Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: New To Me Authors I Read in 2013

I feel like 2013 was all about me trying to read novels by some popular authors that flew under my radar and I am so glad that I made the time to do that, because many of them became instant favorites.  Here are the new-to-me authors that I read in 2013:


Sarah MacLean - I read my first historical romance novel this year and found myself really enjoying MacLean's writing style. It's the perfect combination of humor and romance.


Tahereh Mafi- While it took me awhile to really appreciate Mafi's unusual writing style, I fell in love with the plot of Shatter Me.



Rainbow Rowell- Can I just say how much I adore her writing style? So many of her lines in Eleanor & Park were quote-worthy.


Rae Carson- I loved her world-building in The Girl of Fire and Thorns. So thankful I finally got around to reading it this year.

Elin Hilderbrand- Being a beach bum, how could I have never read her books until now? So happy I found the time to read two this year, Beautiful Day and The Island.

Meg Donohue- I fell in love with All the Summer Girls because it takes place where I vacation every year. I am looking forward to reading her other books in the future.


  
Lauren Willig- Being the historical fiction lover that I am, I finally got around to reading two of her books this year, The Ashford Affair and The Passion of the Purple Plumeria. 

Brodi Ashton- I adore the Everneath series!

Ruta Sepetys- Out of the Easy is one of my favorite books of the year. I need to check out Between Shades of Gray now.

Leigh Bardugo- She is a master of world-building and I found Shadow and Bone to be very entertaining.

So, what do you think of my list? What authors are new to you this year? Let me know! This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, so check it out!


34 comments:

  1. Rainbow Rowell is probably my favorite new to me author of 2013. I love Rae Carson's books too and I'm glad you decided to give her writing a try this year.

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    1. Me too. I loved her writing style and want to read more books by her in the future. LOVED Rae Carson as well and plan on continuing with the series in 2014. Thanks for dropping by, Christina!

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  2. Another Rainbow Rowell! I feel like she's on everyone's list, including mine! But she came out with some absolutely phenomenal books this year and I can't wait to see what else she comes out with! Great picks :)

    Here's my Top Ten!

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    1. Me too….I agree…I can't wait to read Fangirl! Thanks for visiting, Jessica!

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  3. Uho! Now I have more 10 author to check it out!

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    1. Yes! Everyone's list is making me want to check out new authors! Thanks for visiting, Ju.

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  4. Sarah MacLean! Rainbow Rowell! Love those two authors!! If you like MacLean you might also want to try Tessa Dare - she's another favorite historical romance writer of mine. =)

    My TTT is here.

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation. I will check her out. Thanks for visiting.

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  5. I loved Fangirl, so I included Rainbow on my top ten list this week as well. I still need to read Eleanor and Park. Everneath and Shatter Me are both still on my TBR list. Maybe they will make my top 10 new-to-me authors for next year :)

    Here is my TTT: http://jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2013/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-new-to-me.html

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    1. You definitely need to read E&P, which I hear is even better than Fangirl. Thanks for dropping by, Jacque.

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  6. Ms. Rowell made my list, as well, for Fangirl. I've read a few of Elin Hilderbrand's books, but not Beautiful Day yet. I really like Out of the Easy. I still need to pick up Shadow and Bone. Great list!

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    1. I think she has made everyone's list this year! I need to read Fangirl! Thanks for visiting, Natalie.

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  7. Tahereh Mafi and Rainbow Rowell are on my list as well. I really enjoyed Fangirl, but haven't read her other two books, hope to very soon. I'm obsessed with the Shatter Me series. Great Top Ten!

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    1. It seems EVERYONE liked Fangirl, so I am going to make it a goal to read it in 2014. Thanks for dropping by!

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  8. You have a very diverse list. I also added Rainbow Rowell (she seems very popular) and plan to read Leigh Bardugo very soon. I also like that you added Lauren Willig, one of my best friends loves her Pink Carnation series.

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    1. I know that many people are a huge fan of the Pink Carnation series. I have only read one book from that series, but thought it was really cute and a lot of fun! I hope I can read more in the future. And you are right---Rainbow Rowell is on everyone's list! Thanks for following me. I appreciate it.

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  9. I like Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bone too. I have not read the second book though but it's on my Kindle already.

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    1. I haven't gotten around to the second book either…I definitely plan on it though. Thanks for visiting, Irish.

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  10. These look good! I also love your blog look :)

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  11. I know Sarah MacLean is just great! If you're looking for a new romance novelist, have you tried Julia Quinn? She's AMAZING!

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    1. Oh, no, I haven't even heard of her. I am new to this genre, so I will have to check her out. Thanks for the recommendation, Quinn.

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  12. Amazing list! I adore Taherah Mafi's writing! It definitely takes a while to get used to it, but it's so beautiful! And ohh! Rainbow Rowel! While I still haven't read Eleanor and Park, (bad me... I know!) I loved Fangirl! So cute! Great list! Glad to hear that you've discovered so many new authors!
    My TTT

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    1. It definitely took me awhile to get used to as well, but once I did, I was hooked. E&P was great…I hope you get to read it soon and I can't wait to read Fangirl. Thanks for visiting.

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  13. The world building in The Girl of Fire and Thorns really is amazing! Rae did her work and it shows through! Needless to say, she also made my list!
    My TTT

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    1. I know, right?! I'm glad she made your list, too. Thanks for visiting, Christianna.

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    1. I know, right?! I feel like she is on everyone's list, but soo worthy of that honor! Thanks for dropping by, Juju.

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  15. I really need to read some Rainbow Rowell in 2014! I've heard so many good things about her books!

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    1. You definitely would like E&P, Leanna. I highly recommend it. I also want to read Fangirl. Thanks for dropping by!

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  16. Love Rae Carson's books! Her writing gets better with each novel.

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    1. That is what I hear! I am so excited to read book two. Thanks for visiting, Lea!

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  17. Great picks! There are quite a few authors on here that I am still dying to read. I am especially excited to get to Rainbow Rowell, Leigh Bardugo and Tahereh Mafi in 2014! New BL follower :) My TTT.

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    1. I hope you get around to reading those authors--they are fabulous! Thank you for visiting and following! I appreciate it. :)

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