Thursday, January 21, 2010

Favorite Unknown

This week's Booking Through Thursday asks:

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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…

For me, it wasn't an author so much that came to mind at first, but a book: Catherine Ryan Hyde's 'Love in the Present Tense'. It was my favorite book by far of last year yet no matter the book store, little corner store or big chain, I've had to order it when I've wanted to buy it as a gift. Yet she's not unpopular because another of her books, 'Pay It Forward', was made into a movie, although I couldn't readily find that on the shelves either.

How about you? Which book or author do you want to shout from the rooftops because no one else is reading them?


  1. I have not read Love In the Present Tense, but shall look for it. Thanks. My BTT:

  2. I'll have to look up The Present Tense at my library :) My favorite relatively unknown author is Brian S. Matthews. Here's my full response.

  3. Waiting for Columbus...everyone should read it! :-D

  4. I will have to check that title out. I have enjoyed her other books.

  5. I've granted you an award!

  6. Good pick! I'll have to check into her.

  7. Ooh, you could feature this book on my new With Reverent Hands series- it's basically what this BTT post is :-)


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