I Need to Read More of These Authors’ Books

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So, as bookworms, we sort of idolize authors. Okay, we totally idolize authors.

And we suffer from the fact that we don’t always get the chance to read all the authors’ books.

But, fear not, we shall valiantly try. Or, at least I do. As someone who continually suffers from not being able to complete book series, I also suck at reading more of an authors’ books. I’m like that one person who’s listened to one album from an artist, and then starts calling them one of my favorite singers/bands of ever. So, I thought I’d talk about the some authors whose first couple of books I read, but I really need to read more of them.

(Also, I’m going to go ahead and link this up with Top 5 Wednesday with “Authors You Want to Read More From,” even though, again, this is way more than five. I’m a rule-breaker.)

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Maggie Stiefvater

|Books Read: The Raven Cycle|

No, I haven’t read all the books Stiefvater has to offer. It’s actually such a shame since I absolutely love her writing, and her other YA series/stand-alones sound so good! My main priority is getting to The Scorpio Races since everyone raves about that one, and I feel like it’s best for me to read something of hers that’s not part of a series since I suck at that. I’m also planning to read her Shiver series. I don’t even care that it has such an overwhelm of negative reviews on Goodreads. IT’S MAGGIE STIEFVATER, THEREFORE I WILL READ IT.

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Suzanne Young

|Book Read: The Program|

Yeah, this one is actually quite shameful. I read this book so long ago and fell in love with it…and I haven’t read any of the other books in the series or the sequels or the prequels or the companions. On my part, though, I don’t own the other books, so there’s that. But, I’m hoping to fix that soon, especially since all her dystopian books sound so amazing and thoughtful. And the covers are gorgeous. SOMEONE HELP ME.

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V.E. Schwab

|Books Read: This Savage Song, Vicious, A Darker Shade of Magic, and A Gathering of Shadows|

I’m still in the midst of A Conjuring of Light because of my whole reading slump thing, so don’t make me even think about it, or I’m going to start stressing out again about all of the books I’m still in the middle of. But, I’ve heard brilliant things about her Archived series and also The Near Witch, so I obviously need to read them soon. I LOVE HER BOOKS. I NEED THEM ALL.

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Patrick Ness

|Books Read: A Monster Calls|

I actually bought the entirety of the Chaos Walking trilogy last year because, okay, I admit, the covers are absolutely gorgeous, and everyone was pretty much recommending them. AND I STILL HAVEN’T READ IT YET. And let’s not mention More Than This, because as I said in my post last week, that one has also been left unread. And there’s probably even more Ness books I still haven’t read yet. And Release is coming out in the fall, and it sounds absolutely amazing. So, obviously, I need to read his books already.

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Shaun David Hutchinson

|Book Read: At the Edge of the Universe|

I’ve mentioned before that so many people have recommended his books to me, and this year, I FINALLY READ ONE. AND I LOVED IT. Therefore, I will 100% definitely read We Are the Ants and The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley sometime this year. Not making promises, but I’ll try. Hopefully.

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Neal Shusterman

|Books Read: The Unwind Dystology and Scythe|

If you’re new here, you’ll learn now that I love the Unwind dystology. It’s one of my favorite series of ever. I also read Scythe, and I enjoyed it as well and can’t wait for the sequel! And I also read Bruiser, a stand-alone of his, last year, and thought it wasn’t my favorite, I still enjoyed it. I mean, he does have a lot of books, so that’s the main excuse I’m going to use. But still, I’m putting Challenger Deep on this year’s reading list. One step at a time!

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Joe Abercrombie

|Book Read: Half a King|

I read the first book of the Shattered Sea trilogy last year, Half a King, and really enjoyed it! I actually purchased the entire trilogy off Amazon, but, of course, I only read the first book and never actually completed the trilogy. Or, like, started the sequel. And then he also has this adult fantasy series that sounds pretty awesome. Really, I just need to read more adult fantasy, and this seems like a good place to start.

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Amy Zhang

|Book Read: Falling Into Place|

I read her debut novel SO long ago, way back in middle school when I had this huge contemporary phase (obviously, that stopped, and now it’s my least favorite genre, funnily enough). I really enjoyed it when I read it, and since then, I haven’t read any of her other books, which is such a shame! I’m really hoping to get to her sophomore novel, since I don’t think she’s published much since then.

