Top 5 Tuesday #21: Current TBR & Authors I Need to Read

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm.

I’m doubling up on topics this week since I missed posting last week.

I’ll start with last week’s topic:

Top 5 books on my current TBR

The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

Apparently it’s being made into a TV show by Amazon and because I’m listening to two podcasts that focus only on this series, I’ve decided to reread the first five and try again to complete the series. I’m slowly making my way through Eye of the World, but so far it has my interest.

The Fall by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

It’s the second novel in the Strain horror trilogy. I enjoyed the first book and would like to continue and complete the trilogy. I was supposed to read this for Halloween, but life got busy.

Tales From a Tall Forest by Shaun Micallef, illus. by Jonathan Bentley

An illustrated middle-grade fantasy book of stories inspired by fairytales, I think. I haven’t started it yet.

The Colors of History: How Colors Shaped the World by Clive Gifford, illus. by Marc-Etienne Peintre

A children’s picture book about colors. I thought it’d be great to read this since I read The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair, a nonfiction book about colors, in the summer.

The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht

I’m guessing this is a fantasy, horror novella. I’m curious about it due to the reviews I’ve read although not everyone loved it.

This week’s topic:

Top 5 authors I NEED to read

N.K. Jemisin

Yea, I can’t believe I haven’t read her stuff yet either.

Madeline Miller

I think I’ll like her work. I now have both Song of Achilles and Circe. I need to get to them.

Juliet Marillier

Another author whose work I think I’ll easily fall for.

P. Djèlí Clark

I really want to read The Black God’s Drums.

Neil Gaiman

I NEED to see what the hype’s about.

That’s it for me.
Let me know if you’ve read any of these or any other work by the authors.

26 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday #21: Current TBR & Authors I Need to Read

  1. I, too, want to read something by N.K.Jemisin and Madeline Miller. American Gods is the only work of Neil Gaiman’s that I’ve read, and I didn’t dig it, but I want to give him another try in the future – just don’t know where to start!


  2. Ah I’m on hold for Jemisin at the library (there’s quite the queue!) and I’m so looking forward to checking out her stuff! I hear nothing but good things 😀 I also wanna try Marillier! (I just checked and I have one of her books on my kindle, so I should’ve read her by now!) Really hope you like gaiman and miller!

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  3. I really want to read The Monster of Elendhaven too! I actually got the audio because it was so cheap and it’s only three or so hours so I think I can squeeze it in between other things, just gotta get through this massive Pierce Brown book first lol.


  4. This year I’ve heard so many good things about one of N.K. Jemisin trilogies, so of course I bought the entire thing, and now it’s neatly sitting on my shelf… I think I have commitment issues, I keep picking up stand alones over series. Lol

    And Yes! You absolutely need to read Madeline Miller. I haven’t read The Song of Achilles, but her other book Circe was amazing, written in such a beautiful way ❤

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    1. Lol! That happens sometimes. I bought all the Witcher books last year I think intending to read them immediately but ended up reading everything else instead.

      I do need to get to Miller. I might start with Circe.

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  5. I really enjoyed Jemisin’s work, it’s quite unique. As for Gaiman, some of his stories are perfect and absolutely fantastic, but beware – most of the time he is just not an ending guy, so the narratives are wonderful… until they fizzle out and leave you scratching your head 😉
    I need to try out Circe!


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