Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish that allows us to list our top ten answers to a different question each week.

This week’s theme is: Top Ten Authors I Wish Would Write Another Book (debut authors, authors who seem to have taken a hiatus, OR for those who read classics authors you wish would have written another book before they passed).

1. Jane Austen

Each of Austen’s novels epitomizes romantic ideals. Her heroines are every woman’s best friend, and her heroes every woman’s dream. How nice it would be to have another pairing to add to the list of fantastic Austen couples.

2. Victoria Holt

I’ve read every novel published under the Holt pseudonym, and in fact own multiple copies of most. Her stories offer the ultimate escapist romantic adventure. I can always count on a Holt novel to cheer me up, and I wish there were at least one more to add to the shelf.

3. Neil Gaiman

It’s been quite a while since Gaiman has released an adult title, though he has been promising a third book set in his American Gods world for quite some time.

4. Liz Berry

The China Garden has been one of my favorite books for nearly a decade now. It’s such a wonderful yet overlooked story; I’d love to see Berry become a bigger presence in the young adult paranormal field.

5. J.K. Rowling

While I love Harry Potter for the story, I’ve never felt that Rowling was a particularly strong writer. I’m willing to give her the benefit of the doubt for delivering a solid children’s series, but I’d like to see what she has to offer to an exclusively adult audience.

6. Gail Dayton

I loved the first two books in Dayton’s steampunk romance series, and so am disappointed that publication of the third seems to have been delayed.

7. Robin McKinley

I will lament McKinley’s decision to leave Sunshine as a standalone novel until she realizes the error of her ways and graces fans with a sequel to Sunshine and Con’s story.

8. Anna Katherine

I read Salt and Silver years ago and was excited to have found a new urban fantasy series with a unique premise. Unfortunately, it’s remained a standalone with no sign of a sequel on the horizon.

9. David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

Any time these two authors pair up, it’s magical. I’m not aware of any plans for another alternating POV story in the future, but I hope that changes.

10. Dru Pagliasotti

Clockwork Heart was one of my favorite reads of 2010 and a welcome addition to the steampunk romance genre, which is sadly sparse. I hope to see some action on the proposed sequel this year.

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