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Authors are rock stars. This week's topic was a fun one to think about, but really difficult for me to figure out. There are so many great authors out there and I am sure there are a lot that deserve more recognition, but I couldn't come up with more so you are stuck with my top six. The authors I listed are ones that might have some recognition already, but I felt like they could use some extra love and recognition. These authors are in no particular order.
Elizabeth Kostova is the author of The Historian which is one of my all-time favorite books. She also writes beautiful prose and the subject matter of her books is so intriguing. I loved The Swan Thieves as well and cannot wait for more from this amazing author.
Kristin Cashore is the author of the Graceling trilogy. Maybe I am stretching it a bit here. All three of the books in the trilogy received a ton of recognition and praise. However, I think she deserves more. These books are AMAZING!!!!
Carolina Garcia-Aguilera is a Cuban-born American writer. I love her mystery series starring the protagonist Lupe Solano. I devoured this series when I found it and was really disappointed that there weren't more books. I hope there are more to come in the future.
Matthew Quick recently received some much-deserved recognition when his book The Silver-Lining Playbook was made into a movie. However, I think this author deserves even more. His young adult books are amazing. I recently read Sorta Like a Rock Star and was very impressed with the ability he had to get inside a teenage girl's mind and deliver such a realistic voice.
Boy21 is one of my favorite books that I read last year.
What authors do you think deserve more recognition? Did I forget someone obvious? Please comment below and share your thoughts.