Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Top Ten Authors I Wish Would Write Another Book

(Debut authors, authors who seem to have taken a hiatus, OR for those who read classics authors you wish would have written another book before they passed.)

  1. Jane Austen (Deceased) I haven't read all of Austen's books, but I think I've read half in less than a year. I feel as though I don't want to finish all her books because then I would dislike knowing there is no more. I could re-read, but there is no feeling like picking up a book for the first time and discovering a great love for it. Also, Austen's kind of my rock. If I have many bad books, I know can find Austen and rediscover a happiness in reading.
  2. David Eddings  (Deceased) He wrote my favourite series of books and though he did write others, he never revisited this series. I don't want to say he left things unanswered, because I felt he did round off everything satisfactorily, but there were still other things I wanted to know about, other things I wanted to watch as they grew. I adored these characters and people too much.
  3. Erin Morgenstern Though I doubt it happening, I'd love being able to dive back into the Night Circus either by her writing a new book or by an extension/sidestory. I just love this too much.
  4. Kathryn Stockett I couldn't say she has taken a break or anything because with the film and her life, I imagine she's been ever so busy. Still, I loved the book and would appreciate another.
  5. Michelle Paver I've read a lot of what she has written, and I find her a really engaging author that creates wonderful atmospheres and brilliant antagonists. She has other books, but I don't think I'd like them like I'd like her most recent writings. I actually don't mind what genre she's in. The series I read was YA/Teen Fantasy but another stand alone book was a Ghost Story; I loved both equally.
  6. Douglas Adams  (Deceased) I imagine anyone who has read anything by him- either the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy books, the radio script, or his other series can appreciate his unique wit and way of making people confused without ostracising them. He does it in a friendly, funny way. I always feel sad to think that he died, especially after reading stuff Stephen Fry wrote in his autobiography.
  7. Muriel Barbery She's written something else and though I went to buy it, reviews warded me away. They said it wasn't bad, but if you'd read The Elegance of the Hedgehog (which is my favourite book) you might dislike her other book. Still, I may relent at some point since I loved her novel so much.
  8. Stieg Larsson  (Deceased) I can think about him without feeling sad: he wrote all the books, left them with his publisher, and died before he could see them published. I wonder how he would feel knowing the response people had to them. And even though he lost me sometimes, he did have an insight into something that doesn't get a lot of press/
  9. Anthony Horowitz Now he is neither my favourite writer nor one with remarkable skill: but he's good at coming up with stories and ideas for stories. The only reason I put him here is that he has written 4 books in a five book series but hasn't done the last one yet! When he did he publish number 4? 2008. Grrr. 
  10. Stephen Chbosky Perks of Being a Wallflower is a well-known and well respected book, and I'm not asking that he write a sequel or anything, but I can appreciate his ability to write and craft really superbly realistic characters. I adored the book (are you seeing a trend in this list?) and I'd enjoy being able to buy something else by him and have him lose me in a great story I'll recommend to every passer-by.


  1. What drives me crazy about Stieg Larsson is that he apparently did leave behind one unpublished manuscript, but legal disputes mean it may never see the light of day.

  2. I would be curious to see what sort of novel Muriel Barbery would write next. I enjoyed Elegance of the Hedgehog but haven't gotten around to her other book yet. I agree re: Jane Austen, Douglas Adams and Erin Morgenstern *nods*

    Here's my TTT if you're interested in checking it out: http://www.rulethewaves.net/blog/?p=3328

  3. Awesome list! Austen, Eddings, Stockett & Larsson are all excellent choices. And I really can't wait to read The Night Circus.

  4. Muriel Barbery is an author that popped into my mind as I was making my list, although she didn't make the final cut. I have to disagree with those that said Gourmet Rhapsody wasn't for fans of Elegance of the Hedgehog -- I like both but enjoyed Gourmet Rhapsody much, much more. It was a beautiful book!

  5. I've actually got The Night Circus in my massive tbr pile and really want to get to it. I've heard amazing things about it from pretty much everyone I know.

    Great list!

  6. Your list and mine need to hang out sometime. It's like you read my mind. :D

  7. I'm disappointed in myself after reading you list. Other than Stieg Larsson I haven't read any of the mentioned authors.

    I'm one book away from finishing my required review reading so I'm really hoping I can finally get to The Night Circus. I hope hope hope I love it so we can discuss and play that Night Circus game you told me about.