Top 5 Books by Unread Authors I Want to Read

top 5 books by unread authors I want to read.pngThis Top 5 series started back in October and I kind of lost motivation for making it every week. But it’s back! This is a series of books that I want to read that all have a common theme. Previously on the blog I have focused on witches, werewolves, thrillers, faeries, fairy tale re-tellings, high fantasy and many more. I am going to try and bring this series back for every Saturday.

Today I’m posting SUPER late, but sometimes life just doesn’t work out the way you want it to. I hope that you can all forgive me for being late even though I’m the host.

The Upcoming Schedule Is:

11/2/19 — Indie Books

11/9/19 — Books with a Survival Theme

11/16/19 — Books by Unread Authors You Want to Read

11/23/19 — Books with Fake Love Couples

11/30/19 — Books to be read by the end of the year



  • Share your top 5 books of the current topic– these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want.
  • Tag the original post (This one!)
  • Tag 5 people

Unread Authors!

There are tons of authors out there that I want to check out, but there are a few authors out there that I just KNOW that I will love. Many of the authors that I listed below have tons of titles and I have every one of their books on my TBR. I tried to focus on authors that I am dying to read most of what they’ve written, and then share the one title from each of them that is at the top of my list. It was SO hard to narrow this down to just five authors and five books because there are so many authors out there that I want to check out and I just haven’t gotten the chance to read their work yet.

A Darker Shade of Magic by Schwab.jpgA Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.

Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see.

Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.

After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.

Every single book that Schwab has written is on my TBR. I have wanted to read her books for a long time now, but just haven’t found time to read them just yet. I wound up getting a copy of A Darker Shade of Magic for 50 cents at the Penfield Public Library’s Used Book Sale a few months ago.

Scythe by Neal Shusterman.jpgScythe by Neal Shusterman

Thou shalt kill.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

I’ve actually never read a Neal Schusterman title. I have copies of a few of his books, but haven’t ever read any of them. I hear such amazing things about Scythe and it’s been recommended to me time and time again, yet I haven’t fit it in my TBR just yet.

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff.jpgNevernight by Jay Kristoff

In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.

Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.

Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?

Once again this is an author who’s entire backlist is on my TBR. I am dying to read so many of his books, but I think that I’m going to start with Nevernight.

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks.jpgThe Black Prism by Brent Weeks

Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. Yet Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live.

When Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he’s willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.

Brent Week’s Lightbringer series has been compared to Mistborn because they both have complex magic systems. I just finished the Mistborn series and I’m OBSESSED, so of course I want to check out Brent Week’s work.

wicked lovely by melissa marr.jpgWicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Rule #3: Don’t stare at invisible faeries.
Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty – especially if they learn of her Sight – and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.

Rule #2: Don’t speak to invisible faeries.
Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.

Rule #1: Don’t ever attract their attention.
But it’s too late. Keenan is the Summer King, who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost — regardless of her plans or desires.

Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything.

Faery intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr’s stunning twenty-first-century faery tale.

Melissa Marr has a ton of books out that I’m dying to check out. Wicked Lovely is at the top of my list because it’s about fairies. I feel like fairies have been pretty popular in YA fantasy lately and I want to see Melissa Marr’s depiction of them.

Check out other Book Blogger’s Top 5

Nen & Jen @ Nen & Jen —Top 5 Sat: Unread Authors on My Shelves

Blair @ Feed the Crime — -| Unread Authors With Books On My TBR… Top 5 Saturday |-

Kitty Marie @ Kitty Marie’s Reading Corner — Top 5 Books By Unread Authors I Want To Read

Allisa @ Allisa White’s Book Blog —Books I Want to Read by 5 Authors I Haven’t Read Yet

Dini @ Dinipandareads — Top 5 Saturday: Books by Unread Authors!

Susan @ Novel Lives — Saturday Top 5: Authors I Have To Read: AKA: Kristoff Haunts My TBR

Louise @ Foxes and Fairy Tales — Top 5 Books by Unread Authors You Want to Read


Miranda @ Miranda Reads

Amanda @ Mrs. B’s Book Reviews

Michelle @ Love, Stars and Books

Lauren @ A Storm of Pages

Lara @ Naija Book Bae

Let’s Chat!

What books by unread authors do you really want to read? Have you read any of these books? Have you read any other books that these authors wrote? What did you think? Are there any authors that you’re dying to check out?  Make sure to comment below so we can chat about it!


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  1. Omg you MUST read Schwab, Shusterman and Kristoff ASAP, Mandy!!! I haven’t read all of their works but these ones you’ve mentioned are NOT to be missed 😍 They’re so freaking good lol (if you can’t tell by my enthusiasm, I really love them)! I’ve been curious about Brent Weeks’ books too and will hopefully give his books a go soon. Hope you enjoy all of these books when you get to them!

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    1. I’m trying to fit in as many backlist books as I can by the end of the year bc I cleared out November and December review copy wise so I could read some backlist books. So we’ll see what I have time to read by the end of the year


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