8 Sequels I Am Impatiently Waiting On + 2 Series I NEED To Catch Up On

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Sequels I’m DYING To Get My Hands On

So this week I could only come up with 8 that I’m like OMG I NEED IT NOW. (I have also limited the new series I start so I knew that this list wouldn’t be very hard because I’m not waiting for much annnnd I’m so behind on series that whatever sequel is upcoming I haven’t even read the book that is out yet). So I decided to add 2 series I desperately need to catch up on so that I can be up to date with everyone!!

 So let’s go:

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2 Series I REALLY Need To Catch Up On

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Throne of Glass #4 by Sarah J. Maas — If you are caught up on this series you KNOW THE PAIN OF NEEDING THIS BOOK. This is the fantasy series that has seriously gotten me into fantasy! SARAH IS GOING TO KILL US I KNOW.

Winner’s Curse #3 by Marie Rutkoski — OH MY GOD. The Winner’s Crime left my heart in pieces and I just NEED the conclusion to this series. (if you haven’t read this series, check out my post talking about the first book)

The Young Elites #2 by Marie LuThe Young Elites was SUCH a good first book to a new fantasy series. YOU GUYS. If you haven’t read it, get on it!! Marie Lu wrote such an interesting, kind of villain-y main character and I just fell in love with this world and everything about this book! MY HEART.

Captive by Aimee Carter — I hadn’t been finding many dystopians to hold my attention recently until I read Pawn. It was action packed and twisty and I cannot WAIT to find out what happens next.
Rebound by Noelle August — if you are looking for a new romance series, get on this!! Boomerang was so cute and funny and I’m so excited for Rebound!!
Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler — contemporary fans! Get ON THIS. I really liked Behind the Scenes — set in Hollywood, had great characters/romance and was addictive! I can’t wait to get to know these particular characters better!!

This Shattered World by Megan Spooner & Amie Kaufman — I LOVED THESE BROKEN STARS AND I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS.

PS I STILL LOVE YOU by Jenny Han — Okay so this is a series but a duology but I LOVED To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before but OMG THAT ENDING WAS BRUTAL (at least in the ARC it was).
Two series I REALLY need to catch up on:

I didn’t have 10 that I was like OMG I NEED THESE SEQUELS. So I decided to share two series I desperately need to catch up on so I can be up to date with everyone.

 

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater: OKAY OKAY I KNOW. Why have I only read The Raven Boys?? I WILL GO SIT IN THE CORNER NOW.
Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer: I’ve only read Cinder (and loved it) so I have some serious catching up to do in this awesome sci-fi series!

 

So tell me…why sequels are you DYING TO GET YOUR HANDS ON?? Should we start a support group for the wait to any on my list??

Top Ten Non-Main Characters Who Deserve Their Own Book

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This week’s topic: Ten (Non-Main) Characters Who Deserve Their Own Book

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Eleanor from Illusions of Fate by Kierstan White: There was SO much more to Eleanor than you realized at first and I just really WANT to know more. She fascinated me.

Amos from Rites of Passage by Joy Hensley: So we don’t ever get to “meet” Amos technically but her memories of him made him so alive to me and I just think his story was SO interesting and I just want to really know everything.

Reagan from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: I LOVED Cath’s roommate and there was so much about her I wanted to know! She was just a character who you know who had layers that were just waiting to be unraveled. She seemed like such a tough girl but she was really kind to Cath.

Rashmi from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: I was always fascinated most by Rashmi out of all the people in Anna’s group.

Aedion from Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas: There were so many great NEW characters introduced in this book but I REALLY want an Aedion book — maybe a prequel to what he’s been up to before we meet him.

Tara Finke from Saving Francesca/The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta: She was always interesting to me in Saving Francesca but I want to know all about what she was doing in the gap between these two books.

Collette from Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian: I always wanted to know what happened to Collette. We don’t get to know her all that well but even after I finished I wanted to know how everything affected her.

Tiny Cooper from Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green: What a compelling character! He just jumped off the page for me! And lucky enough there is going to be a play starring Tiny Cooper. SO THAT IS AWESOME. I kind of get my wish?

