Top 5 Authors I Need To Read!!!

If you’re reading this post then I’m sure you also have a TBR (to be read) pile that is so large it threatens to crush or suffocate you. My pile has been holding strong at over 100 for quite a few years now. And amongst that list are quite a few new authors that i’ve yet to experience. Why haven’t I read them yet? I always get side tracked by authors that I know I love! Honestly though – I’m afraid of finding more amazing authors and then my TBR pile becomes so large that it grows legs and horns and tries to kill me in my sleep. Here are 5 authors that you all rave about and I hope to get to them soon:

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme where I explore different topics. If you are interested in participating I would love to have you! Here is a list of my Upcoming topics in November – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list!

The nightengale


I’m a huge fan of hard hitting historical fiction. I’ve been told that Kristin Hannah is one of the best. Her most recent novel The Nightingale has been getting a ton of buzz since its release. A few of her other books such as Firefly lane, Fly Away, Winter Garden, and Night Road also sound absolutely amazing! I have all of those sitting on my shelf (yes, I own 5 of her books and haven’t read a single one…… don’t judge me) and I hope yo get to them soon!




Being that I’m a huge fan of fantasy I’m a bit embarrassed to say that I haven’t read Brent Weeks yet! I love unique and complicated magic systems along with epic world building….. and I guess he does this in spades! The Lightbringer series and the Night Angel series are two very popular series in the fantasy world. I only own 7 of his books…….. son of a hell, I am a disgrace! I hope that after I read one of his books I can marathon them all!


The Goldfinch


Right around the time I started seriously reading again, the Goldfinch was released. I remember walking around the book store trying to figure out what to read and this book was always staring at me in the face. Years later, when I became an active member in the book community, this book was STILL being talked about! Quite a few people I know say that she’s the most amazing writer. I hope to find out for myself sooner than later.


The star touched queen


Yet another author that I’ve heard amazing things about but I still haven’t read! I’ve heard that her novels have a way of sucking you into the world and not wanting to let go. I was so excited about this book so, the week it was published, I bought it……. but I still haven’t touched it 😦




Foundryside RD4 clean flat



Another fantasy and another author i’ve yet to pick up. Robert Jackson Bennett is another household name within the fantasy genre and there are a lot of books to choose from! There’s the newest, Foundryside, which everyone seems to love. There’s also The divine cities, and quite a few more. Some day…… soon



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If I can get to all of these relatively soon then I would be the happiest book worm out there! I honestly could have made this list a top 10 or 20………. So many authors out there with a story to tell and only so much time to read them in! If only there was more time in a day. Which authors do you want to read?

Until next time, happy reading

30 Comments Add yours

  1. Charlotte says:

    I’ve got The Star Touched Queen as an ebook but still need to read it. I think the main authors that I really need to pick up some books by are V. E Schwab (I own about 7 on my Kindle and have the rest of her books on my TBR) & Marie Lu (I think I own just one of those but again everything’s on my TBR. They also both have books coming out next year that I literally can not wait for so I’d love to catch up on their current books before then.

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    1. I only recently read Marie Lu and I love her writing. I hope you can get to those authors soon!!

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  2. Read Goldfinch, it had good points but much too long. Hence it is a big thick daunting book, can see why put off it!

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    1. That’s what I fear. I’ve heard mixed reviews. I might try the audiobook

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  3. I highly recommend Roshani Chokshi. her writing style is amazing. And by the way, I tweaked this week’s topic because I don’t really have new-to-me author I want to read soon, or there are, like Donna Tart who’s in your list too but this month or maybe until the end of this year, I just want to read from authors I already trust. Anyway, I shared my reread authors instead.
    here’s my link:

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    1. Oh I love the twist on the topic!! I’ll be adding you soon 🙂


  4. Foundryside is definitely one not to miss!

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    1. So I’ve heard! I can’t wait!


  5. They all seem amazing ! The covers for the last 2 are STUNNING 😍

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  6. Great choices! The only one I’ve read is Roshani. I loved the topic this week.


  7. Crystal says:

    I’d like to read Kristin Hannah too!

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  8. Beware Of The Reader says:

    Shanah Kristin Hannah is on my list too! Here is today’s link


  9. I love Donna Tartt. Her books could be cut down a bit, but I do truly love all three of her books.


  10. Brent Weeks is definitely on mine, especially given how excited people were for his newest books. Definitely read Robert Jackson Bennett! Foundryside was SO much fun, and the Divine Cities trilogy is weird but really good. Like I’ve actually finished the full trilogy good. (Given how many series I start and mean to continue with and don’t, this is big deal for me!)


  11. CJR The Brit says:

    Great list! Just posted mine too!


  12. LairOfBooks says:

    Oh this is a great list! Brent Weeks is one author I absolutely have to get to in the New Year (being real with myself this year is done lol) & Kristin Hannah 🙂

    Happy reading! ❤


  13. says:

    I’m currently reading The Goldfinch right now. It’s pretty good, so far!


  14. bevbaird says:

    Joining for the first time – great author list – and haven’t rad any! Will definitely check them out.

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    1. So sorry I didn’t see this! It got stuck in my spam folder. Getting you added ASAP! Sorry about that!


  15. evelynreads1 says:

    Brent Weeks is also on my list! Should have but Donna Tart there as well!


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  16. Robert Jackson Bennett is definitely and author I need to read. I have had Foundryside in my TBR for far too long.

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    1. I’ve heard the City Of Stairs series is even better than Foundryside! I hope we can both get to him soon!

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  17. Seeing Roshani Chokshi on your list makes me really happy ❤️ I LOVE her work – especially Aru Shah.

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    1. I don’t think I’ve heard a single bad thing about her books! I can’t wait to dive in 🙂

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