Tuesday 16 September 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Authors I've Only Read One Book By But NEED To Read More

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish

Cath Crowley - I know Cath has other books out, but the problem is Graffiti Moon is so UTTERLY PERFECT that I'm not sure I dare risk anything else in case it feels like a let-down, even if it's brilliant!

Melinda Salisbury - The Sin Eater's Daughter is my favourite YA fantasy for a long, long time. I really can't wait to read more of this series!

Robin Stevens - Boarding school! Crime! 1920s! It's like a checklist of everything I really love to read about. Murder Most Unladylike was really good fun, and I can't wait for Arsenic For Tea.

Harriet Whitehorn and Becka Moor (illustrator) - Violet and the Pearl of the Orient is super-cute, with gorgeous illustrations and fab writing. Already desperate for book two from this super-talented pair!

Leila Sales - This Song Will Save Your Life was the best contemporary since The Sky Is Everywhere for me. It was heart-breaking, uplifting, and absolutely amazing.

Sara Crowe - Bone Jack is my favourite novel of the year so far. Completely wonderful, in the spirit of Susan Cooper's breathtaking The Dark is Rising sequence.

Sophia McDougall - I've been going through a massive reading slump recently; one of the VERY few books to penetrate my general gloom has been Sophia's stunning sci-fi adventure Mars Evacuees. Clever, funny, with a great voice, and a lot of depth to the characters, this is a must-read.

Jason Rohan - Egmont had a stunning start to the year, releasing Sword of Kuromori, Mars Evacuees, The Executioner's Daughter by Jane Hardstaff (which was NEARLY on this list as it's great) and Temple Boys by Jamie Buxton, which sounds excellent. This is a wonderful adventure story inspired by Japanese legends; second in the series is very close to the top of my 'most wanted' list!   

Bridget Tyler - Drummer Girl is a massively exciting contemporary which I adored; would love to read more from Bridget!

Tess Sharpe - Not sure I'll ever dare read anything from Tess again (certainly not in public!) given how much Far From You destroyed me, but it's an AMAZING read!


  1. I've only read Cath Crowley. I agree that Graffiti Moon is her best so far. There are, however, some lovely, gentle tales about a girl soccer player. Did you know that when Cath C was teaching in England her brother took her letters home and turned them into a musical? True!

  2. I haven't read any of these authors!

    1. Me too. Great list nevertheless. Will check out their work.
      Here is my list http://ssreaderscorner.wordpress.com/2014/09/16/top-authors-ive-only-read-one-book-from-but-need-to-read-more/