Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by Broke and Bookish. If you haven’t noticed, I love a good list, and a good theme, and a good chance to spread the love (or talk about myself, depending on the day)… so I thought I could incorporate it into my weekly routine. We’ll be up to 3+ posts a week in no time!
Top Ten Popular Authors I’ve Never Read
- James Joyce– as a bona fide Literature Degree holding member of Bookish Online Society, I should have read his works by now. I should have studied him. I should have done more than started a small, but intimidating collection of copies of Ulysses. On the plus side, I do own multiple copies. And they do look lovely on the bookshelf.
- Norman Mailer– often appears as a “must read” American author, but the opportunity never presented itself. I have no fear or trepidation about his work, I just don’t know much about his work and have exposed myself to it yet.
- Joseph Heller– known as one of the greatest (and earliest) modern physchological writers in the English language, but I’ve never jumped on his train. Lobster K took up the fight for his place on my bookshelf, and I knew even in highschool I should make time for him, but I never did.
- Vladimir Nabokov– one word for you: Lolita. It has striken fear and loathing and concern into my literary heart for years now… but I just stole a copy from Sgt. Smarty Pants, so I should get on it before he wants it back.
- C.S. Lewis (non-fiction)– I teethed (literally and literately) on Narnia, but I haven’t delved into his non-fiction works, which are declared to be a sin in my Christian Readers circles.
- Joseph Conrad– avert your eyes, former teachers and professors of mine… I know I held that book speaking intelligently about it in your class. I know I wrote papers that passed muster… but yeah… didn’t read it.
- Truman Capote– childhood best friend of Harper Lee, acclaimed American investagator, and amazing author… that I’ve never picked up.
- Alice Monro– one of the top Canadian authors of all times, but I’ve never ventured into her works… even with a class focused on Canadian Literature.
- Ian McEwan– Author of Atonement… and someone who should be read and watched and engaged with, unless you are me, and can’t get it together.
- J.J. Abrams– No geek is without her J.J.Abrams moment…. and we all have an intellectual crush on him, but last year published a trans-media mystery project… and I cant wait to take the time to get my hands on it.