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David Levithan

|Books Read: Will Grayson, Will Grayson, Every Day, and Two Boys Kissing|

I’ve loved pretty much everything he’s written or co-written so far, so I really just need to read all his books. But, at the same time, he’s been writing for YEARS, and I honestly don’t think I’m going to be able to catch up. I also mentioned one of his co-written books in my post last Wednesday, and I’m hoping to read it this year, at least, since I was SUPPOSED to be catching up on 2016 releases (which I’m 100% failing at).

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Leigh Bardugo

|Books Read: Shadow & Bone and Six of Crows|

Yeah, I haven’t read Crooked Kingdom yet, which is clearly a problem, but the only book of hers I’ve actually read and enjoyed was Six of Crows! I didn’t enjoy Shadow and Bone too much, so I never actually continued with the trilogy, but Bardugo has two books releasing later this year, so I can finally get to experience more of his books and hopefully declare her one of my favorite authors!

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Morgan Rhodes

|Books Read: Falling Kingdoms, Rebel Spring, Gathering Darkness, and Frozen Tides|

And yet another case of “Mikaela Is Horrible At Binging Series.” I raced through the first three books last year in January, but ended up ditching Frozen Tides for another book, for some reason…and now I’ve basically forgotten what’s happened, Crystal Storm came out, and now the series is ending later this year. So, there’s that giant problem. Oh, and I haven’t read any of the books in the spin-off series. So, yeah. Obviously have to fix that.

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And those are just a few of the authors whose books I need to read more of. 

Obviously, the only solution is to clone myself and have one dedicated to conquering my TBR. Duh.

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30 thoughts on “I Need to Read More of These Authors’ Books

  1. Honestly I’ve not read ANYTHING by a lot of these authors which is just shameful to be honest. I’m dying to read some of their books but it’s just trying to find the time in between review books. I think I might’ve bitten off more than I can swallow with the amounts of requests I made on netgalley…plus let me know if you figure out how to clone yourself. I want in on that!

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    • Ooh, I feel that! I thought I was spacing out everything and I was warned this would happen by several other bloggers, but nope now I have 10+ books to read. 😂 I’ve organized when I’m going to post the reviews, though, so that’s good! 😄 I will definitely reveal the secrets of cloning once I find out!

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  2. A lot of mutual ones on this list, the main one being Stiefvater. Given the love we have for TRC you’d think we’d get to her other books sooner… 😂 I did try reading The Scorpio Races a while back AND… I couldn’t get through it 😱 I’m sure it’s because I tried reading it after A Little Life, so I am gonna give it another go sometime soon

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    • I know, right? 😂 I feel like I do this often: read a new author or series and I just never pick up with it after that. I’m just bad at finishing things; I do this in every facet in my life. 😂

      I can’t really tell you if you should or shouldn’t since I haven’t read it, but it is Stiefvater, so…😏

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    • Yes, I’ve heard amazing things about The Archived, so I’m really excited to read that one! The Scorpio Races and Chaos Walking sound SO GOOD, but I agree, just not enough time. I need more hours in the day!

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  3. These all seem like great authors Mikaela. You definitely need to read more of V.E. Schwab’s and Patrick Ness’s books, both are favourite authors of mine and I hope you end up really loving them (also what do you think of ACOL so far? Are you enjoying it?)
    Maggie Stiefvater is an author I need to read more of as well. So far I’ve only read The Raven Cycle books but I’ve heard good things about her other series so I’ve really got no excuse. 🙂
    With Leigh Bardugo I loved her Six of Crows duology and thought it was definitely stronger than her Grisha series, if you like Six of Crows I think you’ll love Crooked Kingdom! 😀
    Great post.

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    • Yes, I am enjoying ACOL! I started reading it in March, I think, and reached page 200-something but put it down because I was too busy, and then all the things happened.

      Yes, same, I really want to read the Shiver series! And The Scorpio Races sounds amazing!