Brad from Even In Paradise by Chelsey Philpot: We barely see much of him and it’s not like he was this crazy exciting side character but I don’t know…there was just something about him that I wanted to know more of. He was this flirty guy and I (think) the oldest if I’m not mistaken. He was successful in his career. I just would love an NA (I forget how old he is) or adult romance about him. He just stuck with me for some reason and I just wanted to know more about him and how he handled all the tragedy.

Margot from To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han: So we don’t really SEE Margot much but she’s the eldest sister and her presence is felt so much in the book even as she goes half way across the world for college. I really would love a book about her adventure leaving her family and going to school away from them and away from being able to take care of them.

 

So tell me…who are some compelling non-main characters who you think should totally get their own book?? Do you agree with any of mine??

Top Ten Books I Want To Reread

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Books I’d Really Like To Read

I talked last week about how IN THEORY I like re-reading and listed why I do like it but why I don’t do it. It’s a struggle for me so, in that post, I decided that in 2015 I would vow to reread one book per month. This list is going to be SO helpful for me next year!I will just say this was SOOOOO hard. I got hit real hard with the desire to read all these books as I was preparing THIS post and as I was going through my “read” list on Goodreads so many books jumped out at me like OOOH THAT ONE TOO.

 

Books I Want to Reread

 Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert: I know this is a hate it or love it book but, when I read it as an early 20-something, I loved it and it gave me a lot to think of. When I read it back then I thought about how curious I would be to read this again in 10 years. I plan to do it!

If I Stay/Where She Went/Just One Day by Gayle Forman: I would have added Just One Year but I read that most recently and it’s been FOREVER since I read these 3. I’ve read passages I love here and there but never a full re-read. They are my faaaaves.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein: I really want a re-read of this one because I know there are so many details I want to see the second time around.

On The Road by Jack Kerouac: Okay I was a bit pretentious as a college student. I can admit that. This was one of my FAVORITE books when I was 19 & 20 and I am REALLY curious to see how I feel about it now.
Golden by Jessi Kirby: This one was pretty recent but I just have this urge to read it because it made me think a lot!
Fangirl // Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell: I just really want to read my Rainbow books again. SO MUCH.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer: This was the book that got me back into reading after quite a while of NOT reading. It was a FAVORITE (I just talked about it recently) and I just want to revisit it after all these years.

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath: I read this book when I was 18 and going through a really awful time. It was one of those cases where it was the RIGHT time and it really was what I needed. I’m curious how I feel about it as an adult.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: I didn’t reread before the movies but now with Mockingjay coming out I really am craving a re-read.

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay: I read this earlier this year but I really, really want to reread it already which is saying something (for me).

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta: This is one where I was confused for a bit until it all came together so I would now like to re-read it because I KNOW THE THINGS.

 

BONUS: Books I Read As A Kid That I Want To Re-Read

The Giver by Lois Lowry: This was my favorite book ever and I re-read a bajillion times. But that was forever ago.
All of the Judy Blume books: No seriously her books were everything to me as a pre-teen!
The Little House on the Prairie series: One of my all time favorite series as a kid.

So tell me…what are some books YOU want to re-read? ALSO…what makes you WANT to re-read a book? I have a couple of reasons I want to re-read: previous favorites, childhood fave, want to see how I view a book now vs. then, comfort, made me think.

Ten Characters I’d Love To Dress Up As For Halloween

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Characters I’d Want To Dress Up As For Halloween

I’m imagining a fun Halloween party in which all my bookish friends are dressed up as book characters. HOW FUN WOULD THAT BE?

In other Halloween fun: Last year I actually made 10 costumes INSPIRED by books if you want to check that out — I did a whole photo set with how to put that costume together.  Last week I dressed up 5 of my favorite YA couples in couples costumes for Halloween. Can you guess who was Google Maps? Han Solo and Princess Leia?

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Manon Blackbeak // Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas: If you haven’t read Heir of Fire yet, you don’t even KNOW the awesome that is Manon. She was a character I wasn’t sure that I was going to like but she won me over. She’s a witch and she is badass. Bonus points for a wyvern.

