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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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Tell Me Something Tuesday is hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings and discusses a wide range of topics from books to blogging.

Question: Who are some of the authors you have been meaning to read?

I’m drawing a blank on this question. O_O

The only one I can come up with is Adam Silvera ~ Goodreads

All of his YA contemporary novels have excellent reviews, seem emotional, intense and real. I always intend on reading his new releases but never quite get around to it.

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There are lot of individual books I want to read but they aren’t because of the author specifically. And in most cases, I’ve read at least one book by the author, even if it's a new book/series I want to read, so, technically, I already read them. *head scratch*

I’m sure I’ll think of 20 authors tomorrow lol

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  1. I'm not an "author" gal - more often than not, even if I read and liked a book by someone, that's no guarantee I'll read the next if the blurb doesn't scream at me LOL. Of course, I have a handful of favourites, but that's it. So it's not like there's an author I want to try, but like you, a book I want to read. I suppose it helps that I don't feel left out for not having read X or Y ;).

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    1. Yeah, I'm the same. I have several romance authors that I auto-buy because it's 99.9% guaranteed that the book will make me happy but I usually just stumble upon authors because of individual book blurbs.

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  2. I'm not usually an author gal too - I use to splurge on stories that I'm sure that I will enjoy or if the reviews were fantastic - unless they're from my favorite authors. Most of the books in my reading list, if not based on suggestions, are from movies that I watched and enjoyed or soon to be aired movies based on books.

    And for the author that I've been dying to try, all I could think of right now is Rick Riordan. I've been meaning to read his books but it's in series so I keep on setting them aside. But hopefully this year I could finally get on with them. I love Greek mythology so I'm really sure I would enjoy them, it's just that, it's in a long series hehe and I tend to get more lazy than usual when I hear a word "long" or if the series is still ongoing.

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    1. I enjoyed his Percy series but yeah...when I'm more than two books behind it gets too intimidating to start a series lol I already have so many books that need to be read.

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  3. Yep, I could not think of an answer to this question. I really go by the book itself more than the author. In fact, I've really disliked one book by an author and then given another book by that author a chance and loved it. Or vice versa.
    Jen Ryland

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    1. I guess in my early days of blogging there were authors I wanted to try because of hype (Stephanie Perkins, Leigh Bardugo, A.S. King come to mind) but that usually leads to the same disappointment as cover hype and now I just read whatever grabs my attention plotwise.

      And like you all have said in the comments - I can love one book dislike another by the same author so that's not the best indicator to read a book for me.

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  4. I don't have a ton of MUST-READ authors, but there are books/authors that I keep meaning to check out. I've read one by Victoria Schwab and I really do want to read all her other stuff. I love Adam Silvera though - his first two books are favorites and I can't wait for They Both Die at the End.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I'm surprised by how many people don't have a long list! I don't feel so weird now lol

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  5. I think I have seen this author around before, but haven't heard much about his books. They look intriguing though.

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  6. I went to check Adam Silvera on GR and it turns out I already have "More Happy Than Not" in my TBR! I think the one I would like to be able to read [I haven't yet] is THE King :)

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    1. I've wanted to read all three of these books at one point. Not sure why I haven't lol

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  7. I haven't read that author either. I keep meaning to read Jill Shalvis.

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    1. I like her books! Very sweet and romantic.

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  8. I was curious about his latest book. Single books count an author is an author whether they have written one or twenty.

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    1. Yeah - but I really don't have any authors on my radar except him. Series or stand alone/single book author.

      I used to early on in blogging. Maggie Steifvater, A.S. King, Melina Marchetta for example because I had heard they had a certain style of writing but I've tried all of them and now I just don't think about it anymore I guess. Not sure why. lol

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  9. His are new to me, hope you love them when you try them!

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  10. I can't of any author as of yet. But I can say that I finally read the last book by Adam and I enjoyed it :)

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  11. Haha, the pressure of a response will do that to my memory banks, too, Karen. I've seen a review recently for one of his books and it was favorable. Hopefully you'll get to try his stuff soon.

    I keep side-eying the JD Robb books on my shelf and know I need to try them, too.

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    1. I've read one JD Robb. That's why this question is tough for me. I've read at least one book by the authors I've been curious about.

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  12. Silvera is pretty new t me but I have seen his books around lately, especially that most recent one. And I could probaby remember the book titles moreso than the authors names lol, for some reason those stick with me more?

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    1. I'm the same. It's the blurbs that get me.

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  13. I actually don't want to try Adam Silvera. They Both Die does sound kinda good, except I don't like books that I know are just going to make me sad. I like books that are dark and intense, I don't *need* happy endings, I love emotion, but not that kind of poignant, sad emotion if that makes sense?

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    1. I doubt that's the one I would try first. I also hear his next book won't be sad so maybe I'll wait lol

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  14. Ahhh I want to read They Both Die at the End so bad! And the other two books sound pretty great too, haven't read anything by Adam Silvera so I have no idea about his writing.

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    1. I don't know anything either! I just keep seeing him around my feed and it makes me curious.

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  15. I have so many authors I want to read! Adam Silvera was one of them :)

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    1. He's the only one that sprang to mind for me.

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  16. I've definitely been meaning to read Adam's books for a while now too!

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  17. That question is almost as tough as,"who is your favorite author?" WE HAVE TO PICK ONE?!

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    1. I'm out of the loop. I don't really pay attention to books/publishing anymore so these kind of lists leave me scratching my head. lol

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  18. The "They Both Die at the End" sounds so sad just based on the title! GAH! A part of me wants to pick it up based on that alone, and the other half of me wants to stay very far away from that book!

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    1. I doubt that's the one i would go with lol

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  19. I've heard a lot about Adam Silvera but I'm also afraid. They sound so depressing.

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    1. Agreed. It's one of those - I'm curious but do I really want to read his books? lol

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