A stack of books being held up in front of a book case. The stack includes The Fry Chronicles by Stephen Fry, Circe by Madeline Miller and Two Can Keep a Secret and The Cousins by Karen M. McManus.

6 Big Authors I have Never Read

Greetings, my fellow bookworms! How lovely to see you again. Okay, that’s enough sucking up for this week. I usually write about books that I’ve recently read and either love or hate (mostly love, though), but today I wanted to do something a little different and write about some books, or rather the authors of books, that I haven’t read yet. And not just any authors, I’m sure there are millions of authors I haven’t read yet, but a couple of the big ones. Listed below are a couple of the most popular and well-known authors that I have not read yet. I apologise in advance.

1. Stephen King

I know, I know, this man has written 63 novels and over 200 short stories and I managed not to read a single one of them. I should be ashamed of myself and trust me, I am. He is on top of my TBR-list, as soon as I get ahead of schedule on my Goodreads reading challenge enough to start on a book big enough to be classified as a weapon. But I’m getting there!

2. Sarah J. Maas

Being on Bookstagram and being a part of a community of readers, I think not having read Sarah J. Maas is probably the 8th deadly sin (Yes, I am aware there are only seven deadly sins, that was the joke). It’s practically a cult. This woman has sold over 12 million copies of her books in 37 different languages and she’s only 35 years old. Anyway, before you start throwing tomatoes, I bought my first Sarah J. Maas book recently (ACOTAR, known among normal humans as A Court of Thorns and Roses) and expect to send in my application to join the cult very soon.

3. Christina Lauren

A well-known name in the Romance genre recently, is Christina Lauren. Lauren is the author of The Unhoneymooners, The Soulmate Equation, In a Holidaze and Love and Other Words (among others). Christina Lauren is actually a pen name for coauthor duo Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. Despite owning three Christina Lauren books (Roomies, In a Holidaze and The Soulmate Equation), I haven’t read any of them yet. I hope to do so soon, though.

4. Madeline Miller

Probably less of a household name than some of the other authors on this list, in my humble opinion, Madeline Miller is still worthy of a place on this list. And this is only partly due to my obsession with Greek Mythology. Miller (only) has 4 books to her name so far, of which The Song of Achilles and Circe are the most well-known ones. It’s impossible to scroll through Bookstagram without coming across reviews of either of these books. Both Circe and The Song of Achilles are on my physical TBR and I hope to get to them very, very soon.

5. The Brontë Sisters

I actually found this a little hard to believe myself, but I double-checked it and it’s true; I have never read a book by any of the Brontë sisters. While Emily, Charlotte and Anne Brontë are probably standard literature in any UK or US school, I don’t remember ever reading Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights in English class. To be honest, both of these novels are very intimidating, which is why I haven’t gotten around to reading them yet. But who knows, maybe some day soon..

6. Charles Dickens

I have felt the need to apologise for every name I have put on this list so far, but this might be the worst one yet. I have never read Charles Dickens and I am sorry. It’s not that I haven’t tried, his books are just so damn intimidating. Who’s idea was it to print confusing novels in 19th century English in such tiny print, making them even more impossible to get through. Still, I have Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, Nicholas Nickelby and Martin Chuzzlewit on my bookshelf, so one day I will probably get to reading one of them.

If you saw an author in the list above that you think I should read soon, leave a recommendation in the comments and I’ll to get to it asap.

I’ll be back later this week with a Harry Potter rereading update and at least one review! In the meantime, stay caffeinated and keep flipping pages!


  1. Mint says:

    The only one I’ve read from that list is Charles Dickens, and only because of a high school English class. I can’t say I enjoyed or understood what I was really reading…

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    1. Frankly, I don’t think anyone does..

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  2. There are so many popular authors that I haven’t read from either! On this list in particular, I haven’t picked up a Stephen King or Madeline Miller book, but truth be told, I don’t know if I ever will!

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