Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Popular Authors I've Never Read

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Top Ten Popular Authors I've Never Read

Ok. Let's be real. I had to do a bit of research on this one. There has not been that many popular authors that I haven't read, so it was really difficult for me to brainstorm for this topic. Luckily, Amazon has a list of the Most Popular Authors in Teen and Young Adult Books

Here it goes!

First of all, a big wave to Marissa Meyer chilling out at the #12 spot of the Top 100 Most Popular Authors in Teen and Young Adult Books! Don't worry, you will not be on this list :)

PS. This list is not in any type of order.

1. Kiera Cass
Kiera Cass    The Selection   The Elite (Selection)   The One (Selection)

That's right folks! I've heard so much buzz about her series, but I have not started it yet. I may  read it one of these days though. There's just one thing holding me back from it....the synopsis of The Selection is a love triangle just waiting to happen. You might not know this about me, but I loathe love triangles. Hmmm....Loathe may not be the right word, how about I utterly despise AND loathe love triangles? I think you get what I'm trying to say. I haven't read any of the books yet, but I'm already on a team due to the synopsis of the first book.  

It basically says she was "in love" with Aspen before she was chosen and then meets the Prince. I'm rooting for Aspen because I'm assuming girls "in love" will not be so fickle as to fall for another (I'm being a bit sarcastic here). I know that in YA books, girls can easily stray from one boy to another. I'll just have to wait and see if this girl is any different. Unless Aspen is a jerk, then dump him like there's no tomorrow. 

2. Ally Condie
Ally CondieMatchedReached (Matched)Crossed (Matched)

I can already hear the enormous shouts of protest over the internet as I add this author to the list. No. I have not read any books by this author, which means I have still not read the Matched series. Sorries! I love the concept, but I hate the love triangle that comes with it. However, I think this love triangle may be a bit more tolerable to me because from the synopsis I can already tell who she chooses.

 From what I can tell, this is a story about a society choosing your perfect mate (oh wow, flashback to Delirium!), but there was a glitch in the system and the heroine sees a choice that was never meant for her to see (Ky) as well as her society's "perfect match" for her (Xander), leading to her questioning her society and falling in love Ky. Oops! 

They really need to fix all these glitches in Dystopian worlds. Get it together! You're just asking for our awesome heroes and heroines to revolutionize. On second thought, don't fix those glitches. We like reading about it too much! I plan on reading this book, but there are too many TBR books in front of it, so I don't know when that's going to happen. *sigh*

3. Sara Shepard

 Sara Shepard  Pretty Little Liars  Pretty Little Liars #2: Flawless

Please no throwing tomatoes at your computer/phone screen! Yes...I have not read any of the Pretty Little Liars Books, neither have I watched any of the episodes *hides face*. When I first heard about the series from my friends, they mentioned way too much drama and I found myself a bit overwhelmed with it. I don't think I'll be reading this anytime soon, but maybe I'll give some episodes a try. I'm hoping that you Pretty Little Liars readers and the rest of us non Pretty Little Liars readers can coexist.

4. Tahereh Mafi

Tahereh Mafi  Shatter Me Unravel Me (Shatter Me)  Ignite Me (Shatter Me)

Here's another shocker for you! I have not read any of Tahereh Mafi's books including the Shatter Me series. Hold on. Don't get too upset! Though I haven't read this series, I'm also in love with it. Let me explain.

 I have a tumblr and I follow book readers on tumblr, and you know as well as I do that tumblr followers can get a bit excited. My followers were all flailing over the series and I definitely put the whole series on my TBR list. Then they started posting quotes....then they started posting paragraphs....then they started posting complete pages...then they started posting complete chapters. They are very thorough. I was too engrossed to stop myself from reading all those tumblr posts.

 Needless to say, I've been spoiled. However, I still want to read this series :) I feel like I already know the charcaters (because they so graciously visited me on tumblr) and I love them! I have bumped up the books to the near top of my TBR list. Lastly, TEAM WARNER!!!

5. Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell Eleanor & Park Fangirl

I have also not read any books by Rainbow Rowell, so I've not read Fangirl as yet (or Eleanor and Park). Never fear! I will read it as soon as I can (even though I feel like there will be a bit of a love triangle involved). I've heard so much raving about it in the blogosphere that it would be silly of me not to try it out for myself. Then I will get to properly fangirl with you all. 

6. Veronica Rossi

Veronica Rossi Into the Still Blue (Under the Neve... Under the Never Sky Through the Ever Night (Under the N...

I've never read anything by Veronica Rossi. The synopsis I found on Under the Never Sky was way too dramatic for me and I never started the series. Too many things going on. I think I may end up reading the series, but it would be very low on the TBR pile. I'm way behind on books I want to read.

7.Michael Grant

 Michael Grant  Gone  Hunger: A Gone Novel

 I bet you thought only females were on this list. Wrong! I've never read anything by Michael Grant, not even the famous Gone series. I'm telling you!!! I picked this up in my high school's library and then put it right back down. I meant to start reading it, and I can't remember why I didn't. I think Ms. Wu (my awesome high school librarian) may have banned me from checking it out cause I already had so many books checked out at the time) The plot seems good to me. We'll just have to see...

