As I watch the Great British Bake Off and admire the biscuit chandeliers the contestants are making, I’ve turned my attention to this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic. I think it’s safe to say that we all have favourite authors, and those authors are people who influence what we read. I have a habit of putting off reading all of the books by my favourite authors so I have something to look forward to, so this is a great list for me!
For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish teamed together to create this awesome weekly prompt, which is now hosted by the wonderful Jana @ The Artsy Reader Girl. Then you simply get listing!
1. Our Dark Duet V E Schwab
I really love V and her writing, and I love dystopian novels, so this is a no brainer. I read the first Monsters of Verity novel earlier this year and adored it, the only reason I haven’t read it yet is because of the release of Vengeful. I’m excited for this one.
2. Vengeful V E Schwab
To be fair to me, this book literally came out today so it is not a surprise that I haven’t read it yet. It’s definitely my most anticipated read of the year by some distance, and I am lucky enough to have a limited edition signed copy. Woop! (well, when my Illumicrate arrives and is in my hands!)
3. Danny the Champion of the World Roald Dahl
I keep thinking about reading this, and for some reason it isn’t very high on my list. I love Roald Dahl and out of my 10 book special edition collection, this is now the only one I haven’t (or don’t remember) reading!
4. The Last Bow Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I really love Sherlock Holmes, and have read most of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock stories, but never made it to this final full novel. I finally located the last book in my collection so I should read this at some point.
5. Casebook of Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
This short story collection is the latest of the kind that Conan Doyle wrote and is the only short story collection of his I haven’t read. I really love the short stories, and these came in a collection with His Last Bow, so it’s about time!
6.American Gods Neil Gaiman
I have really discovered a love for Neil Gaiman over the last year and this is one of his longer adult books that I haven’t yet tackled. I have listened to the novels of his I’ve read, but he doesn’t narrate this book in full so I’ve never got round to it. I really want to experience one of his other masterpieces, and my friend Emma quite liked it.
7. Neverwhere Neil Gaiman
This is a novelisation of a TV show from the 1990’s. I’ve never really wanted to read it before discovering Neil Gaiman, but the audiobook is narrated by him and it sounds weird and wonderful, so I probably should give it a go at some point.
8. Ghost James Swallow
I really like James Swallow’s characters and narratives. He writes a slightly different thriller, and hero, to those I’ve read before and I loved his first two books. I just wanted to be stubborn and not buy this until it came out in paperback! I’m too stubborn for my own good haha!
9. Lethal White Robert Galbraith
A little like Vengeful, this is a new release so I haven’t had the chance to read it. I really like J K Rowling and have found her books under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith to be really good and entertaining, so I am going to be reading this some point this fall for sure.
10. The Language of Thorns Leigh Bardugo
I’ve tried to spread the consumption of Grishaverse books out over a period of time so that I still have something to read in the future, and this is the book that just been pushed down and down the pecking order. It’s a collection of short stories/fairytales from the Grishaverse, and is a really pretty book, and now as King of Scars is scheduled for release in January 2019, there are less reasons to stop myself reading it now!
Who are you favourite authors?
Which books of theirs do you want to read?