Top Ten Tuesday: Mainstream Popular Authors that I Still Have Not Read

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A close-up photo of a typwriter. Someone has typed the phrase “something worth reading” on the white sheet of paper that has been put into the typewriter. Thank you to Rissa for submitting this week’s topic.

I used this Wikipedia page to compile my list of mainstream popular authors that I still have not read.

These authors have not published anything that appeals to my taste in books so far, but obviously there are a lot of people out there who do love their work!

If they do ever happen to publish stories that fit my reading interests, I’d be happy to give them a try.

1. Tom Clancy

2. Dean Koontz

3. James Patterson

4. Barbara Cartland

5. Harold Robbins

6. Georges Simenon

7. Eiichiro Oda

8. Akira Toriyama

9. Corín Tellado

10. Masashi Kishimoto


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76 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Mainstream Popular Authors that I Still Have Not Read

  1. I’ve read one book by Georges Simenon, and I did that for Paris in July. I won’t be reading another—just not my cuppa, you know? But I did love the tv series with Rowan Atkinson.

  2. Joanne Baird

    I have read just one from your list – Georges Simenon. It was La Pipe de Maigret which I read for French class in High School. It was torture!

  3. Tom Clancy’s dead, so I wouldn’t count on him publishing anything that’s not a technical/military thriller these days… XD

  4. I read George Simenon and I actually liked it, I like noir a lot. It was several years ago, so I really van’t recall the plot story, but I would love to read again the Commissaire Maigret investigations.

  5. I think I read a Dean Koontz years ago, but that’s all I’ve tried here.

  6. I’ve read Dean Koontz and James Patterson and wasn’t too impressed. I haven’t even heard of some of the others. I guess I don’t read a lot of popular authors!

  7. Patterson is the only one I’ve read off your list. I used to like his books.

  8. I should have added James Patterson and Dean Koontz, I am not interested in their books. Have a great day!

  9. I’ve read the first three on your list, but not any of the others. I keep saying I’d like to read Simenon, I just haven’t yet. So many books, so little time!

  10. I’m also a non-reader of James Patterson and never will be.

  11. I’ve heard of the first three authors, and probably could have added them to my list as well. I wouldn’t say none of their stories would sound interesting, but I guess I just don’t feel like I “need” to try their books. I already have so many to enjoy! 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting my website today, Lydia.

  12. I read Clancy’s Hunt For Red October because I enjoyed the movie so much, but the book was not my style so I won’t be returning to his books. I do eventually want to read Koontz’s Odd Thomas, again because I watched the adaptation of it and enjoyed it. But I’m not sure when I’ll actually get around to it…

    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday post for this week.

  13. I read Dolly Parton’s Patterson book cause I love Dolly! I also read the huge Executive Orders by Clancy when it came out and people still had the attention span for huge books! It was scary as he–

  14. The only one from the list that I have read is James Patterson, and it was one of his “bookshot” novels that are under 100 pages.

  15. Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog

    I’ve not read any of these, however I am currently reading my first James Patterson and enjoying it. It’s called Holmes, Marple and Poe and they are a Private Investigating team.

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
    My post:

  16. I read a lot of Dean Koontz about 30 years ago. His earlier work was good.

  17. James Patterson has many books, but they have never caught my attention

  18. Patterson comes to mind for me as well. I guess when I think of popular authors there are some that are quite popular in our community, but then there are some BIG authors lol.

  19. I’ve only read one Dean Koontz book years ago, but I did like it!

  20. I’ve read books by Clancy, Koontz and Patterson, but I haven’t read any of the other seven authors on your list.

  21. I haven’t read most of these but I went through a huge Dean Koontz phase in high school where I read pretty much everything he’d ever written! That’s um… a long time ago now so I’m sure he’s written so much more since then.

  22. I haven’t read any on your list, except for one by Patterson that he co-authored. I want to read more by him. Great list and thanks for visiting my TTT!

  23. Tom Clancy is a super popular author that I have yet to want to read.

    I do like the TV series Jack Ryan based on Clancy’s books, maybe I should start there.

  24. The only author on here that really appeals to me is Koontz and his books are hit or miss for me. I read him a lot in high school. His newer books haven’t been as compelling to me, unfortunately. Interesting how our reading tastes change over time, isn’t it?

    Happy TTT!


  25. I’ve read the first 3 on your list! I doubt I’d go back to them again, but for a while, I really enjoyed Tom Clancy books and a few of Dean Koontz’s too!

  26. When I first started reading more than YA in college.. I did that years top 50 NY bestsellers list. I had to read Clancy, Patterson, and Koontz. I did not enjoy any of the three! lol

  27. I haven’t read any of them, either. And I doubt, I ever will. I believe there are no authors we absolutely “have to” read, so if a book doesn*t talk to me, I don’t care how popular it is.

  28. I haven’t read any of these authors yet either, and they don’t really appeal to my current reading tastes either so unless they release something more up my alley in the future, I probably won’t read them either 🙂

  29. I definitely can’t see myself picking up the first three authors on your list, so I am with you there.

  30. Jo

    I’ve heard of a few of these but none who appeal to my personal tastes either!

  31. Dunno a lot of them but I recognize and can recommend Eichiiro Oda, as I’m indeed a fan myself 😂

    Great post!

    My TTT:

  32. I’ve only read Koontz from your list. I was a fan of his Moonlight Bay and Odd Thomoas series’, which are horror, and his Jane Hawk series, which is more thriller. Happy reading, Lydia!

  33. This is a great list. I haven’t even heard of half of these authors, but I haven’t read any of the authors that I have heard of. Isn’t it funny how we get caught up in our niches and love to seek out under-recognized authors?

  34. vidya

    I have read James Patterson among these authors – but only when he wrote along with other authors (and the ones I read were all middle-school reads..)..
    Wanted to try reading Tom Clancy – mostly because i loved a couple of the movies his books are based on.. but not yet.

    thanks for visiting

  35. RS

    Honestly, I’m proud of everyone who hasn’t read James “Bane of Librarians For Hogging Shelf Space” Patterson. (he got me on a technicality with that co-author claim, though at least I enjoyed Run Rose Run) I’m glad he gets people to read if they wouldn’t otherwise, but that’s it.

    Haven’t read standard Dean Koontz either — but I couldn’t put him on my list because I HAVE read his lovely pet memoir/ode to Trixie, “A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog.” Highly recommended if you like that kind of book.

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