Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday a weekly meme/original feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Click the link to go to their site to see the original list for today plus links to a whole slew of other blogs. After you read mine, of course.

Today's Topic is: Authors who I think deserve more recognization

1. The Reece Malcolm ListInk is Thicker Than Water
Amy Spalding author of The Reece Malcolm List. This debut of a teenager meeting and living with her mother for the first time was so cute and real and lovely. I'm really excited for her next book Ink if Thicker Than Water which is being released in December.

2. Jennifer CloseGirls in White DressesThe Smart One
Jennifer Close author of Girls in White Dresses. This debut about a group of 20-something women trying to make it in those years out of college was absolutely pitch perfect. I wish this was the type of book we meant when we talk about NA.

3. Commencement Maine
J. Courtney Sullivan author of Commencement and Maine. J. Courtney Sullivan is awesome. She just is. Clearly a feminist, she writes books that matter to women with true, flawed characters. 

4. PopularShallow Pond
Alissa Grosso author of Popular. Alissa Grosso's debut, Popular, blew me away. The twist was amazing and changed the whole complexity of the novel. I have her newest book on my Kindle, but haven't gotten to it yet. 

5. Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darling, #1)Second Helpings (Jessica Darling, #2) 
Megan McCafferty author of the Jessica Darling series. Jessica Darling is my spirit animal. I wish everyone would read this series.

6. http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1371752798p5/6429.jpgPrep Sisterland
Curtis Sittenfeld author of Prep and American Wife. Prep is seriously one of my all-time favorite novels. I've read it a dozen times and I'm still blown aware by the talent of this author. 

7. LydiaHoney Don't
Tim Sandlin author of Skipped Parts and the rest of the GroVont series. I love this Wyoming author that writes funny satire. I had the pleasure of attending a writing seminar years ago in which he was a guest speaker/workshop leader and even had a piece critiqued by him.

8. The Lonely Hearts ClubProm and Prejudice
Elizabeth Eulberg author of The Lonely Hearts Club and Prom and Prejudice. Sometimes you just need a cute, fun book. I've read four of this author's books and each one is fast and adorable.

9. How to Talk to a WidowerThis Is Where I Leave You
Jonathan Tropper author of How to Talk to a Widower and This is Where I Leave You.  I really enjoy Jonathan Tropper's books. They are always funny and sad and true and witty. Definitely recommend if you've never read anything by him.

10. The Robber BrideThe Blind AssassinLife Before Man
Margaret Atwood. Awesome author of awesome books. I know almost everyone has read something by Margaret Atwood, but she is just plain amazing and I wish more people were familiar with her work.

Wow. This was really hard. A lot of the authors that I love, like say E. Lockhart and Stephanie Perkins, get a lot of love from my Goodread and blogger friends, but does that mean they are getting the right amount of love from the rest of the world? I don't know. Oh, well. I'm sticking with what I got. I'm excited to see who you wish was getting more love. So link me up!

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  1. I admit the only author on your list I recognize is Megan McCafferty! So I am looking forward to checking these other authors out! :D

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    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  2. I love Atwood, one of my absolute most favourite authors. She's amazing and I hope to read ALL her books one day.
    My Top Ten

    1. I agree - I've read five of her books so far and loved all of them, so I'm looking forward to more Atwood!

  3. I recognized Elizabeth Eulberg & Megan McCafferty, yay! :D But after reading this post I'm more curious about Jennifer Close and J. Courtney Sullivan. Those book covers of their books are awesome, love it <3

    Tirta @ I Prefer Reading

  4. Really nice list!
    I am listening to Handmaid's Tale on audiobook right now! But I think my favorite of Atwoods is still The Blind Assassin. I think it's one of my favorites of all time. I've heard wonderful things about Jonathan Tropper too, and I am looking forward to reading his latest book which is on my TBR pile.
    I've seen the Jennifer Close books everywhere. I think I'll have to pick one up!
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  5. I haven't read books from any of these authors, but I do have a copy of Lonely Hearts Club sitting on my shelf somewhere! Glad to know that someone is a big fan of her writing!
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  6. I have heard alot about Jonathan Tropper before but I guess I need to track down one of his books and finally read it!

