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Hello! We're at the first Top Ten Tuesday of 2015! Since some of the earlier topics are quite difficult for me to make (or I'm just lazy), I decided to join this week because it's a freebie topic. So I decided to choose the older topics from Top Ten Tuesday that I haven't make yet; and my choice goes to Top Ten Popular Authors I've Never Read. The authors I'm going to list today are popular authors, but I haven't read a single book by them (even though I do have most of them on my bookshelf). I want this post to be a kind of reminder to myself, so I will make time to finally pick up these books. Here's the list in no particular order.
This author is extremely popular for writing young-adult novels, and has been writing books since 1996. She published 11 books up until 2013, and will have another book published in 2015. I actually have quite a lot of Sarah Dessen's books on my bookshelf, but still haven't got the urge to read them yet... I don't know why. Judging from most of the covers, I think these books are going to be a sweet young-adult romance stories :)
It's a shame that I haven't read a single Agatha Christie's book yet. I absolutely love Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, so I assume that I would also love Agatha Christie's books—because I think they're almost equally popular. I already have 4 translated edition of Agatha Christie's books, and have almost all of the collection in e-book form. I'll just have to decide the time to start reading them.
Such a shame I haven't read this author yet, because I know a lot of people love The Mortal Instrument/The Infernal Devices series—and the series also just ended with the release of the 6th book. However, I was a bit discouraged after watching the movie adaptation, which I don't really like. So at that point, I became hesitant to pick this book up, but I'm still curious to see Cassandra Clare's writing that everybody loves so much.
This Japanese writer has released a lot of popular books, but again, I also haven't read any. I heard mixed things about his books, so I was always worried whether I would be able to relate with his writing or not. I have several of his books on my bookshelves left untouched.... I think I need something or someone to convince me to start reading one.
I've heard of Stephen King's name for a very long time, and I know he's an extremely popular author because some of his books has been adapted into movies. But I don't know why, his name always seems really intimidating for me. Maybe because he's famous for writing horror/thriller books; and I rarely pick up books from that genre. However, I'm always intrigued to see why he's so popular and need to prove it myself. I think I have all of his books in e-book form, and some in paperbacks. Should I start reading one for Halloween?
The Anna and the French Kiss trilogy/companion is seriously very popular for being cute and sweet young-adult romance books. The third book Isla and the Happily Ever After was just released in 2014, but I still haven't picked up any books by this author. I think I'm going to absolutely love these books, and I don't know what stopped me from reading them.
I think The Chronicles of Narnia series started to get more popular ever since it was adapted into a movie. And I will consider C.S. Lewis a pretty popular author not only because of that, but also because he's written tons of other books. Besides the Narnia series, I'm also highly interested in his non-fiction works that talks about spirituality. So yeah, I'm quite ashamed because I haven't read any of his works yet.
The only classic writer on this list! To be honest, I'm not really a classic fan—and you may already notice that from the books I read. But I think Jane Austen is extremely popular to the point that I was interested to read some of her works, especially Pride and Prejudice. From what I heard, even people who don't really like classics should be able to enjoy that book. So, maybe someday I will :)
Yet another very popular young-adult author here! Maggie Stiefvater is not only popular for The Wolves of Mercy Falls series, but also The Raven Cycle series—which I heard was amazing, because my friend totally loved it. However, even though I've had The Wolves of Mercy Falls series in my bookshelves for a pretty long time, I still haven't read her books. I should definitely check out her writing that so many people loved.
And the last one is also a Japanese author. Even though I'm not sure if he's extremely popular or not, I'm very familiar with his book Never Let Me Go—which was also adapted into a movie. He also published a bunch of other books, but I still haven't read any yet.
All of these authors are popular, but I haven't read any of their books—not because I don't think I'll like them, more because I haven't made time for it yet. However, I will read their works, although I cannot say an exact time. This list is more like "Top Ten Popular Authors I've Never Read, But Really Want To". Anyways, have you read any of these authors from my list? What do you think about their works? :)) And maybe you can also comment on the popular authors you've never read before :)) Okay, see you in the next post! ;)