Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week's topic is meant to be New-to-Me Favourite Authors Read for the First Time in 2016, but since I'm very picky when it comes to choosing favourite authors (last year I only included 5 authors because of this), I've scratched the 'favourite' part. This list is more like author's that I have loved from this year, but may not yet be favourites - especially those who I have only read one book from.  As usual, these are in no particular order.

1.  Rick Riordan
So, I'm actually cheating here because I've realised that I actually have a read a book by this author - the first 39 Clues book, The Maze of Bones.  But how could I have said I've read a Riordan book when I hadn't yet picked up Percy Jackson?  This year, I started it and I am loving it so far.  I finished the third book, The Titan's Curse, a couple days ago.

2.  Moïra Fowley-Doyle
The Accident Season was such a pleasant surprise for me.  I absolutely loved the writing style.

3.  Rebecca James
I enjoyed the first book I read by this author, but I liked the next one even better.  I can't wait to read more from her.

4.  Naomi Novik
I read Uprooted this year and it was fantastic!  I especially loved the pacing in this book.  I think I'll be reading more from this author soon.

5.  Sabaa Tahir
Like a lot of others, I can't wait for the next Ember in the Ashes book!

6.  Benjamin Alire Sáenz
I thought Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe was beautiful.

7.  Ellie Marney
I read the Every books earlier this year and I loved it.  A great Australian trilogy.

8.  R. J. Palacio
Wonder is now one of my all time favourite books - I think everyone should read it.

9.  Neal Shusterman
I read the first book in the Unwind series this year and I loved how action packed it was.  I'll definitely be continuing with the series.

10.  Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus is another all time favourite for me that I first read this year.

What are some of your new favourite authors?  Be sure to link me to your TTT!


  1. AHHH YAY FOR THE ACCIDENT SEASON!! It's on my list too this time! (That book was just entirely whimsical and magical and beautifully written. *happy sigh*) I also adore Ellie Marney (Aussie books fTW!) and Rick Riordan and Neal Shusterman! And I've been a bit picker this year with favourite authors too...last year I had 26 I loved about all things, but this year I only have like 16. Oops?! :P
    Here's my TTT!

    1. It was an amazing book, that's for sure! I'm definitely on the lookout for books with a similar writing style.
      I'm glad I'm not the only one picky with favourite authors :)

  2. I absolutely love "Wonder". Auggie is such a sweet character.

    1. I've just nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! and I'll be really happy if you have some time to take part in it :)

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    2. Thank you for the nomination! I will go check out your post :)

  3. Ooh! I loved The Accident Season. I'm so glad to see it being placed on a few of today's Top Ten Tuesdays. :D

  4. I forgot about Rick Riordan!
    I barely read the first Percy Jackson book this year!
    Great Top Ten! :)

    My Top Ten Tuesday :D

    1. I hope you liked it as much as I did!

  5. I really want to read The Night Circus and Uprooted. So many books, so little time lol
    My TTT

  6. I can't say as I recall reading any of the authors on your Top Ten Tuesday post this week, so I have some new to me authors to check out for sure.

    Here's a link to my TTT post for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-new-to-me.html

  7. RICK RIORDAN! RICK RIORDAN! RICK RIORDAN! Can you tell I'm excited? hahahaha R. J. Palacio is also awesome. I mean, Wonder was my favourite book last year so yep! Anthony Doerr is one of my favourite authors I discovered this year, as well as Bill Clegg and I do think Marissa Meyer will also make it to that list, as well as Maggie Stiefvater because both of them captivated me with The Lunar Chronicles and The Raven Cycle respectively :)

    1. Haha of course I can tell you're excited :P
      I really have to read All The Light We Cannot See!
      I'm glad to hear that Maggie Stiefvater is a favourite of yours now too :)

  8. AHHH. SO MANY FABULOUS AUTHORS HERE. Rick Riordan is one of my favorite authors of all time, so I am so glad to hear you finally got on the bandwagon and started the Percy Jackson series. ;) The Accident Season, An Ember in the Ashes and Wonder are definitely some of my other favorites as well. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous post + choices! <3

    ~ Zoe @ Stories on Stage

    1. Haha yeah I'm glad I started Percy Jackson as well!
      Happy to hear that you enjoyed those books too!
      Thanks Zoe :)

  9. Great list! I'm currently trying to read The Night Circus but I'm finding it a very odd book - I want to keep reading but at the same time I don't. I'm hoping to start Percy Jackson at some point next year.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Lauren @ My Expanding Bookshelf

    1. Thanks!
      Sorry to hear that you're finding The Night Circus so weird. I hope you get to Percy Jackson soon!

  10. Uprooted and The Night Circus are books I definitely want to read in 2016! My TTT

  11. Fowley-Doyle and Tahir are amazing! Great picks. :)

  12. The Percy Jackson books and The Unwind series are two of my favourite series! Glad to see you're enjoying them.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/top-ten-tuesday-34/

  13. I love Percy Jackson! Such a great series. I also loved The Heroes of Olympus.

    1. I'll definitely be picking up The Heroes of Olympus after I've finished Percy Jackson!


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