Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is about authors we’ve only read one book from but need more. I’ve chosen to focus on authors with more than one book already out to help me shortlist more easily. I’ve also used my own books for photos, so apologies if the lighting is rubbish (it’s a bit of a miserable day) but it’s something I’d like to play around with more on the blog.
I read Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock last year and thought it was a strong YA novel. I’ve also seen and enjoyed the film adaption of Silver Linings Playbook so Matthew Quick is definitely an author I need to read more of.
I began attempting to rectify this today as I finally bought Girl of Nightmares! I love Anna Dressed In Blood and its horror and Supernatural vibe.
I adored Vicious and it’s one of my favourite releases of the year so far. I therefore need to read Victoria’s existing YA novels soon!
Thanks to the lovely Faye, I have a copy of Smith’s other novel released in the UK, Grasshopper Jungle, although I haven’t got around to reading it yet. I loved Winger which is a brilliant contemporary novel, however I must confess that despite wanting to read Grasshopper Jungle I’m a little worried about all the bugs!
I really enjoyed the gothic atmosphere of The Masque of the Red Death, however I haven’t had a chance to read the final book in the duology yet. I’m hoping to be able to get a copy and complete it soon, plus Griffin has a new novel out soon.
Fire & Flood took me by surprise, as I mentioned in my review. I expected something a little more typical and like the many dystopian YAs out there, however it was a fun, enjoyable and compulsive read. I seriously need to check out her Dante Walker series soon!
I heard a lot about Hardinge about a year or so ago on twitter, however it wasn’t until I was sent a review copy of her latest Cuckoo Song earlier this year that I realised all the hype was more than deserved. Hardinge’s voice and writing is great and I’d love to read more soon.
I loved Graffiti Moon when I reviewed it way back in 2012, however while she has some other books out across the world, Graffiti Moon is her only UK release to date. I’m hoping some more of her books, and her next novel, will be picked up over here and I can get to them soon!
Helen is a lovely author and I interviewed her on the blog earlier this year. I loved Silent Saturday and its urban exploration, horror and thriller elements. I haven’t had a chance to get hold of the sequel Demons of Ghent yet, however I do have Wish Me Dead, one of her earlier novels based on the classic horror story The Monkey’s Paw, and am hoping to slowly work my way through her books soon.
I loved Lockwood & Co. and with the second novel in the series due very soon, I can hopefully take Stroud off this list soon! I’d also love to check out his Bartimaeus trilogy!
So, do we have any of the same authors on our TTT? Do you think there’s one author or book mentioned I simply have to read ASAP? Where should I start?