Ten Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want To

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

This week the topic is Authors I Haven’t Read, But I Want to Read Books by Them  My list is of some of these authors and the books by them that I own but haven’t read yet.

  1. Pat Barker – The Regeneration Trilogy
  2. William Boyd – Love is Blind
  3. Jessie Burton – The Miniaturist
  4. Alys Clare – The Enchanter’s Forest
  5. Patricia Highsmith – Strangers on a Train
  6. Robin Hobb – Assassin’s Apprentice
  7. Stieg Larsson – the Millenium series
  8. Michael Ondaatje – The English Patient
  9. Salman Rushdie – Quichotte
  10. Irving Stone – The Agony and the Ecstasy

32 thoughts on “Ten Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want To

  1. Good list there, Margaret. I love it. I have read several of your authors (Patricia Highsmith, Michael Ondaatje, Salman Rushdie, Irving Stone) but only of the books you chose (The Agony and the Ecstasy). Funnily enough, I see you are reading a book called “Rain. Four Walks in English Weather” and my TTT last week was about the weather

    I chose Nobel Prize winners for my TTT this week.

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    • Thanks, Marianne – I haven’t read many of the Nobel Prize winners – so lots to choose from for me! The weather is a great topic for TTT I must have a look at your look at your list 🙂

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      • I just ended up on that Nobel Prize page and noticed that I had read quite a few, not for the reason that they won the prize but becaues I liked them. So, I thought I might like some of the others, as well. And I did. Judging by this list, I am sure you would enjoy many of the books there, as well.

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  2. Hi Margaret — nice list! Isn’t it amazing how those unread books just multiply overnight? I have so many right now I’m trying not to acquire any new books until I have a few of old ones read. It’s very difficult to be restrained!
    I haven’t read too many on your list — mostly Pat Barker’s The Regeneration Trilogy, which I thought was fantastic, especially the first book (can’t remember its title). I’ve also read Stone’s Agony & Ecstasy many years ago. I liked it then, but I’m not sure how it’s held up.

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    • You are so right Janakay – those unread books do just multiply overnight! I am so glad you enjoyed the first in Pat Barker’s trilogy (it’s just called Regeneration) and The Agony and the Ecstasy, that is encouraging.

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  3. Patricia Highsmith still to be read? I’m so jealous 🙂 She is known for her thrillers, of course, but her heart-wrenching Edith’s Diary is an American mini-masterpiece. I haven’t had such a good experience recently with Salman Rushdie and Michael Ondaatje, but I read The Moor’s Last Sigh and Warlight respectively, and I am sure there are better books by them out there.

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  4. Robin Hobb is a big one! I’ve read Assassin’s Apprentice and need to continue on with the series. I’ve also read The Miniaturist from Jessie Burton, but really want to read more of her work. I wasn’t a huge Salman Rushdie fan, but I think his writing is still really neat . Great list!

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  5. Delighted to see The English Patient on your list, one of my all time favourites.

    William Boyd used to be one of my favourite authors but his more recent novels haven’t had the same appeal as his early stuff. Love is Blind didn’t hit the mark for me sorry

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