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Sometimes you stumble upon a wonderful author and you can’t help but think “Why didn’t I read this author before?” Maybe you had every intention of reading more, or perhaps the book you read was a debut novel. Here’s a list of ten authors who are at the top of my to-be-read list!
Jandy Nelson – I’ll Give You the Sun is one of my more recent reads and one that blew me away. I know that Jandy Nelson has two more books, and I need to find and read them!
Gayle Forman – I’ll confess that I haven’t read If I Stay, nor have I watched the movie, but I did read Just One Day and I cannot believe that I haven’t read the sequel yet. What is wrong with me???
Kat Spears – I just finished Sway, and was completely charmed. The male protagonist was snarky and vulnerable and wonderful, and the writing was honest and entertaining. This was a debut, and I’m really looking forward to reading more from Kat.
Meg Wolitzer – I’ve read The Interestings, but nothing else that Meg’s written. Again, I don’t know what I’ve been doing with my time.
Helen Oyeyemi – I thought that Boy, Snow, Bird was a brilliant novel, and when I found out that the author had written six full novels and a whole host of short stories and that she’s only thirty … I felt completely inadequate.
Anthony Marra – A Constellation of Vital Phenomena is one of my favourite books of the year, and I’ve recommended it more than a hundred times at the bookstore. I want more from you, Mr. Marra! Get writing.
Anthony Doerr – Doerr has five books out, but I’ve only read his most recent, All the Light We Cannot See. It was beautiful, haunting and wonderful. Again, someone else I need to track down.
Mindy Kaling – Okay, I was late to the Mindy party on this one. I didn’t watch The Mindy Project, I hadn’t read her book… and then I was gifted the audiobook and I fell into deep girl-crush with her. I can’t wait for her next book (out next year, I hope!).
Erin Morgenstern – Ms Morgenstern, we need to talk. The Night Circus completely blew me away, and I really, really need for you to write your next book. No pressure here, because that’s just not fair, but I’m telling you now that I’m waiting.
Emily St. John Mandel – This one’s a bit of a cheat, because I’m not done the book yet. I’m currently reading Station Eleven, and I’m mid-way through it. Already I can tell that I want MORE PLEASE.
What about you? Who is on your ‘to be looked up and read again’ list? Leave your notes or links to your own lists in the comments below!