TTT: Ten Books By My Favourite Authors I Have Not Read Yet

Do you ever read a book that you adore, and you instantly declare the author your favourite? Obviously, ignoring the fact that he/she has 30 more books you have not read yet? The story of my life! I go on an on about my undying love for Adam Silvera or Patrick Ness...based on 10% of their works. Too many books, too little time, I suppose. So today`s post is a great reminder that I have a ridiculously long TBR, but I should at least get to these books.

1. "More Happy Than Not" by Adam Silvera
The plot of this novel reminds me so much of "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", which is one of my all-time favourite movies. Plus, it`s Adam Silvera, and his writing is so beautiful and heartbreaking. I`m 99% sure it will make me cry, which is why I`ve been staying away from this book. But I`ll definitely get to it before the year ends.

2. "Chaos Walking" trilogy by Patrick Ness
I love dystopia, and I love Ness, so it`s a simple equation. Ideally, I would have liked to read this trilogy before the movie comes out, but that`s not going to happen. So I`ll probably do that terrible thing when you watch the movie before reading the book. Shame, I know. But although I love the author, dystopia has been a hit and miss lately, so I want to know if it`s worth the time.

3. "Notes from Underground" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Dostoyevsky is my favourite author, and I`ve lost count of how many times I read "The Idiot" and "Crime and Punishment". I`ll probably reread "The Brothers Karamazov" soon, but before I do that, I`d like to finish the only book I have not read by Dostoyevsky. It`s a book I`ve been pushing aside for years, though I can`t tell you the reasons why.

4. "The Language of Thorns" by Leigh Bardugo
The Grishaverse is my favourite Universe, and I adore Leigh Bardugo with all my heart. I also like fairy tales, and I was tempted to start this book so many times. But I was never in the right mindset for it. I`ll probably pick it up around the holidays, as it looks like the perfect book to snuggle with on a cold winter night.

5. "All The Names" by Jose Saramago
I`ve only read "Blindness" and "Seeing" from Saramago, but both made an everlasting impression. The author has a unique way of capturing the human essence, and his writing is exquisite. This book is on my #acrosstheworld TBR, and I`m hoping to get to it this Winter.

6. "The Inexplicable Logic of my Life" by Benjamin Alire Saenz
"Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets of the Universe" is an amazing YA contemporary, and it made me fall in love with Saenz`s writing. His style is so lyrical and meaningful. However, some reviewers thought that aspects of this book are problematic, and that put me off. Obviously, we`re all entitled to different opinions. But I`m just scared I won`t find this book as magical as Ari and Dante.

7. "Homage to Catalonia" by George Orwell
Whilst I`m a big fan of his fiction work, I`m not that familiar with Orwell`s nonfiction books. Although I did learn a bit about the Spanish Civil War in school, it`s not a subject I excel at. So hopefully, this book will give me a better understanding of those events, and some insight into who George Orwell was as a person, not just a writer.

8. "I Am The Messenger" by Markus Zusak
"The Book Thief" is one of the best historical fiction books out there, and it made Zusak a world-acclaimed author. Interesting enough, I don`t hear much about this book. Is it because it`s bad or just because "The Book Thief" gets all the glory? It`s something I want to find out soon.

9. "Tales of the Jazz Age" by F.Scott Fitzgerald
The roaring 20s are my favourite decade, and Fitzgerald is a master at immortalizing what that period felt like. I loved reading "The Great Gatsby" and "Tender Is The Night", and whilst I`m not familiar with his short stories, I think they`ll be just as good.

10. "1Q84" by Haruki Murakami
If there`s one author that never disappoints me, it`s Haruki Murakami. I`ve loved every book I read by him, and they`re all so unique and fascinating. But because I`m lazy, I have not read this huge trilogy. I mean, 925 pages for three books is decent. But when you cram them into one volume, it can get a bit intimidating.

Let me know if you`ve read any of these books, I`d love to hear your thoughts. Or if you love other books by these authors, feel free to leave some recommendations.

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8 comments

  1. Great list - we share so many favourite authors! More Happy Than Not also made my list this week, and I am both excited to read it, and scared to as I know it will break my heart like all of his other books! F. Scott Fitzgerald and Leigh Bardugo were both also on my list this week, and I really hope you enjoy I Am The Messenger - The Book Thief is also one of my favourite books, so whilst I do still prefer it over this, it is still an amazing book that is highly worth a read :)
    My TTT

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    1. I enjoy Zusak`s writing, so although I have a feeling it won`t be that emotional, I`m sure I`ll like "I am the Messenger".

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  2. I finally read some of Leigh Bardugo's work! I finished Six of Crows recently and immediately started Crooked Kingdom. Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

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    1. The Sic of Crows duology is amazing! Hope you enjoy Crooked Kingdom.

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  3. I don't think I've ever read Dostoyevski. I'm learning Russian, so I probably should read something of his someday. I also want to read Leigh Bardugo someday too.

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    1. Both authors, although with different styles and genres, they`re amazing. Highly recommend them.

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  4. I read The Language of Thorns earlier this year and really enjoyed it, I hope you do too.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/25/top-ten-tuesday-178/

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    1. I think it will be the perfect Christmas read, have high hopes for it.

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