Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Popular Authors I've Never Read

This week's list isn't that hard to craft, because I'm so behind with many of the hype authors. I don't really know why, I guess it's because I'm afraid of the disappointment. Then again, I may be missing out on something amazing, so I really ought to start reading more hype books, yeah? lols. Anyhow, here are some of the authors who are extremely popular, but whose books I still haven't read yet.

John Green. Yes, yes, I KNOW OKAY. I have had TFiOS on my shelf for two years now and I still haven't read it. I still haven't read Looking For Alaska or Paper Towns or any other book that he's written. I want to read TFiOS before the movie comes out though, because I know that I will not read it when I've already seen the movie.

Rick Riordan. Um. I have seen the first movie. Haha, and YES, again, I do know that they're nothing like the books, but still. I'm not big on middle grade books so I don't really want to read the first Percy Jackson books, but I heard that you can still enjoy the Heroes of the Olympus series, but you don't really get the inside jokes and stuff, so that's holding me back from getting the HoO books and not reading them. I most certainly want to. Have you read PJO series? What did you think? Should I still read them even though they're more younger YA?

Susan Ee. Ha, well, a funny story. I own the first two books in paperback and every single one of my friends adores this series. Why haven't I still read them? I have absolutely no idea.

Sarah Dessen. I have heard so many great things about her books, the hype got especially big once The Moon and More came out. I have an e-copy, but haven't read it yet. I did get a -50% off gorgeous paperback copy of The Truth About Forever last Friday when I went to my local bookstore so I guess reading is a definite must now ;)

Sarah Ockler. I absolutely adore contemporary and her covers are just so gorgeous and lovable. I cannot wait to start a book by her. I think I already own copies of The Book of Broken Hearts and Twenty Boy Summer so that's a start.

Kendare Blake. Oh, man. I have heard so much hype. I actually tried listening to Anna Dressed in Blood, but the guy who narrated the book was in such a rush and read in a very disinterested voice so I couldn't get into it and I didn't purchase it after listening to the sample. I do, however, want to give it a go on my kindle. One day. I think. Plus, Antigoddess seems like a unique read even though there are polarized reviews.

Karen Marie Moning. Ooohkay. Lauren, Aman, Jasprit, Rachel, Jenny and EVERYONE, tbh. I will get to these soon, I PROMISE. I have Darkfever and since the next Dani book is coming out next year, I have lots of time to catch up with this enormous series. Cannot wait to meet Barrons though :)

David Levithan. This is another author whose books sound so compelling, but for some reason I still haven't gotten to them. I own a paperback of Dash and Lily's Book of Dares, I own a kindle copy of Every Day and I have yet to read either of them. Must. Correct. That. Mistake. Soon.

Courtney Summers. So this is an author who I know Tanja and Giselle absolutely love. I want to read these so bad, but I'm a little afraid that they don't hold any romance in them. I don't want them to be all about the romance, but some kissing and feels wouldn't hurt. Are there any such things in Courtney's books?

Brigid Kemmerer. Eh, this feels like a crime of all crimes. Hype? Yes. Compelling premises? Yes. Cute guys? (Based on the covers) Yes. Raving reviews? Yes. Series is finally done? Almost, yes. Me reading these books soon? Um, hopefully yes :D

So, that's my list. Have you read some of the authors on my list? Which books did you love? Who are your "popular authors you have never read"? 

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.


  1. Love John Green, Susan Ee, and Karen Marie Moning! I haven't read anything by Rick Riordan or David Levithan before although I really want to read Levithan's Two Boys Kissing.

  2. Susan Ee is a must read author, Siiri. Her books are exceptional. I have book 2 but still haven't read it yet, but the feedback it has received so far has been so positive. I just can't wait to read it soon.
    Also, Sarah Ockler! Read her Bittersweet novel and The Book of Broken Hearts. I loved those 2 but her latest one, #scandal, was an utter disaster. I couldn't believe it was Sarah who wrote it when I read it. To call it a disappointment would be an understatement.
    Sarah Dessen also has some truly lovely books but her last one didn't work for me. I ended up DNFing it. :(
    I haven't read John Green either and honestly, his books haven't appealed to me for some reason. I know everyone is in love with his books, but I don't know, they seem so dramatic you know?
    Courtney Summers is another author I haven't read, but I will. Very soon. I own her book This is Not a Test.
    Brigid Kemmerer is a fun author. I love her books because she goes into the characters so much.
    Great post, Siiri!

  3. *high five on John Green* I thought maybe I was the only one Siiri!!!! I just can't quite bring myself to read him because he's been built up so much in my mind that I'm all nervous the bar is simply to high and he'll never meet it. *sigh* And I really, really can't wait for you to meet Barrons, though I have a feeling you will be underwhelmed when you first do so. Be patient Siiri, I think he'll grow on you! He's a complete and utter a-hole, I fully admit it, but there's just something about him that kind of draws you in regardless. I'm scared for you to read Darkfever though. Just stick with Mac Siiri, she and Barrons go through A LOT in the series, you have to stay with them to the end:)

  4. Out of your list I've only read Anna Dressed in Blood (so creepy good), Every Day (not a fan of this one) and This Is Not a Test (really good). I just bought the audio for The Book of Broken Hearts so I'll cross that one off soon. And TFiOS....I don't think I can do it. I hate crying and that book is just asking for it.

