Top Ten Tuesday | The Broke and the Bookish
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme 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 complete with one of our bloggers’ answers. 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 post a comment on our post with a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post to share with us and all those who are participating. If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.
If you can’t come up with ten, don’t worry about it—post as many as you can!
This week’s topic:
Top Ten Authors That Deserve More Recognition
Click here to see the future Top Ten Tuesday schedule. Next week Capillya from That Cover Girl is tackling top ten book covers you wish you could redesign (doesn’t even have to be because you don’t like it…just maybe if you have a cool idea for it!)
1. Beth Revis debuted recently with Across the Universe. Just this past weekend, I read the near 400 page book. She may be relatively unrecognized at the moment but I see that changing.
2.Winifred Watson wrote Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. This fairy tale set in 1930s London lifts the spirits. Yet, when the movie came out, I requested the book through inter-library loan. Once I read the book, copies for my local library system arrived.
3. Jeffrey Eugenides turns out a book roughly each decade. People see his genius. . . if only there were more!
4. Anya Seton wrote Katherine, the story of the real Katherine Swynford. Seton influenced others such as Philippa Gregory in the historical fiction genre.
5. Katherine Howe began with The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane. In this book, Howe exhibited a fantastic take on the Salem Witch Trials. Her descriptions gave readers what they needed to see what was taking place. I can’t wait for more.
6. Rebecca Skloot’s star is on the rise. With The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, more solid nonfiction from this writer.
7. Stephen King receives a lot a recognition. However, I want to call attention to his more humanistic morality plays such as The Dead Zone and The Green Mile.
8. John Green wrote the highly amusing An Abundance of Katherines. When I read it, I couldn’t stop laughing. Definitely needs more attention.
9. Michele Andrea Bowen wrote Church Folk. She’s my sort of Christian Fiction writer – not sanctimonious at all. Her frank delivery and believable characters rock.
10. Julia Alvarez revived the Mirabal sisters by writing In the Time of the Butterflies. These characters have remained with me for nearly thirteen years. Yes, people hail Alvarez but not enough.