Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday

Today I'm participating in Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week's Top Ten Tuesday is:  Top Ten Authors That Deserve More Recognition
  1. Melina Marchetta, I read Jellicoe Road and I fell in love with her writing.  This book was amazing.  If you haven't read it yet...go do it now.  
  2. Catherine Gilbert Murdock, she wrote the Dairy Queen trilogy and it's set in Wisconsin!
  3. Markus Zusak, both of his novels that I've read have moved me emotionally and in totally different ways.  
  4. Alexandra Adornetto, I haven't read any of her novels but you have to give props to a girls who had her first novel published when she was 14 and had her U.S. YA debut at 17.  Man, do I feel like an underachiever next to her.  
  5. Mary E. Pearson, I absolutely loved The Adoration of Jenna Fox.  This novel was so original and unlike anything I've ever read.  
  6. Jandy Nelson, I adored her 2010 debut, The Sky is Everywhere, and I can't wait to read more from her. 
  7. Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian was hilarious and heartbreaking all at once. 
  8. Lesley Kagen, amazing adult author and she's from my area.  I've met her a couple of times and even ate at her restaurant.  Plus her books are great mysteries that don't read like the traditional mystery.  
  9. Joshilyn Jackson, another amazing adult author.  Her books always keep me on my toes and are wonderfully written.  
  10. All of James Patterson's "ghost writers", they do all the work and barely get any credit.


  1. Great list! Isn't it interesting that Markus Zusak's super popular book (title is escaping me) was published as an "adult" book in Australia, but as YA in the US...strange. (And I'm ashamed to admit I've never read it...)

  2. I have been meaning to read Marchetta and have three of her novels, but haven't gotten around to it. I've heard such great things too. I need to remedy this situation! Great list and thanks for visiting mine!

  3. I really like Markus Zusak!

  4. I completely agree with Melina Marchetta, Markus Zusak, and Jandy Nelson! Just a great list you have put together! I love Melina Marchetta! I forgot to say that, lol.

  5. Awesome list!! I love Markus Zusak! I had no idea about Alexandra Adornetto! 17?? That's awesome!

  6. Oh totally, agree about James Patterson's ghost writers! I hate that. Jandy Nelson is soo amazing! Great list.

  7. lol at your number 10. But seriously James Patterson has ghost writers? I don't read James Patterson but I see his books everywhere.

  8. I thought about including Alexie, but I couldn't decide if he was too well known for the list (and then I included some other pretty well known writers). I liked The Sky is Everywhere a lot. It was one of my favorite YA novels last year.

    Check out my post here: http://hawthornescarlet.blogspot.com/2011/03/top-ten-tuesday-check-um-out.html


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