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).