Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Top Ten Authors Paula Wishes Would Write Another Book


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Top Ten Authors I Wish Would Write Another Book

1. Margaret Atwood- I don't know if she counts because I think she's writing the 3rd book in the MaddAddam trilogy right now. But I am just really anxiously awaiting the chance to read it. So... I wish it would hurry up and be all done!

2. Oscar Wilde- I have read the majority of his works. And as much as I love his plays and short stories (and that is coming from someone who doesn't often read short stories) I would LOVE another novel. The Picture of Dorian Gray is my favorite and I wish I could have another.

3.Gabriel Garcia Marquez- He's said a few times that he is "finished with writing" and yet there are rumors that he has one or two finished novels waiting for publishing. Do want!

4. JK Rowling- She has stated that she is working on a new children's book but it's going slow because she's focusing on family right now. She has also hinted that books she releases now will be under a pseudonym, so we may not even know that it's her that has released it.

5. Phillip Pullman- I don't know if he counts either because he recently (well 2010) released a new book called The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. BUT I want him to release another book in His Dark Materials. Even though it's a trilogy and the story is completely over. I actually just want more Iorek Byrnison in my life.

6. J.M. Barrie- Could you just imagine how much more imaginative the world could have been if the writer of Peter Pan had written another novel?

7. Neil Gaiman - I know he's been a busy man recently but my hands are getting itchy to hold a new book of his. Thankfully he recently announced that he is starting the writing process again. Yessssss.

8. Charles Yu- How to Live Safely in A Science Fictional Universe was probably one of my favorite books last year. He has a collection of short stories I need to check out, but I await a second novel with high hopes!

9. Diane Setterfield - I loved The Thirteenth Tale and I hope there is a second novel coming soon. There is no hints of anything on any sites I've found.

10. John Green- Okay so I know this one doesn't count since his new book is getting released today (and I will be picking up my copy!) but can we all just get a giant YAY!


57 comments :

  1. Oscar Wilde! Thats a great author I didn't think of.

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  2. This week, since it was so nice and open-ended, I decided to link the theme to my ongoing event and link to ten Cinderella retellings that are must-reads!

    If you love Cinderella, stop by my blog all week for fun reviews, guest posts, author participation, and giveaways!

    But for now...my Top Ten Books I'd Recommend to Someone Who Doesn't Read CINDERELLA!

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  3. How could I have forgotten to add J.K. Rowling to the list? (Head smack). Interesting author picks. Great topic as usual :)

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  4. Interesting about JKR writing under a pseudonym! She's my #1 on my list and I speculated that Harry Potter would be a tough act to follow for herself!

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  5. Oh, and for my response! So many great authors here. There are definitely some that I wish still lived to write another day. Do you really think we won't know it's JKR? We know JD Robb is Nora Roberts... Hmmm...idk!! I'm DYING for another book by Diane Setterfield. THE THIRTEENTH TALE is my third all-time favorite novel. A second one is TENTATIVELY on Goodreads...we'll see since there's no info...

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  6. Comment crazy...sorry...oops? I must have looked at the wrong week. I did the wrong TTT!! I did Top Ten Books I'd Recommend to Someone Who Doesn't Read X!

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  7. The Graveyard book by Neil Gaiman was pretty amazing. He can turn a morbid trick!

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  8. J.K. Rowling made my list, too!
    My Top 10: http://readerbenji.blogspot.com/2012/01/top-ten-tuesday-4.html

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  9. Oscar Wilde is on my list too! It's so weird that he's so well known, but he actually only has the one novel published!

    Great list! :)

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  10. Haha, I love that the bulk of your list is made up of authors I LOVE and can't wait for either, but who I discounted because they are 'actively' working on it. I DID have Oscar Wilde on my list as well, of course.

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  11. So looking forward to John Green's new book.

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  12. JK Rowling definitely made my list too. I didn't even think of JM Barrie but I'd love him to write another novel too. Great list!

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  13. I've been told to read The Thirteenth Tale and am looking forward to indulging in the recommendation :)
    and it appears that JK Rowling is quite popular on this weeks TTT. she's made my list as well

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  14. JKR will be writing under a pseudonym now?! This kind of makes me sad. I really need more of her books in my life. I hope I can figure out which ones are hers! But then, the internet is a crazy place, so I'm sure it'll get leaked eventually, right? Right?!

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  15. My list was very incredibly shortened - I managed five. But now that I'm seeing this, I totally forgot about Diane Setterfield! The Thirteenth Tale was amazing so I'm hoping we'll see her on the bookshelves soon.

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez is another one.

    I'm not surprised to see JK Rowling on most lists - she's on mine, too. She sort of changed a lot of us, especially those of us whose generation it was written for. I'm sad to see a pseudonym... Though maybe we'll recognize her writing anyway?

    Great list. : )

    Jessie Marie
    My Top Ten

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  16. I would LOVE to have something new from J.K.! Oh, I would love it...

    My Top Ten Tuesday

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  17. I've only read one Atwood book so far, so I still have loads of her to discover! Same with Wilde except that- ehem- I didn't like Dorian Gray.

