Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read
Honestly, there are TONS of books by Shusterman, that I haven’t read because he is such a prolific author (He has 35 books listed on his website!!). But these are just the books, I haven’t read yet that I actually own and I should have read by now. (Actually, now that I think about it, I should have added The Schwa Was Here to these as well.)
Books I have read by Shusterman:
- The Unwind Series – 4 books and a novella (My all-time favorite series!!)
- except UnBound, for some reason—it’s a collection of short stories in the Unwind world.
- Challenger Deep
- The Skinjacker Trilogy
Even though the Three Dark Crowns Series is an all-time favorite, I still haven’t read Blake’s older series. (I own Anna, though.)
Books I have read by Blake:
- The Three Dark Crowns Series – 3 books and 2 novellas so far – Of course, the series isn’t quite finished yet, but I’ve read the ones that have been published!
Once again, Pearson is the author of one of my all-time favorite series, but I haven’t gone back and read her earlier books (yet).
Books I have read by Pearson:
- The Remnant Chronicles – 3 books
- Dance of Thieves
This is where it starts to get crazy. I have two series where I’ve read all but the last book? Why do I do this to myself? I have no idea.
Books I have read by Kagawa:
- The Iron Fey Series – I’ve read 6 books and 3 novellas in this series, but not the final book. Sigh.
- Blood of Eden – I’ve read books 1 and 2, but not the final book in the trilogy! (And this series is a favorite of mine. Why do I do this?!?!?)
- The Talon Series – 5 books
- Shadow of the Fox
Once again, I read most of The Lunar Chronicles, but never got to that final book (actually, I haven’t read Fairest or Stars Above yet either, but I own both of those). I was waiting for Winter to come out in paperback because that’s the format I have the rest in, but then … I never got it. Sigh.
One of these days, I also want to pick up the graphic novels set in this universe as well.
And then there’s Renegades: For some reason, when this came out it was completely off my radar because I thought it was another graphic novel. It wasn’t until I started seeing stuff about Archnemesis that I realized, “Wait a minute, this is a whole new series!” Apparently I need to pay better attention!
Books I have read by Meyer:
- The Lunar Chronicles – Books 1, 2 & 3
Okay, this post’s taking me a little too long to write, so I’m just going to give you fancy graphics for the first five authors and a quick rundown of five more. 🙂
- Victoria Schwab – I utterly adored This Savage Song (it’s on my all-time favorites list), so why is this the only book I’ve read by her? I have no logical explanation.
- Brigid Kemmerer – I’ve actually read a lot of books by Kemmerer (10 if you include novellas) since I’ve been following her since her paranormal days. (Her Elemental Series is an all-time favorite paranormal for me.) But for some reason More Than We Can Tell has been waiting patiently for me since a few months before its release. 🙁
- Robin Hobb – She is an all-time favorite author of mine, for sure. In fact, I’ve read a whopping 17 books by Hobb, so why haven’t I read her last two? I have no idea.
- Oh, wait!! I actually do know the reason for this one! With so many review books to read, I just keep staring at the ginormous Fool’s Quest on my shelf and hesitating. At 757 pages, it’s not huge for epic fantasy, but I’ve had a harder time picking up big books lately.
- Richelle Mead – Another author where I’ve read a crazy number of her books (18!!), but I’ve failed at finishing her latest trilogy. I need to get to The Emerald Sea soon! (I also never finished the last book of the Dark Swan series, but my interest in that series was sort of petering, I have to admit. And I’d planned on reading the Age of X Trilogy, but it’s looking like it’s never going to be finished, so I’m not investing my time and energy into the first two books!)
- Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff, and Megan Spooner – I’m totally cheating by putting these authors together, but since both Kristoff and Spooner co-authored all-time favorite series with Kaufman, I decided they could all share a spot on the list. I LOVED The Illuminae Files and The Starbound Series, and I really enjoyed Kaufman’s MG debut, Ice Wolves. But for some reason, the only other Kristoff book I’ve read so far is Nevernight, and the only other Spooner book I’ve read is Hunted. I obviously need to fix that!
