Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I read in 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's list is easy because I read a number of authors for the first time who I really liked a lot. Links go to my posts about their books.

1. Andrew Smith is easily number on my list. I read three of his books this year and really liked them all.
2. Holly Black. I loved The Coldest Girl in Coldtown and I should really probably read something else of hers. Any suggestions?
3. Hugh Howey. I really don't know if I'll read more in the Silo series, because can they possibly be nearly as good as Wool?
4. Cammie McGovern. I love finding new great YA authors!
5. Jessie Burton. The Miniaturist was her debut, and I will be keeping an eye out for more from her.
6. Kate Manning. My Notorious Life featured one of my very favorite protagonists of the year.
7. Caitlin Moran is funny and clever and brilliant.
8. Karen Joy Fowler managed to pack a pretty big story into a rather little book, which is something I always appreciate.
9. Dan Chaon wrote some really great short stories and I've heard positive reviews of his other books also.
10. Nick Lake wrote one of the most amazing and unusual YA books I read this year.

What about you? Did you discover any great new authors this year?


Unknown said...

Great list! I love Winger! I will def be reading more Andrew Smith in 2015. I've also heard really good things about Nick Lake. Here's my TTT. Happy reading!

Captivated Reader said...

I haven read any of the authors on your list yet!!! However, I currently have a book by Karen Joy Foweler in my to bed read pile, that I'm hoping to get to in 2015!!! Here's a link to my TTT for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-new-to-me.html

3goodrats said...

You both have some great authors on your lists! Liane Moriarty, Neal Shusterman, John Green and Simon Winchester in particular are great.

Marie, In Darkness by Nick Lake was just fantastic and was very different from other young adult fiction I've read.