Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I thought this would be a fun way to share a condensed version of potential rambles and thoughts that I have.
This Week’s Theme:
Top Ten Popular Authors
I Have Never Read
So I also had to clump some authors together, just because. Either way, take my blurbs with a grain of salt. All images link to the authors Goodreads page. Listed in no particular order:
Unforgivable, right? But I have seen most of the screen adaptations though – so I guess that counts for something. Watching “It” as a child (on top of Are You Afraid of the Dark episodes involving Laughing Clown or Crimson Clown) solidified my fear of clowns. Like holy shit.
From the community vibe alone, I feel like this man is a god to many readers (his fanclub even has a name?). But by no means am I chirping his books – I’m sure they’re wonderful in their own right – I just haven’t found myself reading anything by him (yet?).
Also to tangent on something I just remembered: does anyone else find it slightly weird that Tris and Caleb of Divergent are Hazel and Augustus in TFioS? I mean I get that they’re two separate roles and should be engaged as such but say whaaaattttttt.
3. E.L. James / Stephanie Meyer (50 Shades; Twilight, The Host)
Uh. I…no. Sorry not sorry.
3.5. Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy, Bloodline)
My reasoning lies in between what I listed for the above (James/Meyer) and below (Clare). Das it.
4. Cassandra Clare (Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices)
I think it’s the number of different paranormal fantasy elements that deter me from reading her books. And not that it affects my choice or anything, but Google tells me there’s a lot of poop hitting the fan surrounding her rise to fame – yikes.
I’m sorry, how many pages did you say it was?
They’re such behemoth reads.
6. Mark Twain (Huckleberry Finn) / Charles Dickens (Great Expectations) / Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice) /
Bronte Sisters (Jane Eyre)
Classics are classics – unfortunately I don’t think I’d read anything by them anytime soon.
7. Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) /
Pittacus Lore (Lorien Legacies)
So I’ve seen the respective movies but haven’t read any of the books. I think I’m more inclined to continue following the Lorien Legacies series as opposed to the Percy Jackson franchise based on interest alone. But I will say that if the Percy Jackson books continue to be adapted into movies, I’ll probably watch them because Logan Lerman’s a pretty grounded actor for his age (at least I think so).
8. James Patterson (Alex Cross) / John Grisham (A Time To Kill)
Many of their books are in literary genres that I wouldn’t normally gravitate towards. And when I do opt for something suspenseful, mysterious, or thrilling, it’s usually prompted by a random author (for which I decide to read that book instead of these two). But I think the main deterrent is the fact that I watch enough prime-time television involving crime and the like to fill my desires of these genres.
The Book Thief doesn’t immensely interest me but I was hoping that the movie was a good enough adaptation to do the novel of relative justice. Apparently not. So I’ll just defer this until another remake is made in the distant future.
Oh look, I’ve neglected a wide spectrum of bestselling authors. But hey that’s okay. Real talk: read for the sake of reading, not basing choices on prior expectations or book hypes.