5 Popular Authors I Haven’t Read Yet 👓 

 👓 Hi, bookish friends! How are you? I hope you’re having a wonderful day, full of the best reading.❤️ Today I’m super excited to bring you what will be my last post for a few weeks, since as I’ve told you before, I’ll be taking a couple of weeks off starting Monday, but I still wanted to bring you one more post before then to have fun and share together. 😊 So I decided to bring you today a mini list where I’ll share with you 5 of those popular authors I haven’t read yet (but, want to). I think that besides the fact that I love sharing this kind of stuff here on the blog, it will also be a super useful way for me to remember how much I really want to read these authors’ books, because I know they’re all super talented and I’ve heard the best things. I also think it’s great to have the chance to share with you these authors so we can exchange opinions. I would love to know if you’ve read any of them and how you feel about their work, what are your faves, etc. I think it’s a good and interesting topic for discussion. 🥰 

My plan today is to mention each author in no specific order and also to share with you some points as to why I’m interested in reading these authors. 👏🏻 I really have no reason not to have read them yet, that’s why I won’t talk extensively about that, since there’s not much to say, but I wanted to make it a bit more interactive, so I’ll share, as I said, some positive points why they’re still on my TBR. 😍 On the other hand, I’ll also be sharing the books, of each respective authors, that are on my TBR, so you can leave me your opinion about them and let me know what you think.
I hope it’s something entertaining to read, and if you’d like to do it on your own blog, please do! I’d love to see other readers’ choices as well. 🌟 

I hope you enjoy it, thanks for always being there to support me and the blog, I deeply appreciate it! See you soon when I get back from my weeks off with more content and new challenges. I love you all!!! 💞 & without further ado, let’s get started! 👓

‼️ PS: I have a review on the calendar that I’ll be uploading on September 15th, so I hope you enjoy that once it’s posted.

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Zoraida Córdova is the author of many fantasy novels for kids and teens, including the award-winning Brooklyn Brujas series, Incendiary, and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: A Crash of Fate. Her short fiction has appeared in the New York Times bestselling anthology Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, Star Wars The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark, Come on In: 15 Stories About Immigration and Finding Home, and Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft. She is the co-editor of the bestselling anthology Vampires Never Get Old. Her debut middle grade novel is The Way to Rio Luna. She is the co-host of the podcast Deadline City with Dhonielle Clayton. Zoraida was born in Ecuador and raised in Queens, New York. When she isn’t working on her next novel, she’s planning a new adventure.

 👓 Reasons Why I Want to Read this Author: I’ve heard her stories are highly atmospheric, but that above all, she’s very lyrical in her writing. I’m also super interested in the fact that her plots always seem to involve magic and witches, and you know me… I LOVE that! Plus, Latinx Representation.


Anna-Marie McLemore was born in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and taught by their family to hear la llorona in the Santa Ana winds. They are the author of THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS, a finalist for the 2016 William C. Morris Debut Award; 2017 Stonewall Honor Book WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS, which was longlisted for the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature; WILD BEAUTY, a Kirkus Best Book of 2017; and BLANCA & ROJA, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. DARK AND DEEPEST RED, a reimagining of The Red Shoes based on true medieval events, is forthcoming in January 2020.

 👓 Reasons Why I Want to Read this Author: An author that I’ve simply heard the best things about, I even know that many of her books are favorites of some of you and that in itself is very exciting. Plus, I know her stories are whimsical, full of life and magic in very unique ways. Also, of course, I’ve heard of her beautiful almost poetic writing style that sounds absolutely gripping.


