Top Ten Tuesday #21 – Top Ten New-to-me Authors 2013
This week on Top Ten Tuesday is about the Top Ten authors we discovered in 2013. And wow, I discovered quite a few really good ones! I actually discovered several authors this year. Some released their debut book in 2013, and others were simply authors whose books I hadn’t gotten around to reading yet. I am linking directly to my review if you are interested in checking one of them out 🙂
Top Ten Tuesdays is a fun meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we share our excitement for books, and I really like how this meme makes me think about the books I read, why I read them, and who to recommend my favorite reads to. So, here we go, as usual, my list is in no particular order :
J. A. Huss and her series Rook and Ronin – I read all three books in less than three days, and I stayed up all night to be able to read without interruptions!
David Lomax – he is a YA sci-fi author, and I simply loved his debut The Backward Glass, which involves really cool time travel.
I also discovered Kim Harrison and her awesome The Hollows series, thanks to three of my blogger friends, Brandee, Jaclyn and Robyn. I can’t thank them enough for introducing me to this awesome series, I read the 10 first books in just a few short weeks last summer!
Another debut author I loved in 2013 is Jody Kihara and her novel Switching – which is also a YA novel with time travel, but quite different from the other one I mentioned. Stormi got me to read this one, and I’m very happy she did!
I really enjoyed Joelle Charbonneau’s The Testing, and I can’t wait to read more of her books – two are being released in 2014.
Katie McGarrie blew my socks off with her Pushing the Limits series. This NA series is so well written, and I love the characters she’s shared with us readers.
K. A. Tucker’s Ten Tiny Breaths series is awesome as well – it’s also NA, and very well done.
And of course, I really enjoyed G. R. Reader’s Off Topic: The Story of an Internet Revolt (the link of this one leads to Goodreads – as it really is a book about how Goodreads suddenly deleted hundreds of review a little while ago, and how reviewers felt about that)
After I met Katie Hayoz by chance – she lives in Geneva as well – I bought and read her debut novel Untethered, which is a really good YA paranormal novel, but with no strange creatures in it. It was refreshing to read something quite different from other YA paranormal stories I have read.
And last, but not least, I discovered Tahereh Mafi and her incredible Shatter Me series. The prose is very different and poignant, and it reached into my heart and did something to me.
Thanks for stopping by today, have a terrific Tuesday, and happy reading.