8. Markus Zusak

   Markus Zusak  The Book Thief

I haven't read anything by Markus Zusak, including his famous The Book Thief. I didn't completely get the synopsis on  Amazon and I'm keeping this book under consideration. I hear it's a classic.

9. James Dashner

James Dashner  The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Series...  The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner Seri...

I have not read anything by James Dashner. Feel free to yell at me because I had no idea what The Maze Runner series was until today. The synopsis sounds intriguing and I will definitely be adding it to the TBR list when I can.

10. Robin Benway


And here we are: the end of the list. Robin Benway was not on the list, but she is a very popular YA author. I'm sort of upset that nobody told me about her Also Known As series. I won Going Rogue (her second AKA novel) in a giveaway which means I'm going to need to get Also Known As soon. I love spy novels and from what I've heard from other bloggers, this is shaping up to be an excellent series. I can tell this will be the beginning of a beautiful author-reader relationship. I can't wait to start reading!!

And there you have it! Sorry if this was a bit too long *sheepish smile* 

PS. This is my first time doing a blog meme post! :D

Are there any authors on this list that you guys haven't read yet?


  1. James Dashner is on my list, too! Check it out: http://takeawalkonthewriteside.blogspot.it/2014/03/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-popular-authors.html

  2. I haven't read Robin Benway, James Dashner, Markus Zusak, Michael Grant, or Sara Shepard either. The Shatter Me series is amazing!

    Thanks for joining up with Bloggers Commenting Back!

  3. well hands down you need to read some Mafi, the shatter me series is AMAZING !!! I just finished the last one , Ignite Me, and omg... sooo good!!!! Aside for that I have read the Matched, and the Maze Runner series.. and MOST of the Pretty Little Liars.. but dang there are just soooo many of them.. I still need to get into Under the Never Sky, I have it still sitting on my shelf.. thanks for stopping by my STS, new bloglovin follower ~Katie @ Inkk Reviews

    1. I'm tired of not being able to say I read Shatter me! Grrrr...I MUST read this series! Followed back! <3

  4. I've read Mafi and Rowell (the former was a bit iffy for me, but the latter is stellar), but the others on this list are also on my TBR pile! I forgot to put Robin Benway in my list - but definitely another one I need to get to. Great list!

    (Oh, also FYI you have captcha [the thing that makes you type in random blurry numbers to publish your comment] turned on - not sure if you're aware of it or not! I've been told in the past that it deters people from commenting, so thought I'd mention it!)

    1. Awww! Thank you for thinking my list is "great" and thank you for commenting! <3 *high fives* We will both be crossing off Robin Benway off our author's to read pile! :D I will see what I can do about the captcha issue. I wasn't even aware my blog had that.

    2. Definitely! I've got Also Known As sitting on the shelf next to me as I type!

      Yeah, I hope you don't mind my mentioning it - it's the default setting and I didn't know about it on my blog until someone left a helpful comment (and comments did increase once I removed it), so just trying to pay it forward!

      If it helps, it's super easy to remove - just go to your settings, then the "Posts and Comments" section, then at the bottom, where it says "Show Word Verification" change it from "Yes" to "No" hit save and ta-da! :)

    3. hmmmmm.....Monique is wondering if you had to do word verification for that comment you just made. I updated it a few hours before this comment, and I want to know if what I did worked.

  5. You must read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, while I haven't read Eleanore and Park yet Fangirl is one of my all time favorite books! I read the Selection, and it's good but to me wasn't good enough to pick up the second book, same with Matched. I've read most of James Dashners books and in my opinion his series have the bad habit of declining in greatness, like Maze Runner was awesome, Scorch Trials was okay and Death Cure was meh at best, he also has a middle grade series called 13th Reality(I don't think a lot a people know or care about it), but it was one of my favorite series and it had the same problem after the second it just went down hill. With both Shatter Me and Under The Never Sky I loved the first books and haven't gotten around to the others yet!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    1. 13th reality? I will definitely look for that now. You've read so many on my list. I feel like I should go stand in the naughty corner now....

  6. oh my gosh! You've got to read Tahereh Mafi already!!! :) I read all three books in less than a week, one after the other! So good! Rainbow Rowell is also amazing!

    Camille @ Girl meets Books

    1. I will right my wrongs and read the Shatter Me series! Rainbow Rowell will have to wait a bit. School! Ugh! Thanks for commenting! :)

  7. Does reading one page of The Maze Runner count as not reading it?

    I will say that you must read Veronica Rossi now! The first book might be a bit slow starting out but the rest of the book more then makes up for it. I actually need to get on to finishing the series.

    1. lol! yes reading page one counts as not reading it. I will get to Veronica Rossi someday. Let me know how you feel when the series ends. Ending a series always seems to be a problem for most authors.


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