Top 10 Authors Who Deserve More Recognition:
Cat Winters — In the Shadow of Blackbirds has been one of my favorite books of the year and it breaks my heart how few people I see or hear talking about it. Not to mention being super nice, Cat Winters is a wonderful writer and definitely should get more recognition. P.S. She has another book (The Cure for Dreaming) coming out in 2014! Yay!
Kat Rosenfield — I don’t know if it’s because she only has one book out so far or what, but I feel like there are a ton of people who tell me they had never heard of Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone before I mentioned it. WHAT?! Sigh. Kat Rosenfield has such a poetic way of writing, but it doesn’t turn all purple prose-y. She has another book (Inland) coming out in 2014 and you best believe I’m gonna to be all over that.
Nina LaCour — I have no idea how I came across Nina LaCour. I read The Disenchantments and liked that before I realized I’d had LaCour’s first novel, Hold Still on my Kindle the whole time. How I missed that, I don’t know, but I did. So, obviously, I read Hold Still and liked that too. I feel like a lot of people are aware of Nina LaCour but haven’t read her books. Let’s change that!
Lauren Roedy Vaughn — I honestly believe OCD, the Dude, and Me is one of the best debuts I’ve read this year. And it’s super underrated. Unlike Nina LaCour, I feel like there’s just an absence of talk about Lauren Roedy Vaughn. Period. Which is a crying shame considering the wonderful character she created in her debut novel. Give her a chance, guys! I promise you won’t regret it.
Morgan Matson — I know you’re probably reading this like “Morgan Matson, SERIOUSLY?” Yes, seriously. While Morgan Matson is plenty loved within the book blogging community, I’ve met very few people outside of book blogging (that is: the general population) who know her books. Shame, what a shame.
As you can see there’s only five authors on this week’s list. There were other authors I could have included, but I feel like the five I chose were sufficient and probably the best out of my whole list. To be completely honest, everyone else is either super well know or in the same boat as Morgan Matson.
I’m pretty excited to see what everyone else says this week. I love discovering new books/authors to love.
EDIT: Oh man, you guys. I’m looking at everyone’s posts and seeing so many authors I love and totally agree need more recognition. How did I NOT put them on my list. Who knows? *shrugs*