What well-loved authors do you need to read more? I want to know!
I’ve read a lot of good things about Brigid Kemmerer’s books, but haven’t ever read one by her. Also, recently I’m hearing good things about Kendare Blake’s latest fantasy series. Hope you enjoy all of these, Nicole! 🙂
I’m pretty obsessed with Blake’s series, so I highly recommend it to everyone!!
Kagawa is one of the few fantasy authors I love to read. I need to finish the Talon books, and I would like to get my hands on her newest book, since everyone seems to really love it. I cannot wait for the return of the Iron Fey books. I am curious how she will be expanding that series. I pre-ordered Emerald Sea and never got to it (because I am garbage).
Oh, there are so many books I’ve pre-ordered and never got to. So, if that makes you garbage, you have some trashy company. LOL!
Jay Kristoff is definitely one author I need to read more of. Same with Brigid Kemmerer. I read and loved her contemporaries but still need to try her Elemental series.
I loved Kemmerer’s Elemental series! If you enjoy her contemps, I think the paranormals actually have a lot of the same elements that made those so good.
Ooh please read the last book in Cinder – it’s so good 🙂 And Richelle Mead – she’s one I really wish I read more of too.
I know I need to read Winter—it’s just ridiculous that I haven’t yet.
Julie Kagawa is on my list as well! LOL. OMG. Your seriously just like me. I loved books 1 and 2 of the Blood of Eden series but I still haven’t got to The Forever Song despite that series being one of my faves!!!
You should definitely read Anna Dressed In Blood at some point soon though! I really enjoyed it! 🙂
Glad I’m not the only crazy person who does this. I make myself crazy with favorite unfinished series sometimes.
I need to catch up with Victoria Schwab and Neal Shusterman, too. They write too fast! I can’t keep up with them.
There are so many authors out there that I love. It’s impossible to keep up with them all!
OMG Unwind Series. That first book gave me nightmares LOL (don’t ask)
I have started Shadow of the Fox several times, and I can’t get back the first 60 pages. :/
I’ll confess that I had a hard time getting into Shadow of the Fox. It feels a bit disjointed and confusing at the beginning with all the different characters. But I did end up enjoying it once I got into it.
yup I am also wondering WHEN I am going to get to other Meyer’s books since I ADORED The Lunar Chronicles. 🙂
This is always the way it is, right? You’ll never be able to read everything you want to.
I see we share Julie Kagawa as a favorite. I still need the final book in the Talon series and her new book as well.
I listened to the Talon series. I seem to be better at finishing series via audiobook than physical books for some reason.
Anna is really good! I have yet to read her newest series and the sequel to Anna, but I enjoyed it back in high school.
OMG HOW CAN YOU DO THAT TO YOURSELF NICOLE. Go put down everything right now and read the last Julie Kagawa books… even though it might break your heart in the end (is that the reason why? You don’t want it to end???).
I have no idea how I do this to myself. I promise to rectify the situation. Someday.
I want to read Richelle Mead and Julie Kagawa as well, and I’ve always been a Robin Hobb fan. This reminds me that I haven’t read her latest Fitz books though. I’m also keen to try more Blake since I’ve become such a fan of her Three Dark crowns series.
I don’t know why I haven’t read Hobb’s latest. I really need to fix that.
I only discovered Brigid Kemmerer last year when I read Letters to the Lost. I totally fell in love with that one and just read the follow up More Than We Can Tell last month. Oh my goodness, as emotional as LTTL was, I thought Rev’s story was going to destroy me. I just wanted to hug that kid. I hope you can get to it soon. Such an excellent read!
I have no idea why I haven’t read More Than We Can Tell yet. I’ve had it for so long.
I’m slowly making my way through Victoria Schwab’s books and loving them – I’ve read the Shades of Magic trilogy and Vicious (the sequel, Vengeful, is in the mail to me and I can’t wait to read it) and I need to read the rest of her work.
I FINALLY read Winter this summer, and now I need to read Stars Above (read Fairest already) and the two graphic novels…as well as her other books! I own Heartless though!
