Hello all and welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday. This time the good folk over at the Broke and the Bookish are asking about authors whose books you’ve only read one of but who have you holding out your bookmarks and pleading “please sir (or madam?), I want some more.”
So without further ado, below are my top ten authors who will be making a second appearance on my TBR pile.
1. Sarah Waters
A few years ago I read The Night Watch and have been meaning to read more of her work. I saw the BBC adaptation of Fingersmith, which I thought was incredible and I definitely need to read more of her work.
2. Benjamin Black
I first read Christine Falls during the summer and thought it was an very different take on the crime novel. I loved his gruff, hard to love characters and I must find out more about Quirke.
3. Philip Pullman
Another newish read for me, I only finished Northern Lights last week. I was pleasantly surprised and will be looking forward to finishing the series.
4. John le Carré
I loved, loved, loved The Spy who Came in From the Cold. His voice is so distinctive. The whole book felt like a colleague who cornered you in the cafeteria and gave you all the scandal he’d heard lately- between you me and the wall, like.
5. Ian Fleming
I was surprised at how closely the filmmakers of Casino Royale stuck to the original plotline. I came of age in the – bless him – Pierce Brosnan era of Bond, so I don’t think anyone could blame me from avoiding Fleming for this long. However, having been sufficiently impressed by Casino Royale, I’ll be going back for seconds.
6. David Nicholls
I know, I know. He’s an author who divides people, as evidenced by his inclusion on the booker longlist this year. Yet, despite being mocked by some of my friends for it, I really enjoyed One Day.
7. Malorie Blackman
Noughts and Crosses is, to my mind, an excellent example of the YA genre. It’s thoughtful, well paced and raises difficult questions about race and society that even in 2014 we have not fully come to grips with. I don’t read a lot of YA fiction but Blackman is someone I would definitely return to.
8. Emma Donoghue
Room was one of those books that was so highly praised on its release that I couldn’t leave the house without getting into a discussion about it with someone. I read the whole thing in a day and half (lightening speed reading for me). It was so heartfelt and cleverly written that I’m curious what else she has to offer.
9. Kazuo Ishiguro
Never Let Me Go peaked my interest because of its speculative fiction angle but I was impressed by his turn of phrase and the depth of character in the book. In short. I want more please!
10. Harper Lee
I loved To Kill A Mockingbird so much. I can’t wait to read more from…. what? you mean she didn’t?…… Just the one eh?…..Damn.