  5. Oh mah goodness! Loved Anna Dress in Blood and Storm :) Those books are great. And Riordan is just fantastic :D lol And I also really enjoyed the Moning Books :) I'm desperately awaiting the release of Burned! Great list Siirri! I hope you get to those soon :)

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

  6. *high fives* for Rick Riordan girl. We'll have to get to it one day. You've seen the movie at least. For others you mentioned there you must read THEM! Trust me I know you're gonna love Fever series. Just survive the first one and it gets better, MUCH better. Trust me girl. Also Courtney Summers greatly portraits the teens and their minds, maybe sometimes adds to much drama, but you survive. :) Angelfall I mean Raffe girl. You MUST meet Raffe! Trust me, your life needs him ;) You can thank me later, btw. Needless to say I forgot Brigid Kemmerer on my list (oops). The biggest challenge here is John Green. I loved, actually adored The Fault in Our Stars, but it seems to with movie and all of us who cried our hearts out for those character we kinda of created unrealistic expectations. Sorry :( But maybe if you manage to approach it with less expectations you'll love it. Amazing picks, Siiri :)

  7. Haha you and Jenni have some in common! I'm actually listening to the audio of Book of Broken Hearts now! It's pretty good but nothing mind blowing. She has some books that are much more raved about than that one too I think she's the one who wrote 20 Boy Summer, too. And gah you so have to read some Courtney Summers! She's an auto-buy author for me. I also had a lot of fun with the Fever series by KMM!

  8. Great list! I adore Sarah Dessen's books. I still think about the Truth About Forever a lot. I honestly have no plans to ever read Green. I really adored the one Ockler book I've read, Bittersweet.

    I have read Riordan. The PJ series has highs and lows, but ends well. I think I liked Heroes of Olympus more, but haven't continued.

    Thanks for sharing!

  9. Besides John Green, Sarah Dessen, and Sarah Ockler, I haven't read any of these authors either so YOU ARE NOT ALONE, SIIRI! It's funny because a lot of these popular authors are on a lot of these lists so it makes me question how popular they are, you know? I only have read TFiOS for Green, I tried reading another book of his and didn't like it. But TFiOS is really good!

  10. It seems like a lot of people haven't read John Green, so you're in good company! :-) Can't wait to hear what you think of TFIOS and the Elementals series. I was a latecomer to that series too, but am really loving it!

  11. 1.) John Green - When I read this The Fault in Our Stars, I really loved it, but now when I think about that time, the book DID have an air of pretentiousness. Many of my friends liked it as well but thought the characters were too mature for their age. BUT that doesn't mean we're not excited for the movie!! :D I wanna watch it, too, and I'll prepare my feels beforehand.

    2.) Rick Riordan - I started his Percy Jackson series AND YOU KNOW FULL WELL WHAT I THINK ABOUT IT.huhuhuhu.

    3.) Susan Ee - I've yet to read World After so you're not completely alone there? Hahaha. Her writing is awesome, but there are times it crosses over the "too angsty" zone.

    4.) Sarah Dessen - I've yet to read her, too. So many authors I'm missing out. Boo!

    5.) Sarah Ockler - I need to start reading her, too. I read somewhere her books are very very wonderful. You and I are missing out!!

    6.) Kendare Blake - you *need* to read her Anna Dressed in Blood. This duology is one of the most creepy and insanely good I've read. I hope you like it! (And tweet your screams, errr, feels, for us ;D )

    7.) Karen Marie Moning - ugh... so many people loved this one, and I tried her Darkfever and I felt like punching a puppy and I LOVE PUPPIES!!! The main character is a TSTL heroine who'd stupidly want to go outside despite having her life almost decimated because of the same decision. And the love interest? ABUSER ALERT.

    8.) David Levithan - He sounds compelling yeah, but for some reason I don't feel like reading him. I'm not sure why .-. is it because it's so hyped? lol. I never got this problem before >_<

    9.) Courtney Summers - I don't remember much from This Is Not a Test but even if there were minimal romance, it was still a pretty good read. I suggest trying it out either way! :D

    10.) Brigid Kemmerer - you haven't read this one yet?!?! WHYYYYYYY?!?!?! Despite the annoying love interests, she writes one of the best male voices in YA!! You need to read this one soon, missy! For me, please? HAHA


    Faye @ The Social Potato

  12. I have Courtney Summers, Brigid Kemmerer, and David Levitham on my to read list as well. The rest are all GREAT. The Fever series and Angelfall are MUST READS for sure, tho so is everything else. So much reading and so little time for all of us, I think!