Linh Cinder // Cinder by Marissa Meyer — I actually put together this costume in my “costumes inspired by books I’ve read” post but I totally want to be a cyborg mechanic. Cinder is badass.

Celaena // Throne of Glass series: Caelana is a badass assassin and I want to be her. OKAY.

Sam McKenna //  Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley: It’s not often that I encounter a main character in contemporary who has that PHYSICAL badassness that I come across so often in fantasy/dystopian lit. But Sam? SHE IS THAT. She is one of the toughest people at her military academy even when the boys club is against her and trying to make life unbearable for her. One year I’m pretty sure I DID dress up in some military stuff my stepdad had so this would be easy. And Will could be my very own DRILL.

Mary Howard // Brazen by Katherine Longshore: I’m sorry but I’m just picturing the pretty dresses from Reign and it would be fun to dress up like a lady of King Henry VIII court!

Katniss // Hunger Games — Let’s just be honest…I want to carry a bow and arrow around.But can someone braid my hair because I SUCK at it?

Clara // Unearthly by Cynthia Hand: I loved this series and I would love to dress up as Clara when she is an angel (not the normal teenage girl part of her life) and I would SOOOO try to make Will dress up as my very own cowboy.

Elizabeth Bennet // Pride & Prejudice: I’d pick something that resembles the dresses Keira Knightly wore in the adaptation.

Eleanor // Something Strange & Deadly by Susan Dennard: It would be so fun to wear a Victorian era dress & a parasol.

Maddie // Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein: I actually made a Code Name Verity costume (very easy to make) but I would love to go as Maddie and be a fighter pilot for the night…something that I would NEVER do in my real life.

So tell me…which characters from books would YOU want to dress up as at my fabulous bookish Halloween party?

Top Ten New-ish Series I Want To Start

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten New-ish Series I Want To Start

For these purposes this is anything 2 years or newer (a little older than that for one). There are SO many series I am so behind on but these are the more recent ones that I want to jump on. Some have a couple books out and some just have one out so far.

Tell me which ones should be my priority in the comments (or Twitter or carrier pigeon, etc.)

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Splintered: Alice in Wonderland but like further up the family tree.
Rebel Belle: Southern sass + magic? COUNT ME IN.
Scarlet: Robin Hood retelling!
Wait For You: It’s time for me to read some JLA. Everybody says she perfects the romance thang.
The Burning Sky: Another fantasy series and everyone was been talking about the sequel (in a good way!)
Trial By Fire: Witches!! Also, I think semi-retelling of The Crucible? IDK IF THAT IS FACTUAL.
Taken: Dystopian series I’ve heard good things about and have been meaning to read!
Exquisite Captive: Inspired by Arabian Nights!
The Archived: Dead people rest on shelves like books and all their stories and lives rest there. VERY COOL.
Snow Like Ashes: Been really digging fantasy lately and this is a brand new series that just came out this month!

 

 

So tell me…which new-ish series have YOU been meaning to start? Any recs for me? Have you read any of these?

Top Ten Places Books Make Me Want To Visit

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit

I love reading because it’s always transporting me somewhere new! I’m not always able to travel as much as I’d like to because FINANCES right now so I’m thankful for an armchair adventure.  Here are 10 places that I felt VERY STRONGLY about visiting because of books.

YA books set in WyomingBook That Made Me Want To Visit: Cynthia Hand’s Unearthly series
MAN, the descriptions were just beautiful. I could see the mountains and the small town and the forest. I had a friend from Jackson Hole, Wyoming and her photos from home were always gorgeous.

ya-books-spaceBooks That Made Me Want To Visit: These Broken Stars by Megan Spooner & Amie Kaufman
HOW CAN YOU NOT WANT TO VISIT SPACE? I look up at the stars and I’m in awe. A freaking luxury spaceliner? YEAH I WANT THAT VIEW. But maybe not what happens to it…?

