Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Haven’t Read But Want To

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I originally thought this week’s prompt was going to be a hard one, but I ended up finding the full ten answers for it!


Coffee, tulips, and an opened hardback book lying on a white bedsheet. Author: Min Jin Lee

What I Want to Read From Them: Pachinko 


Author: Agatha Christie

What I Want to Read From Them: I don’t know yet.


Author: Yaa Gyasi

What I Want to Read From Them: Homegoing 


Author: Noelle Stevenson

What I Want to Read From Them: Nimona 


Author: Rita Dove

What I Want to Read From Them: I don’t know yet.


Author: Allyson Hobbs

What I Want to Read From Them: A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in America


Author: Nelson Mandela

What I Want to Read From Them: Long Walk to Freedom 


Author: Dee Brown

What I Want to Read From Them: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee – An Indian History of the American West 


Author: Art Spiegelman

What I Want to Read From Them: Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Maus, #1)


Author: Nomi Eve

What I Want to Read From Them: Henna House


If you’ve read any of these authors and have other suggestions of good books from them, I’d love to hear about it!

119 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Haven’t Read But Want To

  1. I definitely recommend “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie. Don’t read any summaries or look too deep into it. All you need to know is 10 strangers are all brought to the same remote island for different reasons.

  2. Brilliant choices Lydia! I am very chuffed with your choice of Nelson Mandela. South Africa yes! Agatha Christie… I will recommend And then there were none. It’s a standalone and not a Poirot or a Miss Marple. If you like her writing style, then try one of each!

    Thanks for visiting us earlier, much appreciated.

  3. Great list! I read Pachinko years ago but I remember being so pleasantly surprised by it and loving it so much I read it in two days. I also hope to read Yaa Gyasi this year—I’ve heard so much about Homegoing and it sounds powerful! I hope you enjoy all these authors/books whenever you get around to them 🙂

  4. So many great options here! I loved Henna House, and have given (pushed) the book to so many family members too. I’d really like to read more Agatha Christie — I’ve only read one (And Then There Were None), and it’s almost intimidating to realize how many more there are to choose from. Nimona is lots of fun, and Maus is a masterpiece. Of all of these, Bury My Heart is the one I know I should prioritize. The subject matter really interests me, but I just never seem to make time for anything but fiction.

    • Also, I just read a bunch of the other comments, and I see that And Then There Were None is the highly preferred Agatha Christie novel among your commenters. That was my fist novel of hers, and it was properly creepy. If that’s the one you pick, I hope you enjoy it! (Though I second all of the suggestions to go into that read knowing as little as possible about the plot.)

  5. Great list! My favorite book by Agatha Christie is And Then There Were None. The interesting thing about the book is that the ending is different from the play. So, if you have a chance to read the book and see the play somewhere, you should. I highly recommend both.

    • Thank you for sharing. I hadn’t heard either of those things yet.

      WordPress may be glitching on your site as I can’t actually leave a comment there. I’ll keep trying, though!

  6. I’m considering reading Pachinko too since I saw they made a TV show/mini series thing of it. I also want to read Nimona and more Agatha Christie (I’ve read two of her books, the ones they made into movies recently).

  7. Homegoing was excellent! I am planning to post a review for it on my blog shortly, but I haven’t scheduled it yet.

    Agatha Christie is an interesting choice–I had to read Miss Marple for a class project in high school, and after that it never occurred to me I should try reading her for enjoyment.

  8. This is a great TBR. Pachinko is excellent and they’re airing the series on Apple’s streaming service, so it’s a good time to dive in. Homegoing is great and very powerful. With Agatha Christie, my husband has read all of her books and thinks the Miss Marple stories are more fun than the Poirot ones. Nimona was excellent and so was Maus–a thoroughly top notch reading time awaits you!

  9. I’ve thought of reading Pachinko too, mostly after seeing there’s a tv adaptation of it.
    I’ve read a few Agatha Christie – Murder on the Orient Express was good, and And Then There Were None was a good standalone too. Might try Death on the Nile next.

  10. I read Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee years ago – still remember it as a very sad and disturbing read, but well worth it.

    Agatha Christie is great, so I’m sure you will enjoy whichever book you decide to read

  11. I just watched someone that has read Pachinko and they liked it so hope you will as well.

  12. I’m sitting here looking at my copy of Long Walk to Freedom because seeing it mentioned in your list reminded me how much I enjoyed reading it. I was very lucky several years ago to get to visit Robben Island where he was imprisoned – a sobering experience.

  13. I love your list. I’ve read “Pachinko” and “Long Walk to Freedom”, both great books. “Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee” has been on my wishlist for decades. I hope you get to read and enjoy all of your books.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT this week where I chose Nobel Prize winners..

    • Thanks! I’m glad you liked both of those books so much, and I hope you get to read “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” sometime soon.

      And you’re welcome.

  14. I have read a few of Christie’s books but the first one that comes to mind is ‘And Then There Were None’…it is a quick read and wonderful too!
    As far the authors on your list, I have only read Christie, and my son has recommended I read Pachinko soon

  15. The only author I have read from your list is Agatha Christie, but funnily enough never And Then There Were None. I really have to look for a copy now, I guess! I liked Marple and Poirot and of those two probably enjoyed reading Poirot more.

  16. Given how much I enjoy the Christie BBC or Acorn adaptations I should SOMEDAY make an attempt to read something by her. 😉 Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland on this week, Lydia and hope you enjoy all of your want-to-read-authors!

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