Monday, March 28, 2011

Top Ten Authors that Deserve More Recognition


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  They are very fond of lists.  Each week they post a new top ten list relating to all things bookish.  Check it out and be sure to link your own list there.

This week’s topic is:

Top ten authors that deserve more recognition

1. Janette Rallison-she’s personally one of my favorite authors, yet hasn’t had any bestsellers yet.  She writes YA romantic comedies.  My favorites being: My Unfair Godmother, My Double Life, and Revenge of the Cheerleaders.

2.Georgette Heyer-I hadn’t heard of her because she died before I was born.  She wrote regency romances, which if you’re a fan of Jane Austen, I highly recommend.  They’re clever, and not Austen spin-offs.

3. Juliet Marillier-Can I just say, Wildwood Dancing?  One of the best fairytale renditions.

4. Ally Carter-Okay, she is already recognized for her Gallagher Girls series, but she also has a really great chick-lit novel, Cheating at Solitaire.

5. Carrie Jones-Her Need series first felt an awful lot like Twilight, but the more it has progressed, the more I have enjoyed her wit, style, and plots.

6. Gail Carson Levine-She wrote my favorite children’s book of all time, Ella Enchanted.

7. Patricia Wrede-for Dealing with Dragons which was the first book I got my husband to read with me.  It’s a story of dragons and a princess without being girly.

8. Andrew Clements-I realized I didn’t have any male authors on my list.  For middle grade realistic fiction he’s an author I would always recommend.

I think I’m stuck at 8 this week, but I look forward to seeing your lists. 

Next week we’ll be coving the top ten covers you’d like to change (not necessarily because they’re bad).


  1. Janette Rallison is on my list too. My favorite of hers is Just One Wish.

  2. You've got a great list here! The Need series has been on my wish list forever, I can't wait to check it out.
    I've written these authors down so I can check them out later!

    My List

  3. I'd not heard one word about Andrew Clements until I became a librarian at a school where the kids told me about him. A quiet jewel.

    Here's my list of Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition. I hope you will stop in and talk books.

  4. I like Gail Carson Levine, I have The Two Princesses of Bamarre on my shelf.

    My TTT

  5. I like your list. it was even though for me coming up with ten names. Thanks for sharing this.

  6. I'm so glad that you included Patricia Wrede, Andrew Clements, and Georgette Heyer on your list!!!

  7. Great list, thanks! for sharing, stop and see mine.

  8. Oh, so glad someone else has read Cheating at Solitaire!!! I absolutely LOVE that book.

  9. Yes to Patricia Wrede! She made my list too. I am impressed you got your husband to read Dealing With Dragons :D

  10. I too love Patricia Wrede! The Enchanted Forest series was one of my favorites...and now I want to go and reread them right now!

    Gotta go check out Georgette Heyer.

  11. I love Georgette Heyer and Ally Carter.