Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday - March Fourth - Top Ten Popular Authors

Top ten popular authors . . .

That I've never read.

10.  Stephenie Meyer.
       (Thank goodness).  I can't even spell her name without looking it up.  There are a few logical reasons as to why I've never read anything of her's though - let me explain.  Vampire romance.  I think those two words work? ;)

9.  J.K. Rowling.
       As much as I would like to read Harry Potter, I haven't done it.  And watching the movies doesn't count.  Sometime or other I'll buy the series, even for the sake of just reading such an acclaimed series.  And because everyone says her plot weaving is superb.

8.  Stephen King.
       Why am I putting all the really popular authors up at the top?  Because they're the ones that matter least to me.  I've never read any of Stephen King's, and for the most part I don't plan to do so.

7.  George R.R. Martin.
       His books are hardly fit (content wise) for a teenager to read.  Enough said?

6.  William Goldman.
       For as many times as I've looked at that book on Amazon, you would have thought I'd have bought the Princess Bride by now.  But I haven't, and therefore I still haven't read any of William Goldman's work.  Have any of you read the the Princess Bride?

5.  Anne Elisabeth Stengl.
       Popular enough, right?  I would certainly like to read the Goldstone Wood series, and the first book might honestly reach my top ten to read list.  But, as always, I'm such a procrastinator from reading anything.

4.  William Shakespeare.
       While he's technically a playwright, reading his scripts seems the thing to do.  Although I did read a bit of MacBeth at one time (or rather, it was read to me).

3.  Jane Austen.
       Seeing as I don't read much Romance/Romance related books, it makes sense that I never read a Jane Austen.  Nor have I ever finished watching a movie adaption.  The movies have always brought me into a mire of boredom, about which time I hit the off button.

2.  John Green.
       I've been wanting to read the Fault In Our Stars since it came out (what, two years ago?) I've been wanting to read it.  And it's still sitting on my to-read list.

1.  Charles Dickens.
        I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!  Never once have I read a Charles Dickens.  Impossible, you say?  I guess I'm the exception.  And in this case, being the exception isn't fun.  For the sake of all that's writerly good, I must read Little Dorrit, or at least Oliver Twist!
       Truth is, I've actually read Oliver Twist, but it was abbreviated.  Talk about dumbing down society!

- Robert


  1. You need to read Anne Elisabeth Stengl's books now.
    I haven't read a lot of Shakespeare or Dickens either, actually.

  2. You must read Harry Potter. :P In some cases, the movies did a horrible job of recreating the awesomeness. Seriously. Read them. Now. You will be astounded by the depth, originality and character development (especially in Snape).
    The Fault in Our Stars is probably the book that has moved me the most. I cried so hard. And was deep, gut-wrenching sobs, not little sniffles. It's a romance book, yes. But it's so profound--so incredibly thought-provoking--that I was disturbed afterward. I didn't know whether I loved the book or hated it. John did his job too well.
    Okay, I have done my duty and provided free advertising for John and Jo. :P Now read them, Warrior.

  3. I forgot about George R.R. Martin! I'm going to read his as soon as I have a spare second on my TBR. ;) He's just SO famous, and I feel like I need to know what all the fuss is about (plus, well, I write fantasy, soooo...research? ;) I didn't mind Stephanie Meyer. And Charles Dickens is quite intense, but he's worth it. Great Expectations was probably my favourite of his. Oliver Twist is a bit weird at the end. Everyone is related. And I mean EVERYONE. o.O

  4. I really enjoyed Dickens' "Tale of Two Cities", if you get a chance to read it, I recommend it.


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