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Books By My Favourite Authors I’ve Been Neglecting – Top Ten Tuesday #30

This is super late but I already had it mostly written so I wanted to post anyway!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl at the start of this year. This week’s prompt was ‘Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read‘, I do have a few of these too but I think one of my goals next year will be to change that as I’ve read mostly all new authors as of late.

10. Cassandra ClareGhosts of the Shadow Market

I love Clare’s Shadowhunter chronicles but between that ARC and another, I haven’t been keeping up with her series of shorts about Kit Herondale and his crew. In all fairness, part of the reason is I like to wait until they’re all out in their collected hardcopy before I buy and read which should probably be sometime before Christmas this year.

9. J. K. RowlingPottermore Presents

Another short story collection about a favourite world of mine; Rowling released the Kindle exclusive Pottermore Presents collections a while ago and though they are a steal at £1.99, I still haven’t read them. I’m still sad they aren’t being released in a pretty paperback or hardback collection for my shelf.

8. Sarah J. MaasA Court of Thorns and Roses

I am really loving the Throne of Glass series by Maas and cannot wait for the final book this year but, I still haven’t read this series which is lauded over by a large proportion of the YA following. The reason for this is that the fandom, kinda scared me away. Well, not kinda. A lot. They’re a bit terrifying in large groups and I read some questionable things involving sheathing and astro-projecting that I’m not quite sure I’m ready for, but I won’t rule the series out.

7. Alexandre DumasThe Three Musketeers

I adored The Count of Monte Cristo and have wanted to read more of Dumas’ work since, this book in particular. Since I have it on my Kindle I think my only excuse for leaving it this long is that, being a Dumas book, it’s rather large (which is a bad excuse).

6. George R. R. MartinDreamsongs

I own both installments of this book and am looking forward to getting into it, however, I also have about half of Dance of Dragons left too, and I should probably read that first. I’m finding it hard to motivate with these because as amazing as the books are, we’re clearly not getting the next one any time soon.

5. Ashley Victoria RobinsonApollo IX #1

I loved Jupiter Jet Vol. 1 that Robinson co-authored with Jason Inman and I am highly anticipating their next graphic novel Science! but what I only recently discovered is that Ashley has worked on a few comic book projects outside her dynamic duo as an editor and this one in particular, which I believe she wrote the first issue of, sounds amazing.

4. Scott LynchQueen of the Iron Sands

Lynch’s Gentleman Bastard Sequence is one of my all-time favourite fantasy series so when I found out that he had written a sci-fi book (another favourite genre of mine) I was ecstatic. I was even more ecstatic to find out that book is also free online! This is what Lynch says about it on the site:

‘Queen of the Iron Sands is a free online serial novel, written entirely to keep people amused and to help me battle down some of the depression and anxiety issues I’ve had in recent years.’

Awesome, right? I need to get on this ASAP.

3. Jane AustenPersuasion

I adored Pride & Prejudice (the book that made me fall ardently in love with Miss Austen herself) and then, more recently, Emma and have heard such great things about this particular book that I just have to make time for it soon.

2. Natasha PulleyThe Bedlam Stacks

As well as being a favourite author of mine, Natasha Pulley may well be one of my favourite people too. If you don’t already follow her on Twitter you absolutely should, she’s just so fun over there. I really enjoyed The Watchmaker of Filigree Street and can’t wait to get the chance to read this one of hers too.

1. Rick RiordanTres Navarre Series & The Burning Maze

Yes, I’ve said it many times but Rick Riordan I think would unequivocally have to be my all-time favourite author, for many reasons that I won’t get into here but may do in a future post. Tres Navarre is a detective series he wrote before the days of PJ & the gang and though I do not usually like that genre of book if anyone can make me love it, it’s Uncle Rick.

I pre-ordered my copy of The Burning Maze months ago but haven’t got round to reading it yet because I’ve had a serious relapse on my ARC addiction but that’s coming to a close and I want this book to form part of my rehabilitation.

Have you read any of these? Or have you been as neglectful as I have? Don’t forget to post your Top Ten Tuesday links in the comments!

Until next time!

A touch late (a lot late) but here are some of the books by my favourite authors I still haven’t read but really need to!


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