Celia Rees - I've always been a little bit wary of historical novels. Something about them always makes me a little nervous, I'm not sure why. So far, I've read two books by Rees: This Is Not Forgiveness, her first contemporary YA and also The Fool's Girl, which was interesting. I've heard really good things about her other books and think I shall be picking up Witch Child first to try.
Melvin Burgess - I've only read one book by Melvin Burgess, Kill All Enemies, and I absolutely loved it. I still can't believe I've not read any of his others yet, like Junk or Losing It. (I'd still like to read Junk for a possible themed week on addiction, is there any interest in that?) When I asked on Twitter ages ago of the books by British authors I really needed to read, Junk, was a title that kept cropping up, which I think is saying something.
Bali Rai - Bali Rai has a new book coming out soon about ... demons, I believe. But when I heard about Fire City, it was mentioned several times how very different it is to his previous books. I was curious about them, and I can see why the distinction is being made - his previous books are contemporary and seem to deal with issues of race. I've since picked up Rani and Sukh because I like the idea of an Indian Romeo and Juliet, but I'm also really interested in reading Killing Honour and (Un)Arranged Marriage.
Cathy Hopkins - I recently found the first three books in the Million Dollar Mates series for £4 and I'm hugely excited to read a new author. Cathy Hopkins just seems like an author I would enjoy reading once I've picked up some of her books. They look fun and girly and I'm excited!
Kay Woodward - I've always been pretty curious about when authors take inspiration from other stories to create new ones. And I do really love the sound of both Jane Airhead and Wuthering Hearts. I just haven't been able to properly locate either book, but once I do, I'll be all over that! I think it was Kay's contribution on Girls Heart Books that really made me take notice. I really do adore that site.
UKYA website (which I love and recommend to you all!) so I figure she counts. I can't even begin to list all of the incredible things I've heard about this lady and all of her books are currently on my wishlist. I recently found A Pure Swift Cry in a library sale and couldn't buy it quick enough! I'm sure Siobhan Dowd will not remain on this list for long as I'm planning to hunt down all of her books and then savour them. Hopefully.
Diana Wynne Jones - And then we come to my final author on the list. And I can honestly say I have no idea where to start. I've only read Howl's Moving Castle but I thought that was perfection and I want to read more, but which one? She's written loads and I almost feel intimidated which is just plain silly, really. Maybe you could you suggest something?
There we have it! My list of books by British authors that I'd like to read and haven't quite gotten around to... Which authors would make your list?