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I know I'm a day late, but I started thinking about this prompt this morning and decided to do it anyway! These are all authors I AM interested in reading, and I have at least one book by each of them on my TBR shelves, but for some reason I just haven't quite managed to pick any of them up yet. Last year I read quite a few authors I'd been wanting to try for a while - Lionel Shriver, Rainbow Rowell, Wilkie Collins, Neil Gaiman, Ira Levin - and really enjoyed them, so maybe I'll get to at least a few of these this year and discover a new favourite or two!
King of the quirky-teen YA novel! He's taken a bit of a bashing around my blogroll recently, but I still want to read his books. I'm not a die-hard Nerdfighter but I've seen some of his videos on YouTube and I like his sense of humour. I have Looking for Alaska, The Fault in Our Stars, An Abundance of Katherines (which I just bought last week) and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (co-written with David Levithan) on my TBR shelves.
She was always a bestseller at the shop and has a prolific backlog, but some of her novel synopses just sound so melodramatic and manipulative (My Sister's Keeper, I'm looking at you). One or two have piqued my interest though - at the moment I have Nineteen Minutes, about the aftermath of a school shooting, pretty high up on my TBR shelves.
I now have three of his novels in my collection but haven't read any of them, despite hearing nothing but good things. Charlotte bought me The Illustrated Man for Christmas, I bought Something Wicked This Way Comes last year, and I've had Fahrenheit 451 forever. The latter is one of my twelve TBR Challenge books, so hopefully I'll finally read it in 2014.
I must admit, a lot of her books don't appeal to me very much, because I'm not a big reader of historical fiction and am often left unsatisfied by short stories. Room, however, sounds fantastic, I've had it in hardback for years, and it's another one of my TBR Challenge picks for this year.
Another one of the big guns on this list. I think I have two or three of Vonnegut's novels, including Slaughterhouse-Five and Cat's Cradle, but I've never felt like picking them up to read. Maybe it's because I don't know much about the plots or subject matters, so there's nothing drawing me in when I'm looking for my next read?
She's flippin' everywhere at the moment thanks to City of Bones hitting cinemas and now the DVD shelves, but I still haven't read any of her books. I have City of Bones, however, and thanks to my 'read first, watch second' rule I'll definitely be reading it soon. My sister has the rest of the Mortal Instruments series AND the new film, so I'm all set if I like the first novel!
I've had Lamb for years and am constantly stumbling across Moore fangirling around certain corners of the blogosphere (waves in Alley's direction), but I've never QUITE managed to actually read him. Again, he's made it onto this year's TBR Challenge list, so fingers crossed this will finally be his year. If I like him I'll definitely be buying up a chunk of his backlist, because all his books sound so funny!
I already had Heart-Shaped Box on my TBR shelves because it sounded cool and it has a really great cover design, but now that I know he's Stephen King's son AND there's a lot of buzz around Horns and NOS4R2 I definitely need to get reading and see how I get on with his books. Also, I went to look for the proper title for that last one and suddenly got the 'Nosferatu' thing. *slow clap for Ellie's slothlike mental joining-up skills*
I don't have much interest in his steampunkier side, but I definitely want to read the Uglies novels, of which I THINK I now have three out of four. His name crops up a lot around the blogosphere and on BookTube, and this series in particular seems to have an interesting premise and be generally well-liked, so I really think it's about time I found out what all the fuss is about.
I don't know why, but even seeing Murakami's name on a book intimidates me slightly. I read a few of the very shortest stories from Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman in a magazine, bought the book IN HARDCOVER, then didn't read it. I bought Norwegian Wood for a LT readalong, then never read it, despite everyone saying how brilliant it is. I have both, though, so eventually Murakami's time will come and I'm sure I'll be kicking myself for not reading him earlier!
Aaaaaand those are my ten. Any advice on which of these I should hit first? Which popular authors have YOU yet to read? And as always, if you have a TTT post up already, feel free to share the link in the comments so I can return the visit!