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Monday, March 3, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Popular authors I have never read

Ten authors that are really popular (at least at one time) yet I have never read a single book by them so I can't really say if they are good or not.

1. Michael Crichton, 1942-2008
I was just talking to a student about this author today and I had the thought that I should really give him a try.
2. David Foster Wallace, 1962-2008
I walked past one of his books yesterday during a rare visit to Barnes and Noble yesterday and I wondered if I would like it. I will never know if I don't try him out.
3. Meg Cabot, 1967-
The Princess Diaries series, The Mediator series, Queen of Babble, others...and I've read none of them.
4. Frank Herbert, 1920-1986
That means I've never read a single Dune novel. How can I hold my head up as a librarian?
5. Agatha Christie, 1890-1976
I am fairly familiar with her characters because of the movies but I have never read one of her books.
6. Jack Kerouac, 1922-1969
I have wanted to read On the Road.
7. Diana Gabaldon, 1952-
The Outlander series intrigues me but the books are so.o.o  long.
8. Amy Tan, 1952-
I think I have started but not finished one of her books. It is time to read one by this well-known author.
9. Veronica Rossi 
Under the Never Sky is a series that I really intend to read but have never gotten around to them, yet.
10. Jo Nesbo, 1960-
A Norwegian author that my friends keep raving about. Where do I start? 

Do you have an author that you really like that you think I should read? How about an author you think you should read?

6 comments:

  1. I could have added David Foster Wallace to my list--he really intimidates me!
    I used to LOVE reading Agatha Christie and I still have a lot of her paperbacks on my shelves--really good, solid mysteries. You should give her a try! My favorites are Death on the Nile and Murder on the Orient Express

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  2. I have read Christe and Rossi of the list, and while I adore Christie, Rossi was a let down. I will finish her books some other time, I am in no hurry. But Agahtha's books are fun!
    Happy reading!

    My TTT

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  3. Great authors, I have Under the Never Sky on my shelf too.. I need to get to this one.. thanks for stopping by my STS. new GFC follower! ~Katie @ Inkk Reviews

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  4. I've read everything by Agatha and most of Nesbo's work. He IS gritty and his main character is a train wreck. I don't see you liking the series much since you're not generally a mystery reader.I adored Dune and got VERY into that world, but you definitely have to be in the mood for it. I personally don't think that Michael Crichton is a very good writer. His stories are gripping; I rarely read him though because I can't stand how he writes. As for mystery authors, one who writes like a poet (in spite of the darkness of his books) is James Lee Burke.

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  5. Michael Crichton's books are good for quick reads, not much character development but plots flow past in a jiffy. Jurassic Park! The Dune series captured my imagination long ago. But not sure you will like On the Road. I reread it last year and was not sure it was worth it. I need to read David Foster Wallace as well. Cheers. http://www.thecuecard.com/

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  6. I still need to read the Dune series as well. Diana Gabaldon made my list as well. Here’s my TTT .

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