Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Popular Authors I Have Never Read

Top Ten Tuesday

As this is Graphic Novel/ Comics month here on The Book Wars, I think we will focus in on which popular authors of GNs or Comics we have yet to read!


  1. Neil Gaiman’s Sandman I have yet to read, which is just a travesty, I really should get on this.
  2. The Walking Dead because it’s post apocalyptic and I like zombies, so, why haven’t I read this again?
  3. Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol, my dear friend Yash has told me to read this, and look! There’s a ghost! I love ghosts. I need to read this ASAP.
  4. Frankenstein by Gris Grimly (is that a pen name?) I really enjoy Frankenstein and retellings of this classic in particular. Also, the art for this just looks so lovely and dark. ^_^
  5. I have never read the great and famous Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo and I really feel like I should, and then, I should watch the movies.


  1. Anya’s Ghost, which  really would like to get around to.
  2. Pretty much anything manga, including Akira.
  3. I don’t know! There is so much in the GN/comic world that I haven’t read, I don’t even know what I’m ignorant of!


Steph, I’m sorry but I cannot think of any that I should have but I have not because I have been on a graphic novel/comic reading spree these past few months and have read everything I wanted to and then some. If the popular authors haven’t been read, it’s because they haven’t gained my interest. Oh wait, let’s see. Let me think hard. Hmm. (Thinking is making me hungry.)

  1. Hyperbole  and a Half – Allie Brosh
    I received this as a Christmas gift from Yash and I have yet to pick it up. Damn you, world. Let me indulge in guilt-free reading! T . T
  2. Relish – Lucy Knisley
    I didn’t much like French Milk but I have a feeling that I will this one much better. For one thing, food.
  3. Neil Gaiman’s graphic novels. I have a weak stomach. And I’ve heard it contains a lot of explicit horror and gore and I’m not good with stuff like that.
  4. Miss Marvel Issue #1 – G. Willow Wilson
    I think I’ll just buy it when it comes out in a volume. Can one do that? Is there a bindup like in manga?
  5. Fruits Basket – Natsuki Takaya
    So it’s not like I didn’t read it. I did, I just couldn’t stand the protagonist. Good girl protagonist made me want to hurl. It’s not a popular but there you have it.


  1. Watchmen by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, and John Higgins: I’ve read Alan Moore before. I really, really love his writing. But I haven’t read Watchmen which everyone seems to love. I guess I should. (Honestly, my number one was going to be Miss Marvel but Nafiza already had that on the list. Also, Nafiza, I am pretty sure volumes only happen after the comic is done or maybe after a sizeable chunk is done?)
  2. Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson and Rooney Ramos: A series that my friends keep insisting I will enjoy. It’s about “cynical journalist Spider Jerusalem (who) is forced to return to a job he hates and a city he loathes”. I wonder what it says about me that three of my closest friends recommended this to me? Still. I am curious.
  3. Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra and Jose Marzan Jr.: Basically, the last man standing thanks to a plague that targets y-chromosome carriers. This was lent to me last year and I still haven’t gotten to it! Bad Yash! I have, however, read Brian K. Vaughan before. A random season 8 Buffy comic during my undergrad … I don’t actually remember much about it. Oops. Oh, but I also want to read The Runaways by him. It follows the lives of six teenagers who happen to be the kids of super-villains. 
  4. Hawkeye by Matt Fraction, David Aja, Javier Pulido and Alan Davis: Because people keep posting about the hilarity that is Hawk-guy.
  5. Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios: I was scrolling through Kelly Sue’s Goodreads page after those great comments on my intro post for this month and … I found this. It had me at “Death’s daughter”. Yup.
  6. Journalism by Joe Sacco: I only ever knew of Joe Sacco through my obsessive love for the publishing house Drawn & Quarterly, but then I gifted a friend with a Joe Sacco book for his birthday and he returned the favour for Christmas and OMG YOU GUYS I HAVE A TO-READ PILE THAT IS AS TALL AS ME! 🙁
  7. The Less than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal by E. K. Weaver: This is a pretty popular web series. I heard a few days ago that it was going to be wrapped up soon. I figured it was now or never. Also, the premise is charming: “In the span of a single day, Amal calls off his arranged marriage, comes out to his conservative parents, promptly gets disowned, goes on a bender… and wakes up the next morning to find TJ, a lanky, dreadlocked vagrant, frying eggs and singing Paul Simon in his kitchen.” [X]
  8. The Legend of Bold Riley by Leia Weathington and Jason Thompson: This one came to my attention through a signal-boost post for a kickstarter. (I’m a backer now! How exciting!) They are publishing the web series as print volumes now and I … I feel like I have waited my entire childhood for this story. Let’s hope I’m right: “Rilavashana SanParite, called Bold Riley is a wild young princess from the prosperous eastern nation of Prakkalore. On her 17th birthday she abdicates her claims to the throne, packs a small bag with her mother’s maps, saddles up a horse and departs to explore the world of The Coin.” [X]