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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!
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
Min Jin Lee is on my list too! They have another called Free Food For Millionaires that’s also been recommended to me a bunch, along with Pachinko.
Pachinko is high on my TBR and I’m hoping to read it sometime this year!
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.
Oh, cool. I’m looking it up now. Thank you.
That’s a good idea not to read any summaries! I agree. As 12 year old reading this book for the first time the ending was spoiled to me by one of my family members and I am still “traumatised” by the fact that I knew the culprit before reaching the end.
Thanks for the warning!
I’d like to read or listen to Long Walk to Freedom as well!
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!
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You’re quite welcome. Thank you for the recommendation. I’m looking it up now.
I adored Maus!
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Maus is amazing. If you want to read Agatha Christie, maybe start with Murder on the Orient Express or And Then There Were None.
You’re welcome. Thanks for the recommendations! I appreciate them.
I would like to read Agatha Christie, too. Great list!
I haven’t heard of these authors but hooe you get to read them
It’s been many years since I read an Agatha Christie novel, but I always enjoyed what I read.
Very cool. 🙂
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 🙂
Thank you. I’m glad you liked Pachinko so much.
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.
I’m glad you loved Henna House. May you find time for Bury My Heart and more Agatha Christie soon.
Nimona is really awesome!
I read some MS. Marple but that wasn’t my cup of tea. But I’m going to try her Heroit. I might like that better.
Thanks! I hope you like Heroit better.
Nimona and Maus are very good choices. I hope you enjoy them both! (And the other books you decide to pick up, too!)
My TTT: https://bookwyrmknits.com/2022/04/12/top-ten-tuesday-authors-i-havent-read-but-want-to/
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.)
Thank you, Nicole. It’s first on my list for her books!
I had way more then 10 this week but Noelle Stevenson is on my never-ending TBR as well.
Nice list! I should have added Agatha Christie to my list as well.
Thanks. I’ve heard so many good things about her. 🙂
I love Agatha Christie! I have only read a few, but my favourite so far is And Then There Were None.
That’s good to know. Thanks.
I’ve been reading more Agatha Christie this year, and I’m enjoying seeing her different genres and settings.
Agatha Christie is an author I haven’t read but would like to, also. She has SO many books, though–I wouldn’t know where to start!
I know, right? It’s just a teensy bit intimidating. Haha.
I was gifted a copy of Nelson Mandela’s book when I retired and still haven’t read it yet. Thanks for the reminder.
You’re welcome. I hope you like it.
I read Pachinko recently and really enjoyed it. I hope you do too!
Thank you! Fingers crossed.
Agatha Christie is so fun! I’d really like to read Pachinko as well.
I just purchased Pachinko a couple months ago and cannot wait to get to it! I hope you enjoy all of these when you get to them. <3
Oh, cool! Thanks, and you, too.
I hope you get to read these soon. Agatha Christie would probably be a ton of fun.
Thank you very much.
Agatha Christie is great, so many to choose from. I agree with And Then There Were None and Ten Little Indians.
That’s good to know. Thanks.
Nimona is one of my favorites! It’s sooo good! I hope you get it and love it!
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.
Oh, good to know. Thanks!
Pachinko is one of those books which just draws you in and carries you along. What an epic story.
I enjoy an Agatha Christie! I went through a spell of collecting some of her books, now I just need to read them!
Maus is also my list of want to read at some point!
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That’s so cool, Emily! I hope you like Maus. Happy TTT!
Pachinko is on my TBR, but I strongly suggest Homegoing and Maus – both are incredible books.
Thank you. I’m glad you liked them so much. Now I’m even more interested in them. 🙂
I have heard SO MUCH good about Yaa Gyasi… and not much praise for the Mandela, to be honest – an iconic figure, but not the best writing.
This is my list of new authors I am excited to read soon!
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!
Love that you have Agatha Christie on your TTT list. She’s one of my favs. 🙂
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).
Ooh, I didn’t know there was a show based on Pachinko. Neat!
I’d really like to read some Agatha Christie, too!
I really loved And Then There Were None as my introduction to Agatha Christie. It’s one of her standalone novels too so I didn’t feel like I had to start at the beginning of anything.
That’s great to hear. Thanks for sharing.
Mandela is worth a read.
That’s good to hear!
Pachinko is a really gripping story, I loved it. I also would like to read Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee as well. And Yea Gyasi made my list as well this week.
Oh, that’s awesome!
I hope you like Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee and Yea Gyasi’s stories.
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.
I look forward to that review.
Do you think you’ll ever read Agatha Christie again?
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!
Thank you. I enjoyed hearing all of your thoughts. I’ll have to check out the Miss Marple stories.
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.
Thanks for the advice. Very neat.
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
Thanks for letting me know!
Pachinko and Nomina were great reads for very different reasons. I hope you’re able to get to them soon!
Thank you! I’m glad you liked them so much.
I just watched someone that has read Pachinko and they liked it so hope you will as well.
Thank you. Fingers crossed.
Wonderful list! Agatha Christie is fun, and Maus is really good too.
Thank you very much! I’m glad to hear you liked them.
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.
That must have been such an interesting experience. Thank you for sharing it.
I read Homegoing a while ago, it’s a beautiful story!
Agatha Christie is one of those famous writers I haven’t read yet, but want to at some point.
I’m glad you liked it!
And it’s nice to hear that I’m not the only one who hasn’t read her books yet. Ha.
The only book I have read from Agatha Christie is “Murder on the Orient Express” and I enjoyed it.
I hope you enjoy all these authors!
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.
I need to read Maus as well.
I hope you like it if or when you read it.
Oh, Agatha Christie is definitely an author I want to try too! As is Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko!
Nimona is SO good! I love Noelle Stevenson and have read Nimona a couple of times and really enjoyed it. I’m so excited that it’s being adapted by Netflix! I hope you get the chance to check it out soon. 🙂
Yay. I’m glad to hear that. Thanks for sharing.
Pachinko should be on my list too!
I liked Homegoing.
Glad to hear you liked Homegoing. I hope you enjoy Pachinko, too.
Oh Agatha is a must, yes! Murder of Roger Ackroyd would be a great place to start – my first was A Murder Is Announced, and I never looked back.
Oh, cool! Thanks for the recommendation.
You must read Nimona before it comes out on Netflix! I have also never read Agatha Christie and am not sure where to start. Feels like I need to read at least one, you know?
I’ll do my best to do so.
I hope you like Agatha Christie’s work when you read it.
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
Very cool! Thanks for sharing.
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.
Cool. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
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!
You’re welcome! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you do get to read those books someday.