It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish!
This week’s topic: Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition
Confessions of an Angry Girl (Confessions #1)
Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend (Confessions #2) – Review to come!
Why you should check out this author: I was totally shocked with CoaAG when I first read it last year. I was expecting it to be some frilly silly contemporary but there was so much more than just a fun romance (and that romance gave me a lot more butterflies)! I just finished book two and I think book one is still my favorite but both are so great!
Why you should check out this author: Daria Snadowsky approached me to review her books just a couple months ago and I’m so happy I said yes to her request! I had seen a few reviews here and there and thought I would really enjoy them. Turns out, I basically finished both books within two days. Daria Snadowsky is great at a realistic portrayal of teens, dating, sex, best friends, and family life. There’s the good, the bad, the ugly, and everything in between. I really identified with Dom on a lot of things and I think these books are a great read if you’re in the mood for realistic contemp!
Why you should check out this author: I actually need to make good on my promotion here and read Sean Griwold’s Head soon! I adored Going Vintage and thought it was super cute! I think Lindsey deserves more recognition for at least that book and hopefully I feel the same way about her others too!
Why you should check out this author: I expected to like this book, but oh my gosh! It was so stinkin’ adorable and it totally made me proud to be a nerd! I absolutely loved reading this book AND it has a swoony nerdy romance. LOVE IT.
Why you should check out this author: I first met Emmy on the Fierce Reads Tour 2012 and I know she’s on the tour again this spring/summer, but I still feel like she’s not getting the amount of recognition she deserves! I don’t see a lot of reviews for her books out there — Maybe I’m just missing them? — But Monument 14 is a great series and I really recommend that more people read it! It’s interesting to see a male POV in these books amongst the disaster and I like that mix up from the female POV.
Why you should check out this author: Susan is pretty freakin’ awesome. Besides being super sweet, she writes these awesome zombie novels which totally made me like zombie novels when I thought I hated zombies. Well, I like hers. The stories are great, the characters are fun and lively, and even in the freaking novella there are plot twists! Let’s just say I can’t wait to get my hands on A Darkness Strange and Lovely!
Why you should check out this author: I thought Insignia was a boy book, but I saw so many awesome reviews for it that I decided to try it. DUDE. Firstly, it is male POV but S.J. Kincaid is a lady! Not like that really matters either way for my opinion of the book…. Because it was totally awesome! I really loved this book and I don’t know why I haven’t read Vortex yet, but I MUST do that soon. Sci-fi, futuristic elements, and great characters… check it out.