Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we feature top ten books or book related stuff according to each week’s topic.

This week’s topic: Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition

I know there might be some authors y’all probably think already has enough recognition. But well, this is a pretty subjective topic and I’m just sharing my personal opinions.


Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition:

(in no particular order)

1. J.A. Souders

Author of The Elysium Chronicles. Her debut novel, Renegade, had me hooked! An amazing psychological thriller I would recommend to all thrill seekers.

2. Jodi Meadows

Author of the Newsoul trilogy. Both Incarnate and Asunder were such beautifully original fantasy books and I simply cannot wait for Infinite! Pick them up. Like, now.

3. Diana Peterfreund

Author of For Darkness Shows the Stars. I’ve only read her Persuasion (by Jane Austen) inspired novel, but I have no doubts she’s an amazing writer who creates amazing characters (like Elliot & Kai!).

4. Kristen Simmons

Author of the Article 5 trilogy. I’ve just finished Article 5 and LOVED it. Perfect blend of action and emotions. Definitely good stuff.

5. Moira Young

Author of the Dust Lands trilogy. A kick-ass protagonist, drool-worthy guy (cue: FANGIRLING OVER JACK) and screwed up post-apocalyptic wasteland. Three words. Just read this.

6. Myra McEntire

Author of the Hourglass trilogy. The first author to get me hooked on the time travel genre. And what’s not to like about awesome time traveling, YA style?

7. Kresley Cole

Author of The Arcana Chronicles. I guess she’s more famous in the Adult genre than YA and Poison Princess wasn’t exactly one of her best books, but trust me, she’s got supernatural plot-weaving skills.


I could only think up of 7 authors. But if you have anymore to add, feel free to drop a comment below!



3 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition

  1. All great picks. I have not read any of these authors’ works but I have seen them widely advertised and have been too chicken to pick them up for fear that they all sound alike. Looking at the books you love, I think we share similar tastes and I will definitely be checking out a lot of these authors.


  2. Julia F.

    There are so many authors that deserve recognition :) Thanks for compiling this list; good to get some new names out there. I am definitely a huge fan of psychological thrillers so I will be checking out J.A. Souders for sure. My contribution to the list is first time author Dr. Philip Fleishman. His novel, “The Gemini Factor” is one of the most unique, well developed murder mysteries I’ve ever read. The author’s quite obvious diverse background, extensive research and down to earth style greatly enhances the reader’s experience on so many levels. For fans of medical thrillers, paranormal activity and psychological thrillers produced by former medical professionals such as Robin Cook or Michael Crichton than this author is a new contender for sure! I find that with thrillers many authors are so focused on the twists and turns of the plot that they don’t develop their characters well and they become quite forgettable. Dr. Philip Fleishman develops his characters with meticulous detail, their locations, their lives and of course, he delves into the mind of a serial killer. I couldn’t read it quickly enough and was sorry it ended.



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