Top Ten Tuesday: Books by my Favorite Author that I Still Haven’t Read

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. You can find a list of topics for each week at That Artsy Reader Gir if you’d like to join in! This week’s theme is “Books by my Favorite Author that I Still Haven’t Read”

I’ve been very lazy with Top Ten Tuesday recently, but I have decided to get back into it…

Here’s a list of books by a number of my favourite authors  I still haven’t read.

  1. Leo Tolstoy War and Peace


I loved Anna Karenina to pieces, but I can’t seem to find the time to read this one…

2. George Eliot Adam Bede


I went to a series of lectures where the entire plot of Adam Bede was described, and though I still intend to read it, I have to admit that knowledge of the plot has pushed it somewhat further down the reading list.

3. J.R.R. Tolkien The Unfinished Tales


I’ve read The Silmarillion, but couldn’t get round to those. Perhaps the word “unfinished” acts as a deterrent

4. Joseph Conrad An Outcast of the Islands


I read a lot of Joseph Conrad last year, but this one just passed me by

5. Charles Dickens The Pickwick Papers

pickwick papersStill have not got round to reading Charles Dickens’s first novel. I don’t even own a copy. Oops

6. Patrick Rothfuss The Wise Man’s Fear

Wise Mans FearI’ve been waiting with reading the sequel to The Name of the Wind, until I hear news of the third part coming soon…. But I’m beginning to worry that I am slowly forgetting the contents of the first part now… Awkward

7. Terry Pratchett A Slip of the Keyboard

A Slip of the Keyboard I’ve read the entirety of the Discworld series, but I’ve missed out on quite a few of his other books. I picked this one for this list because I’d quite like to read some non-fiction by Pratchett

8. Roland Barthes Mythologies

MythologiesThat seems like a quite pretentious addition to this list, but I loved Barthes’s “Structural Analysis of Narrative”, his Lover’s Discourse and Camera Lucida… and I have not read his most famous work. Eep

9. Ursula K. Le Guin… Most of her books

Left Hand of Darkness I’ve only read the first four books of the Earthsea, (which I adored) and nothing else.

10. Fanny Burney’s Cecilia


I’ve read Evelina and Camilla, but not the novel from which the title of Pride and Prejudice comes from. Yes, I am terribly embarrassed to admit this… via GIPHY

Have you read any of those? What are the books by your favourite authors that you’re still only planning to read?

5 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books by my Favorite Author that I Still Haven’t Read

  1. I have started War and Peace twice. The first time I got perhaps 200 pages in, the second time I think I almost made it halfway through but…
    And I also still have some unread Pratchett. Somehow I don’t *want* to get to the end

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