Welcome one, welcome all, to ‘Emma Remembers Top 5 Wednesdays Exists And Decides To Join In’… again. We all know how this show goes… but, for those who are unaware, Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme/challenge which was created by the wonderful Lainey from gingereadslainey and is now overseen by the equally lovely Sam from Thoughts of Tomes. Basically, every Wednesday, participants devise their Top 5 books based on a given topic – because who doesn’t love a good list?
This Wednesday’s theme is Authors You Are Waiting On Another Book From. This means, specifically, the authors who have no set next project announced, or if they do then its release date is so tentative that nothing is really known about the book since they probably haven’t even written the manuscript yet! It’s only when I sat down to compose this list that I realised some of my choices, and handily there were five that sprung to mind – so, clearly, my subconcious is wanting these pretty hard. Without further ado, here we go…
5. Rainbow Rowell
Who doesn’t love a good Rainbow Rowell book? I loved Fangirl, she just got both fandom and what university/college is really like for someone who suffers from anxiety issues. I was really appreciative of this book and I really hope to read more from Rowell in the future – I’m sure I will. Until then, I still have Attachments and Eleanor and Park (the latter of which I’m told is emotional so I’ve been putting it off) to tide me over.
4. Jenny Lawson
Earlier this year I read Jenny Lawson’s books Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy. Having gone from having not had Jenny Lawson on my radar at all, I quickly became enamoured with her writing. She’s so witty but manages to deal with genuinely terrible subjects at the same time as being funny. Those books brightened up many a commute to and from work and any author that makes me laugh out loud on a crowded train and draw attention to myself, well… those are authors I’m going to keep an eye on.
3. Hermione Eyre
Does anyone remember last year when I gushed about how much I adored a little book called Viper Wine? I loved it, it spoke to every little nerdy bit of me, and it quickly became a firm favourite. It was bold and brash and anarchic in how it did ‘historical fiction’. I strongly suspect it was so unique that even Hermione Eyre couldn’t write something that would top it. However, I would gladly read any attempt she makes at a sophomore novel!
2. Neil Gaiman
I think pretty much everyone anticipates any words that come from Neil Gaiman, whether that’s from his pen or from his mouth. But I would really like yet more Neil Gaiman things in my life, please and thank you. Do I need to say any more about why? I don’t think so… it’s Neil Gaiman.
1. Maggie Stiefvater
Oh, where do I start with this one? The Raven Boys was the book(s) I didn’t know I needed until I had started to read them. And then I wondered why on earth I hadn’t anticipated my burning need for stories of American boys and a very unique girl chasing the myth of a dead Welsh king in Virginia. Like, obviously, this is a thing I should have known I needed. I still haven’t read The Raven King because I don’t feel quite ready for it to be over so, clearly, I’m going to need Stiefvater to announce another book so I can feel safe in the knowledge this isn’t as over as it seems. And, success, I noticed yesterday that this glorious idea might become a thing??? Yes, please, pretty please.
So there we have it – those were the top 5 authors I’m eagerly anticipating more writing from. Do you agree with my choices? Do you disagree? Do you have a Top 5 Wednesday list or post of your own? Be sure to link it below if so; I’d love to take a look!