I'm participating in another Top Ten Tuesday this week! As you most likely know, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and every week there's another theme for a list. This weeks theme is "Authors I've Only Read One Book From But NEED To Read More". I'm going to attempt this list, and we'll see how far I get before I have to alter the "one book" criterion.
1. E. Lockhart
I recently read We Were Liars and I really liked it. E. Lockhart has a lot of books out, so really, there's no excuse for me not to pick up another some time soon.
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I read Anna in September of last year, and I enjoyed it, but at the time I really didn't see what all the fuss was about. Since, I have come to realise that fluffy contemporaries aren't really my style. But considering I didn't hate this book, I think I should really give Lola and the Boy Next Door a chance. Plus, I have heard wonderful things about Cricket :P
I can't believe I haven't continued with this series yet! I also have several other books by Kiersten White on my TBR on Goodreads - Mind Games, The Chaos of Stars and Illusions of Fate, for example. I need to read more!
I read The Diviners last year and really loved it. Earlier this year I tried Beauty Queens, but I just couldn't get into it, and my hold on it from the library expired, so I had to return it. I think I might go back to that book one day, but not right now. I think the Gemma Doyle books might be a bit more to my taste though, so I'm hoping I'll get to them soon. Oh, and of course I am waiting impatiently for Lair of Dreams - the second book in The Diviners series.
This is another shameful one! I read Shadow and Bone earlier this year and was amazed by it. Hopefully I will pick up Siege and Storm (and then Ruin and Rising) soon!
6. Victoria Schwab
7. Katie McGarry
And here we have yet another unfinished series, The Archived books. This was one of my first reads this year (in saying that, it may have actually been April...), and I didn't mind it. I loved the idea of it and Mackenzie was a cool main character.
Does this really count as an unfinished series? I'm going to say not, since I've heard the other books by Katie McGarry are more like companion novels. Pushing the Limits really surprised me, because I wasn't expecting to like it at all. It was also the first novel-length book that I read as an e-book, so that added to my apprehension. I ended up giving this book a 4/5 stars, so I can't wait to get around to the next books.
8. Julie Kagawa
9. Sarah Beth Durst
10. Holly Black
I read The Iron King ages ago, and all I remember about it is not liking it as much as I was expecting to. That said, I think I would like to give this series another try in the future, but I might check out Julie Kagawa's other series first - The Blood of Eden.
This was a fantastic book! I absolutely loved it, once I got over the absurdity of it all. I'm excited to see if Sarah Beth Durst's other books have a similar vibe to them.
Okay, so this is kind of a cheat, since I have read all the Spiderwick Chronicles books (you can check out my review if you want), and they were wicked. But they were all super short so I'm counting them as one book. I really want to read The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, Tithe and White Cat because I loved Holly Black's writing and I need more of it!
So that's my top ten for today! What are yours? :)