Top Ten Tuesday #12

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Books I Still Need to Read by Some of My Favorite Authors

This week’s prompt is a freebie. Last Tuesday while I was commenting on other blogs, Nicole (Bookwyrm Knits) decided to go with a throwback prompt rather than the one regarding classics (I don’t blame her at all, ha ha). I loved the prompt she chose so much that I’ve decided to do it as my freebie this week. Without further ado, here are my top ten books I still need to read by some of my favorite authors:

Some of these books have been on my TBR for so long. I mostly haven’t read them because I’m a slow reader and I haven’t had a chance to read them yet with all the other books vying for my attention.

What about you? Which books by your favorite authors have you not read yet? Do we have any in common?

About Jenni Elyse

Hi, I'm Jenni. I’m an eclectic reader. I mostly read fiction and I favor fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers, and romance. The more kissing in a book the better!
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  1. Lex @ Lexlingua
    Lex @ Lexlingua says:

    Scarlet! Oh, goodness, you need to drop everything else and start there. It’s amazing. Who knew Red Riding Hood could get such a wonderful makeover?

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I’ve heard as much, lol. I really want to read it and the rest of the series. I hope to soon. I just have so many other obligations right now.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I know, right?! I wish I could just read all day everyday. Although, knowing myself and my depression, I couldn’t do that. I’ll have to be content with reading in my downtime. πŸ™‚

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I’ve heard mixed reviews from others. I’m not sure which camp I’ll fall under, but I want to give it a go. A couple of my good friends read it and really liked it. Hopefully, I’ll be more like them. πŸ™‚

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Yes, thank you! I really appreciate the idea. πŸ™‚ I’m very excited to read The Starless Sea. I loved The Night Circus a lot.

  2. Ash
    Ash says:

    I love Scarlet and There’s Someone Inside Your House. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes was weak compared to the rest of the series, I don’t regret reading it but it didn’t live up to the rest.

    Ash @ Essentially Ash

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I’ve heard that The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes isn’t as good as the rest of the series, but I’ve also heard that it’s interesting and good to read. I hope that I’ll appreciate it. πŸ˜€

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Yes, I’d like to reread the series as well. I’ll probably read Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes before I reread the series since it’s a prequel.

  3. Wendy
    Wendy says:

    What a great topic. I think I’ll use this topic next time I can’t think of what to do for a top ten. I hope you love all these books when you can get to them!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks for sharing your review with me. I know a lot of people didn’t/don’t like Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. A couple of my really good friends really liked it and I have similar reading tastes to them, so I’m hoping I’ll enjoy it. πŸ™‚

  4. FangirlFlax
    FangirlFlax says:

    Love this prompt for the freebie week! I know The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is a polarising one but I thought it was really good–I hope you enjoy it when you do read it!

  5. Lark
    Lark says:

    Great TTT list! I still need to read The Starless Sea, too. I really loved The Night Circus, so I don’t know why I keep stalling on reading this one.

  6. Leah @ Leah's Books
    Leah @ Leah's Books says:

    You have such great taste in books! There’s so many books on my TBR that fall into this category – but currently I’m working my way through Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s books, because the three that I read already were so good!

  7. Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies
    Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies says:

    Great topic! I loved The Lunar Chronicles books, but haven’t read any of Marissa Meyer’s later books, so I should probably pick up at least one and give it a try. I do want to read all the “Jane” books — I have the first one on my Kindle, and keep meaning to give it a try!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I loved Cinder. I’ve just never gone on. Too many books vying for my attention.

      I loved My Lady Jane. I thought it was hilarious and I loved the historical fiction sprinkled in with the fantasy. I’m excited to see what they do to Jane Eyre and Calamity Jane. πŸ™‚

  8. Jen at Introverted Reader
    Jen at Introverted Reader says:

    Nicole consistently comes up with great topics, doesn’t she?

    I’ve read Ballad, Scarlet, and Winterkeep. I didn’t care for Ballad but I hope you do! I love The Lunar Chronicles, especially on audio, so I hope you read Scarlet soon. I read Winterkeep then realized that I had completely skipped Bitterblue! Oops. I did add it to my TBR so I’ll correct that oversight at some point.

    Great list!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      She really does! πŸ™‚ I hope to get to Scarlet sooner rather than later as well. It all just depends on mood and challenge shuffling. You should go back and read Bitterblue. It’s really good. I liked it a lot.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      That’s good to know. I used to be able to keep up with Cassandra Clare’s crazy publishing schedule, but now I can’t because she publishes so many books each year. I often wonder if she has time to sleep or do anything but write.

  9. Mia @ Genre Books and Me
    Mia @ Genre Books and Me says:

    I like this prompt you chose this week! I didn’t know there was another book in the Hunger Games series. I read the first I read the first Graceling and Scarlet but didn’t go further, and the first 3 or so Throne of Glass entries. This must have been fun to think about and write. Hope you read some more of these.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      It was a lot of fun to think about and reminded me of books I need to get too. πŸ™‚ Hopefully, I’ll be able to read them sooner rather than later.

  10. Jo
    Jo says:

    I did this one a few years back, and it turned out I had quite a lot as a lot of my favourite authors have quite extensive backlists! I’ve kind of gone off Sarah J Maas in the last couple of years, I used to really love her stuff, but I do find all her characters quite same-y, and I’ve just not felt the pull to read her latest releases.
    My TTT:

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      That makes sense about Sarah J Maas. I’ve only read Throne of Glass so I haven’t run into that problem yet. Hopefully, I won’t for a while and I’ll enjoy her books. πŸ™‚

  11. jessicabookworm
    jessicabookworm says:

    I also haven’t read The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins, even though I loved The Hunger Games Trilogy! My own TTT topic this week – Books That Have Been on My TBR For Too Long – does feature some books by favourite authors too! πŸ˜…

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I think there isn’t a way to include your favorite authors when you create a list about books that have been on your TBR for too long, right? It’s inevitable, especially for us readers, lol.

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