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Book That Made Me Want To Go There: Wish You Were Italian by Kristen Rae
I’ve been to Rome and Florence before but the descriptions of when she went to Cinque Terre (I forget the EXACT locations she was) on the coast…TO DIE FOR. I want to go exploring and eat at the restaurant she worked at!

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Book That Made Me Want To Visit: LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE!!

I know there are a zillion prairies in the world but I only want to go to one. Back in time. To experience the prairie that Laura, Ma & Pa & the gang experienced. When I was a kid I used to pretend play that I lived in that little house on the prairie in Kansas. It’s never left my mind ever.

YA-books-central-americaBook That Made Me Want To Visit: Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard

GOD THIS BOOK IS ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITES. I want to experience Guatemala and Belize and other places that Bria didn’t even go to.

crystal-cove-ya-bookBook That Made Me Want To Visit: Moonglass by Jessi Kirby
I don’t think Crystal Cove is a real town in California but it’s inspired by a state park in California with the same name. So pretty real? The setting in Moonglass just comes ALIVE and I just want to GO THERE. Check out Jessi’s inspiration! (Also, from her Instagram, I have to believe her own home helped inspire it and nail that beachy setting!!).

amazon-rainforest-YA-booksBook That Made Me Want To Visit: Origin by Jessica Khoury

Okay, the lush forest sounded so beautiful but I AM SO TERRIFIED OF THE SNAKES THAT LIVE HERE. I also just can’t imagine the rain and the kind of darkness in the forest. The setting was so strong here.

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Book That Took Me There: When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney

The foodie descriptions and the city and the sights and the culture. I NEED TO GO.

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Books That Took Me There: Raw Blue, Graffiti Moon, Girl Defective, PRETTY MUCH EVERY AUSSIE BOOK I HAVE READ

Whether it’s the city or the beach or a small town I’m always just so vividly able to experience the setting. Also I want to find out what secrets the Aussie’s are keeping to write such AMAZING BOOKS. We’ll just ignore the fact that some of the Australian wildlife SCARES THE CRAP OUT OF ME.

YA-book-set-nantucketBook That Took Me There: Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland

I’ve been to Cape Cod before but never Nantucket. The setting drew me in just as much as the story!

 

 

So tell me…are there any books that immediately had you wanting to pack your bags and GO?? What about the ones I’ve picked here?

 

Attribution for photos: Central America pic//Tokyo//Space//Cinque Terra//Wyoming//Australia Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0//Amazon Rainforest//Crystal Cove//

Ten Character Driven Books I Love!

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Ten Character Driven Books I Loved

I have a hard time sometimes deciding if a book is character driven or not and honestly some of these books are probably a blend! But I find that I really, really LOVE some of those more quiet, character driven novels — they end up being some of my favorites.

This is by no means an extensive list nor is there any order to this — I’ve probably even forgotten some faves. But these came to my head the fastest so I went with it.

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Just One Day by Gayle Forman — I loved Allyson’s journey. I read it at a time that kind of mirrored a similar journey and it resonated so much and truly changed my life.

The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta — Marchetta is a master with characterization and I just found Tom to be such a compelling character and his story just broke me.

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay: This is one of my all time favorites. These characters will never ever leave me. You need to meet them.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell: I was trying to highlight some less known books but I haaaaad to include this one!

Girl Defective by Simmone Howell: What an Aussie gem!

Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang: I’ll be honest…the characters are hard to like in this one but oh my god I loved this one.

Love & Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo: Such an underrated book and one of my favorite character driven coming of age stories!

Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky: A long time favorite! The movie was awesome too.

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel: I just read this one and I’ll be talking about it soooon! But omg I LOVED THIS. It’s an adult novel and post-apocalyptic and AWESOME. I know most post apocalyptic novels are more plot based but this was pretty character driven and it was AMAZING.

Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian: VERY VERY underrated and there’s an amazing male POV! Really excited to read her new release as well which I’ve heard is another character driven novel that is reallyyy good.

 

 

So tell me…what are some of YOUR favorite character driven novels (especially if you think I would like them!!). Have you read any of these? Do you disagree with my label of character driven for any of these?

