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Top Ten Authors I've Only Read One Book From

Happy Top Ten Tuesday. I'm excited to be joining in this week's and next weeks topics because looking ahead, I'm not sure how many near future subjects I'll be taking part in. With that being said, I actually found more authors than I thought that fit into today's subject (because of the way the topic is phrased, I also chose only authors who do have more books available), which is as follows...

 
 
Top Authors I've Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More

 
 
All I've read from Austen is Sense & Sensibility, however I'd like to give her novels a try again - plus I was told by the fabulous Katherine Reay that I should read Persuasion.
 
 
Reading Joanne's Though my Heart is Torn was a beautiful experience. Looking forward to going "backwards" to read her first novel, Be Still my Soul.
 
 
Beastly was certainly an entertaining read, so I'm eager to read more by Alex.  
 
 
Katie's novel, A Broken Kind of Beautiful was indeed beautiful. Leaves me anxious to read whatever she writes - and I expect I indeed will.

 
 
I've not yet had the chance to read Lisa's newest novel, though REALLY enjoyed her first Revell title, Dangerous Passage. In particular, I loved how the romance developed - it "felt" so much more genuine than the normal. Hoping that pace is true with the final two novels.
 
 
Ever since finishing A Bride for Keeps, I knew that Melissa's writing would be one I'd enjoy following - she "throws" the world of mail-order brides upside down and does it well to boot.
 
Want to read: A Bride in Store
 
 
Despite this being a secular author, the novel, Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor was darling (adult content). I enjoyed the cute story as well as the characters, so sometime I'd love to read more by Lisa.
 
 
Pretty sure the only novel I've read in full from Beth is Somebody Like You. It was beautiful, which should tell me that I need to get in gear and read her entire booklist of titles!
 
 
The reason I've never read one of Beth's novel's is because most are set in eras I'm not as fond of, however I was able to read the cute (and delightfully quirky!) The House that Love Built and was completely won over. This makes me interested in reading her September 30th release.
 
Want to read next: The Promise
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How about you, awesome readers: which authors do you want to read more from?
 
Fill up the comments with those thoughts.

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  1. I loved reading "House That Love Built". Fun, and cute!

    "Persuasion" used to be my favorite out of the Austen novels. It seemed much more grounded. (=

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    1. I agree, Heather - The House that Love Built was darling. Looking forward to reading more from Beth. :)

      Good to know - that's what I've heard about Persuasion. I bought a copy, so I'm curious to see what comes of it. :)

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  2. I've read Wishing on Willows by Kate Ganshert it was good! I've read many if not almost all of Alex Flinn: Towering, Bewitching, Cloaked, Beastly, Beastly Lindy's Diary, A Kiss in Time, Breathing Underwater, Breaking Point. I've read them a long time ago but never reviewed them, they are great you would like them.

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    1. Wonderful - thanks for sharing, Shannon. I'm confident Katie's earlier novels are as good as A Broken Kind of Beautiful was! And her upcoming book looks wonderful. *waits on synopsis*

      Thanks for sharing about Alex Flinn's books, too; I'm eager to read those because they're the kind of cute reads I sometimes need, but fairytales...!

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  3. You've only read one book by Jane Austen? *gasp* haha, just kidding. Personally, though, Sense and Sensibility and Persuasion are actually my least favorites of hers- not that they're bad by any means, I just much prefer her other books. I've had a couple Alex Flinn books on my to-read list for quite some time, but have never actually had the time to read them because I've seen so many mixed reviews on her books.

    Anyway, I've decided to try my hand at Top Ten Tuesday this week and I admit I stole your idea for the book collages you often do *looks down sheepishly*

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    1. I know, right?? What is WRONG with me?? I love many of the Austen film adaptations, I just need to read them as books. Isn't it funny how we all have different likes? I'm been recommended Persuasion because it was a favorite... we shall see what I think of it against Sense and Sensibility. *crosses fingers*

      Alex Flinn's writing is very "easy." Or based on Beastly it is. Her books tend to be more for the "younger" crowd than most in the genre so the writing reflects that. However, when I want a cute read, that is definitely a good bet. :)

      Yay for Top Ten Tuesday - and I'm glad you joined in, Hayden. Looking forward to reading yours - and no "sheepish" looks allowed. It's SO much fun to make a collage! :)

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  4. Yes, yes, yes to reading Persuasion! <3 I hope you enjoy it ;)

    My TTT

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    1. Thanks, Lianne! I was told by Katherine Reay that was an excellent one to read, so... I'm excited!

