Top 10 Favorite Authors In X Genre
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday lets you choose your favorite authors in a specific genre, be it sci-fi, romance, nonfiction….anything that strikes your fancy!
Since I just read an article about how it is believed that there is a lack of “gender balance” in YA lit (in both readers and authors), my list will consist of Top 10 Male Authors in YA That I Have Read Recently (is that too specific?). These are not in any particular order.
- Neal Shusterman: I read Unwind and will be starting UnWholly soon. Dark, creepy and completely entertaining.
- Will Richter: Thoroughly enjoyed Dark Eyes. Main character is a girl who lives on the streets of New York City. Thriller, mystery.
- David Levithan: I’m cheating a little here, as I have only read a book he wrote with Rachel Cohn. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist rocks.
- John Green: The Fault in Our Stars is an upsetting, wonderful, touching cryfest that I loved. Many, many tissues gave their lives so I could make it through this one.
- Scott Speer: A man writing about angels? Awesome! Immortal City shows the down side to angels when their services become a commodity.
- Lex Thomas: Quarantine: The Loners is a book you will never forget. Violent visuals are tempered by…well, nothing. Looks at what would happen if your high school and its cliques were your entire world.
- John Corey Whaley: Men can definitely write sensitive; Where Things Come Back is a touching book about men and boys finding or losing their way. And a woodpecker.
- Stephen Chbosky: Another “sensitive boy” book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower takes a thoughtful, quiet kid and lets him slowly come to the realization that he is a great person, he’s going to be fine and being a part of life is so much better than watching from the sidelines. Even if it hurts sometimes.
- Neal Gaiman: OK, I have only read one of his books (twice!) but his writing is so vivid and colorful and descriptive. Love love love The Graveyard Book.
- Jeff Kinney: I realize that he’s more of a middle grades author than YA, but I think his Diary of a Wimpy Kid books are genius.