Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Top Ten Authors that Deserve More Recognition


In no particular order...
Wallace Stegner
Truman Capote
Carol Shields
William Steig
V. S. Naipaul
James Thurber
Louis Sachar
Marilynne Robinson
Chaim Potok
Anne Tyler

Who are authors you see as neglected?

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature 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 that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. 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 add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

37 comments:

BookBelle said...

Very good list! I recognized a few on your list and agree that they have been under-recognized. Here's mine: http://bookbelle0819.blogspot.com/2011/03/top-ten-authors-that-deserved-more.html

Karen said...

Hi,

I recognise about six names but have only read one (a sign they are under recognised I think). Anne Tyler is the one I read and it was only the one book. I very much enjoyed it and just haven't got round to reading others. Should rectify that.

Geosi Reads said...

I like your list. I am more familiar with two names. Thus carol Shields and Naipaul. Cheers!

Loni said...

I wouldn't have thought to include Carol Shields. She's plenty famous where I'm from.

Audra said...

Yes, yes, on Truman Capote! I think more people need to read Breakfast at Tiffany's in addition to the rest of his work. Carol Shields is another great one. Just love your list!

gabrielreads said...

I definitely agree that Louis Sachar is under-appreciated. When I was growing up I read almost all of his books and they were always funny and clever.

I'd say that another, similar, author who deserves more recognition is Gordon Korman.

Melissa said...

I read The Chosen by Potok in college! Great book.

It's a shame when an author falls out of fashion, like Louis Sachar -- great author, but because there's not a movie adaptation coming out anytime soon, people forget. Such short memories we have...

kathy@bookskidslike.com said...

Some wonderful choices. I have read and enjoyed James Thurber (his short stories rock), Chaim Potok (The Chosen), and Louis Sachar (The Wayside School and others!!!). Thanks for the memories!

Erica Woolridge said...

I only recognized one name, so I'm guessing they are under recognized indeed (or I really need to read more :p).

Geosi Reads said...

I am not sure if I've already sent in a comment. I like that you've added Naipaul and Carol Shields in your list. I have one Naipaul book on my shelves and look forward to reading it soon. Thanks.

Birdie said...

Capote! Definitely!

smellincoffee said...

Louis Sachar...of the Wayside Stories series? :-D I loved those as a kid.

Monica said...

Hmm, will check these out. Very interesting.
I have Carol Shields on my tbr list, and have ummed and ahhed over reading Capote.
Thanks for sharing.

Jenni Elyse said...

Yay! Finally someone with an author who I've actually read one of their books--Anne Tyler. Even though her genre of writing isn't typically a book I would read, I thought her writing was fantastic and I may try more of her books in the future.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Great list, some I never heard of, stop and see mine.

Laura said...

Oooh, I was thinking Truman Capote too! In Cold Blood is completely amazing! I haven't actually heard of a lot of these authors, probably because they are underappreciated, but I know that Naipaul is supposed to be amazing too... Hmmm, I have a lot to read...

Jordyn said...

Chaim Potok!!!

Evie said...

I'm ashamed to admit, but I don't know an of the authors on your list :(
I promise to check them out! Thanks for bringing them to my attention :) It's always great to learn something new!

Dani said...

I recognize all of the names, but I have to admit I've only read Capote and Sachar. It's always nice to get a push to take a closer look at books/authors you've noticed at the library, so I'll consider this my push! Thanks for sharing.

1girl2manybooks said...

I only know 2 names from your list I think! I have a Truman Capote novel on my TBR shelf and I recognise V.S Naipaul but that's it! I shall have to do some research into your list.

bookishardour.com said...

I haven't heard of any of those myself, except Capote, so there's more to check out. The list just keeps growing...

Thanks for sharing your list!

LBC said...

I haven't read any of these authors, although they are familiar. I had bumped up Angle of Repose on my list of things to read, but it seems to have been bumped back again.

Check out my post here: http://hawthornescarlet.blogspot.com/2011/03/top-ten-tuesday-check-um-out.html

Vasilly said...

Have you read Anne Tyler's Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant? It's one of my favorite books of all time.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Love that Anne Tyler book. You and I are so much alike!

Jessie Clark said...

I don't know most of the names on your list. They really must be neglected. I love Louis Sacher though. I read Wayside School to a class of sixth graders and realized anew who clever he is.

Ramblings of a Part time Druid said...

Thanks for stopping by. I will have to check out some of those authors.

Cozy in Texas said...

I don't recognize any of them I'm sad to say.
Ann

TheBookGirl said...

All of the names are familar, but I have actually read only half of them...
In Cold Blood gave me nightmares for days...loved all the Potok books I read, particularly My Name is Asher Lev.

Tiptress said...

Truman Capote.. He is on my wishlist. Guess I need to bump him up a few and read his book..

Ms.Tiptress
PassionReads

Peggy said...

I have read all but one of the names on the list. I'll be checking out books by Carol Shields from work today.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I'm especially fond of Carol Shields' books, Happenstance and The Republic of Love. Lots of people prefer Stone Diaries.

kimberlyfayereads said...

I've not read anything from any of these authors. I will have to check them out.

Here's my Top Ten: http://kimberlyfayereads.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/top-ten-authors-who-deserve-more-recognition-2/

Debbie Rodgers said...

Great list. I've heard of 8 of them, but have read only 5 - and must check out the 2 I don't recognize at all!

Chikadee said...

All of them, I have no clue who they are or what they write

Ka'u Hawanawana @ http://tenuinanoa.blogspot.com/

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Well, then they definitely need more recognition!

bookbugsbite said...

Louis Sachar! Childhood right there! The man is a genius - it's as simple as that.

Here's my own list!

http://bookbugsbite.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/top-ten-tuesday-authors-who-deserve-more-recognition-july-16th/

bookbugsbite said...

Lous Sachar! Childhood right there! The man is a genius - it's as simple as that.

Here's my own list!

http://bookbugsbite.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/top-ten-tuesday-authors-who-deserve-more-recognition-july-16th/