Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and Bookish

Never heard of them? Well, you have now!  These authors are awesome – you should go read their books.

1. Tara Altebrando

Sash absolutely loved both of these books by Tara Altebrando but it doesn’t seem like too many of our friends have read them! Both of these books are contemporary, so if you especially like realistic fiction, pick these up. Tara also has a book coming out in December 2013 – ROOMIES – which she co-wrote with Sara Zarr.

2. Lili Peloquin

Sash enjoyed The Innocents last year and is highly anticipating its sequel, This Side of Jealousy – which comes out in October. It’s like a Gossip Girl/Pretty Little Liars type of book – S read it in one sitting and not that many books have the ability to hold her attention for that; however we haven’t seen that many review from friends.



3. S.J. Kincaid

Sash LOVED both Insignia and Vortex but only a handful of our friends have read these. If you’re a fan of Ender’s Game or science fiction, pick these up! They seriously rock and are laugh-out-loud funny. + boy protag!



It’s kind of scary to think that we could only come up with THREE authors. We know there are more out there – they deserve the recognition! It’s rather funny that this is the post and here we are asking the same question..

So, what other YA authors deserve more recognition? Tell us in the comments section!

  • July 16, 2013 - 12:34 am

    Emily - Definitely adding Kincaid to my (massive) TBR pile. Thanks for the recommendation!ReplyCancel

  • July 16, 2013 - 1:23 am

    Sarah Ockler - Deb Caletti! She’s my favorite author of contemp realistic YA, and I’m always surprised when I meet a reader who isn’t familiar with her work. It means I get the pleasure of introducing her books to new readers, but still — I’d love to see more love for Deb!ReplyCancel

  • July 16, 2013 - 1:51 am

    Chrissi Reads - I’ve been meaning to read Lili Peloquin for a while now. Great list :-)ReplyCancel

  • July 16, 2013 - 9:45 am

    Pam - Thanks for the recommendations–the Tara Altebrando books look great and I’ll have to check out Kincaid as well since I love sci-fi!ReplyCancel

  • July 16, 2013 - 11:23 am

    Heather@The Flyleaf Review - I own a copy of Dreamland Social Club I REALLY need to get to–I do hear great things about her books:)

    I see that Sash is reading This Song Will Save Your Life, I ADORED that book. Leila sales made my list today because of that book:)ReplyCancel

  • July 16, 2013 - 11:40 am

    Janita @ Book, Interrupted - I really really really want to read Insignia, but I need to get my hands on a copy first, even though I have books lining my shelves that I haven’t gotten around to yet. Shame on me. I can’t wait to read it, though!ReplyCancel

  • July 16, 2013 - 12:39 pm

    Loni - I have two YA authors on my list this week: Morgan Rhodes who wrote Falling Kingdoms, which I loved and Lauren DeStefano who wrote the Chemical Garden Trilogy, which I also really enjoyed.
    My Top TenReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2013 - 3:50 am

    Loren Riley - For non-fiction, I recommend Marcia Bartusiak and Mike Brown, but especially Bartusiak. She’s so little read, but she’s a brilliant author. Also, Bernard Fontenelle. Best. Author. Ever. But again, very not well known… :(ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2013 - 3:50 am

    Loren Riley - Oh. This is for young adults… well carp. Please disregard the afore-written-by-me statement – unless you’re into nonfiction…ReplyCancel

  • August 6, 2013 - 8:41 pm

    Jennifer F - Check out Bethany Hegadus. “Between Us Baxters” and “Truth with a Capital T.” She also has her first picture book coming soon “Grandfather Gandhi.”ReplyCancel

  • August 6, 2013 - 10:49 pm

    Sash and Em - Thanks for the recommendation, Jennifer F.!ReplyCancel

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