Hi everyone, it’s Sabrina here! As you may know, my last post on the blog was a revisit of a Top Ten Tuesday list I made in 2014 discussing which authors I wanted to read more from. I went through the list and discovered if I had actually achieved my goals from that post. Today, I thought I would update the list and share a new bunch of authors that I need to read more books from as soon as possible! Of course this isn’t an exhaustive list, but even so, I couldn’t narrow it down to just ten authors this time. With that, please enjoy this list of fifteen authors that I need to – and plan to! – read more from!
1- TALIA HIBBERT
Yes, Talia Hibbert may be one of my most-read authors of the last couple of years, but – thank goodness – there is still more of her work for me to read! And I know when I pick it up, I’m going to enjoy it. I never used to read romance, but this author (and the next one featured on this list) has completely changed my perspective on the genre and created so many more reading options for me. Next on my list from Talia Hibbert is Untouchable.
2- ALYSSA COLE
As promised, this is the other author that showed me the romance genre can be more than I had previously experienced. Alyssa Cole’s Reluctant Royals series is one of my all time favourites and will always have a special place in my heart. I adore the complexity of the characters and the layers to their relationships, especially when it comes to her leads. As with Talia Hibbert, I still have several books from Alyssa Cole to read – next up is A Hope Divided.
3- KIERSTEN WHITE
Funnily enough, Kiersten White actually featured in my original post! And as I mentioned in my revisit, I have actually read more from this author since, but there are still plenty of books by her to go! Since she is two for two right now (both books I’ve read by her have got 5 stars from me!), I have high hopes for her other works. I’m most excited for the May release Hide as well as The Guinevere Deception and The Chaos of Stars.
4- NALINI SINGH
This author has so. Many. Books! I feel like I will never run out! Of course I am at the moment making my way slowly through the Psy-Changeling series (thank you Vera for getting me into that!), but I would also like to read her other series at some point as well as her latest mystery/suspense, Quiet in Her Bones. At this point, I trust Nalini Singh’s books to be original and interesting, even if I sometimes take issue with the writing style.
5- BRIGID KEMMERER
I had started to worry that maybe I didn’t like this author anymore when I read A Heart So Fierce and Broken and found myself frustrated and bored by the story. However, I have since read Call It What You Want, and I adored it, so I think perhaps I just need to stick to contemporary, realistic fiction by Brigid Kemmerer – and luckily, I know that there is still at least one out there that I haven’t read yet: More Than We Can Tell, the companion to Letters to the Lost which is my favourite by Kemmerer so far.
6 – RIVERS SOLOMON
I’m really nervous about this pick, because I worry this author’s books will be too scary and/or gory for me after reading Blood is Another Word For Hunger. The short story really struck a chord with me, but even that was leaning a bit too gory for my taste. Still, the writing and story were totally engrossing and I can’t help but still want to read Rivers Solomon’s other work – I am particularly drawn to Sorrowland at the moment, so I may end up reading that soon!
7 – TESS SHARPE
I’ve read two thrillers by this author and one of them was a favourite read from 2021, so of course I want to read her other one, Barbed Wire Heart. It has a really high average rating and it sounds super intense, so I’m expecting great things from it. I think she has also contributed to a couple of YA anthologies, so I may just give those a try someday too.
8 – JANE HARPER
I read both The Dry and The Lost Man in quick succession and thoroughly appreciated them both, but for some reason I am yet to pick up the author’s other books. I loved the atmosphere that was infused into these stories, so I am hoping to get more of that – particularly when I eventually read Force of Nature, the sort-of sequel to The Dry.
9 – TOCHI ONYEBUCHI
I read Riot Baby in 2021, and it well and truly got me interested in this author. It was such a compelling read with a unique story, so I am very much hoping to get something similar from his other works. I must admit I did start War Girls once, but I ran out of time to read it before it had to be returned, so I still need to get back to that. Beasts Made of Night also intrigues me a whole lot. Highest on my list from this author though is the new release Goliath – it sounds right up my alley.
10 – CARMEN MARIA MACHADO
In The Dream House was an incredible read, made even better by the audiobook experience narrated by the author herself, so I am desperate to read more from this author. Her Body and Other Parties sounds like it could be a hit for me – I tend to really enjoy short story collections written by a single author, and the synopsis has me intrigued. Unfortunately the audiobook is narrated by someone else, so I may just pick up a written copy – we’ll see!
11 – KAZUO ISHIGURO
I’ve picked up a total of three books by this author now, with quite mixed results! The Buried Giant was actually a DNF, but I really enjoyed The Remains of the Day and An Artist of the Floating World, so though neither of those were five stars for me, I’m still interested in checking out more of this author’s backlist. Never Let Me Go and The Unconsoled are highest on the list.
12 – HIROMI KAWAKAMI
I read the collection People From My Neighbourhood last year and was strangely captivated by it – especially considering half the time I had no idea what was going on. My library has a few of her other works available, and though I know nothing about it except that it was apparently an international bestseller, Strange Weather in Tokyo is the book I am most likely to read next from this author.
13 – MARIEKE NIJKAMP
I have to admit, I have absolutely no interest in reading This Is Where It Ends due to the subject matter, but I did really love Even If We Break (here’s my review of all the great things about it), and I recently read and enjoyed The Oracle Code (which is a graphic novel), so I am planning on giving At The End of Everything, the author’s latest release, a go at some point.
14 – NINA LACOUR
I’ve read three books by this author by now, and I’ve felt slightly different about all of them! Though none ended up being five stars – We Are Okay was the closest – I’ve enjoyed my experience with them all and am certain that one day Nina LaCour will release a book that makes my all-time favourites list. Watch Over Me also came so close, and I can point out very specific things that, if they had just been slightly different, could have altered the outcome for me. So, with that being said, I’m a bit nervous to read both Hold Still and Yerba Buena, but it will be done!
15 – BECKY CHAMBERS
You don’t know this yet, though I’m sure it will come up again and again, but A Psalm For the Wild-Built is easily my favourite book I’ve read this year – even if it is a novella! I am dying to get my hands on more by this author and am impatiently waiting for The Long Way To a Small, Angry Planet from my library as I type this. I do have my reservations about the book – I’ve been informed that it’s very slow paced and character based which sometimes doesn’t work for me – so I’ve got my fingers crossed in the hope that it turns out to be a winner.
What do you think?
Have you read from any of these authors? Are there any authors’ backlists that you’ve read the entirety of? Let me know!