I don’t know about you- but I have quite a few authors with multiple books on my TBR that have been there forever. I’ve been thinking a lot about why I’m so hesitant to jump in and wondering if it’s just that I don’t know where to start. I’m enlisting your help to get me started on some of these books! Let me know if there’s one that’s better than the others or books that make for good introductions to these authors and their worlds.
Robert Jackson Bennett – Everything he writes sounds exactly like something I need in my life. I even own his Divine Cities omnibus. Still haven’t read him.
Chuck Wendig – I think I actually have read a short story by Wendig, and that was what put him on my radar initially, but I never ended up committing to any of his novels. Now Wanderers is coming in July, and I’m positively giddy with excitement because it sounds epic.
Neal Stephenson – I see Stephenson’s books everywhere. But I feel like people are pretty mixed on whether they like them or not. To top it off, from what I understand, his books are all like 800+ pages long. Where is the best place to start?!
Claire North – The book she’s probably most recognized for is The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, but for some reason that book doesn’t appeal to me so much. These others do.
Nancy Kress – Let’s be clear. I want to read all the Nancy Kress books. I don’t know if it’s her beautiful covers, or the descriptions or the possibilities for discussion, but every time one of her books pops up in my GoodReads feed. I add it. Please, someone tell me where to start!
Joe Abercrombie – This is perhaps the most embarrassing one to admit to, because I love dark fiction and everyone recommends him as one of the top grimdark authors. I think his blurbs are not doing his books justice. Every time I look at one of them it turns into a TL;DR. But now he has a new one coming out and I really just need to get on the bandwagon.
Other authors I need recommendations for: Brandon Sanderson (I know, I know), John Scalzi, and Richard Morgan. Have you read any of these authors? Can you tell me a good place to start? Do you have any authors that have been on your TBR for way too long?