This week on Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, we’re sharing ten books from our TBR lists written by our favorite authors. Surprisingly, this was a difficult list to arrange. Most of my favorite authors are relatively new, or I’ve already read the author’s entire catalog, eek! Even so, it was a great exercise to review my TBR, and I even managed to shake out a few dust-covered TBRs from the stack.
The Girl With Glass Feet by Ali Shaw: Written by the author of The Trees, one of my favorite magical realism books, The Girl With Glass Feet follows a young girl as she explores the depths of a mystical island, full of magical creatures and icy secrets.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman: A treasured children’s tale for many, I’m sad to say this is one of the last novels I’ve left to read by Neil Gaiman.
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver: Barbara Kingsolver is coming to Houston for a reading in October, and what better way to prepare than read one of her most popular novels!
The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Potzsch: Potzsch’s latest novel, The Castle of Kings was truly unputdownable, so I’m hoping to read The Hangman’s Daughter sometime this fall. After all, a historical thriller set in medieval Germany spells the perfect Halloween read to me.
The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien: Reading the last book will be bittersweet, but then there’s always The Silmarillion.
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens: Since getting back into reading, I’ve tried to read at least one of his works a year. I was hoping to read David Copperfield this year, but after reading Olivia Twist by Lorie Langon, I’m very tempted to reread Oliver Twist. Amazingly, it’s been over ten years since I first read it!
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood: After reading The Blind Assassin and Hag-Seed, I’m interested in reading more from Margaret Atwood…. and seeing if the Hulu series lives up to the hype.
The d’Artagnan Romances by Alexandre Dumas: While my friends were reading Pride and Prejudice, I read The Three Musketeers and Twenty Years After, Book 2 of The d’Artagnan Romances. In all, there are SEVEN follow-up novels to The Three Musketeers, with The Man in the Iron Mask being the last, and perhaps the most famous of them all.
Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn: I loved reading the Veronica Speedwell series last year, and I expect the Lady Julia Grey series to be just as good. Besides, my name IS Julia, how could I not like it?
The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas: Okay, so I ran out of books to list, but I’m really excited to read the next installment of the Lady Sherlock series, out October 2nd!
What books made your list?