Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Top Authors I've Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More

Top Ten Authors I've Only Read One Book from but NEED to Read More

The Broke and the Bookish host a Top Ten Tuesday list with a new subject every week.  This is a hard one, it feels very similar to last week's list about the Top Ten Underrated Authors.  And honestly, I could only come up with nine, because when I read a new author I love, I immediately seek out everything else they have every written.  2009 was the year of Charlaine Harris - I read one book, and then discovered that she had written enough to keep me busy for quite a while.
So here are my Top Nine Authors....

1.  Carol Rifka Brunt.  I have only read one book by her, "Tell the Wolves I'm Home", but this book
stayed with me long after I read it.  A young girl loses her beloved uncle and begins mourning with the only person who misses him as much as she does.  It's a look at the hard world through the eyes of an innocent, and it's almost painful to watch her learn the ways of the world.

2.  Katie Cotungo.  "How To Love" was a great example of how YA has crossed over into being compelling reading even for adults.
Heartbreaking to see a girl derail her promising future for love with a broken boy, and then to watch her try to recover what can never truly be.

3.  Maddie Dawson.  I just read "The Opposite of Maybe", and I could not put it down.
It was just great chick lit.  It wasn't just the usual 20-30 something story- I love a story of a 44 year old woman with an unexpected pregnancy.

4.  Huntley Fitzpatrick.  "My Life Next Door" was another great YA book.
Rich girl next door falls for the not so rich boy next door - how can a not so perfect life look better than the perfect life you've been living?

5.  Natalie Haynes.  I read "The Furies" over two days.  It was a really unique read, and I loved the way the story unfolded.  Just reviewed it earlier this week, but will definitely be looking for her again.

6.  Jamie Kain.  I know, I know, I keep talking about her.  But "The Good Sister" was a great book and I'm looking forward to seeing what else she writes.

7.  Gil McNeil.  I love, love, love English chick lit.  "A Good Year for the Roses", was a great example of escapist chick lit.  It made me want to move to England and find a old English house to live in and garden - even though I know no one in England and I hate gardening.

8.  Jandy Nelson.  "The Sky is Everywhere" was a totally moving story of loss and grief and the weirdness of dealing with it, while realizing that life goes on and your feelings keep coming, even when you think the world has ended.

9.  Beatriz Williams.  "A Hundred Summers".  Why, oh, why do I love WWII stories so much?  I just can't resist them.  The glamour, the music, the fashion, the summer houses, sigh.  I love it all.

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