Booking Through Thursday — Unknown Authors

Today’s Booking Through Thursday asks, “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…”

This is a tough question, not because I don’t want to proselytize for my faves but because I have no idea who everyone else isn’t reading! I thought everyone wasn’t reading Jasper Fforde, but the waiting list for Shades of Grey at my library, as well as the myriad interviews with the man that I read in the couple weeks before the book came out, would indicate otherwise. I thought everyone wasn’t reading Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera series, but comments to the copy of my post about First Lord’s Fury on Facebook indicate otherwise.

The opposite is also true. I thought that everyone was reading Tana French because I first heard about her books on NPR, but mostly when I tell people about her I get blank looks!

But, since “everybody” and “no one” in this case are pretty subjective, here are some more authors you should read: Mary Doria Russell, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, and Susan Beth Pfeffer.

You’re welcome. 🙂

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