Top Ten Tuesday: More Recognition
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic. I’m a huge fan of lists, so this meme is right up my alley!
This week’s topic is Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition.
Most of my picks are authors that a lot of book bloggers recognize, but they’re authors that I think some other readers might be missing out on. Here’s my list, in alphabetical order by the author’s last name:
Gennifer Albin I LOVED Crewel when I read it last year, and I just think it is such a cool storyline, plus there’s so much more to the story than meets the eye. I can’t wait to read Altered, and any other books that Gennifer Albin writes!
Lisa Burstein I’ve read Lisa’s two full-length YA novels and I really enjoyed them. She’s now breaking into the New Adult genre and I know she’ll do well. If you like YA contemporary, you should check out her books! (My reviews of Pretty Amy and Dear Cassie.)
Ernest Cline If you like video games, or the 1980s, or both, go read Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. I really hope that the movie adaptation of that book actually comes to fruition, and I hope he continues to write more novels!
James Dashner So, yeah, I know that James Dashner is getting a lot more recognition these days but I still feel like his Maze Runner series is one that a lot of people haven’t yet read. I really loved that series and can’t wait for the movie!
Terri-Lynne DeFino Terri-Lynne is actually a friend of my friend, and we read her book, Finder, for my book club. If you like high fantasy, I really recommend Finder! I hope to read her other books sometime soon!
David Levithan Yes, David Levithan is well known to lovers of YA contemporaries, but I still feel like readers of the world at large have yet to discover his beautiful writing. I recommend The Lover’s Dictionary and Love is the Higher Law, and, well, basically any of David’s books.
Diana Peterfreund I’ve only read For Darkness Shows the Stars, but I can just tell that Diana Peterfreund is one of those special authors. FDStS was just so different than all the other YA books I’ve read, and the whole book was just so well done. I can’t wait to read Across a Star-Swept Sea and all of Diana’s other books!
Amy Kathleen Ryan I feel like there are a ton of readers out there who would love Amy’s Sky Chasers series (my reviews of Glow and Spark), but a lot of people seem to always compare the series to Beth Revis’s Across the Universe series, and for some reason, some people don’t like that the two series are similar. I personally love both series. Yes, they have similarities (people hurtling across space towards a New Earth that they will try to inhabit to preserve the human race), but they are very different stories as well. I think if you enjoyed the Across the Universe series, you should give the Sky Chasers series a chance.
Melissa West I don’t know many people who have read Melissa’s debut, Gravity, but I absolutely LOVED it, and this is another one of those books that is more than meets the eye. The sequel, Hover, comes out next month and I’m so excited!
Scott Westerfeld So I feel bad because Scott Westerfeld is one of my favorite authors, yet I’ve only read his Uglies series and the Uglies graphic novels (my reviews of Uglies: Shay’s Story and Uglies: Cutters). But I do think that anyone who likes YA, especially YA sci-fi, should give his books a shot. I own all of the Leviathan trilogy and I can’t wait to read them, plus all of his other books!
So which authors do you think deserve more recognition? Let me know, or leave a link to your TTT in the comments, and I’ll stop by your blog!