BTT: Unknown Favorites

This week’s Booking Through Thursday question is interesting, and a bit hard — at least for me:

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…

Okay this is just kind of hard. I feel like most of my favorite authors are known authors, but maybe it’s because I’ve been reading them for so long and I found some people who also love the books that I love to read, so it feels like a lot of people read it. Did that make sense?

But I think it would be awesome if more people read:

  • Frank Peretti – author of This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness to name a few, and one of the best Christian fiction that I’ve ever read. I’d like to think his books are not only for the Christian people, because it’s really awesome. :)
  • Camy Tang – I only discovered her about two years ago, and her chick lit books remain a favorite on my shelf. I always recommend her to friends who are looking for good, quality (and clean) chick lit, and she’s a really nice person, too. :)
  • Tosca Lee – I was blown away by her book, Demon, and even if I haven’t finished Havah, yet, I know from the first few pages of it that it’s also a beautiful book. I can’t wait for her third novel that comes out in 2011 — the story of Judas Iscariot. Don’t you think that’s just yummy?

I think that’s it. More people should read their books, really. It would make the world a better place (and maybe I’m not kidding there hahaha).

On another note, not really related to BTT. Earlier today we dropped by at Fully Booked during afternoon break just for kicks, and I got caught in a book splurge again. *headdesk* I was only intending to look for Carrie Ryan’s The Forest of Hands and Teeth to make sure it’s still there, waiting for me to buy it next Friday. (It’s not.) What I found instead, was Shelley Adina‘s final book in the It’s All About Us series, The Chic Shall Inherit the Earth. And there’s only one copy left.

Ugh. I hate it that I could have bought Carrie Ryan’s book last Friday, only I didn’t because I wasn’t in the mood to buy a hardcover book. I wanted to buy it last Sunday, but I didn’t because I was waiting for the sale in Eastwood. AND NOW…it’s gone. :(

Alas. Maybe the paperback is meant for me.

But I’m happy to find Shelley Adina’s book because that meant my collection is complete. My wallet isn’t so happy, though, and this means I may have to bring lunch to work for a week to compensate. :P But I can’t wait to see what happens to the protagonist and the antagonist, and if she and the guy from the first book will finally get together. I was planning to read it after Persuasion, but alas, it cannot wait. So sorry, Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth, you’d have to wait a bit. This won’t be long. :P

10 Thoughts on “BTT: Unknown Favorites

  1. I read Frank Peretti when I was in my early 20′s and his books scared the socks of me! They were great. I have yet to read Camy’s and Tosca’s books.

    Anne and Captain Wentworth will understand, but don’t make them wait too long!

  2. Peretti is wonderful, I have not read anything by him in years. I have not read the other two, so I shall be checking into them. My BTT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/01/booking-through-thursday-21-january.html

  3. I’ve never read any Peretti, but maybe I should be looking him up at the library… My favorite relatively unknown author is Brian S. Matthews. Here’s my full response.

  4. Haha good answers, and good luck with the bookstore! My pick is at The Crowded Leaf.

  5. Ooo… I think I’ll have to check out some Tosca. That book about Judas Iscariot sounds fascinating!

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  7. Wow I’m honored to make it on your list! I love both Peretti and Tosca Lee, and I think you’ll love Shelley Adina’s book, too! (It’s on my TBR shelf!)
    Camy

    • Camy: Of course you’re here! I make sure to promote your books to anyone who’s looking for good chick-lit/romance. :P

      I’ve just read the last book of Shelley Adina’s series, and I loved it! Lissa and Kaz! ♥

  8. Wow! Kaz ahead of Captain Wentworth! You made my week, LOL!

So, what do you think?

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