Top Ten Books I Plan To Read This Fall

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This week’s topic: Top Ten Books On My Fall 2014 To-Be-Read List

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1. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver: I KNOW I KNOW. I can’t believe I haven’t read this either. More embarrassingly  I bought this when it first came out.

2. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth: I’ve had this book on my shelf for a while but I’ve seen some talk about this book being challenged or something and so I want to give my support and read it.

3. Vision In White by Nora Roberts: My lovely friend Jen sent this to me and it’s time to get to it! This cover is BEAUTIFUL.

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4. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch: Been really digging fantasy so we’ll try a new release! A kingdom is conquered, its people are enslaved and magic is taken away. Until there is talk of a way to get the magic back!

5. Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by AS King: A.S King is a brilliant writer and this one sounds so goooood. The main character develops the ability to see the infinite past and future — and the future looks AWFUL for the world. She doesn’t want this future to come true so she tries to figure out HOW to make sure it doesn’t.

6. Even In Paradise by Chelsey Philpot: This books just screams a Jamie book amirite? A girl becomes friends with the former senator’s daughter when she shows up as the new girl in school. She’s thrown into Julia’s world and sparks fly with Julia’s brother. Also, A SECRET TRAGEDY.

7. Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little: LOVE STORY IN ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA. THAT IS ALL.

8. The Walled City by Ryan Graudin: A lawless labyrinth run by crime lords and overrun by street gangs and the main characters try to escape it!

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9. Playlist For The Dead by Michelle Falkoff: A boy tries to figure out why his best friend committed suicide by listening to a playlist that he left for him.

10. Twisted Fate by Norah Olson: The new boy next door brings very differing feelings to these two sisters — one crushes on him and one thinks his mysterious ways screams psychopath and tries to protect her sister. She finds herself drawn to him too and simultaneously right and wrong about the things she thinks about him.  Says for fans of We Were Liars & Mara Dyer soooo YAY.

 

 

So tell me…what books are at the TOP of your list to read for the Fall? What book do you think should be my priority??

Ten Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But MUST Read More!!

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But MUST Read More!!

I decided to only focus on authors who had multiple books out already rather than debut novelists because there are SO many debut authors I NEED TO READ MORE BOOKS FROM…but they aren’t actually out yet!

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1. I read This Song Will Save Your Life from Leila Sales and I’ve heard SUCH good things about the rest of her books. Considering that This Song was one of my favorites of last year I’m surprised I haven’t gotten my butt into gear and started her other books! Also did you see the new paperback cover for this book??

2. I just recently read Everything Leads To You by Nina LaCour and I KNOW I have to read her other books! That book was BEAUTIFUL!

3. It’s my mission to read all the books from Courtney Summers after having read Some Girls Are. Her words just pack a punch and all her books look SO different! Very interested in her zombie book!!

4. Julia Quinn is the first historical romance author I’ve read and I REALLY loved The Duke & I. Cannot wait to read more books in this series and beyond!

5. My first encounter with Catherine McKenzie was through her book Arranged and it was the PERFECT beach read — light, romantic but also made me think a little! I really want to read her other books especially Spin & Forgotten!

6. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick is SO underrated and I just know that I need to read more of his books. Especially because he seems to keep setting them in my city and I LOVED the Silver Linings Playbook movie.

7. I don’t know why I didn’t do whatever it took to get my hands on Cath Crowley’s other novels after reading Graffiti Moon but FOR SHAME. I especially want to read A Little Wanting Song. I think my issue is that they are only pubbed in Australia. I THINK that’s why I didn’t immediately buy it. I think I need to make a Fishpond order.

8. Okay so I LOVED Raw Blue from Kirsty Eagar and when I read this I saw that she had two more books out but they were paranormal and at that point I wasn’t really open to reading much paranormal. I KNOW I need to read more from her because I’m sure her paranormal is just as awesome as her contemporary.

9. Joshilyn Jackson writes women’s fiction (I guess that’s the term people use? Chick lit? IDK) and I really liked her novel Backseat Saints but haven’t read any of her other books yet but really want to read Someone Else’s Love Story!