Riley Sager is the award-winning pseudonym of a former journalist, editor and graphic designer who previously published mysteries under his real name. Now a full-time author, Riley’s first thriller, FINAL GIRLS, became a national and international bestseller and was called “the first great thriller of 2017” by Stephen King. Translation rights have been sold in more than two dozen countries. Riley’s next three books, THE LAST TIME I LIED, LOCK EVERY DOOR and HOME BEFORE DARK, were instant New York Times bestsellers. His upcoming thriller SURVIVE THE NIGHT will be published this summer. A native of Pennsylvania, Riley now lives in Princeton, New Jersey. When he’s not writing, he enjoys reading, cooking and going to the movies as much as possible. His favorite film is “Rear Window.” Or maybe “Jaws.” But probably, if he’s being honest, “Mary Poppins.”

 👓 Reasons Why I Want to Read this Author: I love mysteries and thrillers in books, so I still can’t believe I haven’t read this author’s works. I’ve heard that they’re really addictive, that his plots are quite gripping and have that creepy and different touch behind them that really catches my attention. I’ve also read incredible reviews of some of his books that really got me to add almost all of them to my TBR, I hope to read this author very soon.


Celeste Ng is the author of the novel Everything I Never Told You, which was a New York Times bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book of 2014, Amazon’s #1 Best Book of 2014, and named a best book of the year by over a dozen publications. Everything I Never Told You was also the winner of the Massachusetts Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, the ALA’s Alex Award, and the Medici Book Club Prize, and was a finalist for numerous awards, including the Ohioana Award, the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award, and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award.
Celeste grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Shaker Heights, Ohio, in a family of scientists. Celeste attended Harvard University and earned an MFA from the University of Michigan (now the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan), where she won the Hopwood Award. Her fiction and essays have appeared in One Story, TriQuarterly, Bellevue Literary Review, the Kenyon Review Online, and elsewhere, and she is a recipient of the Pushcart Prize. Currently, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her second novel, Little Fires Everywhere, will be published by Penguin Press in fall 2017. 

 👓 Reasons Why I Want to Read this Author: I’ve heard so many positive things about this author’s books! She’s one of those that I just feel like I will love. I’ve heard her stories have the peculiarity of being quite realistic, and I’ve also heard that her characters are very well created and that the author builds them with very strong personalities. Within the contemporary fiction genre I think she’s one of the authors that I’m most excited to read. Despite not having that many books published I feel she has made her mark, and I can’t wait to find out what it’s all about.


Morgan Matson grew up in New York City and Greenwich, Connecticut. She attended Occidental College in Los Angeles but halfway though a theater degree, she started working in the children’s department of Vroman’s Bookstore and fell in love with YA literature. Following college graduation (and the proud bearer of an incredibly useful theater/English degree) she moved back East to attend the New School, where she received her M.F.A in Writing for Children. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, inspired by Morgan’s three cross-country road trips, was published in May 2010. It was named an ALA Top Ten Best Book, a PW “Flying Start” book, and was shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Book Prize. In the meantime, Morgan moved back to California, went back to school again and in 2011 received an M.F.A. in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California. Her second book, Second Chance Summer, was published in May 2012 and draws largely on her experiences spending summers growing up in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Her third book, Since You’ve Been Gone, was published in 2014. Morgan currently lives in Los Angeles, though she loves to travel and does it whenever she can. She is currently writing another book, to be published in 2016. 

 👓 Reasons Why I Want to Read this Author: This is one of those authors that I’m actually embarrassed to say I haven’t read yet. The contemporary genre is usually a hit or miss for me, but I’ve heard that this author’s books are so adorable, with characters so dynamic and entertaining to read that it has really captured my attention. I understand that her books besides containing romance are very sentimental and take you on a roller coaster of emotions, and they talk about family & friendship as well, and that’s a very good factor for me, so I definitely need to pick up at least one book by this author, I have several on my TBR, so I hope to do so soon.


