Top Ten Tuesday: Authors that are new to me
Most of these authors probably aren’t new to anyone but me, but that’s okay. At least I found them eventually, right? If you also haven’t read anything by any of these people, I highly recommend giving it a shot! Since I couldn’t decide how I would rank these, I’ve decided to post them in the order that I discovered them.
1. J. Elizabeth Hill I’ve followed her blog for a couple of years, and I was super excited to get to read both Bound and Possession this year. If you like fantasy, you should check out this series. I can’t wait to read more of her work!
2. Jennifer E. Smith I absolutely adored The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. This is What Happy Looks Like wasn’t quite as good, but it was still an enjoyable read. She also has some other books out, which I’m looking forward to reading!
3. E. Lockhart Words can’t describe how much I loved the Ruby Oliver series. Each one was better than the last. She has two other books out and one more that either just came out or is coming out soon, and I look forward to reading them.
4. Kody Keplinger If you like contemporary young adult books with a dash of feminism, you’ll probably enjoy these books by Keplinger as much as I did. The DUFF was probably my favorite, but A Midsummer’s Nightmare and Shut Out, which is a modern-day Lysistrata, were both really good, too.
5. Marjane Satrapi Persepolis was the first graphic novel I’ve ever read, and I could not have enjoyed it more. This book and the sequel show Satrapi’s life growing up in Iran after the revolution of 1979. She also has at least two other books out I’ve just learned, so I look forward to reading them.
6. Cora Carmack I kept wanting to like New Adult books, but I didn’t really until I read Losing It. The plot was a bit predictable, but I really enjoyed it. And then I read Faking It, and I loved that one even more. Finding It wasn’t quite as good as the first two, but I still liked it, and I look forward to reading her next set of books.
7. Gayle Forman I only read one of her books this year – If I Stay – but I absolutely loved it, and I really have to get around to reading the sequel, as well as the other books Forman has out, as this is definitely one talented writer.
8. Beth Revis I’ve been hearing about the Across the Universe series for a while, and I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to read the first one. I have the second two on my shelf right now, and I will have finished the series by the end of the year. I don’t normally care about stories set in space, but this book is making me reconsider that.
9. Libba Bray Beauty Queens is one of the funniest, most thought-provoking books I’ve read this year. If you like satire, I highly suggest you pick up this book!
What about you? What are some of your favorite authors that you’ve discovered this year?