There are so many books to read, right? I can’t possibly get to them all.
Can I admit that I have only heard of two authors on this list, Marissa Meyer and Victoria Schwab, but I haven’t read any of their books yet? I just finished Coraline, which was my first Neil Gaiman book. I didn’t love Coraline, but I did find it enjoyable. I need to read a few more books by Gaiman before I determine whether or not I’m a fan.
I’ve never read Gaiman either. I know lots of people love him.
I am so NOT surprised that we share some authors, chose the SAME Neal Shusterman books, OR that I had to skip a few of the ones on your list just for the sake of space (Mary E Pearson was literally #11, and Kendare wasn’t far behind hah). Also, we should force each other to read UnBound at this point, yeah?
Yes, we have to make a pact to read it. It’s just plain crazy that we haven’t.
I have three of Kendare Blake books on my shelf and still haven’t read them. I’m waiting for October to read Anna #1 & #2. I wanted to read them last year in October, but forgot 🙁
I just got the second one last night, so guess I’d better read them!
I read the first book of The Unwind series a few years ago. I still can’t believe I haven’t plunged into this world again because it was so freaking amazing. I quite enjoyed the concept created by Shusterman – even if it was terrifying.
I hope you have an opportunity to read other books written by Schwab. My opinion can be a bit biased since I’m writing my MA thesis on Monsters of Verity, but everything she writes is pure perfection. I love how her characters break conventions.
Oh, I hope you read the rest of the Unwind Series. It’s my favorite series of all time!
I didn’t actually know Kendare Blake had written another series before Three Dark Crowns, so I’ll definitely have to check that out! And I really need to catch up with Marissa Meyer too! I read Cinder ages ago and loved it, and then somehow never got round to reading anymore of her books. I’ve had both Renegades and Heartless on my Kindle for ages though! 🙂
That happens to me with so many series. I want to complete them ALL, but it’s so hard to keep up!
Victoria Schwab is on my list too. How do we keep up with so many books and authors? Help me if anyone has figured it out.
I think it’s impossible. Unless I didn’t read any new books at all and just stuck with finishing old series. I don’t think I could manage it, though.
I’m reading Anna Dressed In Blood at the moment – it’s good! I think I was expecting it to be scarier… but then, it is YA! 🙂
I’m not too into horror, so it’s okay with me if it’s not that scary. 🙂
If you’re not too into horror, then I should warn you that some scenes are v. vivid! Like, *I* thought it’d be scarier, but I’m a big Stephen King fan. So adjust expectations accordingly!
Definitely good to know! Thanks, Cee! (I’m just going to now practice using your name every time I talk to you so I train myself properly. LOL!)
I have only read one of your favorites–Meyer’s and just one book at that. So far. I plan to read more. I want to read quite a few of these others as well at some point. So many great books to read! I need more time!
Exactly. It’s impossible to get to all the books we’d like to read!
This prompt was one of my favorites to read. I think it’s so interesting how many new books I’ve discovered in this past week. I don’t think I’d be able to answer this Top 10 properly if I was forced to, because of how picky I am when I choose the books I read. I won’t read a book from a favorite author if I don’t like the synopsis. And I tend not to have much of an interest in backlisted books, preferring to just keep up with the current titles that come out. So this list would quickly turn into series I need to finish, because those tend to me the books I haven’t read by authors I love. Keeping up with series is difficult!
Yes, I think I could easily JUST read books in series that I haven’t finished. But, of course, I want to read new books, so…
You have to read The Forever Song! It’s sooooo good! Since you loved the first two books I have a really, really good feeling that you are going to love the final book. It was epic and emotional and just absolutely amazing. I hope you are able to get to it. 🙂
Yeah, I have no idea why I’ve waited so long. I do this to myself all the time!
I have read the same books by Shusterman that you have! I put Bruiser on my TTT list for this theme as well 🙂
Shusterman has written a ton of books, and I probably won’t end up reading them all, but Bruiser is one I definitely want to get to.