Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! This is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where a new top ten list hits the web every week!

The topic this time out is: Books By My Favorite Authors That I Haven’t Read!

This topic is fairly straightforward, so I’ll jump right in.

NOTE: I want to clarify that I am considering “favorite authors” for purposes of this topic to be those individuals who are “my most read authors” i.e I’ve read a lot of their books. Certainly, this cuts out new favorites, fresh faces in the genre, but for the sake of simplifying this topic that is how I’m determining who “My Favorite Authors” are.

the demon awakes10. The Demonwar Saga – R.A. Salvatore

I’ve read a lot of Salvatore.  More than I recalled until I researched this topic.  Mainly those novels have been his Forgotten Realms/Drizzt books — though I haven’t come close to reading them all.  One book series I’ve never tried though is this one, which I somehow missed out on.  Not sure if that was a lucky break or not.

Purchase The Demon Awakens at Amazon

talon of the silver hawk9. Conclave of Shadows – Raymond E. Feist

When I was younger I loved all the Midkemia stories of Raymond E. Feist, then I . . . lost interest.  Probably too much of the same thing didn’t agree with me, so I stopped reading.  I didn’t stop collecting his books though, so I have all of them except maybe 2-3.  Guess I really need to read them.

Purchase Talon of the Silver Hawk  at Amazon

blood&iron8. American Empire – Harry Turtledove

This is the second trilogy in Turtledove’s massive alternate history saga based upon the concept that if the South won the American Civil War then WWI and WWII would have looked a lot different.  The main difference being a leader like Hitler would have risen to power in America, not Europe.

Purchase American Empire: Blood & Iron at Amazon

vonbek7. Tale of the Eternal Champion – Michael Moorcock

Yes, I’ve read quite a few of the eternal champion stories.  Elric, Corum, Hawkmoon, and Count Brass being the most memorable, but there are more than a few which I’ve never taken the time to give a try. Probably should go ahead and do that since I’m not getting any younger.

Purchase Von Bek (The Eternal Champion) at Amazon

wild cards6. Wild Cards – George R.R. Martin

I realize that Martin is the editor of these books, not the author.  I also know that they can be a bit strange in their structure.  But I’ve actually never read anything by Martin other than ASOIF, so I’d really like to give something else he’s had a hand in a try.

Purchase Wild Cards I: Expanded Edition at Amazon

the alloy of law5. Mistborn: The Alloy Era – Brandon Sanderson

I’ve read quite a few Sanderson books at this point, but while I enjoyed the first Mistborn novel I’ve struggled to find a desire to finish out the first trilogy.  Maybe, this more steampunk-esque story might be more to my liking though.

Purchase The Alloy of Law: A Mistborn Novel at Amazon

9781101988886_GreySister_FCOmech.indd4. Book of the Ancestor – Mark Lawrence

Lawrence is a favorite of mine.  I enjoy his style of writing, find his dark characters engrossing, and really, really want him to stumble upon another masterpiece like Prince of Thorns.  And while I had issues with the first book of this series, I will be giving the second a go, because hope springs eternal.

Purchase Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor) at Amazon

the silent tower23. Windrose Chronicles – Barbara Hambly

I vaguely recall reading the opening book in this series when it was released back in the mid 1980s.  (Yes, I am middle aged.) I might even have read the second book several years later, though I can’t remember it at all.  I need to revisit this one though, because I usually love anything Hambly writes.

Purchase The Silent Tower (Windrose Chronicles) at Amazon

SHADOWLINE2. Starfishers – Glen Cook

This is one of the few Glen Cook series I haven’t read.  That oversight on my part is probably because it is science fiction, which (though others love his scifi) I’ve had issues warming up to.  Be that as it may, I really would like to give this one a try, especially since I already own the whole series.

Purchase Shadowline: The Starfishers Trilogy at Amazon

children of hurin1.   Middle-Earth – J.R.R. Tolkien

As a lifelong fan of everything LOTR, it probably sounds amazing that I have not read these last three posthumous novels of Tolkien.  I swear I’ve had every intention of reading them, but I never seem to find the time to do so.  But I do intend to read them at some point, because it’s Tolkien.

Purchase The Children of Hurin at Amazon

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5 Responses to TOP TEN TUESDAY

  1. H.P. says:

    As bitter as I am with the continued delay of ASoIaF, I still really want to read Martin’s novel Fevre Dream (vampires on the Mississippi river).

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  2. Oh I thought he wrote the Wild Cards books^^ Ah well, I was never interested in his other works. Only ASOIAF.

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  3. nikihawkes says:

    Conclave of Shadows is a highlight of Feist’s later works. I have a lot of issues with the books that come after, but those were definitely worth reading.

    Demonwar – classic drawn-out fantasy with interesting elements, but nothing spectacular, imo lol.

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  4. Reblogged this on Archer's Aim and commented:
    This is an interesting list of unread books by top authors. Find out which ones…

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