Today, the Top Ten Tuesday topic at The Broke and the Bookish is "Top Ten Authors I've Only Read One Book From But Need to Read More." Or, Let's Get Busy with the Backlist! (Or the front list, in a few cases! But you get the point.)
Sarah Waters: I have read only The Little Stranger, which I didn't absolutely fall in love with . . but it stayed with me in a weird way. Her newest novel The Paying Guests was released, today, actually--and I've got it loaded on the Kindle!
Philipp Meyer: Meyer's novel The Son, an epic saga about a family in Texas, kind of blew me away. I didn't expect it to, but it did. So I really would like to read something from his backlist.
Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie: I read Americanah this summer, and found it about equal parts fascinating and frustrating (my review is here). I've had a few people tell me it isn't her strongest work of fiction. I'd like to try Half of a Yellow Sun.
Roxane Gay: Well, Gay's debut novel An Untamed State is a gripping and powerful book (here is my review). I'd like to read her essay collection, Bad Feminist, and I will certainly be anxious to read her next novel.
Laird Hunt: I loved Laird Hunt's new novel Neverhome about a woman soldier in the Civil War (see my review here). It is gorgeously-written, and I've said a few times that I think it will be one of my favorite novels of the year. Of his previous novels, Kind One piques my interest the most.
Michael Chabon: I've only read The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay. Any suggestions for what other Chabon novels I should read? I have a copy of his latest, Telegraph Avenue, but haven't gotten around to it--and I've read mixed reviews. Any thoughts on whether I should read his most recent novel or go into his backlist?
Tom Rachman: I liked but didn't love The Rise and Fall of Great Powers, his sophomore effort (review here). I have heard so many great things about his first novel, The Imperfectionists.
Ann Packer: I loved The Dive from Clausen's Pier. Her new novel The Children's Crusade will be published in 2015, and I will certainly be reading that right away.
Amy Bloom: I always meant to read Away, but somehow never did. I did really enjoy Lucky Us, which was published this summer (my review here).
Ian McEwan: Ok, this is a bit of a cheat, since I've now read 3 McEwans. But up until last week, I had--somehow!--only read Atonement. Last Tuesday, on the day it was first published, I read McEwan's latest novel, The Children Act (see my review here) and then I needed more right away . . . so I read his 2007 On Chesil Beach. And now I very much need to read another. Thoughts on which one? I never read Amsterdam, so I added that one here.
Goodness, I don't know where I'll find the time to read all of these . . . but I'd definitely like to get to them at some point. Have you read any of these? If not, which authors do you hope to read more of?