Monday, 22 September 2014

Underrated Treasures

Today I am taking part in Alex's blogfest. Click this link for the sign up list and go find lots of underrated treasures.

It seemed like a good idea to sign up for this, but I have a problem. It often feels like everyone has heard of everything I like - I'll find something amazing and want to share it with people, and they all look at me, with pity, and say "Yeah, we all knew about that last year."

So, this is a challenge...

Um....

Er....

Okay, here goes... a lot of you have heard/read Suzannah Dunn's historical fiction, yes? If no, my job is done, go and read...

Venus Flaring
If yes, did you know she wrote contemporary fiction first, and that her first book, Darker Days Than Usual was the book that convinced me I might be able to make a living out of writing? (Okay, I'm still waiting to make my living.) Unfortunately, I can't grab a decent picture of Darker Days Than Usual, and I don't own a copy, so here are a few others to check out.

Past Caring is another book that doesn't seem to have an image available - it's about reincarnation, though, and pretty good.


Blood Sugar

Quite Contrary


Have you heard of Dunn? Is the contemporary part of her career a surprise to you? Have I just proved my original statement?

I'm off to hop around and see what underrated gems I've been missing out on!







33 comments:

  1. I've never heard of Suzannah Dunn, but I think I need to rectify that!

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  2. Hi Annalisa .. never heard of Suzannah Dunn either ... but as you say - now I can keep an eye open for her books ... have a good week and cheers Hilary

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  3. These sound like great books. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  4. I've not heard of Dunn. Your job is done :)

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  5. Hmm, her name does sound familiar in regards to historical fiction....

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

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  6. Great choices and interesting too. I need to start branching out on my reading list.

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  7. I have not heard of Suzannah Dunn. I'll have to look up her work.

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  8. I admit I've not heard of that author.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

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  9. Oh, a possible new find. Cheers :) shahwharton.com

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  10. She's diversified as a writer - smart move.

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  11. I've never heard of Dunn, either. I do need to branch out more when it comes to reading, though.

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  12. Hi, Annalisa. I've not read anything by this writer. Thanks for sharing your pick for the Underrated Treasures Blogfest.

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  13. Another book to add to my list. Interesting picks.

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  14. Ah. I've not heard of her. Thank you for the recommendation!

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  15. Haven't heard of her, but will check her out! Thanks for the heads up!

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  16. I've never heard of Dunn before, but it sounds like a great book. And if it inspired you so greatly, it sounds like a great read.

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  17. I've never heard of Dunn, but now I am VERY interested in her books! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  18. Ditto - I have never heard of Dunn - but, I'm intrigued - thanks for introducing her to me.

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  19. I will definitely check out Dunn's fiction!

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  20. Don't recall Dunn but should probably give a look see.

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  21. This blogfest is like Christmas. I love discovering new Authors :)

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  22. I hadn't heard of her until now.

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  23. Never heard of her before, but her work sounds interesting.

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  24. Thanks for the recommendation. Just the title "Darker Days Than Usual" sound intriguing.

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  25. Sounds intriguing, I meant to say!

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  26. Haven't heard of Dunn, but I don't typically get into historical or contemporary fiction much.

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  27. You came up with one that I'd never heard of.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  28. This is a very intriguing author for me to definitely put on my TBR list right here and now. Thanks for sharing what looks like some promising works. So wonderful when reading someone's work changes your life's direction.

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  29. My under-rated treasures would be places to go, so perhaps I'm not a proper author yet? Garachicoo in the north west of Tenerife - you have to go there.

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  30. you got me! i'm learning about a lot of underrated gems!
    thanks for yours!

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  31. Thanks for visiting. I was going to reply individually, but you've all said the same thing! I didn't realise Dunn was so underrated - I assumed her historicals, at least, were well read. I first discovered her around the same time as Philippa Gregory - they both started with contemporary and moved into historicals, although Gregory seems to be more well-known.

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  32. She IS underrated, and your job IS done - I'd never heard of her til now. I'm convinced! Thank you!

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  33. I haven't read these. Thanks for the heads up.

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