  7. I've read Prep, but nothing else by the same author. Great list :-)

  8. Great list! I've heard great things about Jonathan Tropper, but I haven't read any of his books yet. I need to! I loved Prep too (and Maine, but for some reason I couldn't get into Commencement). I should check out Amy Spalding, the Reese Malcolm List looks fun! ~Pam

  9. A lot of these authors are ones who I need to check out, but I read American Wife a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. I haven't read anything else by Sittenfeld, but I'll certainly change that in the future.

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  10. I have This is Where I Leave You, but I haven't yet read it. Some authors I recognize, but mostly people I'm unfamiliar with! Lots of books to look up :)

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    Jess @ Such A Novel Idea!

  11. I feel kind of bad, because I haven't read any books by these authors. *hangs head in shame*

    Well, they're all on my TBR list now! Great top ten :)

  12. Lots of new books for me there. I love Prep and enjoyed Sisterland. And Jessica Darling is on my to read list, love the description that she is your spirit animal! Popular looks interesting as well.

  13. I LOVE Megan McCafferty and Margaret Atwood! I can't wait to read both of their new books coming out soon!!! And I have lots of these other authors on my tbr list! Great list! :D

  14. I wonder how many people outside of the blogging world know about Megan McCafferty's Jessica Darling series. I know I never heard of it or saw it around until I started blogging and it is too amazing to be kept a secret! I really want to read Commencement. I found out about it last summer and just haven't gotten to it yet, but I've heard really good things. Oh and Prep too, I want to read that. Unfortunately I did not share your love for Popular. The twist really confused me and I felt weird about it. Anyway cool list!

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  15. Great list, I'm glad you have Amy Spalding on your list, too. I debated putting Jennifer Close on my list, but I didn't love Girls in White Dresses, I still want to give her another try with The Smart One though.

  16. I really need to read the Jessica Darling books. I've heard good things about them.

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    ~Merin @ Read and Reviewed~

  17. Um, love love LOVE this list - I think YOU are my spirit animal! Terribly embarrassed to admit I never got around to reading Prep. Also feeling lately like I should try more NA and Girls in White Dresses sounds like a fun place to start! -Meg @ Mad but Magic

  18. Great list! I've heard of all of these authors but sadly I haven't read anything by them. Thanks for sharing. :)

  19. You know, I ALWAYS hear people talking about the Jessica Darling series and I haven't ever remembered to check the books out. Oops. Maybe I should do that soon.

    I've only read This Is Where I Leave You, but I really liked that. I've been meaning to read more by Tropper.

  20. Oh, what a wonderful list. I've only read Spalding's Reece Malcolm List, but thanks for pointing out Ink - I've added it to Goodreads. Tropper is on my TBR, but I hadn't heard of Eulberg and I love cute & fun...so I'll add her on the pile, too. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT earlier.

    Erin @ YA Book Crush

  21. Wow, obviously I definitely need to check most of these authors out! The only one I recognize is Megan McCafferty, but I haven't read her books yet. They all sound great though!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT :)

  22. Elizabeth Eulberg looks like my kind of author! I've been in the mood for light, fast reads lately. I might have to give her books a try!

    Great list! Thanks for sharing and, as always, for stopping bby my blog, too!

    Litza @ She Dreams in Fiction

  23. I've been meaning to read Megan McCafferty's and Elizabeth Eulberg's books for the longest time, but they're contemp so I keep putting them off >_< Great list!

    Thanks for dropping by my TTT post! :D

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

  24. I've read quite a bit of Margaret Atwood (so excited for the new book this fall), and really enjoyed the one book by Elizabeth Eulberg that I've read. I'm not familiar with most of the others -- which I guess proves the point that these authors need more recognition! I'll definitely add a few to my list of authors to check out. Nice selections!


  25. I only know a few of these, so I agree, they definitely deserve more recognition. I'm actually planning on reading The Reese Malcolm List as soon as I can possibly fit it in. :)

  26. This is a really great list. I have not heard of some of these authors! And I still need to read something by Margaret Atwood and I've been wanting to read the Reece Malcolm List for a while. Thanks for showcasing things I need to look up!

  27. Ehh you're probably right that these authors deserve more recognition because I haven't read any of their books! Not one. I am probably most ashamed about Margaret Atwood, whom I am aware is quite brilliant.


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