Top Ten Tuesday: Popular Authors I’ve Never Read…

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join.

The topic for this week is: Top Ten Popular Authors I’ve Never Read… 

I found this week’s list hard to compile. Most popular authors that I’ve heard of I endeavour to read. I like seeing what is out there and if people are talking about a book – I want to read it too so I can compare my opinions!

Here are ten popular Young/New Adult authors that I’ve not read – yet. (Links take you to the author’s page on goodreads and I’ve put the titles of some of these authors books/series just incase you’re unfamiliar with them too)

  1. Garth Nix – The Abhorsen series, The Keys to the Kingdom series
  2. Libba Bray – The Gemma Doyle trilogy, Beauty Queens, The Diviners
  3. Alexandra Bracken – The Darkest Minds series
  4. Veronica Rossi – Under the Never Sky series
  5. Simone Elkeles – Perfect Chemistry series, Wild Cards series, How to Ruin series
  6. Ann Aguirre – The Samantha Jax series, Razorland series
  7. Abbi Glines – Too Far series, The Vincent Boys series
  8. Ransom Riggs – Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series
  9. Jennifer Echols – Going too far, Forget You, Such A Rush
  10. Ellen Hopkins – Crank, Impulse, Burned

After thinking about this topic for a while, I was on a roll. It wasn’t as hard as I first thought… but my to-read list is now a little heavier now than when I started!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Words

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join.

The topic for this week is: Top Ten Tuesday REWIND! (Pick from previous topics that you want to do again or may have missed)

I’ve decided to pick a topic that I have never done before and share with you ten of my favourite words.

There are certain things that make me like a word. I love words with Q’s, X’s and Z’s. Words which are fun to say is also something that could put a word on my favourite list. And also – when the meaning seems to fit the word even if you didn’t know the definition.

All of the definitions for my list this week came from




satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else’s misfortune.

1890–95;  < German,  equivalent to Schaden  harm + Freude  joy




existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresent: ubiquitous fog; ubiquitous little ants.

Also, u·biq·ui·tar·y  [yoo-bik-wi-ter-ee]

1830–40; ubiquit(y) + -ous


[ti-ran-i-kuhl, tahy-]


1. of or characteristic of a tyrant.

2. unjustly cruel, harsh, or severe; arbitrary or oppressive; despotic: a tyrannical ruler.

Also, ty·ran·nic.

1530–40;  < Latin tyrannic ( us ) (< Greek tyrannikós,  equivalent to týrann ( os ) tyrant + -ikos -ic) + -al1



verb (used with object) Informal.

to bewilder; confound; confuse.

1830–40;  origin uncertain




1. (of words or language) having little or no meaning;making little or no sense: A baby’s babbling isappealingly nonsensical.

2. (of behavior, conduct, actions, etc.) foolish, senseless, fatuous, or absurd: His nonsensical behaviorwas unusual for such a serious person.

3. objectionable, impudent, insubordinate: I refuse to listen to that nonsensical gossip.

4. of trifling importance or of little or no use: I’ve had more than enough of your nonsensical advice!

nonsense + -ical




1. an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.

2. good fortune; luck: the serendipity of getting the first job she applied for.

1754; Serendip + -ity; Horace Walpole so named a faculty possessed by the heroes of a fairy tale calledThe Three Princes of Serendip




1. a simple past tense and past participle of bespeak.


2. British .

a. (of clothes) made to individual order; custom-made: a bespoke jacket.

b. making or selling such clothes: a bespoke tailor.

3. Older Use. engaged to be married; spoken for.

1745–55 for def 2



adjective, moist·er, moist·est.

1. moderately or slightly wet; damp.

2. (of the eyes) tearful.

3. accompanied by or connected with liquid or moisture.

4. (of the air) having high humidity.

1325–75; Middle English moiste  < Middle French;  connected with Latin mūcidus mucid



noun Informal.

1. Usually, shenanigans.

a. mischief; prankishness: Halloween shenanigans.

b. deceit; trickery.

2. a mischievous or deceitful trick, practice, etc.

1850–55,  Americanism; of obscure origin




1. ( sometimes initial capital letter ) resembling or befitting Don Quixote.

2. extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary, impractical, or impracticable.

3. impulsive and often rashly unpredictable.

Also, quix·ot·i·cal.

1805–15;  ( DonQuixote + -ic

So there you go 🙂
Here are ten of my favourite words – I think Quixotic is my favourite of the lot as it uses two of my favourite letters, it’s fairly uncommon and I like the idea of something being extravagantly impractical.

I hope you’ve all had a great list. Please leave me a comment linking back to your TTT – I love checking out what people have and I’m interested to see what topics everyone chose for this week!

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