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Top Ten Authors That Deserve More Recognition July 16, 2013

Filed under: Top Ten Tuesdays — dianatierney3 @ 11:31 pm


Authors in today’s world are often just as popular as their work, sometimes even more so.  There are a number of Author’s that I could list and you could certainly list a number of their books. So today’s Top Ten Tuesday is Author’s who deserve more recognition.

1.   Spencer Quinn He is the author of the Chet and Bernie Mysteries.  These are cleverly written from the perspective of the dog and should be more well known.

2.   Gail Carriger. I am not the first person to list her in today’s Top Ten Tuesday. Her steampunk world is very well written. Likewise, her werewolf/vampire lore is some of the best in current modern fiction.

3.   Jumpha Lahiri. The Interpreter of Maladies is one of my all time favorite books.  It’s also a Pulitzer winner. She has two other lovely books written and she should be more well known than she currently is.

4.  Frederick Forsyth. He wrote a little book that I read years ago called the Phantom of Manhattan. It’s the sequel to the Phantom the Opera which is also the basis of a really lovely musical called Love Never Dies.  A sequel to the Phantom of the Opera truly could not have been done any better.

5.  Maria V. Snyder. She wrote the Magic Study Trilogy. The world that she created is so intriguing, the main character is compelling along with a cast of equally great supporting characters.

6.  Jennifer Egan. Another pulitzer prize winner she wrote, A Visit From The Goon Squad. It was a beautiful book and it should be talked about far more than it is. MK Hobson. The Author Native Star and The Hidden Goddess, there aren’t that many American based steampunk books she creates a fascinating world with compelling characters.

7.  Diana Galbadan. I have a feeling that her name is going to explode once the TV show airs based on her Outlander books. But overall I feel she rights a naughtier novel then E.L. James. I dare anyone who has read 50 Shades of Grey to pick up an Outlander book, I guarantee you’ll enjoy it much much more.

8.  Bee Ridgeway. After reading her debut novel River of No Return I have become a die hard fan anxiously anticipating her next book. She really needs to get more recognition for such a well written book.

9.  Neil Gaiman. I feel like I have been living under a rock for not having read any of his books until recently. I mean I have seen Stardust a million times, Coraline and the Doctor Who episode that he wrote is one of my favorites. So why did I not realize that these were great books that I could have been reading sooner? So this is why he is on my list because, he needs more recognition for his great stories.

10.  Suzanne Palmieri. She’s co written a few books that I need to add to my reading list but I fell in love with her first solo novel The Witch of Little Italy. The characters are so real and the family mystery had me turning the pages when I really should have been sleeping.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. If you want to play along, post a link on their site to your blog and then post a link them from your blog.

Happy Reading!


3 Responses to “Top Ten Authors That Deserve More Recognition”

  1. Lisa Says:

    Great choices! I love Gail Carriger, Neil Gaiman, Diana Gabaldon… and I still want to read the Poison books too!

    • dianatierney3 Says:

      I love the Poison Study Books. She has some other ones, I believe they are called Magic Study that I need to read.

  2. I’ve only read 1 Neil Gaiman book – Neverwhere – and it rocked so hard! I need to read more from him. And love Maria Snyder too. Excellent list.

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