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Monday, September 8, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Underrated Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

Top 10 Underrated Authors (all covers courtesy of goodreads.com unless otherwise linked)

I didn't pick a particular genre, but rather just listed authors I've read who really deserve more attention than they get. :D

8. Lehua Parker 

What to read by her: One Boy No Water, One Shark No Swim

Why: I don't even like middle-grade, and this series is delightful!

7. Jenniffer Wardell

What to read by her: Fairy Godmothers, Inc.

Why: With the playfulness of Shrek and the humor of every Disney film ever, it kept me laughing and immensely entertained, all while being a genuinely worthwhile read. Can't wait to get my hands on Beast Charming!

6. Jennifer Stewart-Griffith

What to read by her: Big in Japan

Why: A unique, engrossing that hasn't been done a dozen times already. I found it both fascinating and charming, and enjoyed every page.

5. The Brothers Washburn

What to read by them: Pitch Green

Why: I'm not big on YA either, but this YA horror story was un-put-down-able. I can't wait to read their newest installment, Mojave Green.

4. Michelle Moran

What to read by her: Nefertiti, The Heretic Queen

Why: Okay, she's really not underrated among histfic readers, but if you're new to the genre, she's a great place to start. She knows how to write engrossing stories that both entertain and shed light on fascinating periods and places in history.

3. Bethany Griffin

What to read by her: Masque of the Red Death, Dance of the Red Death

Why: She puts her own dystopian spin on the famous Poe story, managing to pay proper homage to the father of modern horror, while also making the story her own. Couldn't quit reading. 'Nuff said.

2. Terra Lynn Childs 

What to read by her: Forgive my Fins, Fins are Forever, Just for Fins

Why: One of only two mermaid-story authors I genuinely liked. Childs writes delightful, hysterical versions of teenaged girls who happen to live in a world with mermaids. Entertaining and just so much fun. Loved them!

1. Dan Wells 

What to read by him: Partials, Fragments

Why: This series by him is one of the best dystopians I've read, but it's rarely listed with the hottest stuff on the market like Divergent and Matched. It should be. It's just as good, if not better.

What underrated authors would you recommend?


  1. I was also surprised that the Partials series isn't more popular. It's very well written.

    1. I agree, Chrissi. I wish it got more attention. Thanks for stopping by. Happy Tuesday! :D

  2. Ooh nice! Haven't a chance to read these authors yet either, but a few of these look rather good!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

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