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 👓 Time to Chat! What are those popular or beloved authors you haven’t read yet? & Which of their books are you most excited to read? I want to know all about it in the comments! Don’t forget to let me know what you think about the authors I mentioned above, as well, I’d love to know! 👓 

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64 thoughts on “5 Popular Authors I Haven’t Read Yet 👓 

    • I’ve really heard the most incrieble things about Anna’s works, I’m SO glad you enjoyed it!!! ❤️ I think from the list she’s the one I think I’ll love the most, I can’t wait to finally read her books! 😍
      I’m so sorry for my late reply, I just got back from my break. ☺️✨

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    • I always trust your opinions, so I’ll lower my expectations if I get to read them, I think it’s good to know all kinds of opinions on such popular books. ☺️✨ Little Fires Everywhere sounds AMAZING, I feel like I’ll love it too. 😍👏🏻
      I’m so sorry for my late reply, I just got back from my break. ❤️

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    • I’m SO glad to hear that! I’ve heard the best things about her stories, I can see are long books for a contemporary plot and I find that super interesting. I hope to read some of her work soon! 😍👏🏻
      I’m so sorry for my late reply, I just got back from my break. ☺️

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  1. Some great authors here! 😃 I loved Zoraida Córdova’s Zodiac series! I really want to read more from her, she has great world building writing! I also enjoyed Anna-Marie McLemore’s books, I’ve read Wild Beauty and it was so magical and whimsical! Sometimes the prose is too much for me, but I still think they are good stories. AND Morgan Matson has cute stories. I’ve only read the Unexpected Everything and it was so cute and fluffy! I hope you enjoy these authors! 😊

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    • I always love hearing your opinions, so I’m so glad you enjoyed Zoraida Cordova, I love the atmosphere I’ve heard she’s able to create! ☺️ At some point I remember removing Wild Beauty from my TBR because I thought I wouldn’t like it, but I’m glad I added it back in, I’m looking forward to giving it a chance. 👏🏻
      I think Morgan Matson is the only author on the list that I don’t know if it will really be for me, but I’m willing to give it a chance because I’m curious. 🤭
      Thanks so much, love!!! & I’m so sorry for my late reply, I just got back from my break. ❤️

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      • I hope you had an amazing break, Sofii! ❤️ 😊
        I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Wild Beauty since you took it off your TBR. I hope you really like it! I also hope you truly enjoy the fluffiness of Morgan Matson’s writing! 😊

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  2. So many great authors on this list! I have read books by all of them and enjoyed them. From each author, I would particularly recommend: Incendiary, Wild Beauty, Lock Every Door, Little Fires Everywhere, and The Unexpected Everything. I hope you end up enjoying their books!

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    • I’m SO glad to hear you enjoyed them all, I love to hear your thoughts. ☺️ I’ll 100% add your recommendations of each author to my priority list, so I know where to start with each one! Thanks for sharing with me, love! 🥰
      So sorry for my late reply, I just got back from my break. ❤️

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    • I have that little bit of curiosity that makes me want to read Morgan Matson, because even though I know the genre doesn’t always work for me, I know a lot of people love her books, so I’ll at least give her a fair chance. ☺️✨
      I’ve also heard the best things about Riley Sager, and I LOVE mystery, so I hope we both love it once we read his books. ❤️❤️

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    • Cherelle!!! I’m glad you enjoyed Everything I Never Told You, it really sounds like a deep read, so I’m excited to give it a chance. ☺️✨Thanks so much, honey, for stopping by and for commenting, you’re the best. ❤️
      Sorry for the late reply, I just got back from my break 😚

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    • Little Fires Everywhere sounds amazing, can’t wait to read it!!!! ❤️ I’ve heard that exactly about Anna’s work, and I’m so excited to finally read one of her books, I feel like I’ll love them. 😍
      Thanks so much for stopping by! & And I’m so sorry for my late reply, I just got back from my break. 🥰

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  3. I’ve not read books from any of these authors either. I did once have a Morgan Matson book (I think it was The Unexpected Everything) but YA Contemporary is very hit and miss for me too and I decided I wouldn’t really enjoy it so gave it away.

