Most of the authors on this list have been on my radar through bloggers or BookTok, but it always takes me ages to get around to hyped books and writers. In some cases I even have one of their books! So I’d like to get around to it some day!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where each week you list ten books. I’m actually doing last week’s topic (which I…forgot to post), which was: authors I haven’t read, but want to. And there’s quite a few!
Author of Take a Hint, Dani Brown and the subsequent series.
I’ve seen these books all over the place, and they look fun and I’m reading more romance books recently, so I’m very much planning to read this author. I own book two, which I believe some bloggers like best, but I’m such a stickler for reading order, so I need to get my hands on book 1, first!
Expectations: funny, heartwarming.
Author of Mistborn and a million other long books
That much-loved fantasy saga is one of the five books on my backlist reads challenge, so this is really two birds with one stone. Another fan-fave author.
Expectations: extremely excellent plot, like my expectations are sky level
I’m grabbing myself by the shoulders and shaking at this point, because why haven’t I read Network Effect yet?
Expectations: unexpected plot, funny
Author of The Kiss Quotient, The Heart Principle etc.
I like the premise of these books, with a female character type we don’t see a lot. (Neurodivergence is sorely lacking from such a female-centric genre, isn’t it?) However, I haven’t got around to reading any of these. I’m going to ‘borrow’ someone’s Prime membership and read the one that’s on Kindle Unlimited to get going!
Expectations: clever, fun, romantic
Author of Olive and My Name is Lucy Barton
This author is a regular on literary prize lists and has been on my radar for a while. Again, Lucy Barton is one of the books on my backlist reads challenge, so the birds need to watch out.
Author of These Violent Delights
The author has a new book releasing later this year, as I believe the above trilogy is now wrapped-up. This is very much the definition of a TikTok book, as I keep seeing it recommended on there! To be honest, I don’t know what it’s about, but if I don’t get around to reading it, I may just pick up her new book!
Expectations: action-packed romance, YA vibes
Author of Mexican Gothic
The book from this author that has actually been on my TBR is Gods of Jade and Shadow, although the one above is what I see recommended most often. Despite not having read any of her books, I do think of this author as being at the vanguard of gothic fantasy, as well as Latin American-inspired fantasy, so I am very excited to read some of her works.
Expectations: gothic, compelling
Author of All About Love and a lot more
Unfortunately, I haven’t read any of this author’s work, even though she is very prolific. I believe this book is the most popular, although I’m very intrigued by her earlier work Feminist Theory.
Expectations: eye-opening, intellectual
Author of Ariadne
This book is actually in my possession twice over, so my excuse for not having read it is non-existent. I know this author is among the women writers leading the way is reshaping classic Greek myths to centre women, but is one I haven’t read yet.
Expectations: tragic, empowering
Author of Raven Tower, Ancillary Justice
An award winner in triplicate, this author is well-known in both fantasy and sci-fi circles, a true testament to her writing skill, surely. I’ve had both of these books on my TBR for a while!
Expectations: clever, emotional