BTT: Favorite Unknown


I swear, today’s Booking Through Thursday is a retread. I’m even going to begin my answer the same way I did the last time.

But first, the question:

Who’s your favorite author that other people are NOT reading? The one you want to evangelize for, the one you would run popularity campaigns for? The author that, so far as you’re concerned, everyone should be reading–but that nobody seems to have heard of. You know, not JK Rowling, not Jane Austen, not Hemingway–everybody’s heard of them. The author that you think should be that famous and can’t understand why they’re not…

Answer: ME! (especially since until the end of the month, I’m donating at least 50% of my royalties to the Red Cross, in response to the earthquake in Haiti. What a good time to buy my books.)

Want a less ego-centric answer? Jennifer Estep. Anya Bast. Ann Aguirre (although she’s well on her way). Carrie Lofty. India Edghill. Marcia Muller (she’s been around forever but has never really broken out. What a shame. She writes great stuff.). Cody McFadyen. KL Going. Don Bruns. Hank Phillippi Ryan.

Sheesh. Dig around the index here. Go under “Books” or “Susan’s Book Talk.” Find the books I’ve talked about. Ninety percent of them are written by non-best-selling authors. That’s because I prefer the hidden gems, the non-best-sellers-that-shouldn’t-be-non-best-sellers. I’ve started trends before. No reason I can’t do it by championing some of my favorite books.



  1. Bluestocking

    January 21, 2010 12:02 pm

    It’s a pity sometimes which books end up on the Bestsellers List.

    Here is mine
    .-= Bluestocking´s last blog ..I’ve unearthed a secret: a consideration of secrecy in Sense and Sensibility =-.

  2. Alayne

    January 21, 2010 1:15 pm

    What is your book about? My favorite author pick is at The Crowded Leaf.
    .-= Alayne´s last blog ..BTT: Favorite Unknown =-.

  3. Jennifer

    January 21, 2010 2:43 pm

    Brilliant, I have an entire new source to go to for books! I am always amazed how some of the most poorly written books become bestsellers. I have never understood it. My BTT:
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Booking Through Thursday, 21 January =-.

  4. Alice Audrey

    January 21, 2010 3:34 pm

    I tend to read whatever I can get my hands on with little attention paid to “best seller” status.
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..13 Ways For a Boy to Get Into Trouble =-.

  5. Ann

    January 22, 2010 1:24 am

    Hey. Did I tell you I read Prime Time and loved it? Have you read Jennifer Rardin? Her books are great.
    P.S. I owe you an email, hope to get it to you tomorrow.
    .-= Ann´s last blog ..Weekend Update =-.

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