{Bookish Babble} Top 5 YA Authors I Still Haven’t Read Yet (But Will…One Day)

Posted July 20, 2017 by Leah in Discussion, Memes & Features / 25 Comments

I love reading. I love immersing myself in a quest or rooting for a couple to get together. I appreciate when an author loves their story and characters. However, there are some authors whose works I have just not gotten around to. Sometimes it’s because of the hype surrounding their work. Sometimes it’s because other things are calling out to me. It’s time for me to reveal some popular authors I still have not read yet, but I vow I will!Β 


5. Sarah Dessen

As someone who enjoys an excellent contemporary, it’s tough to admit that I haven’t read one of Sarah Dessen’s books, as she is one of the most beloved contemporary YA authors on the market. There are a few of Sarah’s books that have grabbed my attention, so I am determined to get to at least one by the end of the year.

4. Alexandra Bracken

Alexandra Bracken made a name for herself with her Darkest Minds trilogy, which looks interesting. I own the Passenger duology because those covers are gorgeous. Where do I start?

3. Rick Riordan

I think everyone and their sibling has at least read Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series. I have not. πŸ™

2. Sabaa Tahir

Sabaa Tahir’s books look like they were written for me. I was amped for An Ember in the Ashes, but the hype was so explosive that it kind of put a stopper on my desire to read it.

And the number one author I have not read yet is…

1. Sarah J. Maas


So. Now you know my horrible secret. For someone who is a die hard fantasy fan, it’s with a heavy heart that I tell you I have never read a Sarah J. Maas novel. I have them in my possession. We have copies of her books at work. I just haven’t gotten to them yet. I’m planning to start ToG next year since the final book is slated to come out in 2018.

Which popular author’s books have you been meaning to read? Which author’s backlist should I start?



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Leah has always been a bibliophile. An avid fantasy fan, she has spent many hours imagining magical worlds and wondering what it would be like to wield a sword. When she's not dreaming up her own standalone fantasy stories, she enjoys watching movies, traveling, and eating chocolate. She lives in California.


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25 responses to “{Bookish Babble} Top 5 YA Authors I Still Haven’t Read Yet (But Will…One Day)

  1. hahaha yayy! So glad I’m not the only one! lol! I haven’t gotten to read any of these authors either. I own the first 3 books in the ACOTAR series by Sarah J. Maas but haven’t gotten to pick them up yet. I’m planning on binge reading them together. lol! Hope you get to check some of these authors off your list soon!

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    • Leah

      I am SO relieved I am not the only one! πŸ˜€ I own all of SJM’s books…I just haven’t read any of them. Once the final book in her ToG nears its release date, then I’ll start the series.

  2. I haven’t read any of Mass’ works or any of Alexandra Bracken’s either. It’s nice to know that I’m not alone. =) Awesome post. I loved the topic!

    I’m new to blogging and book reviewing, and I was wondering if you had any tips for newbie bloggers and book reviewers.

    If you have the time, please check out my blog @breenysbooks. I’d love any feedback. Have a wonderful day.

    • Leah

      Thanks! I’m always relieved too when I find other people who haven’t read a popular authors books.

      I stopped by your blog–it’s great! I started blogging here last year and I’m still learning the ropes, but some things I learned along the way include reading different genres. It really helps if I ever get into a slump. And you can also have discussion posts (like this one) and other things to keep your blogging going. Hope this helps.

      Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic weekend!

  3. Out of all of those, I definitely recommend Sarah J. Maas’ works. She has a writing style that is just so unique and I haven’t found anything else like it anywhere. I enjoy all of her works and never regret a buy with her name on it.

    • Leah

      My plan is to read one ToG book per month leading up to the release of the final book next year. I think it’s the surefire way to make sure the series gets completed. πŸ™‚

      • That is a fantastic idea because I always tend to rush through the series in the beginning and then the next book in the series hits the shelves a year later and I have to reread the series before I read the book. Then the new book comes out and I repeat the cycle, so I totally get that.

        • Leah

          That happened to me with Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. There was a huge gap when the third book came out (a year after the second one) and I had to skim back to the previous books to refresh my memory. πŸ™‚ I don’t regret reading the first two when I did though.

    • Leah

      Oh my goodness, me either! I’ve only read Sorcerer’s Stone and heard the rest of the books on audio, so I don’t think that counts. Looks like I’m making part 2 of this list in the future. LOL!

  4. Nathan

    I admit I have not read these authors yet, either. I mean to read Uprooted. I have the book, but havn’t found the time yet. There are many books to read and only so much time.

    • Leah

      Me too! I was so excited for Uprooted but I still haven’t read it yet. I agree 100% about the too many books, too little time problem.

  5. I hope you read The Truth About Forever soon! It’s my favourite Dessen book πŸ™‚ I’m in the same boat as you with The Darkest Minds and An Ember in the Ashes books. There’s just so many books and so little time :S Haha

    • Leah

      I’ve been hearing good things about The Truth About Forever. Too many books, too little time is a good problem to have. πŸ™‚

    • Leah

      Many people say The Truth About Forever is the best Sarah Dessen book. It’s the one that’s caught my attention, too. πŸ™‚

  6. You MUST read Rick Riordan! Especially the Percy Jackson series, they’re so funny. I admit I’ve only read one Sarah Dessen book as well – The Truth About Forever. I hope you like these authors when you finally get to them!

    • Leah

      LOL I know I do! My uncle gave me the Percy Jackson box set for Christmas and I am determined to read the whole series one of these days.

      The Truth About Forever is the Sarah Dessen book I vow to read. πŸ™‚

  7. Dessen is one of my faves. Even her worst book (in my opinion) was pretty good. She writes the type of contemporaries I love. I have read all the SJM novels (I am not a fan of novellas in general), and I love her world and her stories. Uncle Rick is pretty awesome, but I have yet to read a Bracken or Tahir book. I have several Bracken books, I just have not prioritized them. I have been meaning to read an Adam Silvera book, and I thought the time would come when I won More Happy Than Not through a giveaway, but then my co-blogger borrowed said book, and I have not seen it since. Maybe soon though. Fun topic by the way.

    • Leah

      I’ve also heard that about Sarah Dessen. That’s a pretty great talent to have. πŸ™‚

      Adam Silvera is also another author whose books I haven’t read it, but I am hoping to break that streak when They Both Die At the End comes out in stories. If not, I’ll have to make Part 2 of this list. LOL!

    • Leah

      I’m glad I’m not alone for Alexandra Bracken either. πŸ™‚ I have read all of Marissa Meyer’s books–the Lunar Chronicles is a fun, action packed series.

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