I suppose we all have those authors that it seems like everyone has read, or raves about their works, and yet we remain the unenlightened to their talents.
C. S. Lewis remains for me one of those authors whom I have never read anything they wrote. Most might gasp, “You read Tolkien, but you’ve never read anything by his Inkling friend?!” That’s true. I haven’t even read that most famous of books The Chronicles of Narnia. Not even the film adaptations have inspired me to pick the series up and usually the idea of a movie is enough. I’ve read books I’ve never even heard of just because a film was slated for release.
However, Till We Have Faces is something I would like to read on its own merit and not because of who wrote it. I like mythology so a retelling appeals to me. I have been unable to get this book through the public library, but I was browsing at a big chain bookstore last month while killing time with a friend before going to see the movie Machine Gun Preacher when I discovered it on the shelves. My TBR pile didn’t need any more siblings yet it was hard to pass up not adding something I’ve been wanting and unable to acquire without purchasing for my own collection. Most of the challenges I signed up for in the year 2012 involve attacking the TBR pile so I definitely intent to read Lewis in the upcoming year and correct this unfamiliarity.
Who are some authors that you feel like you should have read? Will you be giving their books a try in the future?