Monday, September 24, 2018

TTT: Unread Books by Favorite Authors

With the delightful bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish moving on to other things, TTT is now hosted by just one of their contingent, That Artsy Reader Girl .  If you want to quadruple the size of your TBR AND find a bunch of great book blogs to follow head on over and check it out!

The topic this week is: books by my favorite authors that I still haven't read.

Jane Unlimited by Kristen Cashore. I LOVED the Graceling series. I have been excited to read this book since before it came out. But a) fear of being let down and b) really disliking the cover have held me back.

The Narrow Bed by Sophie Hannah. I read a lot of YA, but my first love is adult mystery. Hannah writes beautiful British mysteries with deeply troubled characters.

Still Life with Tornado by the blessedly weird A. S. King. When she's good, she's great. When she's making my brain hurt, she's still fascinating.

So, so much Jason Reynolds. Sunny. Patina. The Boy in the Black Suit. As Brave As You. Miles Morales. For Every One. In my defense, I started reading him just under two years ago, and have managed to read four of his books so far. 

The Schwa Was Here by Neal Shusterman. This is a pretty deep dive, being published 12 years ago, but I happened to read the sequel already and found it surprisingly (for Shusterman) funny as well as unsurprisingly good. 

We'll Always Have Paris: Stories by Ray Bradbury. I owe Neil Gaiman a thank you for reminding me in his wonderful short story "The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury," how much I loved Ray Bradbury in middle and high school. Finding out that this collection existed made me very happy. Now I just need to read it. 

No Time to Spare by Ursula Le Guin. Her last book. *Sob* I've read snippets of it, standing in the aisle of the bookstore, and it's wonderful.  

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison.  Man, this list is getting serious. I know I love these authors, but I'm beginning to suspect I avoid these books in favor of lighter fare. But I KNOW I love their work! So I need to buckle down and read!

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.  I feel like it's trite for a white woman my age to claim Kingsolver as a favorite author, but by golly, she is. From essays to novels to memoir, I've loved her work.

Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar. I don't know if anyone gets to write more than one book as good as Holes, but I'm always down to try something new from the wild mind of Mr. Sachar. 

I've read multiple books by all of these authors, and find them consistently great. I hope I get to all of these titles, and that they don't let me down!


  1. Barbara Kingsolver 's Flight Behavior is amazing. Read it! I went off the board this week and listed my favorite banned books since it is banned books week. My TTT Favorite Banned Books

  2. I haven’t heard of some of these! I only discovered Jason Reynolds this year. I have a lot of catching up to do. I need to read more books by Neal Shusterman and AS King, too. I like the books I’ve read by them so far.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  3. You have quite a diverse selection of both books and authors, which is always great to see.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  4. Jane, Unlimited is nothing like Graceling, but try it anyway. You might love it (you'll know pretty soon if it's a DNF for you).

    And I'm working on reading/re-reading everything by Ursula K. Le Guin. I haven't gotten to any essays yet but I'm sure they're brilliant.

  5. I really liked Flight Behavior. And I completely agree on your comments about the author!

  6. I have many of Neal Shusterman's books still left to read!
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  7. I agree that the Jane, Unlimited cover isn't all that intriguing. I hope you get to read some of these soon!

  8. I haven't read Jane Unlimited, because everyone seemed to hate it. I want to remember Cashore fondly and just bask in my love of the Graceling books. Still Life was my first A.S. King book, and I was so impressed I went on to read a bunch more of her books. She is brilliant! I just want to read more of Reynolds' books in general. I have been dazzled by him in person and by his writing.

  9. I totally need more Jason Reynolds as well. Thanks for sharing. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  10. I've been really enjoying Sophie Hannah's Hercule Poirot books. I'm a big Agatha Christie fan and I really think she's done an amazing job continuing the series. It's made me really curious about what she can do with her own characters!


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