Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel


This week's Top Ten list from The Broke and the Bookish: Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel

*changing this one just a tad smidge bit and adding titles from authors that I've only read one book from but it's made me want to read more from them*

1.Jessmyn Ward: I had to read Salvage the Bones for AA Lit 1989-present and it's really made me want to read something else from her; I just haven't had the time to do so yet

2. Sylvia Plath: I've read The Bell Jar so many times, but I've never read her collections of poetry or her Unabridged Journals. I own the latter, but haven't read it yet.

3. Jimmy Carter: being the history geek I am, I especially love presidential history. Out of the ones we've had, Carter is one of my favorites for a multitude of reasons, but the only book I've read from his is A Remarkable Mother which is about Miss Lillian (who by the way, sounds like the coolest woman ever). It would be nice to read something more about him.

4. Patricia McCormick: I fell in love with Cut when I was in high school, but I haven't read anything else from McCormick. She has four more books to choose from, so they've been added to the (ever-growing) to-read list. 

5. John Green: Though I own Looking for Alaska (and have for quite some time) I've only ever read The Fault In Our Stars from him. I have a renewed love for YA/NA though, so I imagine that I'll be reading a lot from him in the not too distant future.

6. Zadie Smith: a friend just let me borrow White Teeth (thanks Claire!) and I already can't wait to see what she'll publish next.

7. Toni Morrison: I know I know, but I've only read Paradise so far. This one is especially bad considering I used to live with my mom who has every single one of her novels. I just never got the chance to read them.  

8. Alice Walker: I know I know (again). And I'm someone who heard about another book from her before I heard about The Color Purple. I've only read the latter though and have done so more than once...the first time when I was ten...which was...well, different for a multitude of reasons. Thankfully, I did read it again because there was so much I didn't understand the first time that I got during subsequent readings.

9. F. Scott Fitzgerald: Just got to The Great Gatsby a couple of years ago, but I need to go ahead and read more from him as my interest of literary movements in Interwar America continues to grow.

10. Jeffrey Eugenides: Loved The Virgin Suicides and its film adaptation, so it'll be cool to see what else Eugenides has written since then.

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  1. I've also only read The Fault in Our Stars from Green, and though I've meant to pick up his other books, I've just never quite gotten around to it. I know they're all hugely popular but I'm not necessarily a "YA fan" so they've kind of fallen to the bottom of my TBR list.

    1. I've only really gotten into YA and NA in the last couple of years. Not a whole lot of time to read them with school and everything, but they may become my top audio book listening to candidates so I can start catching up.