Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Recogition

This weeks topic is: Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition. I had to think about this topic for a while.
1. Courtney Summers 
She has written Cracked Up to Be, Some Girls Are, Fall For Anything, and This is Not a Test. Her books are amazingly raw and intense. I have enjoyed all of her books and I can't wait to read more from her.
2. Stephanie Kuehnert

She has written Ballads of Suburbia and I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone. Her books are clever and unique. The writing is epic. A lot of the people that I know haven't read these books, when they are amazing. I am dying to read her next book.
3. Holly Cupala
She has written Tell Me a Secret and Don't Breathe a Word. Her books are raw and deal with tough issue, but not in a cliche way. It is honest, beautiful, and full of hope. They also all happen in Seattle, which makes them a bit more interesting to me.
4. Robin Benway
She has written Audrey, Wait!, The Secrets of April, May, and June, and Also Known As. Her writing is so funny, like all of her books, have made me laugh so much. I can't recommend these books enough and you should totally read them.

5.  Laura Wiess
She has written Such a Pretty Girl, Leftovers, How It Ends, Ordinary Beauty, and Me Since You. Her books are crafted very well. The plot always draws me in and I keep on wanting more. They are all emotionally gripping and keep me wanting more
6. Amanda Grace 
This is the pseudonym of Mandy Hubbard, but these books are amazing. She has written But I Love Him, In Too Deep, and The Truth about You and Me. These books are amazing and give me so many feels.
7. Lauren Strasnick
Her books are Nothing Like You, Her, Me, and You, and Then You Were Gone. I find her books to be quick and enjoyable reads. I really like the style of her writing, which is very sparse, but clever. It is an interesting concept.8. Tara Altebrando
Her books include The Pursuit of Happiness, What Happened Here, Dreamland Social Club, and The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life. She also co-wrote the forthcoming Roomies with Sara Zarr. Her books are fun, while surrounded with more complex issues. Her books should definitely have more buzz, because they are really well written and such diverse characters.
 9. Lili Wilkinson 
She has written  Pink and many other books published in Australia. Pink is an amazing book. There are realistic characters that I loved. I really want to read more from her.
10. Jennifer Jabaley
She wrote Lipstick Apology and Crush Control. One book is really raw and intense. The other was fun. I enjoyed both books and would love to see more from her. 


  1. I'm not much of a contemporary YA reader, but I HAVE heard lovely thinks about Lili Wilkinson. This list makes me want to start reading her NOW. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I love Pink! It is amazing and not like most contemporary books.

  2. I have heard of all of those authors and their books, but the only one I've read so far is Fall for Anything, which I loved! Great list! :D


    1. Thanks! I hope that you try to read some of the other books! They are amazing.

  3. Good list, I want to read Courtney Summers and Robin Benway because their books sounds like ones I'd enjoy.

  4. Great picks! I loved Courtney Summers' This is Not a Test. I might have to reread it sometime soon. :D

    1. I loved This Is Not A Test too and I should reread it soon too!

  5. Great choices! I LOVE Ballads of Suburbia and yay for including Steph on your list! I need to read more by Courtney, though I loved This is Not a Test.


  6. YES YES YES to Holly Cupala. Not enough people read her books and they really, really should. I'm impatiently waiting for her to put out a new book.

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf


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