Authors I haven’t had the pleasure to read yet



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This week’s topic is-

Top Ten Authors That I’ve Never Read

This was actually pretty hard for me, because I will try almost any author once.  Plus, I have been reading for over 30 years, so I have had a chance to hit upon plenty of authors.  The one big one I had been missing was Stephen King, and I managed to finally read two of his books this part year.  I wonder who I can knock off this list in 2014?

1.  Neil Gaiman

I know there was a lot of talk about his recent The Ocean at the End of the Lane, but this is someone who has not been on my radar.

2.  Mark Twain

This is a ? for me, because I am almost convince that I must have been forced to read something of his along the way, but I really don’t remember, so he’s on the list.

3.  Orson Scott Card

I keep hearing how Ender’s Game was so good, but never picked it up.  Plus, he seems like an ass, so not too keen on it.

4.  Jack Kerouac

On the Road, right? I don’t know why, but the beat generation never appealed to me when I was younger.  And now that I am older, I think I might be too grumpy to appreciate it.  Backaches make old people grumpy.

5.  Sylvia Plath

This one shames me quite a bit.  It is on my list- actually it is on a few lists of mine- TBR, Classics Club, Women’s Lit.  I WILL READ IT.    (It just seems so depressing)

6.  Diana Gabaldon

This one isn’t my fault.  Every time I go to my library, it is out.  I actually requested it once, but after waiting almost 2 months, I cancelled the request.  Very frustrating, almost like it doesn’t want me to read it.  Yes, I believe that some books want you to read them and some do not.

7.  D.H. Lawrence

I have never read Lady Chatterly’s Lover.  When I was younger, I thought it was the book equivalent to Cinemax at night (you know, Skinemax).  That impression just stayed with me.  Does anyone recommend it?

8.  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Ashamed of this one too.  And it is also on the list.  At least I have goals, right?

9.  Ken Follett

Again, not really my fault.  I bought The Pillars of the Earth.  It is still on my bookshelf.  But the font is SO SMALL, that I would need a giant magnifying glass to read it.

10.  George Orwell


I know, I know.  I did read excerpts from 1984 for a course I took, but I have never actually read any of his books.  I know I am repeating myself, but they too are on the list.