar by Simon Scarrow
Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry
Sharpe’s Eagle by Bernard Cornwell
Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis
Bright Steel by Miles Cameron
The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
While I Live by John Marsden
Well, that’s the end of this list. As you can see, there are several epic and intriguing books out there from some of my favourite authors that I really want to read. I have no doubt that all the above books are going to be pretty damn epic and I cannot wait to eventually try them out when I get a chance. In the meantime, let me know which books do you need to read that that were written by your favourite authors.