Top Ten Tuesday: Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created by The Broke and the Bookish blog, and now hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s topic is: Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read

Most of these have been on my TBR list for a while now, but sometimes it’s nice to leave a few books by your favorites to look forward to in the future.




Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell 

I don’t think this will be as enjoyable a read as North and South, Cranford, or Wives and Daughters, but I think it will be a powerful and timely one.



The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton

There are a few of Wharton’s novels that I still have yet to read, but this is the only one left unread on my bookshelf.



The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

I can’t believe I haven’t read more of Atwood’s fiction in general, but I especially can’t believe I still haven’t read The Blind Assassin.



Emily of New Moon by L. M. Montgomery

I feel like I definitely missed out by not reading the Emily books as a child, but I look forward to finally making her acquaintance soon.



Blackout by Connie Willis 

I was hoping to get to Blackout this year, but it, and it’s sequel All Clear, are quite the doorstoppers.


imageThe Echoing Grove by Rosamond Lehmann 

I’ve absolutely loved Rosamond Lehmann’s Invitation to the WaltzThe Weather in the Streets, and Dusty Answer, and can’t imagine that I won’t love this as well.



Cotillion by Georgette Heyer 

Cotillion seems to be one of the best-loved Georgette Heyer novels, so I hope I’ll enjoy it whenever I do pick it up.


imageA God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

I bought A God in Ruins shortly after it was published, but I still haven’t read it.


imageJude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

I’m not sure when I’ll be ready to read this bleak and incredibly depressing novel, but I do want to get to all of Thomas Hardy’s work at some point.



Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson 

Honestly, the biggest reason I haven’t picked up Hangsaman is because it’s one of the final Shirley Jackson novels I have left to read, and I hate the idea of not having any of her books to look forward to.


Have you read any of these? Who are your favorite authors on this list?

31 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read

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    1. I’ll be shocked if I don’t love the Emily series too! That’s very interesting to hear about Hangsaman. It’s not one I ever see talked about, so I don’t have any expectations for it.

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  1. This is another great list, and I’m inspired to do one of my own! I have a copy of Jackson’s first three novels which includes ‘Hangsaman.’ So far, I’ve read ‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle’ and ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ along with a few of her short stories. You can’t go wrong with Atwood, and I have a copy of ‘The Blind Assassin’ that I need to read.

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    1. Thanks, Joel! We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Haunting of Hill House are my two favorites. Was The Lottery one of the short stories you’ve read? I agree about Atwood, and hopefully we’ll both enjoy The Blind Assassin.

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    1. Yay, I’m happy to hear it’s your favorite! I’m very excited to read it, but I am trying to save it for a bit longer. It’s always a good idea to have some Heyer’s on hand when we need cheering up!

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  2. I’ve actually read some of these! The Blind Assassin is just wonderful; Jude is pretty depressing in parts. Hangsaman is interesting and sort of weird, it left me befuddled. A God In Ruins is wonderful, can’t wait to read Transcription! I’ve also read Custom of the Country which is good but not my favorite Wharton.

    I still haven’t read Cotillion, Ruth, or any of the Emily books but I do want to read all of them. I loved To Say Nothing of the Dog but haven’t read any more Connie Willis yet; also still haven’t read Invitation to the Waltz. I think I need to write my own post!

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    1. I’m very happy to hear that about The Blind Assassin and A God in Ruins! I don’t expect Custom of the Country to be one of my favorite Wharton novels either, but it does sound interesting. Hopefully we’ll both enjoy Transcription, Ruth, Cotillion, and the Emily series! Since you loved To Say Nothing of the Dog, you should definitely pick up Doomsday Book. It’s a much more somber read, but it is equally as good. I think you’d enjoy Invitation to the Waltz as well.


    1. That’s wonderful to hear, Cathy! It does sound like an excellent read. Hopefully we’ll both enjoy Hangsaman whenever we do decide to pick it up. If only Jackson had written a few more novels!


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