Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Top Ten Tuesday Twenty Nine

Top Ten New-To-Me authors I read in 2015 


Top ten tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish.  I really enjoyed this week's topic as it allowed me to look back over my year of reading and remember some of the amazing books and authors I have read this year.  And so, here are some of my favourite new-to-me authors from the past year -  enjoy!

1) Annabel Pitcher - This was the year in which I finally picked up both of her novels, My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece and Ketchup Clouds, and really enjoyed both of them.  I'm really glad I finally picked up her books and I'm already planning on reading her next book some time soon.

2) Scott Westerfeld - So far, I have only read Afterworlds by Westerfeld, but I enjoyed it so much that I couldn't leave him off this list, especially as it has made me want to pick up his Uglies series very soon as well.


3) Rick Yancey - I first started his series, The  5th Wave in March, and so far I am loving it.  I can't wait for the final book to be released, and so that is why Rick Yancey had to have a place here.   

4) Tommy Wallach - I can't tell you how much I have raved about his book, We All Looked Up, to anyone and everyone, and so it seemed utterly impossible for him to not feature. 
5) Jenny Han - I only read my first book of hers, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, last month, and I am already anticipating picking up the sequel.  I loved it and can't wait to read more from Jenny Han next year! 

6) Julie Kagawa - After her entire Iron Fey series sitting on my shelf for years without being read, I finally picked up the first two books this year.  They weren't my favourites of the year, but I did still really enjoy them and so felt she deserved a place on this list.  

7) Sarah Dessen - It seems mad to say that I read my first Sarah Dessen book this year, as so many people seemed to have heard about and read her books.  I really enjoyed her book, Just Listen and really hope to read another of hers some time in the future.  


8) J K Rowling - This is by far the most embarrassing name on the list.  Yes, before this year I had never read Harry Potter, but I am so glad that I finally have and so, how could I not put her on this list?  
9) Sally Green - Another of my recent reads, I started her Half Bad series late this year, and I absolutely adored the first book.  I can't wait to continue on with the series and hope to do so extremely soon!  

10) Leigh Bardugo - Shadow and Bone, at this point, is actually my most recent read.  I completely fell in love with the world, characters and story and I am so happy that I finally discovered Leigh Bardugo, thus placing her straight onto this list.  

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10 comments:

  1. 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 definitely recommend checking them out - they're all amazing!

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  2. My husband and I are going through the Jim Dale audiobooks of HP - he is brilliant! I've read the books before but this is my hubby's first time. Such amazing books!! My TTT

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    1. I'm tempted to try the audiobooks of them, even if it's just to start with, but either way I'm determined to read the series!

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  3. Yay for finally discovering J.K. Rowling! You have lots of really good authors on your list. I really enjoyed Scott Westerfeld, Julie Kagawa and Leigh Bardugo. There are some new ones on here that I've never heard of as well, so I need to check those out.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Denise @ Life With No Plot

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    1. I know I'm so happy I finally read Harry Potter! Good to hear that you also enjoyed some of the other authors!

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  4. So glad you finally read Harry Potter!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/top-ten-tuesday-34/

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  5. Oh there are some books on here that I have but have still not "discovered" yet. So bad of me I know but planning to make them discovered in 2016!

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    1. I know there are so many authors on other people's lists that I have still yet to read, despite owning the book, and hope you enjoy any of the ones you discover in 2016!

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