Top Ten Tuesday – Authors I’ve Only Read One Book By, And Need More!

Top Ten Tuesday

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!

Authors I've Only Read One Book By

1. Tess Sharpe, author of Far From YouI 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!

Authors I've Only Read One Book By 2

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!

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51 Responses

  1. Oh, I haven’t read ANY of these books… The Time Traveler’s Wife is pretty high up on my TBR though. I can’t say I’ve heard about other books by Niffenegger though, so I’ll look them up later!


  2. Great list, Rachel! 🙂 I’ve only read We Were Liars and I appreciated the book and the writing. I can still see myself picking up her other books in the future. I’ve read your reviews of Far From You and Come Back to Me and they made me want to really check out these books. I’m just not sure how soon I can do that. LOL 🙂 I’ve seen the movie version of One Day and that twist in the ending just about killed me, if you know what I mean. Having never read the book, I didn’t know what was going to happen and my heart just fell off my chest when that scene happened. T__T I’ve been meaning to try Sarra Manning, starting from It Felt Like A Kiss, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. And I checked out We Need to Talk About Kevin on Goodreads and gosh, what a book! I don’t know if I’ll ever pick it up to read but what a compelling premise. Again, great list Rachel! I hope we get to sample seconds from the authors from our lists! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my TTT 🙂


  3. I think you should get to Just Listen sooner, for sure. I really love that one. Also, if you like that one, I would recommend The Truth about Forever. That’s my favorite Sarah Dessen book.
    I love We Need to Talk about Kevin, too! It is probably weird to be so obsessed with such a creepy, dark book, but I can’t help it.
    My TTT


      1. Haha. I feel you. I have no idea how I’m going to get around to all the books I need and want to read.
        Yeah, I wouldn’t say I’m a Kevin fan (though I think he’s a fascinating character). Completely gripping and mesmerizing. So good.


  4. So many interesting books to add to my TBR pile! 🙂

    I’d like to read more of Nichols as well. I will have to do some research and see what else I need to add to my TBR list.


  5. Ooh, I haven’t read any of these authors! (oops?) I do own We Were Liars and The Time Traveller’s Wife, I just need to get around to reading them 🙂 I feel like I have a bazillion Sarah Dessen books on my TBR, I really need to try one soon, but I don’t really know where to start!


  6. I’m excited for Mila Gray/Sarah Alderson’s next NA too! I really really liked Come Back To Me. Her YA series, Lila, is really fun too.
    The Time Traveler’s Wife is one of my favorite books too! Haven’t read anything else by that author, but I used to be really obsessed with that book haha.


  7. I haven’t read most of these author’s books. I do really want to read Far From You, though. That one looks really interesting. I read one of Sarah Dessen’s books – Dreamland – for a YA lit class I took in college. It was excellent, but not a book I would normally read.


  8. I absolutely love Sarah Dessen – her books defined my high school experience. But I still think my favourite book of her’s is The Truth About Forever. It’s just so touching!
    Great list!


  9. Elen @ A World of Reviews

    I fancy reading some E. Lockhart since reading We Were Liars, although I’m not sure if those are my sort of books. I also want to read more Audrey Niffenegger because it was a very good book. I haven’t seen the film though – I’m slightly scared of how much I’ll probably cry in it. I read a couple of Sarah Dessen books a few years ago and I remember enjoying them and that’s about it. She’s definitely an author that I need to read more of.


  10. Brandie

    I loved Before I Go To Sleep and need to try another book by this author, too!! You have quite a few that I need to try for the first time. 🙂 I loved Time Traveler’s Wife.


  11. I thought SJ Watson was a lady too until I saw him on BBC London yesterday! I love Sarah Dessen’s books and my favourite Sarra Manning books are the Diary of a Crush series. Oh and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E.Lockhart is an all time favourite.


  12. I’ll admit I have only read The Time Traveler’s Wife on your list. And, I actually liked the movie too. I liked Eric Bana, what can I say?


  13. I’m still waiting to get We Were Liars from the library. I feel a little behind on this one. It doesn’t help that there are about fifteen other people ahead of me either.


  14. Such a cool list, Rachel! As always, I like your taste in books. I haven’t read Nicholl’s One Day, but I’ve heard great things about his upcoming book US. I still need to read Boys Like You and Far From You- they are patiently waiting for me on my bookshelf.


  15. Great list! Tess Sharpe is on my TBR, as is E. Lockhart, both of their books sound really interesting. I haven’t read many of Sarah Dessen’s books, I love Someone Like You and I also enjoyed The Moon and More, so I’d love to check out more of her novels – she has so many to choose from!


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