Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors Who Deserve More Recognition

This is a weekly meme hosted by the girls over at The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition

1) Maureen Johnson-Yes, in YA circles, Johnson is fairly well known. But mention her outside of the YA world and people tend to draw a blank. It's weird too, because Johnson is pretty prolific and one of the big names in YA but outside of YA she actually gets very little recognition as opposed to say...John Green. Even though really, she and John Green write very similar. But Green, most people know about due to the humongous success of Fault in Our Stars and his web series. With Johnson, most people are all "who?" despite the fact that she's written well loved books like Bermudez Triangle or 13 Little Blue Envelopes.

2) Dianna Wynne Jones-You would think with the Howl's Moving Castle movie, people would know who Jones was, but I mention her and people are all "oh, that was a book?"

3) Jennifer Estep-She writes refreshing UF with likable characters and always moving forward plots. It really puzzles me why Mythos Academy or the Elemental Assassin series isn't more popular.

4) Rosemary Clement-Moore-Fun paranormal YA writer. Sure, her books aren't groundbreaking, but they are so enjoyable.

5) Sarah Beth Durst-Always imaginative, and always different. I never know what I'm going to get with a Durst book because they're always different from her last book. That's pretty rare nowadays in YA.

6) Esther Friesner-Her Princesses of Myth series is fantastic and she's got quite a few adult books with equally strong female characters under her belt. Yet, next to no one has heard of her.

7) Libba Bray-Like Maureen, Bray is mildly well known in YA circles thanks to the awesome Gemma Doyle Trilogy and other books, but she's hardly ever mentioned in the book world which is a shame because I have a feeling many adults would enjoy her stuff.

8) Tamora Pierce-Again, well known to those who have been in YA long enough. Not so well known outside of YA. Tortall and Circle of Magic is probably one of YA's best kept secret series that enjoys success but doesn't get much media attention.

9) Sarah Rees Brennan-Like Johnson, Bray, and Pierce she's fairly well known, but she hasn't gotten to that instant name recognition like say Cassandra Clare. Which is a shame because Demon's Lexicon is fabulous, and Lynburn Legacy is looking like it's going to be just as awesome (I'm pining for the second book like whoa)

10) Gail Carriger-Well, like Brennan Carriger is starting to get there. But I still have to explain who she is to most people so she still counts on this list I guess.

1 comment:

  1. Good list, I've been wanting to read Libba Bray for years now.