Top Ten Tuesday: We should do this again sometime!


September 16, 2014 by Heidi

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, brought to you as always by the lovely ladies of The Broke and the Bookish, challenges us to admit to ten authors we’ve only read one book from…despite desperately wanting needing to read more.

Here are mine:

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The Author: Kristin Cashore — The One Book: Graceling…twice.

Yep.  I’ve read and reread Graceling, but have yet to pick up either Fire or Bitterblue despite owning them both.  I know.

The Author: Jennifer Crusie — The One Book: Maybe This Time

I’ve bought Bet Me…I just need to read it already!

The Author: Robin McKinley — The One Book: The Blue Sword

I own both Beauty and Sunshine.  Don’t worry, the later is going on my fall TBR.  I mean it this year.

The Author: Clare B. Dunkle — The One Book: The Hollow Kingdom

I loved The Hollow Kingdom so, but it worked so well as a stand alone that I have yet to read the rest of this series (despite very much intending to).

The Author: Macus Sedgwick — The One book: Midwinterblood

I’ve become a fan of the creep over the past few years, and yet I haven’t dug into his backlog.  His recent works seem less on the horrific side, but I do have She Is Not Invisible so I should get on that.

The Author: Jessica Day George — The One Book: Tuesdays at the Castle

I’ve been adding Jessica Day George’s books–both teen and middle grade–to my tbr for what feels like years, but it wasn’t until last week that I finally picked one up.  I fell utterly in love with Tuesdays at the Castle and now want to devour all the rest.

The Author: Claire Legrand — The One Book: The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls

In my defense on this one, Claire’s only published two books so far with a third, Winterspell, on the horizon.  I love her strangely dark and charming take on things and cannot wait to see how she takes on The Nutcracker.

The Author: Meg Rosoff — The One Book: There Is No Dog

I really particularly need to read How I Live Now, but I feel like I’m waiting for dystopians to just go away for a while so that I’m not biased against.

The Author: M.R. Carey — The One Book: The Girl With All the Gifts

One of my favorite reads this year, Mike Carey is a huge name in graphic novels with titles like Lucifer and The Unwritten under his belt.  I’d like to read some, but I’d really love for him to write more prose as well.

The Author: Kate Milford — The One Book: The Boneshaker

I’ve been to her events, I’ve supported her Kickstarter, I own nearly all the books…and yet, here we are.  Hoping to pick up her new Greenglass House very soon.

Go ahead–shame me for my neglect. But while you do, let me know who you’ve been failing to read!

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  1. Yes, yes, yes to Jessica Day George! I love her! Her Castle Glower series is adorable. I’ve read all three and loved them all. But my favorite by her is Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow! That book is sooooo good. And I really liked Dragon Slippers too! I liked Princess of the Midnight Ball but didn’t care much for Princess of Glass. The third princess book was good, though.

    And I should have included Robin McKinley on my list. I’ve only read Beauty!

    • Heidi says:

      Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow is the one I’ve most wanted to read! I love the folktale East of the Sun, West of the Moon, but I haven’t yet read any of the awesome YA retellings of it! I do own East though, so this winter…=)

  2. So I loved Fire just as much as Graceling, so I think you really need to read it soon! And I love every McKinley book I’ve read. You should also read The Hero and the Crown, which I believe is a sort of prequel to The Blue Sword. I actually haven’t read The Blue Sword, but I do love The Hero and the Crown. The main reason I haven’t read anything by Sedgwick outside of Midwinterblood is because I don’t do horror, either, but I’ll have to look into that non-horror book you mention there.
    I hope you’re able to get to some of these books soon, Heidi!

    • Heidi says:

      The Hero and the Crown does precede The Blue Sword! And yes, I certainly need to read it, and you should read Blue! And yes, Sedgwick’s last book didn’t seem horror, nor does his upcoming one this winter. In fact, his upcoming one seems very similar in storytelling to Midwinterblood.

  3. You need to read Fire. READ IT. 😉 I also loved Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie–so cute!–and I haven’t enjoyed any of the McKinley novels I’ve read but Deerskin was brilliant, even if I did have a few issues with it. So I’d suggest those for second-books-to-read by those authors. :) LOVE this topic for Top Ten Tuesday, though, and fantastic list, Heidi! :)

    • Heidi says:

      Wasn’t it a great topic this week? I really enjoyed it! And I KNOW I need to read Fire, lol. It’s really sad at this point, I bought it when I was at a Cashore event like two years ago! Bummer that you haven’t enjoyed McKinley books, I know you didn’t like Blue Sword (which I loved), but hopefully I too love Deerskin!

  4. Nonononononononono STOP what you are doing and please read Fire. Please. PLEASE.

    • Heidi says:

      RIGHT?! It’s really sad and terrible, I am aware. Especially since so many of my friends like it even better than Graceling!

  5. Chachic says:

    Oy Heidi, you need to read Fire and Beauty ASAP!

    I really want to read The Hollow Kingdom and Greenglass House. Both look interesting.

    • Heidi says:

      I KNOW!! I was so excited to finally read Fire this summer, but it turned out everyone read it during July, which was the month of my wedding and I just couldn’t fit it in. =( I’ve heard such lovely things about Greenglass House so far!

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