I’m doing a TTT on a Tuesday! *crowd faints* I must admit, this was an easy one, so I managed to whip it up before midnight. This topic is kind of painful for me, because obviously I can’t wait to read all the books by my favorite authors, but I keep reading other, interesting books. I guess I’ll have to mix it up soon, because I just know I’ll love these. Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and every Tuesday there is a different themed post of top 10 things.
1. Terry Pratchett
Terry is my 1. favorite author without any doubt, and the only thing keeping me from reading the rest of his prolific work is that I’m afraid that one day I’ll read everything, and what then? Then it’ll finally hit me that Terry is gone, and I’ll be devastated once again. The next one in Disworld series I’ll read is Hogfather, and I’m saving it for this Christmas.
2. J.R.R. Tolkien
In my book, you can’t be a true fantasy fan without ever reading Tolkien. You don’t have to like it, but it’s basic stuff – fantasy 101. That being said, I’ve only read five of his books: the LOTR trilogy, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion. I can’t wait to explore more of Middle Earth legends and lore, but I have to set a pace with these. The next one I’ll read is the beautiful and haunting story of Beren and Lúthien.
3. Neil Gaiman
I must admit I haven’t yet read all the essential Gaiman novels, but I’ve read enough to put him high up on my favorite authors list. I don’t know if I’ll like the rest of his novels, but I know I’ll try and read each one. The next one on my list is The Ocean at the End of the Lane.
4. Alice Hoffman
I fell in love in Hoffman’s writing with the first novel of hers I’ve read, and with each subsequent book I loved her even more. More importantly – she introduced me to the wonderful genre of magical realism, and many other fantastic writers. Next one of hers I’ll read is Faithful.
5. Maggie Stiefvater
It took (only) four books to add Maggie to my top authors list – The Raven Cycle quartet. Actually, she got me with the first page of the first novel. Her writing is that unique, beautiful and gripping. I want to read everything else she wrote, but I’ll start with her latest novel – All the Crooked Saints.
6. Margo Lanagan
Margo is the most unique fantasy author I’ve ever read, and her only two novels were enough to firmly cement her on my auto-buy, all-time favorites, heck – all the lists. It’s unfortunate she only published two novels so far, but on the other hand she’s a prolific short story writer, and I’d love to own her latest collection: Singing My Sister Down, though I’d already read the title story. That, or her first picture-book, illustrated by the amazing Rovina Cai, called Tintinnabula.
7. Leigh Bardugo
Wonderful Leigh bought me with the Grisha trilogy, and then she earned my infinite admiration by excelling her writing skills and imaginative world building with each subsequent novel. The one and only writing of hers I haven’t read is Wonder Woman: Warbringer, and I plan to correct that asap.
8. V.E. Schwab
I’ve only read Victoria’s Shades of Magic trilogy and that was it, I was in love. She wrote many other books, but for the time being I’d like to stick to her adult and middle grade novels. There are two I desperately want to read, and I can’t decide which one to pick up first. The adult one is Vicious, and the middle grade one is City of Ghosts.
9. Catherynne M. Valente
I’m only reading the second book ever from Valente at the moment but I’m totally sure she’s my kind of author. Obviously, the next one I’ll read is the next part of the Fairyland series I’m currently reading, but once I’m done with that I’d love to try her middle grade novel The Glass Town Game.
10. George R.R. Martin
Even though this entry is a (sad, sad) joke, I did read 14 of Martin’s books, and besides the Wild Cards series I’d love to read everything else, and let’s be honest – this is the only one left. Let us hope and pray for The Winds of Winter.
That’s it! Obviously I can’t wait to read these books, and I feel I should give some of these an advantage soon, because even though exploring new genres and authors is great – these people can/could deliver just what I need, and with these authors I can always come back to what I love. ❤