16 Sep 2014

Top Authors I've Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and you can find more about this meme here. This week is the top ten authors I've only read one book from but need to read more.


1. Philip Pullman
I read The Golden Compass/Northern Lights last year for the first time and adored it. Despite that fact, I haven't read the rest of the trilogy yet even though I've owned them since I finished the first.

2. Kody Keplinger
I read The DUFF this month and words cannot describe how much I loved that book- I really, really adored it. Obviously that means I have to give one of her other books a try!

3. Jessica Spotswood
This is the same deal as Philip Pullman, but I only read Born Wicked this month. I loved the book and I've got the second one waiting for me as soon as I finish one of the many books I'm currently trying to read.

4. Kristen Britain
So yes, a lot of these are authors of series that I've read the first book of and haven't gotten to the rest of the series yet, and Kristen Britain is no exception there.

5. Neil Gaiman
I am absolutely desperate to read another Gaiman after I read Coraline. A few people have told me Stardust is the best one to try next but I'm open to other suggestions!

6. John Flanagan
I read the first book is the Ranger's Apprentice series a few months back and I've just been waiting to start on the rest of the series. I just have to go and steal them off my brother's bookshelf...

7. Elizabeth Gaskell
After reading North and South I kind of became a bit of a Elizabeth Gaskell fangirl and I just constantly stalk out editions of her books. I currently have both Wives and Daughters and Cranford out from my Uni library but I haven't gotten around to either of them.

8. Elizabeth Wein
I read Rose Under Fire...last year, I think, and I loved it (and also hated it because I cried so much) so I've been desperate to read Code Name Verity ever since. I keep putting it off because I don't know whether I'm ready for that kind of pain again.

9. Markus Zusak
The Book Thief was one of the first books I read this year and, of course, I loved it. I don't know whether his other books will affect me in quite the same way which is why I guess I'm avoiding them...

10. Suzy Zail
Look at that- three authors who've written books about World War Two in a row! anyway, Suzy Zail is an amazing fellow Melbourne author and I adored her book The Wrong Boy. Her newest one- Alexander Altmann A10567, just came out this year and I am desperate to read it!


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  1. Great list Ely! I have a copy of Alexander Altmann A10567 so now I'm even more excited to read that, and her other books too. Definitely agree with Markus Zusak as well - I don't think I have ever cried so much in a book since reading The Book Thief, so I guess I would have some pretty high expectations from his other works...

    I haven't read books from the other authors you've listed, but now that I've seen them I'll be checking them out! :)

    Eugenia @ Genie In A Book

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    1. I am SO jealous of you- I might just steal that copy of Alexander Altmann A10567 from you! Markus Zusak is just too good- I can't handle it.

      That's so cool! Definitely let me know if you end up reading any of them!

      x Ely

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  2. Damn it, I forgot about Neil Gaiman hahaha. I've read Coraline as well, but everyone keeps raving on about his other books and I'm so curious! I've also heard great things about Stardust.

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    1. I know- once I finished the list I suddenly realised all these authors that I should have added! I'm so so excited to read some more Neil Gaiman- if you get to him before me, let me know what you think.

      x Ely

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  3. I've got Markus Zusak and Elizabeth Wein on my list too! Although, gah, I will not stop crying EVER after Code Name Verity. I'm reading Rose Under Fire right now and it's so good and I'm already shaking. John Flanagan is awesome. At least, the Rangers Apprentice series is. I didn't so much like Brotherband. >_< My bad. OH and YES TO NEIL GAIMAN! I've only read 2 of his books, but I want more for sure. Here's my TTT!

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    1. OH GOD, CAIT!!! I'm not ready for this, I can't deal- I was too much of a mess after Rose Under Fire, I can't be the same with Code Name Verity! I saw that, it's a shame that Brotherband isn't as good :( ALL THE NEIL GAIMAN!

      x Ely

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  4. You should definitely look into Keplinger's A Midsummer's Nightmare and Zusak's I Am the Messenger! Both are my favorites by their respective authors.

    Renae @ Respiring Thoughts

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    1. Oooh, thank you- I love recommendations! I'll definitely keep those both in mind :)

      x Ely

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  5. I so agree with Elizabeth - I have only read one and loved it!
    New follower :)
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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  6. Yes. Markus Zusak is on my list too. :) And Kody Keplinger is on my honourable mentions and Jessica Spotswood should've been.

    As for the other authors on your fantastic list, I need to get my butt into gear and read Neil Gaiman, John Flanagan, Elizabeth Gaskell, Elizabeth Wein and Suzy Zail!

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    1. #ElyMadeMeDoIt?

      I really, really hope you love the authors when you get to them, Ebony!

      x Ely

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  7. Markus Zusak... Man, how did I forget him? Kody Keplinger, too. I am ashamed to admit that I haven't read anything by Neil Gaiman yet. I should, I know.

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    1. I have forgotten so many too! If you makes you feel better, I hadn't read Neil Gaiman until last month. (No judgement here!)

      x Ely

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