Today in Top 5 Tuseday hosted by Shanah @bionicbookworm we are asked to choose our top 5 authors we need to read.
First I interpreted “need to read” as “need to read for the first time”. Or need to try if you want. Because like shoes we have to “try” authors and see if they fit us!
As every shoe is not meant for everyone (the red soled shoes for example are meant for the very rich and powerful) every author is not meant for everyone! For example John Green is loved by many but his writing style does nothing for me. I felt strange reading Looking for Alaska, like the book was too impractical for me. The same with Christina Lauren, beloved by most but the hype is lost on me.
I guess I don’t have “one size fit” reader’s mind.
So back to my purpose: which authors do I think would fit my tastes but I still have to try?
Well …plenty! I don’t know how many authors and books exist in the world (or existed because I still haven’t read Jane Austen or Emily Bronte or …) but if I had to read those fitting my genre I think I’d need nine lives like cats!
As the fairy godmother just forgot to grant me added lives, I’ll keep my choice to …. 10 authors!
Yes yes I know Shanah asked for five but I always have been bad following instructions!
Plus I read not only romance but also YA!
Without further ado, lets dive in:
Lisa Jewell : because everyone is raving about her and I would love to try a thriller again.
Taylor Jenkins Reid because of the hype! And Shanah has been so bossy about Evelyne Hugo 😀
Liane Moriarti because the cover is pretty but also as I wanted to read woman fiction for a long time now (back to the roots).
Kristin Hannah because I love historical fiction and the Nightingale is on my shelf for more than one year now!
Paulina Simons because no self respectful romance blogger can ignore any longer THE romantic love story: The Bronze Horseman.
Diana Gabaldon for the same reasons as Paulina Simons plus I have already watched the series on TV (thanks to my daughter).
Rainbow Rowell because her universe seems so poetic and creative. Also because Corina (@booktwinreviews) really love Carry On!
Julie Buxbaum because I fell in love with the cover of her last book and because another fellow blogger who has similar tastes (Tanya @girlplusbooks )loves her so much!
Kasie West because most YA book bloggers seems to love her (is it a bad reason?)
Jenny Han because one of my dear blogger friends Angelica (@collectorofbookboyfriends) is adamant about that one. And she can be soooo bossy 😀
Now who are your top authors that you need to read?
Thanks for reading!
I haven’t read any of these either but there are a few that I most definitely will… Eventually. Especially Evelyn Hugo. I have a physical copy of that and it sounds wonderful, but so sad.
I really enjoyed The Nightingale myself! I do hope you get to try it out someday, Sophie!
Thank you Lashaan!!! Me too!
Totally love Rainbow Rowell! And The Nightingale is really good too, I read it for my book club. Love this idea of authors I need to read. I’ll have to do a discussion about it sometime. ♥️
Oh please join the fun Dani!
You definitely need to read something by Taylor Jenkins Reid as soon as you can. Evelyn Hugo is absolutely amazing! I also need to read something by Liane Moriarty and Jenny Han soon, just like you 😀
I KNOOOOOOOW! I am ashamed to say that I haven’t read Taylor’s books Olivia!
Except for Kasie West, I haven’t read from any of these author’s books! I really want to check out the Outlander series because I’ve heard so many great things about it.
Well same here Raven! 🙂
Wow. I only have one of these authors on my list. I really need to try some more reading outside the box.
That’s what blogging did for me Laura!
I almost, almost put Lisa Jewell on my list!!! There are some great authors on this list! Love, love, love Diana Gabledon!
Well that’s part of the reason why I put Diana on this list! She seems to be universally loved!
Loans Moriarty is also on my list of really should try.
Well, I’m with Shanah on Taylor and Evelyn. Lol. I really should write my review… I finished since July but adored it!
Those last three are some of my YA go-tos. I have read all Buxbaum’s books (YA and adult), and they all was fantastic for me. I think I read Little Big Lies, because everyone was talking about it, but then I went and read every other Liane Moriarty book. She writes great twists.
That’s high praise coming from you Sam!
I need to read more YA contemporary authors lol! Jenny Han and Kaisie West are for sure on my list! Great post
Yhank you Kaya!
I need to read Diana Gabaldon and Rainbow Rowell too!! Good Choices 😀
Thank you Brittany!!! And glad to know I am not the only female reader on the planet who has not read Outlander yet 😉
You listed so many authors and books I still need to get to!
Ugh, the struggle is real.
Yay, Taylor Reid and The Seven husbands, I think you will love it 😀
That’s what I hope (cross my fingers) 😉
Oh my goodness, Sophie, out of the ten you shared at least six are some of my favorite authors! And I really enjoy one or two others. I’ve been reading Lisa Jewell for almost 20 years, way back when she was writing chick lit. Now she’s writing domestic dramas/mysteries and I love those, too! Taylor Jenkins Reid is a big favorite. She just gets better and better. I think Evelyn Hugo is still my favorite, though. Kristin Hannah is another that I’ve been reading for many years. She’s practically an auto-buy author. Paullina Simons wrote what I consider one of my favorite books of all time. The Bronze Horseman *destroyed* me (so much so that I still haven’t continued the trilogy) but I adored it. I started reading the Outlander series about 20 years ago and used to be OBSESSED with it. Oh my goodness, I was so into those books! Rainbow Rowell has written some that I have no interest in (the YA fantasy books) but she’s also written some that I adore, like Attachments and Eleanor & Park. And (obviously) you know I loved Hope & Other Punchlines by Julie Buxbaum. LOL Her book Tell Me Three Things was wonderful, too. Kasie West can be hit or miss for me but P.S. I like You is my favorite by her. 🙂 You have so much good reading to look forward to!
Why am I not surprised Tanya???? See when I said that we share similar tastes? This is no wonder that the ones I consider as “need to read” are your favorites!
Oh boy, I haven’t read any of these (I know, I know!) but they are are great choices. For me, J.D. Robb, J.R. Ward, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Kristan Higgins are all must-buys 🙂
You ahven’t read JR Ward so far Jacquie? I am so suprised knowing your taste! She is a must and I guarantee a great time for you 😉
Sorry, did I misread the post? These are my autobuy authors- I LOVE J.R. Ward! 🙂
10 and not 5!!!! Love it!
I have Taylor Jenkins Reid to reas as well!
Maybe a buddy read next year Caro?
I’m totally up for that! I have Evelyn Hugo and also Daisy Jones on my tbr….
Love your list! I can’t wait to see what you think of Taylor’s books.
Kasie West is one of my favourite authors. I hope you’ll like her work once you give her a chance.
Me too Irena and that’s good to know!!!
I absolutely love Diana Gabaldon! I’ve had Kathy Reichs on my must read list forever.
Kim I have read some of Kathy Reichs YA and bought them for my kids!
I love her Virals series!
I loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo!
and while I haven’t read Hope and Other Punchlines, Julie Buxbaum writes great YA contemporaries!
Kayla Evelyn Hugo seems to be universally acclaimed!
So good! I hope you pick it up one day!