Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read
I’ve decided to switch up the topic a bit and will instead list books I want to read by authors whose work I’ve read and liked. (So not necessarily my favorite authors.)
Tempest and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce
Tamora Pierce is one of my favorite authors, and I’m currently rereading her early series, the Song of the Lioness quartet and the Immortals series, which are both set in the fictional fantasy world named Tortall and were my favorites as a teen. Tempests and Slaughter was published earlier this year and focuses on the formative years of a character from Pierce’s Immortals series — the mage Numair. Since I’m now rereading the Immortals series, I’d love to work my way to Tempests and Slaughter to see how Numair was before he became a mage.
First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen
I read Allen’s Garden Spells a couple weeks ago and loved it so much that I bought its sequel First Frost. I can’t wait to read it. I love Allen’s writing, and I love the hint of magic in her story. I hope it’s present in this one too.
Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes
Kepnes is one of my favorite authors too. Her thriller novel You, which is told from the POV of a guy who’s stalking a girl, is a favorite. Hidden Bodies is the sequel to You. I’d like to read it to continue with and wrap up the story. I hope it’s just as great. (I bet it is.)
The Stand by Stephen King
With the exception of Carrie, I like all the Stephen King books I’ve read so far. I’m reading his novels in publication order and The Stand is next. I have it on hold at the library, so I’ll most likely begin it in October. Just in time for Halloween.
Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor
I love the cover of this book. So far, I’ve only read Okorafor’s Akata Witch, a YA fantasy novel set in Nigeria that was a lot of fun. Lagoon sounds like it’s more science fiction and is also set in Nigeria. I’m curious.
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
I read Ng’s sophomore novel, Little Fires Everywhere, last year and immediately fell in love with her writing. As soon as I was done, I craved more of her storytelling and immediately grabbed Everything I Never Told You, her debut novel, when I was next in a bookshop. I’d love to read it to see if I’ll like her writing and storytelling there too.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
I enjoyed reading Stiefvater’s Raven Boys novels, a YA paranormal series about a group of teens search for a dead Welsh king. I liked the writing in parts of those books, the atmosphere of the setting, and some of the characters. I’m still curious about Stiefvater as a writer and storyteller, so I’d like to try more of her work, especially Scorpio Races, though it seems to be a story that folks either really like or really dislike.
Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett
Wyrd Sisters is the second novel in the Witches thread of the Discworld series. I read the first one, Equal Rites, last year and enjoyed it, so I’d like to continue with the story. Basically, I want to jump on the Discworld bandwagon because it sounds fun and the world and characters intrigue me.
The Changeling by Victor LaValle
Last year, I read LaValle’s novella The Ballad of Black Tom, which retells H.P. Lovecraft’s short story “The Horror at Red Hook” from the perspective of a Black man. I thought it good. I wasn’t much taken by his writing or storytelling; but, even so, I’d love to try The Changeling because of the hype surrounding it. I’m curious.
Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames
I read Eames’s debut novel, Kings of the Wyld, last year and enjoyed it. I even liked the writing a bit. I’d like to get and jump into this to try more of Eames’s work. I think I might end up a fan. I just really like how he describes certain things in Kings of the Wyld.