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!

27 comments:

  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!

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    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 :)

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

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    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 :)

      Here is my blog post for more details:
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    2. Thank you for the nomination! I will go check out your post :)

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  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

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

    My Top Ten Tuesday :D

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

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

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    1. Hahaha I can definitely relate to that!

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  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

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    1. I hope you like some of them one day!

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  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 :)

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    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 :)

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  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

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

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  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

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

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

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

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  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/

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    1. I'm glad to hear you like them too! :)

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

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

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