Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (93)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Top Ten Authors who deserve 

more Recognition
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

1. Robin Benway
Books I've Read: Audrey, Wait!The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June; Also Known As
Reason: Audrey, Wait! is loved a lot by the bloggers who have read it, but it's not a big enough group for such an amazing book!
2. Kristin Cashore
Books I've Read: Graceling; Fire, Bitterblue
Reason:Yes, these books have a fairly large fan base, but enough people cannot read these books.
3. Elizabeth Laban
Books I've Read: The Tragedy Paper
This is a 2013 debut and it is stunning. It's described as being perfect for fans of Looking for Alaska and 13 Reasons Why, but doesn't have as many followers (although Looking for Alaska wasn't a best seller till 9 years or so after its release).
4. Gabrielle Zevin
Books I've Read: Elsewhere, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, All These Things I've Done
Reason: While ATTIVD is a great read, but it's her former two books that I love. I reread Memoirs so many times throughout middle school and finished Elsewhere in one day. I probably didn't even fully appreciate them then, but I loved reading them.
5. Neal Shusterman
Books I've Read: Everlost, Full Tilt, Unwind
Reason: Unwind has gotten a lot of attention, but his other books are just as full of suspense.
6. Tanith Lee
Books I've Read: Piratica, Piratica II, Piratica III
Reason: Piratica I and II  are the best pirate books I've ever read. It breaks my heart that they're not well known. (But you should just skip Piratica III. Piratica II has a fine ending for the series.)
7. Laura Ruby
Books I've Read: Good Girls
Reason: This is an honest, feminist-without-being-preachy book that explores growing up and sexuality. Brilliant!
8. Sarah Rees Brennan
Books I've Read: Unspoken
Reason: Unspoken is beautiful and funny and magical and has this awesome Gothic atmosphere. For some inane reason, Barnes and Noble initially chose not to stock it nationwide, although its readers changed that (at least partially)! Still, this series should have even more readers!
9. Esther Friesner
Books I've Read: Nobody's Princess, Nobody's Prize
Reason: History, awesome women, great writing. Go read it!
10. Susan Dennard
Books I've Read: Something Strange and Deadly (the sequel is out on the 23rd!!)
Reason: This is one of my FAVORITE books from 2012. I want everybody to read it and love it as much as I do!

What authors do you feel deserve more recognition?


  1. Benway made my list too! She is such a superb author! Cashore and Zevin are also great! I should have included them on my list!

    1. Glad to meet another Benway fan! She is amazing!

  2. I bought Neal Shusterman's Unwind but I haven't read it yet. And I loved Something Strange and Deadly, just read that last week! Great list, I'll have to check out a few of them that I haven't heard of! ~Pam

    1. Hope you enjoy Unwind! It's really intense and thought provoking.

  3. I thought about putting Tanith Lee on my list, but I wasn't sure if she was well known or not. I really enjoyed the first book in her Claidi Journals quartet (the other books... not so much), as well as The Silver Metal Lover.

    1. It seems like a lot of the book blogging community doesn't seem to know her, and I know her books aren't that popular in my library system. ;/ I haven't read The Silver Metal Lover but I've heard it's great! (I think her problem is that she gets titles that just aren't marketable, haha.)

    2. I guess that goes to show you should never judge a book by it's cover...or only judge a book by it's cover...whichever ends up causing you to read the book.

  4. Great top ten! I loved Kristin Cashore's books and Unwind was amazing:)

    My TTT:

    1. Kristin Cashore's books are the best!

  5. K.A. Applegate. She's an American treasure.

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