Today’s top 10 Tuesday is new to me authors. This was decently easy for me due to the fact that I branched out in my reading this year. I gave multiple books I didn’t think I would like a try and was so glad to be wrong. Without further a due here are ten authors that are new to me.
10. Patrick Ness. I tried out “The Rest of Us Just Live Here” by Ness this fall and found it quite relatable in certain places and very entertaining in the rest. I’ve already purchased “A Monster Calls” and the first book in the Chaos Walking trilogy. I think Ness has an interesting way of writing that makes you think and touches your heart. I can’t wait to read more from him.
9. Stephanie Perkins. I finally broke down and read “Anna and the French Kiss” this summer. While I was disappointed in the story line, Perkins’ writing just flowed from page to page. I had to stop myself from reading the whole book in one sitting because I was buddy reading. I already have” Lola and the Boy Next Door” and am impatiently waiting for my reading buddy to become available again.
8. Sara Rasch. This fall I also finally pulled out my copy of “Snow Like Ashes.” I don’t have words to tell you how much I enjoyed this book. The second one was ordered yesterday and I WILL do a happy dance when it arrives. Rasch has a new series coming out next year and you don’t have to ask me twice if I’m interested in it.
7. Amy Tintera. Tintera’s “Ruined” made it’s way into my hands this year. I loved every minute of it. So much so I’m considering reading her other series Reboot.And I’m not even that much into science fiction. But it was refreshing to try out a different author than those I normally read.
6. Rin Chupeco. “The Girl from the Well” has been on my TBR for ages. But before I could read it I was given the opportunity to try Chupeco’s newest endeavor “The Bone Witch.” I loved being sucked into this tale of witches, magic, and a world filled with superstition and mystery. I’m so glad I was able to read Chupeco this year.
5. Kasie West. West’s writing feels like you’re having a chat with a good friend. It’s easy to digest and just fun overall. I read two of her novels this year and look forward to many more. They raise your spirits and personally give me a little bounce in my step.
4. Colleen Hoover. My friend Sarah finally got to me and I read some of Hoover’s new adult books this spring. While I had mixed reviews I can say that I overall enjoyed reading her books and feeling these relationships and friendships that she effortlessly builds and breaks. I’ll definitely continue to seek out her books.
3. Marissa Meyer. I read all of the Lunar Chronicles last January and February. Cress was my absolute favorite. But I enjoyed how Meyer weaved fantasy with science fiction and distopian to create these retellings that partially seemed like brand new stories. I cannot wait to read Heartless, Meyer’s newest release and see if I still enjoy her writing.
2 Brian K. Vaughn. I delved into the comic book world this year for the first time. And if you’re reading comics, you’re going to come across a title written by Brian K. Vaughn if you know what’s good for you. He wrote Saga, Paper Girls, The Runaways, Y: The Last Man Standing, Morning Glories, and so much more. I love his stories and will continue to pull them off the shelf for personal consumption.
- Leigh Bardugo. I finally gave in and picked up Six of Crows this past September. Guys.. What was I waiting for. This book was so good I read it twice. Then I put the Grisha trilogy on hold at my library. So far I’ve only read Shadow and Bone, but hopefully I’ll receive the trilogy set for Christmas. *happy dance* Like I love this women and would read anything she wrote, ever. cards to strangers, shopping lists, doesn’t matter. I need to read it!
So this is my list of ten new-to-me authors. Comment down below and tell me if you enjoyed any of these authors this year. Or who a new -to -you author is from this year. 🙂 I’ll see ya next time and I hope your having a good day!