Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: One Book Isn't Enough

hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

It's funny: this week's topic has made it very obvious to me that I never considered that the authors of my favorite books growing up had ever written anything besides that book.  This list will quite likely hold several of my favorites growing up.

1. Jennifer E. Smith - I read The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight back when it was first released and I got really excited when I found out she was writing another book, but I never read it.  Since then she wrote two others, so there is no excuse that I haven't read more by her!

2. Patrick Rothfuss - I read The Name of the Wind in 2011 right before the sequel was released with intention that I read those back to back, but then I didn't and I have no idea why!  I really enjoyed the first book and every time I think about Rothfuss I remember that I haven't read the second.  Soon, though.

3. Holly Black - I read Valiant a couple years ago and liked it pretty well, but it was around then that I realized that she wrote The Spiderwick Chronicles.  I've seen that movie and really enjoyed it, so it's been on my list forever to read that series.  Putting those connections together has led me to want to read more of Holly Black.

4. Jay Asher - I read Thirteen Reasons Why earlier this year and really enjoyed it.  I'd been meaning to read one of his books for ages and now that I have, I really need to read the rest of his books.

5. Ellen Raskin - I read The Westing Game back in middle school and absolutely loved it.  Why I have never read another book by her, I do not know, but thinking about it makes me want to.  One of hers may be the next book I read.

6. Madeleine L'Engle - I've read A Wrinkle in Time a couple times when I was a kid, but I didn't know it was part of a series until I was in high school.  L'Engle's writing is beautiful and now I'm wondering how the series continues.

7. Kazuo Ishiguro - I read Never Let Me Go this year and the beautiful writing had me thinking about the book for weeks after.  Now that I know he has written several other books, I need to read them!

8. Gary D. Schmidt - I read Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy in 2010 and immediately fell in love with the story telling in that book.  I immediately picked up a couple other books by Schmidt, but I have yet to read another one, though I have reread Lizzie Bright since then.

9. Melissa Kantor - In middle school, I read If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince? and it was one of my favorite books then.  I haven't read anything else by her, but I know there's a good chance my inner middle-schooler will absolutely love them.

10. Khaled Hosseini -  The Kite Runner is a beautifully haunting book and for some reason, also known as time and infinite books, I haven't gotten around to reading anything else by him.  It's about time I make that a priority though.

Bonus Jonas:

11. Harper Lee - I first read To Kill A Mockingbird back in middle school and then I read it again in high school and watched the movie.  Since then, I have dreamed that Harper Lee had written another book because her first was amazing.  Alas, we will never get another book by her.


  1. My favorite book of all time (that should be in caps, I think!) is Wrinkle in Time and I've never read any other Madeleine L'Engle books!

    Here's my Top Ten Tuesday!

  2. I put Harper Lee on my list too!! I think it's sad she never wrote another book, but then, if you only have one story to tell...that's just how it is, right?! Still. TKaM was amazing and will stay with me forever. XD I would like to read some more Holly Black! I've read most of the Spiderwick books but the only YA one of hers I've read is The Coldest Girl in Coldtown.
    Here's my TTT!