Top Ten Tuesday | Unread books by my favourite authors


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week’s theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!

This week’s theme is ‘Books By My Favourite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read’, and to be honest my list of favourite authors is fairly small; it’s only in recent years I’ve started seeking out more books by authors whose books I’ve already enjoyed because I love discovering new authors so much.

I do have some books to talk about today, though, that I’m really looking forward to reading!


The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier: It’s been a while since I’ve read any Daphne du Maurier, but The House on the Strand, which involves time travel, is one of her lesser known novels that I’ve been meaning to read for a few years now.

The Dreamblood Duology and The Inheritance Trilogy by N. K. Jemisin: I hesitate to call N. K. Jemisin a favourite author because I’ve only read her Broken Earth trilogy and I rarely call an author a favourite after one book or series, but I’m confident that she’s going to become a favourite author and I can’t wait to read her other two series.

Clariel by Garth Nix: Similarly, Nix is another author I’ve only read three books by in the same series, but The Old Kingdom books are so dear to me that he’s always going to be a favourite. I still haven’t read Clariel because I’m thinking of re-reading the original trilogy first, but I’m excited to get to it!

Love & Other Poisons by Silvia Moreno-Garcia: Is my list ever complete without some Silvia Moreno-Garcia? I’ve read all three of her published novels, her novella Prime Meridian and her short story collection This Strange Way of Dying, but I haven’t got to this collection yet.


Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: I feel similarly about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as I do about N. K. Jemisin because so far I’ve only read We Should All Be Feminists and The Thing Around Your Neck, but I love books set in Nigeria and I’m confident she’s going to become a favourite author when I get to her novels.

The Night Watch by Sarah Waters: This is the only one of Waters’ novels I still haven’t read and I need to cross it off my TBR. I’ve tried reading it a couple of times and haven’t been able to get into it, but I’m determined to read it.

The Road Through the Wall by Shirley Jackson: Jackson is my favourite horror writer, but so far I’ve only read The Haunting of Hill House, We Have Always Lived in the Castle and her amazing short story, The Lottery. This one’s her debut so I’d like to check it out.

My Mum Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson: Jacqueline Wilson was my favourite author when I was little, I read everything she wrote, and Tracy Beaker was a character I grew up with. Now that Wilson’s bringing out a book in which Tracy has a daughter of her own (and she’s called Jess!) I need to read it.

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera: I haven’t read any Silvera, but Becky Albertalli is my favourite YA contemporary author so while this book isn’t particularly high on my TBR I would like to check it out at some point.

Which books made your list this week?

11 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Unread books by my favourite authors

  1. Brooke Lorren says:

    My list of favorite authors is pretty small as well, but I’ve been reading lots of books this year and finding authors that I like a lot!

    I don’t think I’ve read any of these authors before. That’s one of the great things about Top Ten Tuesday, is learning about new books!


  2. Greg says:

    I’ve never read du Maurier, but I do want to at least read her Birds story at some point, since I’m a fan of the movie. And Silvia Moreno- Garcia I keep seeing good things about too.


  3. Lisa says:

    Ooh, some great ideas here — more for my TBR! I’m not familiar with The House on the Strand, but I’d like to read more Du Maurier as well, so I’ll check it out. Same for the Shirley Jackson book — I’ve read the same books by her as you have, so this one is going on my to-read list too.I still need to read The Night Watch as well, and the N K Jemisin books… Great list!


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