10. I’m hoping to slip this one on here last so maaaaybe none of you are still paying attention. That’s right….since last year I STILL have only read book 1 of the Harry Potter series and I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW.. I have to get to like book 3 to REALLY get into the series (or so I hear from everyone) and then I’ll understand the goddess that is JK Rowling. It’s not that I didn’t like book 1…I just haven’t had time/felt compelled enough to devour the next one. SOMEONE LOCK ME IN A ROOM WITH JUST THAT SERIES (I realize maybe that’s not a good idea to tell strangers on the internet to lock you in a room. Isn’t that the stuff Lifetime movies are made of??)

 

So tell me…which author should I make my priority to read a second book from (besides JK Rowling because I KNOW YOU ALL AND THAT WILL BE YOUR NUMBER 1)? And tell me which book I should read next from any of these authors if you have read them!

Top Ten Authors I Think Are Super Underrated In Contemporary YA

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Underrated Authors/Books in X Genre

I chose a genre near and dear to my heart that I see myself as pretty well read in — contemporary YA. Yeah no surprise to my regular readers right? Now some of these authors might be popular here in the book blogosphere but I realize how many AMAZING authors don’t get nearly enough recognition. I love sooo many of the super well known authors and think they are so deserving of the attention but here are 10 authors that I think should be WAY more well known than they are.

* I tried to pick authors that have had books out for a while rather than some underrated new-ish authors which I have SO many of those!!

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1) Jessi Kirby: NO SERIOUSLY. How is she not more popular?!? Her books are so awesome and perfect for Sarah Dessen fans! In order of my love for them: Golden (this book!!), Moonglass and In Honor. Seriously, I am DYING for her next book to come out next year and I just can’t comprehend how she isn’t more well known. A definite favorite author of mine!!

2. Corrine Jackson: If there was ever a gem I read this year…Corrine’s book If I Lie was definitely it!

3. Trish Doller: Trish is certainly popular here in the  book blogging world but I won’t be satisfied until she becomes a household name!! She is one of my FAVORITE authors and you need to read Something Like Normal and Where The Stars Still Shine — both of which made me cry and were 5 stars reads for me.

4. Laura Buzo: Okay, so she’s an Aussie author and her one novels that I liked (Holier Than Thou) isn’t even published here but you should know about here in America. Her book Love & Other Perishable Items (also know as Good Oil in Australia) is PHENOMENAL. Very very character driven book and not a huge plot but I loved it SO MUCH.

5. Leila Sales: I haven’t yet read Leila’s other books (PLANNING ON IT BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE I TRUST LOVE THEM) but based on This Song Will Save Your Life…I don’t know WHY she isn’t more popular. One of my favorite books of last year and one of my favorite contemporary books ever!

6. Courtney Summers: No seriously she is brilliant…the world needs to know her more than they do now! Also, love following her on Twitter.

7. Sarah Ockler: Her book, Twenty Boy Summer, got major buzz because of some people trying to ban it but she’s such a solid writer in the contemporary YA space that I’d really like to see her other books get more recognition especially The Book of Broken Hearts.

8. Robin Benway: I’ve made it my mission to get everyone to read Audrey, Wait (it seriously made me create a WTF-why-is-this-not-more-popular shelf on Goodreads). It’s hilarious and fun! And her new series (first book: Also Known As) is really fun, too! Robin Benway is one of the only authors to make me laugh as hard as I did when I read Megan McCafferty’s Jessica Darling series!

9. Daisy Whitney: Her book When You Were Here was brilliant and did NOT get nearly the attention it deserved! Very emotional and beautiful book! And I have her other book The Mockingbirds on my shelf which got rave reviews from people I trust when it came out!

10. Siobhan Vivian: Whether it’s her contemporary books or her series she co-writes with Jenny Han…Siobhan Vivian deserves WAY more attention. Not That Kind Of Girl is a book I want to give every teenage girl!

 

So tell me…who are some authors you think are completely overrated in the contemporary YA genre that I should check out??

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