Top Ten Tuesday #13

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.
Authors I Haven’t Read but I Want to

This week’s prompt is a fun one. There are so many authors I haven’t read yet and want to. I could probably create a part 2, 3, 4, and 5 to this post. Narrowing down this list was really hard, but I did it. Here are my top ten authors I haven’t read but I want to:

Ali Hazelwood

Sally Hepworth

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Gabrielle Zevin

Ruth Ozeki

Colleen Hoover

Alice Oseman

Sara Zarr

Jaclyn Moriarty

Nicola Moriarty

I’ve heard such great things about all of these authors. In a couple of cases, I’m hoping greatness runs in the family (the two Moriartys are Liane Moriarty’s sisters). Either way, I’m really excited to read every one of these authors. Now the real question is which book by each of these authors should I read first? I already know the answer for half of them:

If you’ve read any books by the other five authors, please tell me which book I should read first in the comments.

What about you? Which authors haven’t you read but want to? Do we have any in common?

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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. Wendy
    Wendy says:

    For Colleen Hoover, you might want to read It Ends With Us first. I thought it was her best book, and the prequel to it will be out later this year. Or you could start with Reminders of Him, which is also excellent!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I’ve seen Colleen Hoover a lot since my return to the blogosphere. That’s why I decided to put her on my list. Plus, I think I’d really like her novels.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I’ve heard such great things about her books and I love the Japanese culture, so I’m not sure why I haven’t picked up one of her books yet. I hope we both like her. πŸ˜€

  2. Greg
    Greg says:

    I liked Alice Oseman’s Radio silence. And I didn’t know Jaclyn Moriarty was Liane Moriarty’s sister- -I just saw that on another post as well.

  3. Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books)
    Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books) says:

    I’ve read a couple by Zarr. My favorite of hers is HOW TO SAVE A LIFE. It’s about adoption and I’m an adoptive mom, so I was probably predisposed to like it, but it’s also just a really beautiful novel. I’ve read a few of Zevin’s as well. A.J. FIKRY is a good one, but I also really liked ELSEWHERE. It’s an interesting one. I hope you enjoy all these new-to-you authors!

    Happy TTT!


    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks for the recommendations. My husband and I were going to adopt, but we never got the chance. I probably would like that book as well.

  4. Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies
    Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies says:

    Ooh, such good choices! I agree with your picks for the first four. The only book I’ve read so far by Ruth Ozeki is one of her early ones (My Year of Meats — it was excellent), and I know I should really read the one on your list too. I really love the Heartstopper graphic novels by Alice Oseman, and I think I’ve read a couple of other good ones by Gabrielle Zevin too. Enjoy!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thank you for the recommendations for Oseman and Ozeki. I’m glad to hear that my choices for the five authors are good ones. πŸ˜€ It’s always nice to be validated.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Yes, exactly. I hadn’t heard anything about her until about two weeks ago and now she’s everywhere I look. The funny thing is that she’s not a new author. I guess bloggers/readers are just talking about her more, maybe.

  5. Elyse
    Elyse says:

    Heartstopper!!! Alice Oseman’s gay graphic novel series is so good and the Netflix adaptation comes out on Apr 22!

  6. Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads
    Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads says:

    I’d definitely recommend The Love Hypothesis! And so many Alice Oseman books are amazing, but with the Heartstopper adaptation coming out later this month, I’d recommend that one as a starter πŸ™‚

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thank you for the recommendations! I hope to get to The Love Hypothesis this month. I don’t think I’ll be able to read Heartstopper before the adaptation comes out, but I’d like to read it. πŸ™‚

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