Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Popular Authors I've Never Read



Popular Authors I've Never Read


Have read, but just one book:
John Grisham
Stephen King
Louis L'Amour
Agatha Christie



Haven't read, but might one day:
Debbie Macomber
Ann M. Martin
James Patterson
R. L. Stine



Haven't read, and probably never will:
Anne Rice
Mary Higgins Clark
Dean Koontz
Sidney Sheldon
Jeffrey Archer
Leo Tolstoy





Are you like me? Do you often bypass popular authors?










23 comments:

  1. Yup. Those are all on my not read list either!

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  2. Oh, no Baby-Sitter's Club! I think you've probably gotten past the point where they would be enjoyable :)

    I read Anna Karenina for the first time last year and enjoyed it but it's definitely a comittment.

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  3. I really like RL Stine's Goosebumps books - spooky enough for me even at my age. Read a lot of Steven King & Ann Rice way way back in the day. My sister likes Tolstoy but after getting through Les Miserables I'm not ready for that kind of book commitment just yet.
    There a few authors I'll probably never read - even some classics - just not appealing.

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  4. Thanks for the link to the wiki page! Fascinating.

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  5. This is great! The books in your haven't read and will never read are my thought exactly!

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    Happy Reading!

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  6. I like how you divided them up into different categories, smart decision.

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  7. OMG!!! R.L. Stine!!! I read those books back in middle school and I loved them lol! One author that would of made my list but I read only ONE of her books is, Cassandra CLare.
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  8. I've actually read most of the authors you have listed, except for Macomber and Martin. And I don't mind popular authors, but if they're all the rage at the moment I tend to wait until the buzz dies down. I'd been a fan of Christie and King since early childhood so they'll always be favorites. But I tired of most of your "never will" read authors and never enjoyed Tolstoy.

    I hope you get to read something by Stine one day. The books are a lot of fun.

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  9. I probably should read a little Stine. I am a school librarian, after all.

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  10. I thought I was going to read Tolstoy two years ago. I struggled and struggled and finally said, "No. Life is too short."

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  11. Oh RL Stine! That brings back some goosebumps memories!
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  12. You haven't read anything by Ann M. Martin?! I've only read Martin Mary Higgins Clark, and Stephen King.

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  13. My mom loves Jeffrey Archer but I haven't read any of those haha
    I haven't read a lot of these actually!

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  14. You can safely put James Patterson in the Never Read list. His books aren't worth the trouble. Now, Jeffrey Archer and some older Sidney Sheldon are quite enjoyable, I think.

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  15. I like your list a lot! I like how you set it up :) I would, however, honestly swap Leo Tolstoy and James Patterson. Tolstoy is SO wonderful, but Patterson....ugh I can't stand his work. Haha ;)

    I hope you enjoy the books/authors you do get around to!

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

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  16. You have a great approach to the question as always. I've read more of these authors than you have, but not all of them. I read a few John Grishams back in the day, I think when I was young and poor and taking the 12 hour bus or train trip between Sydney and Melbourne. I read half of Stephen King's The Stand back in the 80s, gave up on it half way through and never went back. Although I am still tempted by that JFK one…. it's pretty thick though and I have too much other stuff closer to the top of the TBR.

    I read a few Agatha Christies as a teen. I accidentally read a James Patterson once, we stayed in a remote cottage and there were a very few books on the bookshelf. I read it because there was nothing else. I have no idea which one of the many it was, and I read it in a day and you know, it wasn't that bad. I remember it was actually a page turner. Short little 2-3 page chapters and lots of action, perfect for the time and place.

    I haven't read Ann M Martin or RL Stine either, but feel that I should give both of them a go, just for curiosities sake.

    For some reason back in the 80s I went through a bit of an Anne Rice vampire stage. I've struggled through 2/3 of Anna Karenina once. I might try again when I'm retired or something. But there's books like Middlemarch that I want to get to first.

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  17. It seems...oh, I don't know, but maybe the word is disconcerting...yes, disconcerting, to refuse to read James Patterson and Leo Tolstoy.

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  18. I tried War and Peace, struggling through many pages, when I was told I should have tried Anna Karenina first. Maybe someday. W&P was misery for me. But I think I felt even more miserable in giving up on it.

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  19. I had the same reaction to this meme as I went through the list of possible authors I've never read I had a hard time because there are so many that I really don't care if I ever read one of their books. Good list and funny...you don't do scary, huh?

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  20. I want to say that you have to try Dean Koontz. These days his books are not over-the-top-scary if that is your worry. ODD THOMAS is one of the best books I have ever read (with such a surprise ending!) and FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE is the most uplifting and inspiring ... and LIFE EXPECTANCY is such pure love ... I am rambling, aren't I .... but I love most of his books. :) Interesting lists, I will have to think about my picks. Just Reading for Fun

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  21. I'm a real wimp when it comes to scary books. A scary cover alone will give me nightmares. And once a writer is associated with scariness, I can't pick him up again without having scary dreams. Thanks for sharing the info about Koontz, anyway!

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