As I’m sure a lot of you know, I usually participate in Top Ten Tuesday posts each Tuesday. Right now, Top Ten Tuesday is on a break until next month. However, I’ve decided to still kind of do my own TTT by using some of the past TTT topics that I never did. Of course, this time it’s not really a TTT since I only have six, but hey. This week I’m talking about some authors who deserve more recognition than they get. Links will take you to the authors’ websites or Goodreads pages.
Lora Richardson is by far one of my favorite YA contemporary authors and definitely one of my favorite self-published authors. I’ve now read two of her three books and have been blown away by both. I know one of the major reasons more people don’t know about her is because she self-publishes her books, but she seriously deserves so much more love than she gets!
Everly Frost is another self-published author whose books I love so, so much. She’s written one of my favorite series, the Mortality series, which I should be finishing within the next few weeks with any luck. If you’re a sci-fi/dystopian fan, you should seriously check out her books. Her series is packed full of action and it makes it impossible to put the books down.
Even though I’ve only read one of LaCour’s books, I’m still confident that she deserves more recognition. Her latest book, We Are Okay, received a good amount of attention from book bloggers, but I still think she deserves more. Her writing is absolutely gorgeous and she knows how to really make you invested in a story and its characters.
Last year Allgeyer’s book, Dig Too Deep, completely won me over. I ended up with an eARC from NetGalley and I’m so glad. I probably wouldn’t have ever ended up reading it otherwise which really would’ve been a shame. Allgeyer tackled family relationships and environmentalism perfectly and I really hope she writes another book soon because I’d love to read more from her.
Sepetys is arguably a strange choice to include here as she is a fairly well-known author. However, her name only seems to come up when people are discussing YA historical fiction. If we’re just talking awesome authors, she’s rarely mentioned which is a shame because she truly writes heartbreakingly beautiful stories and deserves so much love.
Colasanti is a bit of a more popular author too compared with some of the other authors I’ve included, but I still rarely ever hear about her from other bloggers or readers. Admittedly I’ve only read one of her books, City Love, but I absolutely loved it. She writes wonderful characters and I seriously want to read more of her books very soon.