Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors That Deserve More Recognition

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  I'm excited to participate; after all, I make lists FOR EVERYTHING!  This week's topic focuses on authors that we feel deserve more recognition.


Jenny Han
1.  Jenny Han- This is staring to get a little weird (I know!), but I can't get enough of Jenny Han.  I connect with her more than any other young adult author out there. I just finished We'll Always Have Summer and I hung on every word.  She's my favorite. I want to re-read the entire series again and marinate in its awesomeness.  Seriously.


2.  Beth Hoffman- I like to add some variety and hit up adult fiction from time to time and I really enjoyed Saving CeeCee Honeycutt.  Beth is not only a fantastic writer, but such a nice person.  I can't wait for her next book!


3.  Stephanie Perkins- I loved Anna and the French Kiss and fell in love with her writing style. It also made me want to travel to Paris immediately; I wouldn't mind being there right now!


Susan Beth Pfeffer
4.  Jennifer Donnelly- She is a new to me writer and I wish I read her novels sooner. Revolution was outstanding and there's no doubt that she's a talented author.


5.  Beth Fantaskey- How fun was Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side? I loved it and this story had me laughing out loud.


6.  Susan Beth Pfeffer- She's the author of the Last Survivors series and as far as I'm concerned, anyone who can get my husband to read is a genius!


7.  Carol Lynch Williams-  She writes powerful novels and The Chosen One is definitely one of my favorites.


Sarah Dessen
8.  Sarah Dessen- Ok. So you are probably wondering why I included her since she usually receives a lot of recognition; however, I am constantly surprised by how many book bloggers haven't read Dessen and how many of my students haven't even heard of her! Needless to say, I'm a huge fan.  


9.  Morgan Matson- I loved Amy and Roger's Epic Detour! I am big on road trips and traveling, so it was right up my alley. I thought Matson's writing style was engaging and the scrapbook format of the book was a lot fun.


10.  Kate Morton- The Distant Hours was hauntingly beautiful; why don't more people talk about her? As an author, she took me by surprise and instantly became one of my new-to-me favorite adult authors.


So, what authors do you think deserve more recognition?  I was going to include some classic authors, but then I thought that might get too confusing, so I kept it fairly current.  Let me know what you think!



24 comments:

  1. I definitely agree about Jenny Han! I've only read The Summer I Turned Pretty but I loved it! Beautiful writing, I woner if she has anything planned for afte rthe summer series :)

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  2. Fantastic list! I agree with you about Beth Hoffman, Morgan Matson, Stephanie Perkins and Jennifer Donnelly especially (though they didn't make my own list). I haven't posted mine yet but it does include a blend of YA and non YA authors too.

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  3. James Phelan with his 'Alone' series, starting with 'Chasers' and Neil Shusterman with 'Unwind'. Everyone should read these :-)

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  4. I've heard of most of these authors, but I haven't read many of their books. A lot are on my wish list, though.
    I can't wait to start reading The Last Survivors series - it sounds so great! I have the first book sitting on my TBR pile.
    I'm ashamed to say that I haven't read any Sarah Dessen! Which book of hers would you recommend reading first?

    Amber
    Books of Amber

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  5. Wow! What a fantastic list you have! I totally agree about Jenny Han. I had never heard of her until the Twitter buzz about The Summer I Turned Pretty. Same thing with Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson.

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  6. Love Jenny Han, Sarah Dessen and Stephanie Perkins! I'll definitely have to check out the other authors books,

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  7. Great list...as usual. ^_^ Some I know, some I don't (and will investigate further). A familiar "face" (and of course I totally agree on) would be Beth Hoffman, such a nice lady, a great author too. Thanks for sharing....happy reading!

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  8. Some of these authors are on my TBR list, so I am glad to hear that they are awesome and worth reading!!

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  9. Beth Fantaskey! I totally would have added her if I could have done a top 20! Also, I almost put Sarah Dessen on mine... so many people have been saying they haven't read her books!!

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  10. Great list. I love Stephanie Perkins, Jennifer Donnelly, and Sarah Dessen. There are some authors I haven't heard of on your list and I can't wait to check them out.

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  11. What a wonderful list, full of promise for my own TBR list and for my students as well. I;m already familiar with a few of the authors, but as a ninth grade English teacher and action-reader myself, I am always on the hunt for terrific reads appropriate for the younger set as well as adults and your ideas look to be a perfect match!
    I'm your newest follower: thanks!

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  12. Defienetally dessen, great list


    The Book Mystress

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  13. I have to look out for Jenny Hans books. Thanks for sharing this.

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  14. I've heard of a few of these just because they've become popular recently although I can't say I would know the author (except Sarah Dessen) unless you mentioned the book (Anna and the French Kiss) too.

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  15. Wonderful list - Kate Morton has been getting some buzz on many of the blogs I read as people are seeking her out -- obviously I need to, and soon!

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  16. I need to read Jenny Han, I've heard her books are amazing but I haven't had a chance to pick on up. And Anna and the French Kiss just blew me away, I'm so in love with that book! can't wait for more from Stephanie!

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  17. I loved Revolution and not that many people have read it. It was one of my favorites books that I've read this year.

    This was a really good post, I'm glad I read it!

    New follower :)

    Kristina
    http://ladybugstorytime.blogspot.com

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  18. Great list, must add some of these to my tbr list, stop and see mine.

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  19. I agree with so many authors that are on your list! I'm surprised by the lack of people who haven't read Dessen either.

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  20. Great list. I am scrambling to write these down as we speak(or type).

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  21. Good list. I've never heard of Jenny Han. I really like The Chosen One.

    Check out my post here: http://hawthornescarlet.blogspot.com/2011/03/top-ten-tuesday-check-um-out.html

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  22. YES! Totally agree with Morgan Matson and Stephanie Perkins! I still have yet to read J. Donnelly even though I own a ton of her books!

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  23. Great list! i haven't read a lot of these authors' books yet. my mom really likes kate morton's books.

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