Top Ten Tuesday: Authors That Deserve More Recognition

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists over at The Broke and the Bookish.

Each week they will post a new top ten list that one of our bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All they ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a great way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

Top Ten Authors That Deserve More Recognition


1. Chris Howard, author of Rootless - He's a remarkable writer that writes with a purpose, though we never, ever feel as though he's preaching or talking down to us as readers.

2. Romily Bernard, author of Find Me - Her debut novel surprised me in the best possible way, full of dark twists and turns, all the while asking the reader to become invested in a fantastic mystery.

3. Kirsty Eagar, author of Raw Blue - She has this innate ability to bottle human emotion and turn it into something magical, even for the most reluctant of contemporary readers.


4. Jennifer Brown, author of Hate List - She captures the essence of human nature and crafts stories around it that are poignant, powerful and, most of all, real.

5. Mary E. Pearson, author of The Adoration of Jenna Fox - In a time when sci-fi didn't seem to have a true audience, she made it popular by merging it with an unbelievable, heart-wrenching tale.

6. Savita Kalhan, author of The Long Weekend - This little-known author wrote one of the most powerful books I've read on this blog that far surpasses the YA genre.


7. Victoria Schwab, author of The Near Witch - With a fluid, melodic and poetic voice, she spun a tale that was equal parts magic, mystery, sweet romance and thriller.

8. Joanna Philbin, author of The Daughters Series - In a time where I swore off contemps, her sweet, lighthearted books about a trio of friends broke the mold with her fun and engaging writing voice. 

9. T.M. Goeglein, author of Cold Fury - True crime has often lacked an audience in YA, but this lesser-known author wrote a hard-hitting, powerful and thrilling tale that transcends the genre.

10. Darby Karchut, author of Griffin Rising - Even when I swore of paranormal for being completely formulaic, I could resist this sweet story full of heart and soul (and engaging writing).

35 comments:

  1. I totally agree with Schwab and Pearson! Both great authors that deserve more recognition!

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    1. Victoria is such an incredible author, and Mary remains one of my all-time favourites. It baffles me that some people don't even know who they are!

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  2. I actually haven't heard of a lot of these authors or their books, so I'll have to check them out soon. Fantastic list, Melissa!

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    1. Thanks, Keertana! I highlight recommend all these authors...and Romily's book, especially, is a new favourite of mine :)

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  3. Haven't seen many of these so ill go check them out. My recommendation is Shadows by Paula Weston- amazing book.

    Thanks for sharing, chick! <33

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    1. I've never heard of Paula West, so I'll have to look her up! Thanks for sharing, Melanie! :)

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  4. I haven't heard of some of these authors but will definitely check them out! Great list :)
    ~Becca
    my TTT: http://prettylittlememoirs.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/top-ten-tuesday-authors-who-deserve.html

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    1. Thanks, Becca! All of these authors are amazing. I hope you try their books! :)

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  5. I haven't read any of these! :( But that's actually exciting because I can go and check them out for the first time :) They all sound great Melissa! :)

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    1. They really are, Hannah! If you're looking for a place to start, try THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX by Mary E. Pearson...it's fantastic! :)

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  6. GREAT list Melissa! You know I adore Kirsty Eagar and Savita Kalhan, their books just blew me away as you well know. I also thoroughly enjoy Darby Karchut's series, though I need to get caught up on them. The rest of your list consists of authors I still need to read. I HAVE SO MUCH READING TO DO. Love it:)

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    1. As do I haha I don't think I'll ever be in short supply of books ;)

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  7. Awww, Melissa, you are so sweet! Thanks for the shout-out! :-)

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    1. You're very welcome, Darby! Loved Griffin Rising :)

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  8. Fabulous list. I want to read Hate list.

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    1. It's a fantastic book...one of a kind, for sure. I highly recommend it!

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  9. So many new to me authors ...agree about Victoria :)

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    1. I'm glad, Julie! She's one of my absolute favourite authors!

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  10. This is sad to admit, but 90% of these authors are new to me! I've been meaning to read Chris Howard's book since it got released but the library copy is always checked out and the waiting list is so long! >.< Must be because he lives in Denver or something!

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    1. Haha it could be that! Chris is a fantastic writer though, and I can't wait to see what you think of it when you DO read it!

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  11. I've heard some of this authors and although I haven't read some of their books some of my friends did say that they wrote really well, especially Kristy Egar, Jennifer Brown and Victoria Schwab. :)

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    1. Jennifer Brown is fantastic, Eunice! She's a pretty new find for me, but I've read all her books now haha SO good.

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  12. I'm so floored to be included with these authors, Melissa. Jennifer Brown is one of my all time favs. Thank you for the support and thanks for trying FIND ME. There are a lot of books out there. I appreciate you picking up mine.

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  13. Oh yeah... Mary E. Pearson. I enjoyed The Adoration of Jenna Fox, and I thought its message was really interesting. Such a well-written book deserves more attention than it's gotten, I think.

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  14. Victoria Schwab made my list as well. The Near Witch was simply wonderful! I have only read the first book of The Fox Chronicles, but I really enjoyed it and look forward to finishing the trilogy. Great list! My TTT.

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

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  15. I've been meaning to read the Hate List. I've heard good things about that one. I still need to read something by Victoria Schwab, too. I've heard the Archived is awesome and I can't wait for Vicious. Great list!
    Natflix&Books' TTT

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  16. Hi Melissa

    Lots of authors I've not heard of, will have to look out for their books.
    Thanks for the follow I'm now following back :)

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  17. I've only read books by three of these authors (Brown, Pearson, and Schwab), so I definitely need to check out books by the rest!

    Fabulous top ten :)

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  18. Great list and description of works. I have never heard of any of them and will check them out. Thanks!

    Ka'u Hawanawana @ http://tenuinanoa.blogspot.com/

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  19. Obviously these authors do need more recognition as I am unfamiliar with most of them. I must endeavor to check out their work. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I agree with those of these I've read, which is The Near Witch and Raw Blue. But I KNOW I need to read Rootless and I'm about to go and check out your Find Me review b/c I'm DYING to read that one and I have a copy YAY. This is a great topic. Love seeing all the lesser known authors get some attention. I agree, so many of these are FANTASTIC and I wonder why they aren't more loved.

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  21. I haven't heard of Savita Kalhan before, but I'm definitely curious now! I'll have to check out her book as soon as I can. And I agree about Kirsty Eagar. Raw Blue is definitely one of my favourite contemporary novels - I've yet to try her other books though.

    Great list, Melissa!

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  22. I seriously wish all my favorite authors had a million readers and got everything they deserve. I want to hug them and promote them and force their books on everyone I know (and I do the last two a lot...). Great list!

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  23. The Near Witch and Rootless are both on my wishlist! May need to bump them up!

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  24. Hey Mel, it's Fidah! Thank you so much for commenting cause I found your blog. It's really beautiful. I love the design and colours. The typography is amazing. Keep it up! ;)

    And it looks like I have to do more research on my own. I have not read any books by these authors! Great great pick!

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