TTT #109 | Authors That Deserve More Recognition

We have been having fun with Top Ten Tuesday, so we decided we will do one every week. This bookish meme was hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and has been going since June 2010! Since January 2018 Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s topic is a freebie so I looked through some of the old topics and found one I wanted to do! As you might’ve seen from the title, I picked Authors That Deserve More Recognition. Around the holidays (and actually always) I think it’s nice to spread the love! So let’s look at some authors I think deserve more recognition.

1. Laura Steven

Laura wrote one of my favorite books of last year; The Exact Opposite of Okay. I loved this book so much and I’m quite sad that not that many people are talking about it. It deals with some important topics and I would love to see this as required reading in high schools. I hate to admit I haven’t read the sequel yet, and Laura also wrote a MG that released this year. She is such a nice person and I love supporting her.

2. S.G.D. Singh

Candyce and I read S.G.D. Singh’s books when we just started blogging. Her Infernal Guard trilogy is an amazing urban fantasy and I loved the choices she made. It starts off as a story you think you read before but it turns out to be quite the unique read. I also really enjoy the diversity she brings to YA books and she’s just super kind.

3. Amber Lynn Natusch

Dare You to Lie was also in my top favorite reads from last year and I loved the sequel this year! Amber also writes urban fantasy series and I definitely need to pick those up. She wrote Dare You to Lie because of her love of Veronica Mars and I think that’s all you really need to know haha. I feel like repeating myself but Amber is a great person and I can’t wait for her next book in the series.

4. Jennifer Lynn Barnes

I’ve read most of Jennifer’s books! She has quite some books and I think I read at least 14. I currently have one more on my shelves and I’m looking forward to some others she’s writing. While she has written almost 30 books (I think) she isn’t as popular as she should be in my opinion. The Fixer series isn’t getting a third book because they didn’t sell enough, and I’m so sad about that!

5. Libba Bray

Recently I have seen a bit more people talk about Libba Bray, and in particular here Diviners series. However, this series has already gotten a couple of cover changes so to me I seems like they aren’t selling that great. I have to admit I still need to read this series, but I’m very excited for it. Libba also wrote Beauty Queens, and that is one hell of a read. It’s super funny, has an incredibly diverse cast and raises important questions.

6. Soman Chainani

Soman wrote one of my absolute favorite MG series and I wish there were more people I could fangirl about it with. The School for Good and Evil is such a wonderful story, with amazing characters. After the original trilogy, there have been new books coming out with a new storyline. I have yet to read that second series but I do own the first book in it.

7. Becky Chambers

Becky Chambers is probably my favorite sci-fi writer! I have read two books by her so far and own two more. The long way to a small angry planet and To Be Taught If Fortunate are amazing reads and I really need to continue the Wayfarers series. Both books I read are very different, and nothing like any other sci-fi stories I ever read. It might be because these are adult books and I mostly read YA bloggers and watch YA booktubers but not nearly enough people talk about these books!

8. A.V. Geiger

You might remember Candyce and I raved about Follow Me Back and Tell Me No Lies. These are such wonderful YA mystery thrillers and I think we could use a couple of more of those. A lot of YA mystery thrillers end up being a bit of a disappointment so it’s pretty sad not many people talk about this series. I hope the release of A.V. Geiger’s new book brings more attention to them!

9. Abigail Haas

Talking about YA mystery thrillers, Abigail wrote my absolute favorite book in that genre! Dangerous Girls is a book that not nearly enough people talk about. I adored every single page of that story and haven’t found one that’s as good ever since. It was so interesting and I still think about it. I also really liked Abigail’s other book and I’m still waiting on her next book haha.

10. Robin LaFevers

I did find out about Robin LaFevers and her His Fair Assassin series over on booktube but since then I haven’t heard that many people talk about her books. Last year the first book in the new duology set in the same world was released, this brought the original trilogy back to attention but it still minimal. I have to admit I still need to read the last book in that trilogy and I hope to do so soon!

These are just 10 authors I think need and deserve a lot more recognition! It was quite hard just picking 10 and I could’ve gone on for a lot longer haha. Have you read any of these authors? Would you like to check them out? And which authors do you think deserve more recognition? Tell me in the comments!

28 thoughts on “TTT #109 | Authors That Deserve More Recognition

    1. This makes me so happy! Hope you love it as much as I did <3

  1. I love Becky Chambers’ stuff! I still need to read the new novella. Amber Lynn Natusch has me curious too. And I totally agree about Abigail Haas. Dangerous Girls was pretty awesome.

    I loved Grave Mercy too.

    1. Happy to hear you enjoyed some of these, hardly anyone even heard of these authors. Becky’s new novella is amazing, hope you love it <3

  2. This is a good topic, because the only one of these authors I know is Libba Bray (although I do recognize Follow Me Back from its illustrious placement on my local…dollar store’s shelves), and I love seeing fresh options on TTT. You have several intriguing-looking contemporaries here.
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    1. Thank you! I really enjoyed writing this post. Hope you find some new favorites <3

  3. Great idea, sharing some authors that haven’t gotten the love they deserve! The only two of that group I’m familiar with are Becky Chambers and Robin Lafevers, and I’m sad to say I haven’t read anything by either of them. There’s always 2020 though!
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    1. Hope 2020 is the year for you 😉 It’s so sad to see most people haven’t even heard of these authors but I’m so thankful for this opportunity to get their names out to more people! <3

  4. Great list! I love Becky Chambers and Robin LaFevers, and I FINALLY read some Libba Bray this year and can’t wait to read more – she really does feel like such an underrated YA author.

    1. Yay, this makes me so happy! Hope you find some new favorites

    1. It totally is! I’m ashamed to say I still haven’t read more by her haha

  5. I am so excited to read Beauty Queens!!!! I love its cover and I’m so tickled to see that you loved it! I’m also super interested in reading The School for Good and Evil – I’ve had it on my Kindle forever and need to move it up my list! Happy Tuesday! 😀
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  6. Lots of new to me authors. I am definitely going to check some of them out. My favorite under recognized authors are Lisa Edmonds and Linsey Hall.

    1. Happy I brought these to your attention! Will check out Lisa and Linsey, thanks for mentioning!

  7. His Fair Assassin is amazing! And I agree it isn’t talked about nearly enough! I hope you like the third book! Its my favorite <3 I haven’t read the newest one yet, but its on my shortlist

    1. A lot of people seem to like the third one best, I might have to pick it up this month! I got very excited thinking about it again haha.

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