Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme over at The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s topic is
TOP TEN AUTHORS WHO DESERVE MORE RECOGNITION.
10. Annie Dillard | The Writing Life will blow your mind. The Maytrees is incredible.
9. Luci Shaw | I deeply appreciate Shaw’s ability to write about Christianity without succumbing to over-sentimentality. Her poems are like truth: good, hard-hitting.
8. Patrick Ness | After reading A Monster Calls (and sobbing like a baby) and then his Chaos Walking trilogy, I am convinced Ness is a different breed of YA author. I love his depth.
7. Rainbow Rowell | She is definitely becoming more of a household name after the great success of Eleanor and Park— she deserves it!
6. Peter Beagle | I cannot say just how much I love The Last Unicorn, but I try to.
5. Erin Morgenstern | Morgenstern only has one book out so far– The Night Circus— but the book is so utterly masterful that I want the world to know about her!
4. Leif Enger | Peace Like a River is sheer brilliance.
3. Yann Martel | With the new Life of Pi movie out, Martel is becoming more well-known. But I am actually more intrigued by his other work: his novel Beatrice and Virgil and his short story “The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios.”
2. Jandy Nelson | Again, Nelson only has one book out so far– The Sky is Everywhere— but it’s gorgeous and has landed her on my auto-buy list.
1. Melina Marchetta | I have an evangelical zeal for spreading the name of this Aussie author. She is my favorite, and I won’t be satisfied until she has ALLTHERECOGNITION. There are a lot of reasons you NEED to read Marchetta’s work.
Your turn! Which authors do you think deserve more recognition?