Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #34

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish 

Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic: Top 10 Popular Authors I Have Never Read. Some of these authors are on my TBR list; others are purposely on my "never read before" list and will stay there. ;-)

  • Stephanie Meyer. I don't do vampires, I don't do vampires, I don't do vampires! I don't do vampires specifically because of this Author. She made them very uncool (Dracula would be appalled), and she almost ruined werewolves, too.
  • Terry Pratchett. I know I have a few of his books on my TBR. He's just one of those Authors that I've never gotten around to reading, mostly because he's written so bloody much.
  • J. K. Rowling. I have all but one of the Harry Potter books on my shelves, waiting to be read! When the books first came out, I wasn't into fantasy beyond fairy tales. Then, when they became so bloody popular, I resisted for the simple fact that they were so bloody popular. I don't do popular.
  • George R. R. Martin. I don't know whether or not I ever will read his books. They sound awesome, I think they're on my TBR list, but I will probably never get around to them. They're so bloody looooooong! I barely have enough time to get through Charles Dickens, and I love his books!
  • Veronica Rossi. Nope, never will read these. They sound too chick-ish, too mushy, and very pointless. I like dystopian, but not dystopian romance.
  • Julie Kagawa. Her books are on my TBR, and I have every intention of reading her books this year - or at least start buying them so I can marathon all of them next year.
  • Cassandra Clare. If I remember correctly, she actually does have a new series coming out that I do have on my TBR list. But I'm not going to read the series that made her popular: The Mortal Instruments. Just . . . . no. Not my thing.
  • Rainbow Rowell. Fangirl and Eleanor & Park are both on my TBR, but I'm not sure I'm actually going to get through them ever. I want to try, but I don't think it'll be successful.
  • Sarah Dessen. Not a chick-lit fan; not even a little bit. Some chick-lit, like the more sweet, comic ones, I can sometimes do. But not Sarah Dessen; never Sarah Dessen.
  • Stephen King. I think that the majority of people have read at least one of his books in their lifetime. Not all, but the majority. I have . . . two of his books on my list because they sound interesting and I like their movie adaptions. But apart from those, I've never had much interest in reading his books. Horror isn't my thing.

What are some popular authors you've never read?

9 comments:

  1. I've read Sarah Dessen, J.K, Julie Kagawa and Cassandra Clare and enjoyed them all, but I fully understand your reasons behind those choices. All of the other choices I haven't read, but I'm considering some Terry Pratchett because my Nan has a load of books by him so it's an idea! Great list though Mara :)
    My Top Ten Tuesday

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    1. I've always wanted to read Terry Pratchett. The guy has just written so bloody much, it's a little intimidating. :)

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  2. Your list is ridiculously similar to mine. If I made the list last year, they would have been spot on (I finally read Rowling).

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    1. That's a little scary. Are you my twin? ;P

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  3. Aw, how do you know you wouldn't like Sarah Dessen if you've never read her?

    This is a lot of fantasy! I'm stunned you haven't read Rowling, Meyer, Martin, and Clare. Those are some big authors to avoid ;)

    Definitely avoid Rossi. I read one of her books and it...died.

    My TTT

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    1. The same way I know cyanide will kill me without having ever tried it myself. ;) I have enough friends who have read Sarah Dessen that I know she isn't for me. Not saying she's a bad author; I'm just not a chick-lit fan.

      I will read Rowling and Martin at some point - when I get a chance. ;) Meyer and Clare write paranormal romance; big difference between that and fantasy.

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  4. Hmm...if you're looking to avoid the world of Clare's first series, you may have a while to wait. I could be wrong, but I think just about everything she's done since is set in the same world, just different time periods.

    My sister LOVED Sarah Dessen's books back in the day. I read one and was pretty happy with it. She got me to read her favorite, and I was "meh." Haven't read any others since, but I can see why they're popular.

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    1. Like I said, I could be wrong, but I think Cassandra Clare is co-authoring a series due for release next year. I might be thinking of someone else, but for some reason her name sticks in my head. It's not so much the world I have an issue with; it's the romance.

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    2. Good luck! (I have a horrible inkling that everything she's done has involved romance, often with a triangle of some sort...but here's hoping!)

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