Top Ten Popular Authors I've Never Read

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Broke and the Bookish asked for the Top Ten Popular Authors I've Never Read. I broke it up into five authors I want to read and can’t believe I’ve never gotten to and five that I’m fine if I don’t ever read them.

Five That I Want To Read:
1) Anthony Trollope
(Fig and Thistle and I will be hosting a readalong of his work starting in This month!)
2) Haruki Murakami
3) Isaac Asimov
4) Gabriel García Márquez
5) Marcel Proust

Five That I Don’t Want To Read:

1) Nora Roberts
2) E.L. James

3) Dean Koontz
4) Danielle Steele

5) Clive Barker


Anonymous said...

I've never read Murukami either. I know he's someone i should want to read, but i just can't do it. I don't know why.

Sandy Nawrot said...

Murakami IS intimidating. I've read his memoir (5 stars) and The Wind Up Bird Chronicle. He is different than anyone else I've ever read, that is for sure. I've got Kafka on the Shore up soon. And I would also add that Dean Koontz is actually a great storyteller, beyond all his scary woo-woo stuff.

JoAnn said...

I want to read Murakami, too!

Unknown said...

EL James in one my never read and never will list too!

Gerbera Daisy Diaries said...

Add james patterson to DO not want to read.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

52booksorbust - He is so intimidating!

Sandy - That's good to know about Koontz. I don't know why I've never checked out his stuff.

JoAnn - I'm thinking we might need a readalong next year to tackle something by him!

Tiffany - I just can't even make myself feel curious about it.

Melissa Mc - I was on a Patterson kick my freshman year of college. It's like reading the same book over and over again.

Andi said...

I really want to read more Murakami. I've read two that I enjoyed: Norwegian Wood and After Dark.

Trish @ Love, Laughter, Insanity said...

Oh yes Murakami!! I adored Kafka on the Shore. I think you'd like him. And no 50 Shades huh? LOL!

Sara said...

I haven't got round to reading Trollope yet either. I've had two of his novels sitting on my shelf for years. Marquez is an incredible writer, I hope you enjoy his work when you get to it. And I completely agree with you on not feeling the need to read E.L. James. :)

Suey said...

Hey! Koontz's Odd Thomas books are really quite fun! :)

Bittner said...

Koontz isn't prefect but he does have some good stuff out there. I respect your right to have your own opinion about him but just incase you feel like giving any of those last five authors a stay of execution my vote is for him

Kat @ NoPageLeftBehind said...

Nora Roberts is on my list too, and I agree, I don't really care to read her in the future.

Anonymous said...

Ha! fun. I share your reluctance or whatever it is to read what I call "books with titles in smaller print than the author name". Not that I would ever deny they must be good story tellers but I just don't prefer to read the popular stuff very often.

I am so curious about Trollope. Murakami shouldn't intimidate. He's just... ODD.

Brooke said...

I agree with all 5 of your don't want to read! I just read my first Murakami in February (Norwegian Wood) and was shocked at how much he annoyed me with his female characters. BUT...his writing was amazing and I will be continuing on. Trollope is a favorite from college!!

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Andi - Everyone keeps telling me Norwegian Wood is a good place to start with his work.

Trish - I've had that Kafka book sitting on my shelf for such a long time!

The Lit Major - You should join in for one of the Trollope books we're reading over the next few months!

Suey - Suggestions of a good one of his to read?

Bittner - Ok ok you guys have officially convinced me to try Koontz. I'm not one to turn up my nose if this many people say he's good!

Kat - I've never felt any desire to read romance novels.

bkclubcare - That's the perfect way to put it, authors whose names are bigger than the titles on their books.

Brooke - I'm so glad to find another fan of Trollope!