Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
In the past I have always been the type of reader that finds a select group of writers they like and just reads everything that person writes. But since I began blogging four years ago I have opened myself up to many, many new authors. But that means that there are lot of authors who I end up reading one book by and though I really want to read more of their books, I never get around to it. So this was a pretty easy list for me to put together. I have divided it into two categories: Canadian authors and Chick Lit authors.
Joseph Boyden: I thoroughly enjoyed The Orenda, it is such a fantastic historical novel that truly captures the beginnings of our country and I know that Boyden is a strong voice for First Nations history and culture so I really want to read more of his books. I also saw him speak at the Toronto Word on the Street and he is a fantastic, funny speaker.
Nalo Hopkinson: I first learned about Nalo Hopkinson after I started blogging and I read The Chaos. There was so much I loved about it - speculative fiction (something I'm new to), Canadian, diverse, Caribbean folklore - that I need to read more of her work and unique voice.
Terry Fallis: There is something unique about Canadian humour and Terry Fallis captures it perfectly. I loved Up and Down and enjoyed the mini-series of The Best Laid Plans so I definitely want to read everything he has written and will write.
Austin Clarke: I love Canadian writers and I love Caribbean writers so when you combine the two I am very happy. Clarke is such an acclaimed writer, I think all Canadians should be reading everything he has written.
Linwood Barclay: For years I read Barclay's humour column in the Toronto Star and I was so disappointed when he retired the column. But then I found out that he would be writing books, and mystery/thrillers! I have read one and it was spine-chillingly good so I really need to read the rest of his books.
Chick Lit Authors
Chick lit is the one genre where I tend to read the same authors over and over again. This past year I started branching out and trying new authors and now there are more that I need to read everything they have written.
Alexandra Potter: Loved, loved, loved The Love Detective. A gorgeous, romantic trip through India, it was lovely. I can't wait to read more of her work.
Belinda Jones: I only recently discovered Belinda Jones with The Travelling Tea Shop. I love Chick Lit novels that travel the world and all of her books do that so I definitely have to read them.
Rosie Blake: How to Get a (Love) Life is a fantastic novel and I must read everything Rosie Blake writes. I just need her to write them!
Miranda Dickinson: For a while now I've seen her name and books around and yet I only recently picked up When I Fall in Love and now I'm wondering why I waited so long.
Milly Johnson: So far I have read Here Come the Girls but I also have White Wedding on my shelf. Milly Johnson has written a number of books that all sound fantastic and have the most beautiful covers and she is now officially one of the authors I will always take with me on vacation!