Top 10 Fantasy Authors I’ve Never Read for Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the wonderful book-lovers at the Broke and the Bookish.  The topic this week is a free entry on school-related books.  But I’ve had last week’s topic that I didn’t participate in kicking around in my head all week.  That topic was officially books that have been on my TBR since I started blogging.

Top Ten Tuesday

To be honest, I don’t remember what was on my TBR before I started blogging 12 years ago, except for The Book of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pisan, a medieval classic which I don’t think I get enough sleep to read just now.  But since I’ve been blogging I have built up quite a list of authors that I’m sure I’d like but have never gotten around to reading during that time – not one book (not including the many, many authors where I’ve read some of their work and want to read much, much more.)

  • Andrea K. Höst
  • Connie Willis
  • Elizabeth Marie Pope
  • Erin Bow
  • Helen Oyeyemi (who’s generally considered literary rather than fantasy, but this sounded like it was playing with fairy tale themes)
  • Mary Robinette Kowal
  • N.K. Jemison
  • Sarah Beth Durst
  • Sarah Kuhn (OK, cheating a little here, as I just discovered her this month. Allowing it owing to the dearth of Asian and Asian-American fantasy writers on this list, and because it looks awesome.)
  • V.E. Schwab

And this is just scratching the surface… What authors are you longing to try? Who haven’t you seen here that you think I would love?

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11 Responses to Top 10 Fantasy Authors I’ve Never Read for Top 10 Tuesday

  1. Chachic says:

    So many good books in your list! And All the Stars, Sorrow’s Knot, Vessel, A Darker Shade of Magic. All of those would be good choices for you to read. 😀 Although with A.K. Host, you can also start with Touchstone or Medair.

    I’m planning to read The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and Heroine Complex too.

    • Katy K. says:

      Oh, thank you for the A.K. Host suggestion! I know we talked about it earlier, but on your blog, and of course I didn’t write it down… I look forward to comparing notes when we’ve both read all of these! (on a timeline! of course!)

  2. Maureen Eichner says:

    I’m reading my second Oyeyemi book right now and she’s TOTALLY writing fantasy. I don’t care what anyone else says.

  3. Your first four authors are must read, drop-everything-and-read-them-now, trust me you’ll like them.

    I second Chachic’s recommendation of the Touchstone series—so much fun!—but Stars is a great standalone if you don’t want to commit to a four-book series.

    New Connie Willis—yay! My favourite of hers is still To Say Nothing of the Dog—so, so funny, particularly if you know anything about the Victorian era and agree it deserves much spoofing.

    Jemison and Oyeyemi are both authors I keep hearing about that I think I should try.

  4. The are countless Fantasy authors we all haven’t read. I think that’s a great thing! One of these days I will start A Darker Shade of Magic and Heroine Coplex is definitely on my radar.

    The ones I’m most excited to read are Traci Chee, Cindy Pon, Marie Lu, and Zoraida Cordova. I will start Labyrinth Lost this week, hopefully!

    • Katy K. says:

      Ooh! I’m not familiar with Traci Chee! I really love Cindy Pon, and Marie Lu writes a solid dystopia. I’m intruiged by Zoaraida Cordova, too – I look forward to your thoughts on it!

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