Based on a post written on the Reluctant Reader, Nikki and I will examine which “Top 5” Authors we haven’t even attempted (or attempted and missed) to read.
Top 5 Authors We Haven’t Read Yet
- Jeffrey Eugenides: I’m going to make an effort to include authors I actually want to read sometime in the future in this post, instead of filling it with stodgy classic writers (I’m not a fan of classics, I don’t like being told what to read or being told to read ‘good’ books or literature, PAH to them I say). As such I’m including Eugenides on this list. I watched the Virgin Suicides, never read it, but I’ve wanted to read Middlesex for sometime so I think one day I shall give him a shot.
- Likely first read: Middlesex
- Junot Diaz: Haven’t heard read anything of him before but I’ve heard great things, so, why not?
- Likely first read: This Is How You Lose Her
- Kazuo Ishiguro: Again, watched the film but never actually read. I’ve heard he’s a good author too.
- Likely first read: Never Let Me Go
- Neil Gaiman: I don’t actually know, or understand how I haven’t read anything by him. I think he’s a brilliant person and I’ve read his interviews and… I haven’t yet read anything! How! This will be amended soon.
- Likely first read: American Gods
- Haruki Murakami: All because of Nikki, she’s been saying I need to read something by him and I will. Eventually.
- Likely first read: Norwegian Wood because I own a copy (Nikki got it for me for Christmas!)
- Jane Austen: This one is pretty much just for cultural learnings. If it turns out I like her purported witty social commentary, great! Despite never having read it, the story of Pride and Prejudice is far too familiar for me to want to make that my first Austen.
- Likely first read: Persuasion (which I already own: paperback)
- Malcolm Gladwell: I really enjoyed Freakonomics which I think is in the same vein andGladwell has been in my periphery for a while now. I even recommended his books to my dad (despite having not read them…) who is now a majorGladwell fan.
- Likely first read: Blink:The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (which I already own: hardback)
- Noam Chomsky: My dad loves Chomsky’s work and we have similar tastes. I also feel like it might help me to get a better handle on politics which greatly interests me. I liketo be informed.
- Likely first read: Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order
- Virginia Woolf: As you’ll already know if you read A Testament to Failure (DNF), I did put down A Room Of One’s Own after only 13 pages… But I’m not ready to give up on it (or on Woolf in general) yet! >:|
- Likely first read: A Room of One’s Own (which I already own: ebook)
- Kurt Vonnegut: Funny, dark social commentary? Yes, please. I have a feeling his humour is in line with my own…I hope I’m right!
- Likely first read: Slaughterhouse Five (which my library owns: audiobook)
Who are some authors you’ve been meaning to get around to reading?