Today, the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list ten authors that I’ve only read one book from but need to read more.
It happens to me all the time, I read a book by an author, love it so much that I look up all books written by him/her and then … never get around to reading any of them. I am always amazed when I so often highly recommend a writer only to realize that I’ve read just one book.
- Alice Munro – I read and loved Dear Life. When she won the Nobel prize last year, I was surprised to see that I who had planned to read many more of her stories hadn’t revisited her at all.
- Diana Gabaldon – I read Outlander last year and loved it, but have somehow not been motivated enough to invest my energies in the rest of the series. All the recent hype over the TV series and the latest book due out make me think I may be missing out on something here.
- Abhraham Verghese – Another writer I highly recommend but have never read anything apart from Cutting for Stone.
- Jonathan Safran Foer – I liked Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close but I don’t want to get into a sad mindset again and so haven’t explored anything else he’s written. Lovely writer though.
- Kishwar Desai – I have no idea why I haven’t read her other detective books when I liked The Sea of Innocence so very much.
- Gillian Flynn – I loved, loved, loved Gone Girl. So why haven’t I picked up Sharp Objects and Dark Places yet? I guess I am afraid I’ll be disappointed.
- John le Carré – I loved Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy so I should really read The Constant Gardener and The Spy who Came in From the Cold. Again, I worry that they will disappoint.
- Marisha Pessl – I really loved the atmosphere and suspense in Night Film, so I have to get going and read Special Topics in Calamity Physics.
- A.A.Milne – This is really shameful. Everyone who knows me knows that I love Winnie the Pooh, but I’ve actually only read the one book in the series 🙁 . All my love for Pooh and his friends comes from watching the show on TV.
- Edith Nesbit – I read Five Children and It for the first time as an adult and enjoyed it immensely. I should pick up the other two books in the series.
Doing this meme was a good reminder to me of all the wonderful books I had planned to read and never got around to. Considering I am in a bit of a reading slump for the past couple of months, its good that I have so many books by tried and tested authors to look forward to.
Which authors make your TTT list this week? Do share in the comments.