Top Ten Tuesday: Why Haven’t I Read More from This Author?

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More.


  1. A. M. Dellamonica. I recently read Child of the Hidden Sea and completely loved it. It is the first in a series and the next one is due out some time next year. It doesn’t have a release date yet so the wait will be substantial. However, Dellamonica’s refreshing style won me over and I want to read more by her.
  2. Karen Healey. I read Guardian of the Dead quite a while ago. The book brought to life Maori mythology and featured an asexual character both of which are rare in YA novels. I know she has released more books. I just need to read them.
  3. Julia Golding. I love Golding’s Cat Royal series quite a lot so it makes sense for me to check out her other works. I don’t know why I haven’t yet.
  4. Martine Leavitt. I adore Keturah and Lord Death. Therefore I must read more by this author.
  5. Helen Grant. I read The Glass Demon and was impressed by the storytelling in it. It was a quiet novel but so compelling that I finished it without realizing I had done. I want to see if her other books are just as good.


  1. Arthur Slade. I just finished Dust (GG Winner 2001) and it was brilliant! Now I want to read so much more written by this brilliant and enthralling author!
  2. Erin Bow. I have only read Plain Kate and I thoroughly enjoyed it so I want to read her new release and also anything else new she comes up with.
  3. Maureen Johnson. I actually only read her short story in Vacations from Hell but I enjoyed her quick, witty pace and pithy lines and I’d like to read more by her.
  4. Scott Westerfeld. I’ve only read The Uglies (#1), which I quite liked despite the weak attempt at a love triangle (and I hope it doesn’t continue) and I’d like to read the rest of the series and more of what he’s written.
  5. Rick Riordon. I’ve read the first 1.5 of the Percy Jackson series and I actually quite like them. I can feel the amount of energy and research and adoration for writing is in them. The sentences fly by quickly, the characters are compelling and the mystery is difficult enough and doused in myth and history – so, anyway, I’d like to read more.  


  1. Jandy Nelson: If it wasn’t obvious already, I really really loved I’ll Give You the Sun. I really need to get around to reading The Sky is Everywhere.
  2. Melissa Marr: So, I know she edits a ton of stuff. I loved her short story “Awakened” for Rags and Bones, and now I must seek out her fiction too now.
  3. Kelley Armstrong: Same thing. Her short story take on “The Monkey’s Paw” was a favourite. I see a lot of mixed reviews for her work. I think there’s nothing else for it, except to go ahead and experience her novels myself.
  4. Saladin Ahmed: I am going to be honest and say that I didn’t know anything about him before “Without Faith, Without Law, Without Joy”, but damn, his Twitter is so fun. Must read more by him.
  5. Julie Kagawa: Best. Damn. Short. Story. She is kind of poised to be my new favourite scary/fantasy writer. It’s just that she’s written so much that I don’t know where to start …


  1. Gene Luen Yang. I finished American Born Chinese about an hour after Yash pushed it on me Monday (it wouldn’t have taken that long, normally, but the bus and skytrain were really crowded). Seriously impressed. Also, Yang is co-author of the post-Avatar: the Last Airbender, pre-Legend of Korra comics/graphic novels, which are a lot of fun to read. I’ll have to get to Boxers and Saints soon.
  2. Elizabeth Marie Pope, whose Perilous Gard is an old favourite. Unfortunately, I think the problem here is that she hasn’t written a lot else. Would giving her the bambi eyes work, do you think?
  3. Terry Lynn JohnsonIce Dogs is a love song to the frozen north, dog sledding, and survival stories. I look forward to her next middle grade novel.
  4. Nina Kiriki Hoffman. I’ve only read her short stories – so far.
  5. Betsy Hearne, whose Beauty and the Beast: Visions and Revisions of an Old Tale not only coined the term “revisioned fairy tales,” but is an excellent and inspiring analysis.

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