      Yeah, I’m pretty sure I’ll love Crooked Kingdom, I’m just in a fantasy slump. Or a reading slump in general. Just waiting for ACOWAR to come out to break me out of it. 😂

      Thank you! ❤

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      • Oh that’s great to hear, about the enjoying it rather than the stopping it halfway through. 🙂
        Here’s hoping we’ll enjoy those books as much as TRC series.
        Ohh I think if any book could break you out of a fantasy slump it would be ACOWAR. It’s bound to be amazing isn’t it?
        That’s all right! 😀 ❤

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  4. Yes to Maggie, Schwab, Neal, and Leigh. Like The Raven Boys is so amazing, but I have yet to read her other books. Schwab — I need to read Vicious! And the last two books of the Shades of Magic trilogy. XD And aljfkaljdfalks I’ve only read Scythe and I’m reading Challenger Deep right now, but I want to read Unwind! My library has a copy but I can’t find it??? And LEIGH. SHE NEEDS TO WRITE MORE BOOKS RIGHT NOW. DEFINITELY READ CROOKED KINGDOM!

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    • Same, I really need to read her other books, and I’m pretty sure I’ll love them, so it’s ridiculous that I haven’t read them all! Vicious and Gathering of Shadows are brilliant; I hope you enjoy them! I KNOW; I CANT WAIT FOR HER TWO RELEASES THIS YEAR THOUGH.

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  5. Ahhh I relate so much to this post! I am so with you on Joe Abercrombie too. Like I read the first book, ADORED IT, and proceeded to never read the rest.😂 What is my life. What are my priorities omg.😂 And I really really want to read We Are The Ants! And also more of Neal Shusterman. I HAVE READ ALL THE STIEFVATER AVAILABLE AND MULTIPLE TIMES AND FJDSKLAFD I CONCUR YOU SHOULD READ MORE OF IT ASAP. *flails*

    I also feel bad for not having read all the Skulduggery Pleasant books.🙈 Or the Kierra Cass books…or being behind on Shadowhunters even though I LOVE AND ADORE THEM. Gahhhh. We need more hours in the day.

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    • Ugh, my reading priorities are absolutely terrible! I think I only read, like, four books this month; it’s absolutely terrible. 😂 I do need to catch up on Abercrombie; it’s ridiculous that I haven’t! I KNOW I SHOULD READ ALL THE STIEFVATER BUT I’M TOTALLY FAILING AT IT. I was hoping to read The Scorpio Races this year, so I’m hoping that happens! I still need to finish Shadowhunter Academy and Clockwork Princess (WHICH IS RIDICULOUS BECAUSE I LOVE THEM BOTH). I think we all need more hours in the day! 😂

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  6. That’s an awesome list. There are a couple of authors that I haven’t even started yet (VE Scwab) and I want to read the Grisha Trilogy from Leigh Bardugo. I love binging authors. The only one on your list that I couldn’t get into was Neal Schusterman and the Unwind Series. I tried twice. Lots of friends really enjoyed it.

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    • Ooh, you should definitely get into Schwab! I’m forever grateful for the fact that so many people rec’d her books to me! Aw, that’s too bad you couldn’t get into the Unwind dystology! He has so many other books, though, so maybe you’ll find one to your fancy? 😄

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  9. YES to so many of these! Especially Maggie Stiefvater and V.E. Schwab! I need to read more books by both of them. I’ve only read the first and second book in Maggie’s The Raven Cycle series and then The Scorpio Races (which is a fantastic book if you’re into water horses and mythology) but I definitely want to read the rest of TRC and her Shiver series. And then with V.E. Schwab I finished the Shades of Magic books this month and now need to get my hands on and read everything she’s written. I just need more time to read all of the books honestly. 😂 Great post, Mikaela! 😊

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    • You must finish up TRC; it’s so good! 😍 I really want to read The Scorpio Races because it sounds amazing; so hopefully I get to it this year! And, yes, I know the feeling! After finishing Vicious, I needed to read all her books! 😂 Thank you! 😄

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      • I definitely plan on trying to finish them this year if I get the chance! I hope you enjoy The Scorpio Races whenever you get to read it. And I so need to read Vicious, that’s one that I’m going to have to get to this year.
        You’re welcome!! 😁

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