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Top 10 Popular Authors I’ve Never Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week we will share a list based on the topic provided by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Popular Authors I’ve Never Read

My list is slightly different than what the title would suggest. These are top 10 popular authors whose books are on my TBR list and I haven’t gotten around to reading or whose books/series I’ve attempted to read and just didn’t finish (yet).

Note—I have read some of these books since this post was originally

published in 2014 

 1| Jay Crownover

The Marked Men series is getting a lot of attention. Rule is Jay Crownover’s first book so it stands to reason that I haven’t read her books before.

That was in 2014. I have read the complete series now but unfortunately haven’t read anything else by Jay.

2| Emma Chase 

I tried reading Tangled, but I just wasn’t in the mood. It’s currently sitting on my TBR shelf waiting eagerly to be picked up again.

I’ve read the complete Tangled series since 2014. Finally, a book that has made it off my TBR list.  I wish I had the My Book Jar Challenge back in 2014, I would be making great progress with it now.

Tangled (Tangled #1) by Emma Chase

3| Diana Gabaldon 

Diana Gabaldon is one of many popular authors known most famously for the Outlander series since it became a hit tv show in 2014.

Honestly, I still haven’t read the books, but I have watched the show and in 2017 visited the Culldon Battlefield in Inverness, Scotland. That was pretty cool.

Check out some of Sash’s pictures below!

  • Outlander (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon
  • Outlander Season 1 DVD
  • Battle of Culloden
  • The National Trust for Scotland
  • Clan Fraser Headstone

4| Katy Evans

I know Katy Evans because of the Manwhore series which I have been reading on and off since 2017. So far, I’ve read the first two books in the series and book three, Ladies Man is on my continue-reading shelf and has been since May 2020 (not bad). I will add it to the MBJ Reading Challenge in the hopes that I can add it to my Yearly Progress Goals for 2020.

Strangely enough, I read book 4, Womanizer and well, I haven’t touched the last book, Playboy yet. I’m clearly a bit all over the place with this series.

5| J.A. Redmerski

I have read the two available books in The Edge of Never series since reading it in 2014.

The third book of the series, Edge of Destiny has no expected publication date, but I will add it to my TBR shelf for the future.

6Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks writes some emotionally wrought books. I’ve only read The Lucky One. I was a bit traumatized after watching A Walk to Remember (I was too young).

It is definitely the reason why I watched the Notebook pretty late in life and why I have actively avoided all Nicholas Sparks’ book to movie adaptations.

7|  Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell was starting to make waves when this post was first published in 2014. I think I’m one of few who did not like Fangirl, see my review here.

I have tried reading Eleanor & Park numerous times but just couldn’t get into it.

Carmen tells me to try the graphic novel Carry On. I’ll add it to the My Book Jar Challenge Jar and if I draw it I’ll read it then.

8| J.R.R. Tolkien 

Like with Nicholas Sparks’ books, I was late to the J.R.R. Tolkien game or so I was told. I didn’t watch Lord of the Rings until 2012 and I’ve never read the books. If I’m honest, I probably won’t. However, the movies did make me a fan. I even went to FanExpo here in Canada dressed up as an elf, which is a big deal for me because I do not dress up for Halloween or cosplay.

  • The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Lord of the Rings- The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  • The Lord of the Rings- The Two Towers (2002)
  • The Hobbit- An Unexpected Journey (2012)
  • Sash as Spring & Dark Fairy
  • Dark Fairy Sash
  • Fairy Drawing of Sash

9|  Stephen King

 I hear he’s a wonderful writer but I’ll never know first hand. Being scared holds zero appeal to me.

I’ve watched The Mist and was terrified. I do not do scary movies. That was enough for me to know that I would not read anything Stephen King or watch a movie based on any Stephen King novel.

10Judy Blume 

Judy Blume

Most people I know read Judy Blume as a kid, I was not one of them. I didn’t have any interest in Judy Blume’s books because I didn’t relate. Now that I think back on it, it was probably because the characters on the covers didn’t look like me.

It is ridiculous how many books by popular authors I have started or series I have gotten a few books in and never finished.

Happy Reading!

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  • Reply
    Bibliobrat Jackie
    March 4, 2014 at 12:49

    I just discovered Rainbow Rowell and Emma Chase back in December. Love them both! <3

  • Reply
    March 4, 2014 at 06:45

    I just found Rainbow a few months ago, so don’t feel alone.

    Here’s my Top Ten Popular Authors I’ve Never Read.

    • Reply
      March 4, 2014 at 11:04

      Thanks! She’s on my TBR list so that’s something 🙂

      Happy Reading!

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    Kim @ Divergent Gryffindor
    March 4, 2014 at 03:06

    Raiinbow Rowell is on my list too! I haven’t read Redmerski and Chase myself, but their books are on the top of my TBR list. Seems like you are into contemporary romance like me, so new follower! Happy reading! 😀
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    March 4, 2014 at 00:52

    I haven’t read any of Stephen King’s books. I’m hoping to try one soon ish though. I should really! My sister is a massive fan. I can highly recommend Rainbow Rowell though.

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