Top Ten Underrated Authors


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come up with a list for us to complete. This week the topic is Top Ten Underrated Authors or Books in any given genre. I found this list really hard to complete so I thought I’d talk about ten underrated authors in a range of genres.

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Alison Rattle


I have read two brilliant books by Alison Rattle. The Quietness and The Madness. Alison’s books fit into the historical/YA category. They’re so well written and evocative.

Suzy Zail


I read The Wrong Boy earlier this year and I was absolutely blown away. A beautiful book that’s so well written. If you’re interested in the Holocaust then definitely check out this little gem.

Anne Blankman


Here’s another historical/war story. Prisoner of Night and Fog was something different to anything else I’ve read in the genre. I thoroughly enjoyed it!


Paula Daly


Paula Daly is another author that I’ve read two brilliant thrillers from. These were Just What Kind Of Mother Are You and Keep Your Friends Close. I loved them both. They’re pieces of adult fiction, but definitely ones that young adults could enjoy as well.

Kate Karyus Quinn


Even though I know quite a few people that have read Another Little Piece and (Don’t You) Forget About Me, I’d love more people to read them. I realise that this author is very unique and her books can be a little confusing, but I LOVE them!


Crystal Chan


Bird is an absolutely beautiful book which I devoured. The writing is stunning. I don’t want to say too much about it. Just read it!

Candy Gourlay


Another very unique middle grade read that I think should be read more widely.


Helen Hiorns


Helen’s debut The Name On Your Wrist really impressed me and I can’t wait to read more from this talented young author!


Jessica Park


I enjoyed Left Drowning but I absolutely adored Flat Out Love and I’m looking forward to reading Flat Out Matt and Flat Out Celeste too. I don’t often read New Adult, but I do like Jessica Park’s writing.


Alexia Casale


The Bone Dragon is a beautiful book that I think a lot more people should be reading and talking about!

Who are your ten underrated authors? Let me know in the comments or feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

57 thoughts on “Top Ten Underrated Authors

  1. Wow, I love the covers you picked for your list. They’re all so gorgeous. I’m moving Flat Out Love, Bird, and Prisoner of Night and Fog up on my TBR pile. 🙂

  2. Bird is such an underrated read! I completely forgot about that one when I was writing my list, but you’re so right there. I wish more people would read that book — it deserves a lot more recognition. I’m also looking forward to reading Prisoner of Night and Fog; not what I’d usually read, but it looks good. I’ve also been itching to read something by Kate Karyus Quinn, too — everyone says she’s really great. 🙂

    • Thanks Kara. I completely agree. It deserves a lot more attention. Kate Karyus Quinn is a fantastic writer, but I think that her writing style won’t appeal to everyone. I hope you enjoy her work though! 🙂

  3. Yes! Yes absolutely to Bird! That is an amazing book and I was absolutely blown away by it’s beautiful writing. I should’ve put that on mine too. 😉 And definitely Suzy Zail. I’ve read 2 of her books and I loved them both, but The Wrong Boy will ALWAYS be my favourite. It’s so painful but beautiful and I do love that the ending was mostly happy. 🙂 Here’s my TTT!

  4. I actually haven’t read any of these! I’ve at least heard of a few, so I’ll have to make sure to bump them up my TBR list!

    (I’m at work, so I’m signed in under a different name, but it’s Elizabeth from so long and thanks for all the fish)

  5. I don’t think I’ve read anything by any of these authors. I really want to read Prisoner of Night and Fog though, it looks amazing!

  6. I read Another Little Piece and it was freaky!! It definitely made me want to read more by that author. I also would like to read Left Drowning. That’s one of those books that I always forget about (probably because the author doesn’t get as much blog love as other YA authors!). Great list… thanks for stopping by mine 🙂

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