There are just SO many books out there, right? And not all of us can read 5.78 books per day, because we have lives and jobs and kids, etc. (Side note: I wonder if Heaven is basically just being wrapped in a warm blanket of cloud with a stack of books by your side – the stack you never got to read in life – where you can read and read and read with NO interruptions?) Anyway, until my unlimited TBR and I meet in the afterlife (hopefully), I read as much as I can.
But sometimes it just doesn’t feel like enough!
Because you’re just never going to read all the authors that deserve to be read! I am sorry, authors. I try to do right by you. Really, I do.
So today I decided to torture myself and go over some of the bajillion authors I have yet to read, so that I can lay myself bare before you, ready to be taunted, ridiculed and even scolded. 😖 It’s fine, I can take it. I only have myself to blame.
*deep breath* Here we go.
Seven Authors I Still Need to Read
Emma Mills. This Adventure Ends and Famous in a Small Town has caught my eye as I peruse Goodreads, but for some reason I haven’t picked them up yet. The books have beautiful cover art (especially Foolish Hearts and This Adventure Ends) but I haven’t had anybody absolutely rave in my ear that I need to pick up this author immediately? I mean, not directly anyway, so if you need to scream at me to read her, here’s your chance! (Can’t promise it’ll work though. 😅)
Gail Carriger. I feel SUUUUPER crummy about this one. Because. Back when she was still blogging, my UK friend Georgie sent me a box set of the Parasol Protectorate series. And I haven’t read them yet! I feel so, so bad about it, too. And I just…haven’t gotten around to them? I think big series (at least ones that aren’t released yet) is a subconscious deterrent for me or something. 😳 If you follow me on Goodreads, you’ll know that I just started read Cassandra Clare’s book City of Bones, and we all know how big THAT series is! But my co-worker forced me to borrow her book and read it, hahaha.
✨ PS., I’m sorry Georgie I love you and I promise I will read these books!!!
Rainbow Rowell. I’m not sure that it counts that I read her short story in My True Love Gave to Me anthology… so I’ll just admit here and now that I’ve never read a Rainbow Rowell book. But I don’t know why, and I don’t know how, because I have both Fangirl and Eleanor and Park sitting on my bookshelves.
Mindy McGinnis. This is another mystery, as I have Not A Drop To Drink sitting on my shelf… and it’s been there for years. Probably since its release year, or shortly thereafter.
Jennifer L. Armentrout. This is one of those cases where… I see this author’s books everywhere… but nothing really strikes a cord in me. Like, nothing in the blurbs screams: “I NEED TO READ THIS!!!” Maybe it’s just because I’m not familiar with the lady’s writing? IDK! But some of you maaaay be shocked that I haven’t read any of her books. 🤷🏻♀️ I can say that I had some interest with The Darkest Star, but you can tell me your opinion in the comments! 😉
Morgan Matson. I feel like this lady is some kind of queen of contemporary. All of her stories’ descriptions sound really appealing to me, too, so it’s time to read at least one!
A. G. Howard. I cannot explain how much I want to dive into this Alice-in-Wonderland-esque world that is Splintered. It just hasn’t been the right time. (Okay, I might’ve just made that up because I’m embarrassed that I haven’t read it yet.) That series-starter, along with RoseBlood is sitting unhappily on my shelf, waiting for the day that I crack their pages and explore their worlds within. Yell at me. Do it now.
Yowch! This was kind of a hard post to write. Like…all of my excuses were: just haven’t gotten to it yet! If that isn’t the story of my life…
If you enjoyed this post (because you’re in the same boat? or because you feel deep sympathy for my poor choices in life?) don’t worry. I have a PART TWO list that I plan to post later this week. And these are even bigger and more popular authors that I haven’t read. 😱 The shame is real, guys.
Don’t look at me.