When I tell people I love reading, many (usually the ones who don't read very much or at all) assume I read the "bestsellers" or the very popular authors that even non-readers know of (usually through their books being made into movies). My usual response is something like, I've heard her/his books are good. I'd like to read them at some point, I'll get to them one day, etc. ,whether it is my actual intention to "get to them" or not.
I thought I'd compile a short list of authors that are popular, who I'm frequently asked if I've read.
1. John Grisham - I keep thinking I aught to read him. He has written so much, I wouldn't know where to start. I'm also not sure his stuff is for me.
2. E.L. James - and I won't. Ever.
3. Nicolas Sparks - I probably won't ever read him either. For more than one reason.
4. George R.R. Martin - I aught to read him. It seems like he writes stuff I'd like to read, but the books are just... so... big!
5. John Green - see #1
6. James Patterson - see #1
7. Mary Higgins Clark - see #1
The same goes for classics. I've never read:
8. Fyodor Dostoyevsky - So intimidating.
9. Anne Brontë - Though I've read both Emily and Charlotte.
I also haven't read some of the really popular current authors like:
10. Gillian Flynn - I feel like there's too much hype for me to be objective.
11. Rainbow Rowell - I really want to read Attachments. Of all her books, the story appeals to me the most, though I know Eleanor and Park is being made into a movie.
I think the above eleven are enough. Which popular authors have you never read? Why?