Top Ten Authors I’ve Only Read One Book By, And Need More!
My Goodreads account was used to help me compile today’s list, these are authors I’ve only read one book by, ordered by most recent-first. I’m going to hold-off on including a poll at the end of this TTT, but feel free to recommend great reads by any of these authors! For those who are interested in how I’m doing with the polls, I have read and reviewed The Perks of Being A Wallflower (winner of the TTT Books That Give Me Bookish-Indecisive Syndrome), I’m currently in the middle of Throne of Glass (winner of the TTT Books People Tell Me I HAVE To Read), which leaves Cinder to read (winner of the TTT Books I Can’t Wait To Read (But Don’t Own Yet)). Bonus points for also reading If I Stay, which was a runner-up in one of the polls – review to follow!
1. Tess Sharpe, author of Far From You – I recently read and reviewed Far From You, and thoroughly enjoyed this debut. Based on Sharpe’s debut novel, which handled some very tough issues expertly, I’m really looking forward to reading more by her.
2. Mila Gray (Sarah Alderson), author of Come Back to Me – I buddy-read this with Brandie @ Brandie is a Book Junkie, you can check out our review here. I don’t think I’ve ever read anything by Sarah Alderson, and I know she’s working on her next New Adult piece under pen-name Mila Gray, which I’m already looking forward to. Writers are upping the game when it comes to the NA age range, and I’m loving it.
3. E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars – A book that has taken internet-book-lovers by storm, I finally gave in and read this one quite recently (my review). I had never been drawn to an E. Lockhart book previously, OK let’s be honest, I’d never heard of her before We Were Liars, but having read it I’d be interested to check out more of her stuff.
4. Juliana Stone, author of Boys Like You – I requested this book to review via NetGalley. I’d never heard of Stone before, so I was surprised to discover just how many books she has written, as I’d assumed Boys Like You was a debut. It was the cover that initially grabbed me, and having snooped around Stone’s Author Page on Goodreads, it’s safe to say this is the best cover she has, which stands out on her profile.
5. S J Watson, author of Before I Go To Sleep – I read this book a few years ago and was absolutely hooked to it. I didn’t realise it was being made into a movie until quite recently, and I can’t wait to see it. I always thought S J Watson was a female author though, so I got quite the shock today on Goodreads!
6. David Nicholls, author of One Day – I watched the movie before I read the book – something I rarely do! And the book by far outshines the movie adaptation. I was so disappointed in Anne Hathaway’s performance (and I love her), and credit to the book – the shock factor still got me quite hard even though I knew what was going to happen. Surprisingly, I don’t think I’ve read anything else by Nicholls, but I intend to.
7. Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveller’s Wife – I adored this book, and I really enjoyed the movie adaptation (I know some people didn’t like it, but I cry every time I watch it, and I don’t cry easily!). I’ve recently heard there’s a sequel in the pipeline, and I’m not sure how I feel about it. I’d like to read something else by Niffenegger though, if anyone has any suggestions?
8. Lionel Shriver, author of We Need To Talk About Kevin – It’s probably weird to LOVE such a dark book with such a twisted main character, but I talk about this book all the time. Any time anyone needs a book recommendation, guaranteed this is the first title out of my mouth. I first read it when I was 17, and I’ve loved it ever since.
9. Sarra Manning, author of Pretty Things – I first read this when I was in my teens, and it managed to survive many of the culls I made of my collection when I grew into adulthood. I really enjoyed this story, and it was one of the first YA books I encountered that dealt with sex, sexuality and the confusion of being a teenager so well.
10. Sarah Dessen, author of Someone Like You – People seem to either love or dislike Sarah Dessen. I read Someone Like You when I was a teen and really enjoyed it, I think I cried. I have Just Listen in my physical TBR pile, so should I get to that one sooner rather than later?
Which authors made your list today? Do you have any great reads by my authors that you’d recommend? Link me up or let me know in the comments! Happy reading, Book Geeks!