Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10… Books TBR By My Favourite Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. If you love books and making lists, this is the meme for you! This week’s topic is:

Books By My Favourite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read

With one of my goals this year to make more time to read books by my favourite authors, this is a perfect topic for me. In no particular order, here are the top ten books by my favourite authors I have yet to read:

  1. The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley – Many of fellow Kearsley fans have named this as their favourite of her wonderful dual narrative novels.
  2. Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier – Historical fiction set during Charles II’s reign, where an English lady falls in love with a French pirate.
  3. Lady Susan by Jane Austen – Having enjoyed all of Austen’s full length novels, I keep forgetting this shorter work posthumously published.
  4. A Grief Observed by C. S. Lewis – A collection of Lewis’s reflections on his painful bereavement following the death of his wife, Joy in 1960.
  5. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens – I hope this will be my next Dickens’ read, after enjoying the BBC’s 2008 adaptation some years ago now.
  6. Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien – I would love to read this but I am not sure I will ever be brave enough to read this dense Middle Earth history.
  7. Queen of the North by Anne O’Brien – This is the newest historical fiction from O’Brien, one of my go-to authors for my historical fix.
  8. The Trysting Tree by Linda Gillard – Bitter-sweetly I look forward to reading this, the last of Gillard’s moving women’s fiction on my Kindle.
  9. Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir – After loving the first two books in Weir’s epic Six Tudor Queens, I look forward to more.
  10. Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett – Finally, I don’t think this list would be complete without an instalment in Pratchett’s fantastical Discworld.

Have you read any of my choices? What books by your favourite authors do you have to read? Also, please link in the comments below if you have taken part in this week’s TTT topic too.


22 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10… Books TBR By My Favourite Authors

  1. I feel like I am often making such a list! Frenchmen’s Creek is on my shelf now from the library. Happy Reading!

  2. I have copies of your first two as well as Little Dorrit, yet to read, and have read Lady Susan which is okay. The film adaptation was quite good. I think my next Pratchett is Pyramids. I’ve lots of Elizabeth Chadwick and, from your list, some Daphne du Maurier and Dickens. Keep meaning to go back to The House on the Strand.

    1. Ooo Charlie, I hope you will enjoy Pratchett’s Pyramids, which I thought was great fun! I also highly recommend returning to The House on the Strand, that I loved earlier this year. While I hope we’re both able to read The Firebird, Frenchman’s Creek and Little Dorrit soon. 🙂

  3. I’ve been meaning to read Lady Susan for years too – one day! And Little Dorrit is my planned Dickens for Christmas read this year – it’s one of those ones I can’t actually remember if I’ve read before or just seen adaptations…

  4. Quite a list! 😉 I highly recommend The Firebird. It is one of my top two favorite Kearsley novels. I scheduled Frenchman’s Creek for next year (hopefully!) along with Rebecca, both my first du Marier’s readings. Frenchman’s Creek’s condensed plot sounds a little like Kearsley’s The Rose Garden, no? I saw a movie adaptation of Lady Susan starring Kate Beckinsale; it was outrageously funny. I think it is titled Love and Friendship. I have the Jane Seymour entry in my TBR as well. Let’s see when I decide to start Henry VIII’s six wives series.

    1. Carmen, you are one of the Kearsley’s fans I was talking about 😀 There is certainly some similarities between Frenchman’s Creek and The Rose Garden with the romance, setting, ships and smuggling. I hope you are able to get round to reading your first du Maurier and starting Weir’s series soon!

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