Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors Who Deserve More Recognition

As always, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week's topic is "Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition". This topic was super difficult. Let's get started!

1. Jennifer Donnelly. 
I haven't read her adult novels, but her young adult novels are amazing. The characters are complex, her settings are amazing. Her books are a little thick, but so worth it.
Recommended: A Northern Light, Revolution

2. Maureen Johnson
I never really see a lot of people raving about her. I don't see why not, as she's hilarious! She's written a lot of funny contemporary novels, but she also has the Shades of London trilogy, which are paranormal.
Recommended: 13 Little Blue Envelopes, The Name of the Star

3. Rachel Hawkins
She only has one series out, but it's so good and I rarely see anything about it!
Recommended: Hex Hall

4. Sarah Strohmeyer
I picked up Smart Girls Get What They Want, not expecting a whole lot. Boy, was I surprised! It's engaging, it moved quickly! Definitely recommended for contemporary fans.
Recommended: Smart Girls Get What They Want

5. Kasie West
I've only read one of her two books out so far, but I bought her second one, since I am super excited for it!
Recommended: Pivot Point

6. Ally Carter
If you haven't read anything by Ally Carter, please go do so right away! She is a phenomenal writer and I don't see enough on the blogs I follow about how awesome she is.
Recommended: I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have To Kill You, Heist Society

I can only think of six! My problem with lists like these is I can only think of super popular books, and my mind draws a blank on any gems.

What authors do you think deserve more recognition? Let me know in the comments! 


  1. I'm so glad to see Jennifer Donnelly on your list! She's made an appearance on a couple other lists, and I'd completely forgotten about her. Surprisingly I've heard of all the authors on this list, but you've convinced me to maybe not condemnt Sarah Strohmeyer to the depths of hell (I HATED The Sleeping Beauty Proposal), and to get back into Ally Carter's spy series!

    1. I adore Jennifer Donnelly's young adult books! I really liked Smart Girls Get What They Want, but I also had very low expectations for it! Ally Carter is amazing, definitely read her work!

  2. Great list, I love Ally Carter and Rachel Hawkins they both write such great series with great main characters, great friendships and adventures.

    1. I agree! They both have good female protagonists who have such great adventures!

  3. I love Ally Carter! I'd say she's pretty popular, but I'd love for her to get even more popular

    Cait x

    1. I agree she's pretty popular! But I'd love her to get even more popular! I'm excited for the new series she's starting!

  4. I've never read anything by Kasie West though I'm hoping to soon! :D

    1. I'd definitely recommend Pivot Point by her! It's a really interesting concept and it's really well done!