Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
John Green; Probably one of the most shocking names on this list. I mean, who hasn’t read the King of YA Contemporary? I’ll tell you who: this girl! Blame it on the hype, blame it on my unexplainable avoidance of contemporary, blame it on whatever you want. But I have never read a book by John Green.
Rainbow Rowell; I know exactly why I’ve never read anything by Rainbow Rowell: the hype. Her first book to come to my attention was Eleanor & Park, and I was so excited for it! But then some bloggers I really trust started posting their reviews and they weren’t as positive as I would have expected. Since then, I’ve heard great things about Fangirl and Attachments, but it’s too late. The hype train has destroyed my desire to give anything by her a shot, for fear of disappointment.
Neil Gaiman; Confession #1: I don’t know the name of anything that Neil Gaiman has written. Confession #2: I couldn’t even tell you what genre he writes! Confession #3: Everyone seems to know who Neil Gaiman is, so I just play along so I don’t get the incredulous looks that I know most of you have on your faces right now…
Sarah Dessen; When you ask bloggers about contemporary and which author you should read, Sarah Dessen’s name ALWAYS comes up. I had The Moon and More in my hands once, but it got put back some place between the YA section and the cash.
Philip Pullman; I’ve always planned on reading the His Dark Materials trilogy, but I just never got around to it. I think my husband even has copies of all three books on his bookshelves (yes, we have separate shelves), but I’ve got so many other books to read first!
Rick Riordan; I’ve seen the second Percy Jackson movie. That counts for something, right? I had every intention of purchasing this series recently, when my friend said he had read them and found them quite childish. So I second guessed myself and put them back. Is he right? Or should I give the Olympians another chance?
Stephanie Perkins; Another contemporary writer who I’ve only heard fantastic things about, but who I’ve yet to read for myself. Once Anna, Lola and Isla are all published in their new paperbacks, I will be picking up the box set though!
Meg Cabot; I’ve got a copy of Abandon sitting on my TBR shelf. It has sat there for months, possibly longer than a year. I’ve just never made time for it, even though “Meg Cabot” is a name I hear all the time.
Jennifer L. Armentrout; Both the Covenant and the Lux series are ones that I see bloggers enthusiastically praising, all the time. I’ve seen their covers splashed on various top ten lists, for as long as I can remember. I have no good excuse as to why I haven’t bothered starting either of these series.
Holly Black; Another name I’ve seen for as long as I can remember, I don’t think I’ve come across any one who disliked her Curse Worker series.
If you had to pick one author on my top ten list for me to read next, who would you pick and why? What book of theirs would you recommend most?