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    • I completely understand you, I feel the same way about Contemporary genre, for me it has to have a strong theme behind it or a shocking context to completely grab me, if it’s, on the other hand, a lighter contemporary then I have to love the characters or the author’s style. So I’m hoping to come across some of that in Morgan Matson’s books, I’ll at least give it a chance and see what happens. ☺️✨

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  4. The only one I have read on your list is Morgan Matson and I own every single book she has written haha but I really would like to read most of the others as well. I think we all have popular authors we haven’t picked up yet on our list though.

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    • Completely! We all have these super well known and popular types of authors that we haven’t read yet. I think it’s super fun to debate about them a bit, I think you just sometimes prioritize other authors or readings and that’s valid as well. ☺️✨
      I’m SO sorry for my late reply, I just got back from my break. ❤️

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  5. I love this post!! ❤ There are quite a few popular authors I haven’t read yet! Kristin Cashore is immediately coming to mind as I still haven’t read Graceling 😱 I also haven’t read any Celeste Ng, her books are a bit intimidating for me but I keep hearing such good things!

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    • It makes me happy that you like the post, honey! ❤️❤️ I’m not the biggest fan of Graceling, but it’s a super unpopular opinion, so I hope you love it once you read it. ☺️
      Celeste Ng sounds like that kind of heart wrenching author, you know? Lol I feel her stories will mark me and that kind of makes me excited in a way. 😍
      Thanks for stopping by & sorry for my late reply, I just got back from my break. 😚

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    • Oops I accidentally sent the comment as I was typing! 😅 I was saying that I always feel like I’m missing out! Zoraida Córosova came under my radar with her new release The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina and didn’t know about her author books before this post so thank you! 🥰 and I have been meaning to read Little Fires Everywhere ever since the tv show came out! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts when you get to all of these books! 🥰💕

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      • OMG, Karla! You represent me! this happens to me all the time 😅 I added The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina when I was creating the post because OMG, not only does it sound good but… that cover? Just BEAUTIFUL!!! 😍 & Little Fires Everywhere sounds amazing, I hope we both love it once we read it. 🥰
        So sorry for my late reply, I just got back from my break. ❤️

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  6. What a great list of authors Sofii! Anna-Marie’s books are incredible (highly recommend) I found Incendiary by Zoraida to be super fun and intriguing too. Looking forward to reading your thoughts when you get to these authors books! 🤩

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    • I’m so glad you liked it, honey! ☺️ I’ve heard only the best things about Anna as an author, plus her books sound like everything I love, super excited to give her a chance. 😍 Same goes with Zoraida Cordova, her witchy books are screaming at me to read them 😅✨, so I’m looking forward to loving them!!! 🥰
      Thanks so much for stopping by & sorry for my late reply, just got back from my break. ❤️

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  7. I have also not read from a few of these authors, actually i found from your post which i did not know that Anna-marie wrote two books i own which i did not know she wrote the one…. shows how much i know about my owlcrate books haha.

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  8. I’ve read a few Morgan Matson books and really liked them! I also want to read more by Zoraida Córdova. So far, I’ve only read Labyrinth Lost which I really, really enjoyed! 🙂 I hope you’ll enjoy all of these books when you get to pick them up!

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    • I’m so glad you liked Morgan Matson’s books!!!! I look forward to enjoying her works as well! ☺️✨ I have high hopes for Zoraida Cordova, her books sound like they were made for me. 😍😍
      Thank you SO much, sweetie! & I’m so sorry for my late reply, I just got back from my break. ❤️

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  9. Ah I LOVE Morgan Matson’s books, I hope you will, too! I only read Miss Meteor by Anna-Marie McLemore, which was a co-written book, but it was EXCELLENT. I hope you’ll give it a try 😀

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    • I’ve read some of your reviews of Morgan Matson’s books and you make them sound even better! ❤️ I’m excited to finally give her a chance. ☺️ Anna-Marie’s books sound incredible, I know they’re super lyrical so I can’t wait! 🥰
      Thanks so much for stopping by, beautiful & sorry for my late reply, just got back from my break.😚

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