Booking Through Thursday – Favorite Unknown

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Thank goodness it is Thursday.  I don’t think I have ever been so happy to see a Thursday in my life.  Because it is Thursday, it is time to think about various book-related questions with Booking Through Thursday!
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…
Maybe it is the three days of ten+ hours of meetings, maybe it is the severe sinus headache I am currently sporting, but I cannot think of a single favorite author that others are not reading.  I would have said Elizabeth Kostova, but I think a lot of people are reading her.  Other than that, I’ve got nothing.  My mind is a complete blank.  Isn’t that sad? 
So I’m putting this out to everyone else.  Who should I be reading that no one else is reading?  Who should I add to my Must-Read list?  I am always taking recommendations and love to find unknown authors!

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18 Responses to Booking Through Thursday – Favorite Unknown
  1. Bluestocking
    January 21, 2010 | 12:20 PM

    You'll have to come take a look at my post.

    Oh I started an essay section on my blog called Belles-Lettres. You're welcome to contribute.

    Here is mine

  2. Michelle
    January 21, 2010 | 12:37 PM

    I think Elizabeth Kostova would have been a more unknown shortly after “The Historian” came out, but with all the hype around “The Swan Thieves,” she's pretty well-known now. Great author.

    I haven't gotten the chance to post mine, yet, but I am probably going to write about Kate Morton. I try to get all my patrons to read her books.

  3. Alayne
    January 21, 2010 | 1:16 PM

    I definitely like Kostova. My author pick is at The Crowded Leaf.

  4. Michelle
    January 21, 2010 | 1:59 PM

    Bluestocking – I will definitely check out both posts!

  5. Michelle
    January 21, 2010 | 2:00 PM

    Michelle – I will have to check out Kate Morton. Thanks for the suggestion!

  6. Michelle
    January 21, 2010 | 2:01 PM

    Alayne – I will be checking your post out later today. Thanks!

  7. Nicole (Linus's Blanket)
    January 21, 2010 | 2:02 PM

    I usually don't do well with these kind of questions, I would have no idea of who to mention.

  8. Jennifer
    January 21, 2010 | 2:53 PM
  9. thekoolaidmom
    January 21, 2010 | 4:00 PM

    I thought I hadn't heard of Elizabeth Kostova until the other Michelle mentioned The Historian and The Swan Thieves, then I was like, Oh yeah… I've not read anything by her, though.

    Meh, the kids here had a “black ice day” from school, so I've not been able to think, either. ;-)

  10. Nise'
    January 21, 2010 | 4:34 PM

    I have not read Kostova yet!

  11. mattviews
    January 21, 2010 | 4:41 PM

    My mind drew a complete blank this morning when I saw the question. It's not something for which I can improvise an answer. I mulled over it all morning and came up with a few.

  12. Michelle
    January 22, 2010 | 8:45 AM

    Nicole – This question was really difficult. I'm not a big fan of these blank questions like this!

  13. Michelle
    January 22, 2010 | 8:46 AM

    Jennifer – I loved The Historian, but The Swan Thieves put the nail in the coffin as far as catapulting her to the top of my must-read list!

  14. Michelle
    January 22, 2010 | 8:48 AM

    Kool-Aid Mom – Black ice? That stuff is so dangerous, but I'm sure you were hoping for a quieter day at home. These open-ended questions like this are rather difficult, are they not?

  15. Michelle
    January 22, 2010 | 8:48 AM

    Nise' – You must read her!! She is wonderful!

  16. Michelle
    January 22, 2010 | 8:49 AM

    Matt – I'm sure that if I gave it some thought (like a week or so), I would have thought of someone else. Maybe…

  17. Jodie
    January 22, 2010 | 10:08 AM

    Oh Dawn Powell, I think you might like her as well.

  18. Michelle
    January 22, 2010 | 6:53 PM

    Jodie – Dawn Powell, eh? I will definitely have to check her out! Thanks!

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