Monday, January 9, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week...

Top Ten Authors I Wish Would Write Another Book (debut authors, authors who seem to have taken a hiatus, OR for those who read classics authors you wish would have written another book before they passed)

1. Cassandra Clare author of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices series:
We all know Cassie Clare does shadowhunters brilliantly. Beyond brilliantly. She has woven two fantastic series. She has a knack for interesting, yet extremely infuriating story lines. Fantastic characters with wonderful stories and witty dialogue. And, of course, swoonworthy young men -- Jace and Will. 

Despite the fact that both series are centered on the shadowhunter world, they still manage to be very unique from each other and other books out there. Which makes me curious -- what else does Cassie Clare have for us? I am thinking I would love to have her write a dystopian or post-apocalyptic story. And nobody said it couldn't also be about shadowhunters. We have the past (TID) -- we have the present (TMI) -- what lies in the future for Cassie Clare (tbd)?

2. J.K Rowling author of Harry Potter:
Seven books of pure genius. As creator of one of the greatest, most gripping, and magical worlds of make believe, J.K. Rowling has no need to write anything else. But with an imagination like that, I can't help but wonder what else she could write. I know one thing for sure, I would read it in a heart-beat. 

3. Kiersten White author of Paranormalcy Trilogy:
I love Kiersten White. I follow her on both her blog and twitter. She always has the cutest and funniest things to say. I think her writing is equally adorable and brilliant. I know she has several projects on the horizon, and I am incredibly excited for them. Though her Paranormalcy series is not my favorite, I have this feeling that someday, a book written by her will be. 

4. Suzanne Collins author of The Hunger Games Trilogy:
I think it is fair to say that Suzanne Collins made people realize that dystopian books are AWESOME. That is not to say she is the first to have ever written one but since this series blew up, so has the dystopian trend. And, I am so grateful. I love reading about our world set in the future. A world that could be. And I loved the world that Suzanne Collins created. It takes a skilled writer to design a book around the glorification of killing without glorifying killing. She did it well. She did it with a gallon of emotion. And because of that, I would read anything else she has to write.

5. Jane Austen author of Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and others:
Admittedly, I have not read much Jane Austen. Which perhaps then I shouldn't really be requesting more books from her... But, I love her stories. What I would love, is for Jane Austen, creator of the best heroines and snarkiest men, to live during our time. I would love for her to write in our day and age so that I could make it through more than one page without getting hung up on the old language. Alas, all we have is what she has already given us. And that is enough, because from there, so many adorable romances have been created. 

6. Becca Fitzpatrick author of the Hush, Hush Saga
How about the story of why Patch fell the first time? 

7. Carrie Ryan author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Maybe something a little more uplifting and with a lot less decaying but with equal amounts of heart-wrenching and exciting. 

8. Ally Condie author of Matched Trilogy
I love her beautiful and simple writing. I can't wait for what else she has to offer.

9. Rachel Hawkins author of Hex Hall Series
I love, love, love Hex Hall, and it is about witches and demons. Which means, Rachel Hawkins could write about office supplies and I would probably love it. 

10. ??? 
Copout! I cannot decide on number ten. There are so many debut authors out there just getting their feet on the ground, and I am eagerly awaiting what they all have in store for the future. 

What is on your top ten list?


  1. imaginativeadventure.blogspot.comI agree with soooo many of these! To choose just one...I'm so excited to read SPELL BOUND, but bummed because I thought we were getting TWO Rachel Hawkins' books this year, but REBEL BELLE (her new series, ahh!) is pushed off to 2013!!

  2. Suzanne Collins made my list as well! I hope she does not decide to be a one-hit wonder and live off her movie money instead of write more books (she does have a middle grade series, but that's not good enough.)! I love her!

    - Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl
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  4. I love Cassandra Clare and Pride and Prejudice is one of my all time favorite books. Rachel Hawkins next Hex Hall book is one of my most anticipated books. Here is

  5. I agree w/most of your list and even have some of the same ones on my list, including Jane Austen. I would also love to see what Cassie can do outside of the shadow hunter realm. Here's my list for the week.

  6. Man, you're list puts my list to shame! I agree with every single one you posted that I somehow forgot! Great Top Ten!

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  7. It took me forever to think of ten books for this week's list! This was by far the hardest list that I've participated in.

    Great choices this week!

  8. Loving your top ten!!! Cassie Clare would be my favourite to see do a non - Shadowhunter series or book, but I know from following her on Tumblr that she's got a series called The Artifical Devices MAYBE, centred around the Shadowhunter world in the future and in Los Angeles!

  9. Your top ten is awesome. Hadn't thought of Cassandra Clare. Jk Rowling is a given and I want more from Suzanne Collins too. =] Awesome list. =]
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  10. I feel like I'm one of the only people who hasn't read anything by Cassandra Clare. Guess I need to get on that!

    I agree that Kiersten White & Rachel Hawkins are fantastic! I can't wait for Spellbound & Endlessly to come out later this year.

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  11. Nice list. I agree with you about Suzanne Collins. She's the reason I love dystopian novels. Here's my list

  12. Haha, don't worry about making it *almost* to ten. I didn't make it past five though reading some of these lists has inspired a few more for me!

    I totally agree with you on several of your authors here (JK Rowling, Suzanne Collins). And I need to go read Cassandra Clare! Great list!

    Jessie Marie
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  13. This is such an awesome list - I've read or want to read books from all these authors! And so many amazing debut authors could go in the #10 spot (I did my list on these) - like Beth Revis (Across the Universe) or Erin Morgenstern (The Night Circus)

  14. I haven't read most of the books/series that you mention in your list. What! I know, I'm a little behind with reading books from 2011 or for that mather 2010. lol. But Jane Austen, def, have her on my list too. I really want Carrie Ryan to write another book. I still need to read the third book in the F&H series, but OMG her writing is so, so good. Great list. :)

  15. I'm with you on Suzanne Collins. I know she wrote another series before the Hunger Games (Gregor the Overlander). I haven't read the books but will soon. I hope they are as awesome as THG!

    Alison at The Cheap Reader

  16. Ooooo! I'm follower #100! I love it when that happens. :) Thanks for following me as well!

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  17. Beautifully written list.. you're making me interested in starting the Harry Potter books over to read the whole series.

  18. I like your top 9 a lot and agree with them all too. How about Margaret Mitchell (Gone with the Wind) or Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)? Both ladies only wrote the one outstanding novel. I would have loved to be able to read another book by either of them.


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