Top Ten Popular Authors I've Never Read6:17 PM
I'm actually a little embarrassed by some of these...because, well, pretty much everybody else has read them.
I hate you guys. I am so jealous. Seriously.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Basically, lists. I love lists. They put up the Top Tens for several weeks in advance, and they're all book related!
1. J. K. Rowling Yes, I am aware that I'm a failure. Apparently, the Harry Potter books are amazing and I do want to read them. I just haven't gotten around to it.
2. Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight series and The Host. I really want to read The Host because I watched the movie and it was awesome. But, I'm a little wary of the Twilight series because of the HUGE amount of negative opinions on it. I plan on trying it out anyways though.
3. John Green *sobs* I'm sorry (My sins are unpardonable). I really want to read The Fault in Our Stars because there's a movie coming out and I've heard so many good things about it (the book).
4. Rainbow Rowell I can't tell you how bad I want to read Eleanor & Park and Fangirl. The covers are epic and unique, and it sounds like I would really identify with the female main character from Fangirl. Writes fanfiction? Check. Socially awkward? Check. I think Cath and I are meant to be bosom friends.
5. Markus Zusak There is also a movie coming out for The Book Thief (Is anyone else loving all of the book-to-movies happening?). It's a whopping 552 pages, but I want to muscle through it because of the good rep it has and because I want to. I'm very logical.
6. Richelle Mead Yes, yes, I know. This one's going to be a movie to. The girls look kick-butt in the movie trailer and the idea of half-vampires who protect the full-blooded ones is a really neat concept. The movie trailer is really what convinced me to read it (just like for The Mortal Instruments, which, yes, I have read).
7. James Dashner Karoline at As a Teen Writer had a blog post out where she wanted a few people to volunteer to write guest reviews for The Maze Runner. I thought it was neat and signed up, and that's how I discovered The Maze Runner. It sounds awesome!
8. Marie Lu The Legend series is another series that I just haven't gotten around to reading yet. The covers look delicious. The premise is really intriguing (Like almost every other dystopian novel. I feel like those dogs in Up! when they see squirrels).
9. Ally Condie I'm not really into books based totally on love and relationships and balloon hearts popping above the characters' heads (ew), but Matched and its cohorts stand out because 1) the relationships are chosen and 2) major cover love.
10. J. R. R. Tolkien I know I should have at least one Tolkien book checked off my TBR list but honestly the idea of tackling something that is known for its old and flowery language and is a classic makes me want to cringe. I don't like classics too often, but I feel like I should at least try Tolkien sometime.
If you're like me and you only have an iffy idea of what is counted as popular (What. I just read, I don't know, okay?), then you should Google (because it has all the answers) and check out the Goodreads and Amazon lists. The Amazon list is based on book sales so I would say it's pretty accurate (oh, and I searched 'young adult' novels) and the Goodreads list is based more on reader opinion.