This Top Ten Tuesday (hosted at my other blog — The Broke and the Bookish) is all about our top ten authors that we think deserve more recognition. I’m happy to be doing such a positive post this week as much as my ranty Top Ten Tuesday vlog was so much fun to do last week! It’s always more fun to share the love and gush about great authors!
1. Morgan Matson — I love Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour something fierce and think Matson is so talented in the way that she added the scrapbook-esque feel with the playlists. It really worked! It was really buzzed about for a while but now I feel like new YA readers are missing out on its goodness. Honestly, this one was phenomenal and definitely a must if you enjoy music! You can read my review and check out the awesome playlist I made for it!
2. AS King — Seriously, I don’t get how AS King doesn’t get more recognition! Her writing is incredible and Please Ignore Vera Dietz was seriously a wonderful YA book. I walked into Borders to try to find another copy of PIVD and couldn’t find it. That’s rap because she blows plenty of contemporary YA out of the water.
3. Katherine Howe– I loved The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane so much. It was really popular on Goodreads and that’s how I found it but I’m seriously surprised that a lot of bookish people I’ve talked to have never read it. This book is fabulous and I can’t wait for her next historical fiction novel!
4. Brigid Pasulka — OH MAN. Brigid Pasulka is one talented author and I don’t comprehend why A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True isn’t more popular and why she isn’t being praised more!
5. John Higham — John Higham’s travelogue, 360 Degrees Longitude: One Family’s Journey Around the World ) ROCKED. I think it deserves a lot more attention in the world of travel literature. It was so unique and refreshing.
6. Jessi Kirby — Ok so she is a 2011 debut author and her book Moonglass hasn’t come out yet so this might be cheating. I have just read it for a tour and I’m not understanding why there isn’t more buzz about this one!!
7. Martin Wilson — Another under-appreciated YA author who wrote an excellent book that should be recognized even more outside the realm of GLBT lit. It’s seriously fantastic.
8. Rob Sheffield — I know Love is A Mix Tape was super popular but, in general, I really think he’s underappreciated as an author! I’d like to see more people reading his books…they are a must read for music lovers!
9. Kim Culbertson — I’m really surprised that Kim Culbertson isn’t more popular in the YA blogosphere. I loved Songs For A Teenage Nomad.
10. Kirsty Eager– I just started reading this but WOW. Why don’t people know about her? Her writing is incredible and Raw Blue is phenomenal!