      Off to read your TTT... :)

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  5. The only book I read by Austin is, Pride and Prejudice. Really an amazing book! Hopefully I can read more of her books soon!

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    1. Good to know, Kara. I adore two of the four (or is there more?) versions of Pride & Prejudice as adaptations, which means I'd love to really enjoy the Austen books as well. Hopefully that will start with Persuasion. :)

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  6. In my opinion, Sense and Sensibility is really one of Austen's least readable books. I can't really explain why...I love the story, but I struggle to get through that book! My personal favorites are Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, and Emma. :) I think Emma would be a great place to pick up Austen again, especially with the story from Emma Approved still fresh in your mind.

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    1. I'm hoping that holds true because I struggled getting through Sense & Sensibility, oh did I ever. I was reading through Northanger Abbey eons ago and it was taking forever but reflecting on it, I do think I was enjoying the story. Yay for favorite Austen recommendations - and for the thought about Emma. (Thanks, Kristin!) How right you are, now I just need to pick up a copy at B&N with a pretty cover to, you know, motivate my reader self. ;)

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  7. Good list! A Broken Kind of Beautiful is one of my recent favorites, so I too am looking forward to reading more by Katie Ganshert. Haven't read anything by Beth Wiseman yet, but The Promise sounds like it could be really good. And Beth Vogt's Somebody Like You is on my wish list. :)

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    1. Same here, Karen! I still think about Katie's last book as a favorite of 2014 and now with news of her next novel (The Art of Losing Yourself), I'm all the more anxious to add more of her reads to (in all likelihood) my favorites shelf. :) I thought that as well about Beth's next novel; it sounds so very different, yet like it has a unique premise which Christian fiction needs. Beth's 2014 release was VERY good. Wondering... where is news of new novels from her?? :)

      Thanks for visiting, Karen.

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    2. Rissi: You want news about new novels from me? Here you go: I am working on an upcoming Destination Wedding series for 2015! Two novels and two novellas ... and really enjoying myself! Stay tuned!
      And thank you for your encouraging words about Somebody Like You!

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    3. I do indeed, Beth - and THANK YOU for sharing. Your new series sounds sensational and is about a topic I'm always happy to read about - weddings! :) Looking forward to 2015.

      Thank you for writing such a beautiful story; it really is one of my favorites of 2014. Well done. :)

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    4. Thanks, Rissi! Somebody Like You is close to my heart in so many ways -- and different from my previous two novels.
      And yes, the series includes two of my favorite topics: weddings and travel!

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    5. That specialness came through, Beth; definitely a unique read and its premise is one of my favorites - I still remember reading one in which a brother fell in love with his sister-in-law in a book from Sharlene MacLaren and still to this day, it's a favorite.

      Yay for weddings and travel! Who doesn't love that combination?? :)

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  8. YES I need more Jane. I've read Emma and Pride and Prejudice. I think Persuasion is next for me too.

    I heart Melissa Jagears. I need her newest book. I did read the novela before A Bride for Keeps too. Have you tried it?

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    1. Yay! I'm glad you are thinking of reading Persuasion too, Juju. Katherine Reay says it's her favorite, so... um, yeah. I'm pretty sure that says it all right there.

      Melissa's debut was charming! I enjoyed it so much and was hoping to read A Bride in Store, but I never received it through the blogging program, so I'll snag it next B&N shopping trip... because, yeah, that's a must-read. Unfortunately, A Bride for Keeps is all I've read by Melissa, but I have her novella on my tablet - must read it! :)

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  9. Rissi... what fun this was to read! I'm honored to be on your list! And the sensible side of me knows that things are in alphabetical order, but the whimsical side got such a thrill over those little icons and seeing my names near Jane Austen's, lol. Thank you! So many books here that I've read and adored.

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    1. Aw, that IS fun, Joanne! Who doesn't love the idea of being next to Austen? Your style and writing is BEAUITFUL (and well deserving to be near Austen!), sincerely, I mean that. There is something so compelling about the novels you've written (or there was in the story I read and I'm sure it's the very same about the others too); eager to read MORE from you as well as learning of any future stories you have to share. :)

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  10. Save Jane Austen, I've actually never read an author off this list :P I need to get back to reading more, but Insurgent still hasn't come for me from the library district. They need to hurry up about it! :)

    walking in the air.

