I’ve seen a bunch of blog posts about this topic in the past so I thought, “Hey, I’d love to disappoint and shock the general reading community!”
I think these posts are really interesting because it could be your absolute favorite author that you’ve read every single book from, and a person is like “Yeah I don’t even know what genre this author writes lol?”
So, here are the popular authors I haven’t read — Let me know if I definitely should read some of these authors soon!
- Sarah J. Maas
Honestly, there’s so much hype and excitement yet also disappointment and controversy with these books, I’m tired just thinking about reading them. I know it’s about a female assassin and romance(?), but that’s about it. I don’t know, I’m just not that interested in these books. If they weren’t so popular I probably wouldn’t even have them on my TBR.
- Victoria Schwab
Okay, I am actually really excited to read this author’s books, particularly her adult fiction ones.
Do you want to hear my lame excuse for putting off her writing? Well, here it is. Right now I’m 18 years old. When I read young adult books, I like to relate to the characters, picture myself in their shoes. And this works best when the characters are close to my age. Like, in Six of Crows. Inej is 16 and Kaz is 18. While I was reading that duology I was just like, wow, these characters are my age. If I was in this story, I would be apart of this, I could do all of this with them…
Am I making sense? No? Okay. But anyways, the characters in V.E. Schwab’s books are older (in their 20s), so I want to hold off on reading those books until I’m a bit older. I’m always going to read young adult books, but eventually having a 16 year old main character won’t be that relatable for me. So when that time comes, I’ll be happy I saved V.E. Schwab’s books.
…so based on this reasoning, I really have no excuse for not reading her young adult books yet. I’LL GET TO THIS SAVAGE SONG EVENTUALLY OKAY
- Jay Kristoff (and also Amie Kaufman)
Okay, this is another author I’ve been wanting to read but haven’t. WHY? BECAUSE I SUCK. I own Illuminae and still haven’t read it! And then I had the nerve to order Nevernight a few days ago! I will get to these books, I promise. I’m probably going to start with Nevernight though, because I’m most excited about that series.
- Rainbow Rowell
So…I’m really not the biggest fan of contemporary. If fact, I rarely read it. In fact x2, I can’t remember the last contemporary book I’ve read. And honestly, none of Rainbow Rowell’s books seem that interesting to me except Carry On.
I actually own Carry On, the paperback edition because…look at those two beautiful human beings. I really want to read this one because…it’s fantasy. Fantasy is my home, my safe place. And this fantasy has monsters vampires and magic. That sounds delightful 🙂
- George R.R. Martin
You know that annoying person that constantly relates the book to the movie or TV show? Hi yes, that’s me, nice to meet you!
And for that reason, I’m hellbent on reading this books before I start watching the show. But here I am, not reading these. Meanwhile the entire world is fangirling over the tv show and I have to log off of twitter for the night to avoid spoilers. *sigh*
- Kurt Vonnegut
I’ve been trying to read this man’s writing for Y E A R S. All of his books have such weird and bizarre and intriguing synopsizes that sound right up my alley.
I was actually first introduced to Kurt Vonnegut when I was around 12-14. My sister’s boyfriend had Slaughterhouse Five with him and he couldn’t rave enough about Vonnegut’s writing, and told me that I need to read him. Ever since, I’ve had Vonnegut on my mental TBR. You better have not steered me wrong, sister’s boyfriend!
- Adam Douglas
I actually just realized that for almost all of these authors, I have at least one physical copy of their books…..I’m embarrassed.
I’ve read about 20 pages of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and although I enjoyed it and found it hilarious, I just…never finished it.
- J. R. R. Tolkien
I think it’s usually more shocking to people that I’ve never seen the Lord of the Rings movies or The Hobbit. And that’s because, yes, I’ve been saying I am going to read these books for years. I feel like for such popular movie adaptions of books, it’s only right to read the books first. Like Harry Potter. (which is why I’ve only watched two Harry Potter movies, oops)
So that’s it! Have you never read any of these authors? Are one of these authors you’re favorite and you should I should read them right now? Let me know!