Top 5 Wednesday is a great feature created by GingerReadsLainey and hosted by ThoughtsonTomes. To find out more about Top 5 Wednesday and the upcoming topics, check out its Goodreads page. This week it’s all about those authors we’ve only read one or two books from and really should/want to read more by them.
The only book by Mal Peet I’ve read is The Murdstone Trilogy which I read last year and I absolutely adored it! It’s funny and clever and great if you like fantasy books. Apparently that’s his only book aimed for adults but he has more YA books so I’m interested in checking them out to see if they’ve got a similar sense of humour.
I read American Gods last year and while I liked the concept, not a lot happened and I found it a bit dull so I definitely want to read more Gaiman stuff. He’s that sort of author that everyone loves and I felt kind of bad for not loving American Gods like I “should have”. The only other book I’ve read by Gaiman is Good Omens which he co-wrote with Terry Pratchett and I did like that one.
I read Song of Solomon as a part of the African American Literature course I took at university and I don’t remember much about it to be honest. I know we were also supposed to read Beloved while at uni (think that was for my Women’s Writing module) but I really couldn’t get into it and I think me and a friend just watched the film in the end. Toni Morrison is so loved and critically acclaimed that I do want to give her books another go but I am a bit daunted by them.
The only Patrick Ness book I’ve read is A Monster Calls which I loved way more than I ever thought I would. I see his books pretty much anytime I go into a bookstore and they’re always recommended on the interwebs but I’ve just yet to pick any of them up.
Way back in 2014 I read Ask the Passengers and Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King and enjoyed them both. I really like her writing style and her characters and both books were pretty different to each other. She’s got at least five other books out and I’ve been meaning to give more of her stuff a go for literally years now.
If you’ve read any books by any of the authors I’ve mentioned then please do send any recommendations my way. Are there any authors you want to read more from?
Gaiman and Ness – I will read whatever they care to write!
It’s great to have authors like that – I haven’t had a must-read author for a while, think it’s because I keep bouncing around between genres.
I also really need to read more from Neil Gaiman. I think I’ll try reading The Graveyard Book soon… I think it is supposed to be really good?
Yeah I’ve heard good things about that one, and I think it’s relatively short too.
Gaiman and Ness are two in my radar but I’ve yet to read any of them, hopefully soon!
“Hopefully soon” is the phrase I use with all books and authors! 😛
it’s a terrible thing!
I really want to read Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, as I enjoy the work of both authors. The Graveyard Book is my favourite by Neil Gaiman (that I have read so far), so I can only recommend it. 🙂 I have also read A Monster Calls and loved it, it was such a wonderfully heartbreaking story. I can’t wait to read more of his books.