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    1. That's okay, Hannah! This genre may not be one you care for or maybe someday you'll read some of these and have a bunch of new favorites. Hope you like the rest of the Divergent series. Those are on my eventual TBR. :)

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  11. Totally agree with Jane Austen and Lisa Harris. I'd have to add Jen Turano (I've only read "A Match of Wits" but I really want to read more), Amber Stockton, and Sandra Orchard! This was such a fun post. I always look forward to your top ten tuesdays! :)

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    1. I so want to like Jane Austen books, I just haven't had luck so far. If I only wind up loving the adaptations I'll still be cool with it. ;)

      Fun! Hope you enjoy Jen Turano's novels, I had some in a group of books I boxed up and am not sure if they're still around or not - it they are, I'd gladly send them to you as I probably won't read those I didn't read and won't reread those I did; I just have TOO many others on my shelf.

      Thanks - as always, for reading, Bekah! You're always welcome. :)

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  12. i really need to read Austen too - I have not given her the respect the literary world says she deserves!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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    1. Right there with you, Missie. And I so want to like her books. :)

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  13. Great list! I'm sure I could come up with a million of those and several that I haven't read. I might participate next week. This week was too crazy, but next the read-a-thon I'm hosting will be over. :)

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    1. Thanks - as always, for visiting, Tressa. And I'll look forward to reading any future TTT's from you.

      Your read-a-thon looked like fun! I probably couldn't have gotten organized enough to participate. ;)

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  14. Hmm, in common with your list? Love Joanne Bischof and Katie Ganshert. I have my eye on Ganshert's "A Broken Kind of Beautiful'. Have heard great things about it! Also, Bichof's final book in the Cadence of Grace Series, 'My Hope Is Found' is one that I should "get on with". Honestly don't know what I'm waiting for. Great list, Rissi! Got me thinking to check out the other authors that I haven't tried. :)

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    1. Excellent picks, Miranda. As for A Broken Kind of Beautiful, it is - for lack of a better word, beautiful! I enjoyed it very much and am eager to read Katie's next novel coming spring 2015. Joanne is a master storyteller and much as I'm "late" to discovering her, I'm also glad I have a couple to read as means of "catching up."

      Hope you find some new fun authors to try. :)

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  15. I actually don't know a lot of these authors!! BUT you absolutely should read Persuasion!! Anything Jane Austen, really. I'm particular to Persuasion (after that, watch the 2007 Persuasion adaptation from the BBC! So good! And Rupert Penry Jones. Yes.) and Northanger Abbey (also BBC adaptation with JJ Feild and Felicity Jones! Wonderful!), personally. :) I mean, everyone should read Pride & Prejudice, too, but I'm sure you're very familiar with the story.

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    1. I am an Austen nut when it comes to the film adaptations, Rachel - to show you how much, I'm pretty sure I've seen them all; from the silly 80's versions right up until the more recent (aka magnificent) BBC productions: aren't they beautiful?? JJ Field... *sigh* Love the dude.

      Thanks for all the thoughts, Rachel; I'm getting EXCITED to try reading Austen again. *positive thinking*

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  16. You MUST read Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. My favorite.

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    1. Yet more affirmation I need more Austen in my life... thanks, Raquel! :)

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  17. I haven't read any of books by most of these authors.
    I recommend Persuasion too! It's my favorite of Jane Austen's books.

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    1. Woohoo for more Persuasion love. That's awesome. Thank you, Ella. :)

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  18. Yes! You must read more Austen! I'm definitely voting for Persuasion, as it's my favorite. :) I've only read a couple of Lisa Harris' older novels, haven't read any of her new ones. Why, I don't know, because I really enjoyed what I did read. So she's definitely on my list!

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    1. Given my love for Austen adaptations, I don't think her books can be "pushed" on readers too much; thanks to you and Katherine, I know which book to try next! :)

      I haven't read any of Lisa's older novels, though I really liked her new suspense book. Hoping that'll hold true for the rest of that series as well. Here's to us both reading more from her. Soon.

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