Top Authors I've Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More

There's a new Tuesday, and today I actually have a list. This week's topic is top ten authors I've read one book from, but need to read more from. Top ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.

Robert Jackson Bennett
I came across Bennett sort of by accident. I was in an airport, Helsinki airport to be specific, and because of things, that are really boring (my backpack fell apart so I had packed most of my books in my checked luggage), I bought a book called the Troupe. Because it had some good buzzwords; vaudeville, 1920s, supernatural darkness (I’m odd), I picked it up. And I also found out, the characters are just so unlikable. It’s really great, and I really need to get my hands on more of his books, but I would then have to buy them online, because I can’t find them anywhere.

Ben Aaronovitch
I read the Rivers of London last year, because my friend told me to, which sounded more commanding than it was. It was more enthusiastic than that. It was really good. It’s a murder-mystery sort of. A young constable named Peter Grant is about to be assigned to the Case Progression Unit, before DCI Thomas Nightingale swoops in and takes him in as his “partner”. Nightingale’s department deals with supernatural things, and Grant joins him because he can talk to ghosts. I don’t really like murder-mysteries, for no good reason at all. But you stick some ghosts or vampires into a book and I will read it. I’m so freaking easy. I just bought the second book, so I’ll be reading it soon.

Iain Banks
I had to, not had to, was advised to, read the Wasp Factory by Iain Banks. It is one of the grossest things I’ve ever read. It’s so gross. And things can be gross if the author has the capacity to keep you reading. Also, the grossness was just expertly described and written. It’s so good, and weird, and I think I read it in a day, in airports, this list makes it sound like I spend a lot of time in airports (I don’t. I shouldn’t say that, I’ll just pretend I’m an international woman of mystery). I don’t know I haven’t read more Banks, but I’ll rectify it at some point.

Ray Bradbury
Not surprisingly I’ve read Fahrenheit 451, but I just feel like I should read more. I loved Fahrenheit 451, it made me stay up all night, so that’s good. I just really loved it, so I’ll do that one time.

Truman Capote
I’ve read Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Which is just very fascinating, and very good. I think again, I was sort told I should read it by my teacher, and I like it so much. It’s fun, and so weird. And I watched Capote (with Philip Seymour Hoffman) and now I’m obsessed with In Cold Blood, so I’ll find it and read it. That sounded very dramatic in my brain. “I don’t know where you are In Cold Blood, but I will find you, and I will read you.” And now the silliness will end. No it won’t.

Sarah Beth Durst
I’ve read Drink Slay Love, which is a good vampire novel. I always loved Buffy, because my taste in everything is stellar. I really like evil vampires, because they’re supposed to be evil. Pearl is a really great, mean, snarky, evil vampire, who is stabbed by a unicorn, and now she can go out in sunlight, see herself in a mirror, and all that stuff that vampires can’t. So obviously her family thinks: great, go to school, gather up some teenagers for us to eat, and that’ll be great. It is great. I’ve heard her other books are also great, so I should get on that.

A.S. King
I’ve read Dust of 100 dogs by A.S. King, and I really, really liked it. I thought it was pretty great. It’s about pirates, and I love pirates. It’s like I’m a child. I love ghosts and pirates. What I’ve heard of A.S. King’s other books is great, so I’ll try to find something else by King and read.

Neal Stephenson
Neal Stephenson writes these massive tomes. I’ve read Quicksilver, which is almost 1000 pages. It’s set in England in the 1600s, and it’s about a young scientist named Daniel Waterhouse who used to room with Isaac Newton at University, and he seems to be the only one who tolerates him, or maybe even likes him. It’s historical fiction, slightly magical realism, and I got to read a lot of crazy about Isaac Newton, and his spat with Liebnitz, which is fun. Quicksilver is the first in a series (trilogy?), and I have the second one. I also have the Cryptonomicon, which is set in world war 2, but is about a descendant of Daniel Waterhouse, so that’s cool. He’s also written some science fiction, which I own, and should read.

Chuck Klosterman
I read Sex, drugs and cocoa puffs: A low culturemanifesto. I really liked it. It’s a collection of essays/articles he’s written about various aspects of popular culture, and it’s fun and cool, and snarky and I liked it so much.

Anne Ursu 

I read Breadcrumbs, which is a retelling of the Snow Queen, and it’s so sweet and amazing, and apparently her other books are just amazing. So I need to read more of her stuff.