#TopTenTuesday Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want To

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
  • Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
  • Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

This week topic is Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want To, a topic suggested by Deanna at A Novel Glimpse. My list is a combination of authors whose books I’ve heard about and authors whose books I own but haven’t yet got around to reading.

Redhead By the Side of the RoadAnne Tyler – I’ve seen Anne’s books receiving high praise from many other bloggers including for her most recent book, French Braid. And she won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988.

SnowJohn Banville – I have two of the author’s books on my bookshelves – Snow and April in Spain. My husband read Snow a few months back and really enjoyed it so that’s a recommendation I can’t ignore. John Banville also won the Booker Prize in 2005 for his novel The Sea.

Jane Harper – An author who has won numerous awards for her crime novels, this is another example of my husband having a better record of reading books sitting on our bookshelves than I do. He read and enjoyed Force of Nature, the second book in the author’s Aaron Falk series, recently.

Still LifeSarah Winman – I really have no excuse not to have read one of Sarah’s books, especially since I own a lovely signed copy of her much-praised book, Still Life.  And it’s on the longlist (and possibly the shortlist by the time you read this) for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2022. I always try to read as many as I can of the books on the list.

Girl Woman OtherBernadine Evaristo – Another Booker Prize winning author whose books I’m keen to read. By now you won’t be surprised to learn that I have a copy of Girl, Woman, Other and that it’s as yet unread. 

The RoadCormac McCarthy – There are some authors whose books fall into the category of modern classics and I think Cormac McCarthy is one of those. His best known book is probably The Road for which he won the Pulitzer Prize in 2007. It’s post-apocalyptic theme still seems relevant to the times we’re living through.

The Sweetness of WaterNathan Harris – It was more a book – The Sweetness of Water – and its subject matter that drew my attention to this author. His debut novel was longlisted for the Booker Prize and the Dylan Thomas Prize. And, yes, I do have a copy on my bookshelf.

GileadMarilynne Robinson – I can thank a previous Top Ten Tuesday topic (21st Century Books I Think Will Become Classics) for the inclusion of this author in my list. I’m most likely to pick up Gilead which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2005. 

The Last PartyClare Mackintosh – This is an author I’m aware has accumulated legions of fans for her bestselling crime thrillers. It’s a genre I don’t read much but I have a proof copy of The Last Party which I’m looking forward to reading.  

Rose NicolsonAndrew Grieg – This is an author I was unaware of until his novel Rose Nicholson appeared on the longlist for the Walter Scott Prize 2022. Once I read some reviews of the book I concluded this was an author whose books I’d enjoy. Even more so when I looked at his backlist and noticed he’d written a book called The Return of John MacNab, inspired by John Buchan’s novel John MacNab (regular followers of this blog will know I’m a huge Buchan fan). 

Which authors do you have in your sights?


15 thoughts on “#TopTenTuesday Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want To

  1. Girl Woman Other was excellent. I love Jane Harper, all her books have been good but my favorite is The Lost Man. Marilyn Robinson is an author I know I’m supposed to like, but Housekeeping didn’t do anything for me, so I haven’t read Gilead.

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