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There are a lot of authors that I haven’t read but for this Top Ten Tuesday list, I am picking Top Ten Popular Authors that I WANT to read but have NEVER read.
I picked Suzanne as the number 1 author that I have yet to read. In fact, all the books in THE HUNGER GAMES series are on my physical bookshelf right now waiting to be read. My hubby has already read the trilogy so I guess, there is no excuse for me not to have read it. Right?
J.R.R. Tolkien. Do not get me started with his books. I totally love the movies (yes, I have seen all movies to date) AND I have THE LORD OF THE RINGS books on my physical bookshelf and yet I haven’t read the books. Well to be fair, I have read about 2-3 pages of THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING but that is as far as I have gone.
When I saw WATER FOR ELEPHANTS on the plane traveling from LAX to MNL, I was touched! Naturally, when I found out that it was a book, I wanted to read it as well. That was THREE years ago.
My name is Veruca Salt. Okay, how could you not think of Mr. Dahl as a genius? When I realized that he was the author of THE WITCHES and CHARLIE, I really wanted to read his books ASAP. Of course, that was when I was in grade school and living in a small city where these books were not as accessible as they are now.
I remember a time when I loved to watch OPRAH and OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB was one of my favorite segments. She mentioned EAST OF EDEN and when I read the blurb I wanted to read it so bad. I begged my MOMster to buy me the book and she did. Naturally, I still have it sitting on my physical bookshelf – that is located in a different country from where I am right now. A friend also recommended this author to me and said that I would love his work.
I heard a lot of wonderful things about this author. I want to read his books. They said this book is the best. A blogger also recommended PAPER TOWNS. We shall see.
They said this is a classic. They said that I have to read his work before I die. I might just settle for the movie.
George R. R. Martin
With the rise in popularity of THE GAME OF THRONES on HBO, I am intrigued by this highly complicated book. Of course, I want to read all the books in the series. I KNOW it’s a LOT. But yeah, a girl can dream!
There was a time when I was in a classics kick. This was way back in 6th grade and I wanted to read VICTOR HUGO. My dad got me THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and I started reading a couple of pages and stopped.
Who doesn’t want to read STEPHEN KING? Even if I am NOT a fan of horror and I have NOT really seen any of the movies. Yes, that includes BOTH CARRIES. Oh. I did see MISERY. And that was amazing. I’m still rethinking my plans. I have to read him. SOON.
Did any of my picks make your list? Let me know via the comments.
I haven't read a lot of the authors on your list, too! I don't know if I should feel ashamed. From your list, I've only read Roald Dahl, for Matilda, and To Kill a Mockingbird, because I wanted to know what the fuss was about. However, I think I was too young to understand the implications of the novel (I was in high school, I think) and it wasn't required reading so it is only now that I have been blogging that I go, "Ohhh, I see, that's why it's such a popular book!" I'm planning to read Victor Hugo's Les Mis, though. 🙂 And maybe one of Stephen King. I haven't read anything by Agatha Christie, too, and I feel like I should!
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I may just forgo Stephen King because I hate horror stories… but if I weren't scared, I would read it! LOL
I have one of his books in my TBR pile, actually! But I haven't gotten around to picking it up. And I've had it for about two years…and going hehehe.
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Lianne @ caffeinated says
I hope you enjoy Tolkien's books when you get to them. I've heard a lot of people mention it was difficult to get into but once you get a hang of Tolkien's writing, it's absolutely rich and epic <3 Or maybe start with <i>The Hobbit instead? It's a lot easier to get into the story of that book.
I never read Harper Lee's book in high school and I've heard good things about it…one of these days, I'll get to it xD
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Thanks for the tip! I actually read The Fellowship and by the 4th page of it sounding like a history book, I shelved it.
There is absolutely no excuse for not having read The Hunger Games yet, especially if you already have it on your shlef! I hope you find time to read it soon. I read Les Miserables for my book report but I wasn't able to finish it.
I noticed your Proudly Pinoy badge and can't help but tell you that I am Chinese, but I was born here in the Philippines! Wala lang :)) Anyway, happy reading! 😀
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Thanks for dropping by, Kim. My Ang Kong is Chinese, too… 🙂
Tea Time with Marce says
I also did a list of authors I want to read, why bother with a list in my opinion. I didn't enjoy Hunger Games but understand why it is so popular, I did enjoy the movie. To Kill a Mockingbird is worth the read. Fault in Stars was excellent and YA is not my genre of choice. Hope you enjoy them all.
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I have loved all John Green novels thus far, and I can promise you will love The Fault in Our Stars. Harper Lee is a classic which I loved too! I really think you will enjoy both of them so please don't put it off any longer haha. Personally, I loved the first Hunger Games but found the next two underwhelming.
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