    Didn't Pullman release books alongside that series? Book of Dust and some other ones? Maybe I'm wrong.

    I don't know if I want JK Rowling to write again! Don't get me wrong- she's brilliant- but everyone will compare what she writes to Harry Potter. It's a good thing it's a pseudonym, but I doubt it would last very long with her huge popularity.

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  18. JK Rowling made my list as well. :)

    Thirteenth Tale has been on my TBR for a very long time.

    His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman were very interesting reads.

    I have a Margaret Atwood book that I really need to read and I actually liked reading One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. :)

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  19. I would love to read a new Gabriel Garcia Marquez book!

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  20. I think that JK Rowling is going to make lots of lists! :) I only managed to get through the first two books in His Dark Materials, maybe I'll have to go back to them sometime soon?

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  21. This is my first time participating in the top ten Tuesday, and I think it's great. We picked two of the same authors (Atwood and Rowling). Wasn't too surprised about Rowling (who doesn't want a new book by her?), but I'm always surprised when people know about her for some reason... I think it's because she's Canadian and I never expect Canadian authors to be known XD

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  22. Only read one book of Gabriel Garcia Marquez & didn't really loved it, but I would love it if he write more books. Common Gabriel Garcia Marquez!!!

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  23. Oh my goodness, Oscar Wilde! YES. Great list!

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  24. Can Other countries join it?
    I'm blogger form Brazil.

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  25. Great choices! I completely agree about J.M. Barrie, Neil Gaiman, and JK Rowling. Yeah for the shoutout to John Green!

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  26. A new Green book is always a good thing. And Giaman blows me away everytime. Great picks!

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  27. I am so beyond excited for TFiOS! I'm going to be stalking every UPS truck that pulls into my subdivision today!

    I also would love more J.M Barrie and Oscar Wilde! I knew I would forget some!

    My Top Ten

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  28. Niii, yes you can! We have followers from all over, and some of the authors on this blog are from other countries. :) Please join in!

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  29. This is such a great idea!! Unfortunately all of the authors I want more books from have passed on :[

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  30. Yay for John Green! I'm picking up his book today, too. JKR is also on my list. :)

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  31. I have JK Rowling on my list too :)

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  32. Yes Margaret Atwood! She made my list as well. I can't wait for the third novel in the MaddAddam series.

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  33. I'd forgotten Oscar Wilde. Great list!

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  34. Great list! Definitely agree with JKR.

    Mine is at YA Yeah Yeah if you'd like to take a look.

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  35. Awesome authors on your list. I love Atwood and Rowling's on my list too.

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  36. Margaret Atwood and JK Rowling are on my list for the same reasons! I've been waiting for something new from either to show up in Goodreads for at least a year.

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  37. I can only imagine the nervousness Rowling would feel about publishing anything new. It will take a lot for her to fill her own shoes :)

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  38. If Garcia Marquez wrote another book, that would mean I'd finally have the impetus to finish One Hundred Years of Solitude. But ditto on Setterfield -- that was a very enjoyable novel.

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  39. Eeek, I freaking LOVE Iorek Byrnison! Would love to see Pullman writing more YA titles.

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  40. J.K. Rowling is on my list, too! (: J.M. Barrie is a good one! Peter Pan is my favorite fairy tale. And I'm so excited it's TFIOS day!

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  41. JK Rowling, Philip Pullman, and Diane Setterfield all made my list too! :)

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  42. J.K. Rowling is going to put out more children's books under another unknown pen name? That sucks. How do we know she hasn't already published them by now?

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  43. This was really hard for me. Because a lot of the ones other people chose, I haven't read any books by them yet! And the ones I do read, I believe are still writing.

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  44. That would be cruel for JR to use a penname. I would read anything she writes, even if it is a phone book!

    http://deadtreesandsilverscreens.blogspot.com/2012/01/top-10-authors-i-wish-would-write.html

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  45. YES, to JKR. She definitely made my list. And OH, J.M. Barrie is an AMAZING choice. Just think what he might have come up with!

    My Top Ten

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  46. I definitely have to read more Neil Gaiman, I read The Graveyard Book last year and it was great! I have to catch up on the Gaiman.

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  47. Yay for the new John Green. The rest of your list is great too.

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  48. Dianne Setterfield made my list too. It's been too long and I am hoping that she'll publish another book soon!

    Great list Paula!

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  49. Discovered this meme thanks to Debbie's World of Books. I agree about both Rowling (who made my list) and about Gaiman--I really, really want a sequel to the Graveyard book.

    Annabeth Albert
    Cloudy with a Chance of Books
    www.chanceofbooks.com

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  50. Thanks for the replay Kimberly =)

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  51. Great choices. JK Rowling and John Green would both definitely make my list as well.

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  52. Yay for Oscar Wilde! He's one of my favorites too and it's sad to know we'll never get to read new material.
    Great list!

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  53. I completely agree with you about Oscar Wilde. Only one novel?...gah!

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  54. Awesome topic! I did mine on science fiction since so many of my English professors/classmates were snobby about it. :)

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  55. I love this meme and I'm so excited to finally start participating in it. : )


    Into the Mystic

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