Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Top Five Underrated Authors

I'm participating in today's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's prompt is:

Top Five Underrated Authors

I was so excited to see this prompt this week.  I have a small handful of authors that I always want to gush about, but haven't had the greatest luck finding other people to gush with because so few others have read them!  It's a travesty, people.  Are you looking for a new author to fall in love with?  Here are a few you might not have heard of, and who you should definitely check out.  They're all immensely fall-in-lovable:

5. Caitlin Horrocks
Start with her short story collection This Is Not Your City.  You're welcome.

4. Sharon Shinn
I still don't get why more people haven't read her Elemental Blessings series.  I adore them.

3. Sonja Livingston
Ghostbread is one of those books that could be read in schools everywhere.  If only people knew about it.

2. P.D. James
She's pretty well known in adult lit circles, but from my experience it seems like few in the YA world have picked up her works.  Which is a total shame because she is a master at suspense, something the YA world appreciates as much as other lit worlds do.

1. Cassandra Rose Clarke
Rarely do I have as much fun with a novel as I did with The Assassin's Curse and The Pirate's Wish.  I can't wait to read The Wizard's Promise!

Who would you add?


  1. Sadly, I haven't heard of any of those authors. I'll have to look them up.

  2. Is it just me or do all authors take the same kind of photo?

    1. Hahaha, yes! I totally see that. I guess the standard headshot leaves little room for variation.

  3. Cassandra Rose Clarke has some great books :) She also had a very.. unique style of work. You know that you are reading her books and I like that.


    1. Agreed! There's so much spunk and personality to her work, makes it so much fun to read.


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