Time for a new Top Ten Tuesday, the weekly meme managed by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s topic is ‘Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want To.’ There are a couple of writers that are often recommended. One or even multiple of their books are on my To Be Read-list, but I still haven’t read them.
N.K. Jemisin is an American black writer most well-known for The Broken Earth trilogy. These post-apocalyptic books mixed with fantasy sound intriguing and original. But I am even more eager to read the Dreamblood duology, epic fantasy books based on Ancient Egypt. So I recently bought The Killing Moon and The Shadowed Sun. I want to read them during Wyrd & Wonder in May.
Ursula K. LeGuin
Ursula K. LeGuin is famous for writing the fantasy classic A Wizard of Earthsea. She also has written ground-breaking science fiction. At a time when most speculative fiction was written by men, Ursula K. LeGuin was quite unique. She paved the way for many other female speculative fiction writers. I also loved the fact that both of her parents were anthropologists, because I studied cultural anthropology. So I really want to read one or more of her books myself. I only have to decide with which book I’m going to start. The podcast episode “Do not take me for granite” – with Amal El-Mohtar at Breaking the Glass Slipper inspired me to maybe pick up Worlds of Exile and Illusion.
Kate Quinn is an American writer of historical fiction. Her most popular books are about the Second World War. Yet she also wrote a series set in first-century Rome. I first encountered Kate Quinn when The Rose Code appeared on multiple Best of the Year-lists at a couple of blogs I followed. Recently Jo from the Book Lovers Blog recommended her newest book to me: The Diamond Eye. It’s about “a quiet bookworm who becomes history’s deadliest female sniper.” That sounds amazing, and I think The Diamond Eye will be the first book I’m going to read by Kate Quinn.