Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: New to Me Authors I Read in 2014

This week's Top Ten Tuesday focuses on new-to-me authors that I read in 2014. 


1.  E. Lockhart -  I had never read Lockhart before I read We Were Liars and while this book wasn't my favorite of the summer, I was still impressed with her writing style.

2. Erin McCahan - I absolutely adored Love and Other Foreign Words and will definitely check out McCahan's writing in the future.

3. Nancy Thayer - Being the beach bum I am, you would think I would have read Thayer's beach reads before this year, but Nantucket Sisters and Island Girls were the first of the books I read by her.  They aren't mind-blowing or anything, but they are a fun diversion while relaxing at the beach.

4. Sara Shepard -  I actually met Sara Shepard before I read any of her books. The Heiresses was fantastic if you enjoy fun mysteries and I plan on reading the next book in the series.

5. Cora Carmack - All Lined Up was the first novel I read by Carmack. Football + romance = a sure fire win for me. Plus, it's reminiscent of one of my favorite shows, Friday Night Lights.



6. Kasie West - A lot of my friends really enjoy West's novels, so I was glad I checked out On the Fence this year. 

7. Syrie James - I love all things Jane Austen, so I was happy I read Jane Austen's First Love this year. I plan on reading more of James's novels in 2015, especially The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen.

8. Cat Winters - I wish I had read Winters sooner. I really enjoyed The Cure for Dreaming, a perfect Halloween read.

9. Jane Green - Tempting Fate is a fun beach read. How have I never read Green until now?

10. Diana Gabaldon - There are no words to express how much I love Gabaldon. I read three of the Outlander books this year and absolutely LOVED them. She is by far my favorite author of the year. I couldn't have picked a better year to read Outlander, because the TV show came out on STARZ and it's pretty much brilliant.

What do you think of my list? What authors are new to you this year?  This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

22 comments:

  1. I haven't read any of these books but I'd sure like to read Outlander :D

    Happy reading!

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    1. I hope you get to read Outlander soon…it's fantastic book if you like adult historic fiction, romance and time travel. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. E. Lockhart is a favorite! I highly recommend The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks!!

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    1. I hear everyone says that is her best novel. I will definitely check it out. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Glad you were able to read We were liars, and as a Jane Austen Fan I should definitely check out more Syrie James!!! Here's My TTT

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    1. Definitely check out Syrie James! Thanks for visiting, Tori!

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  4. E. Lockhart is one of my favorites, which makes the fact that I haven't read We Were Liars all the more shameful. I loved her Ruby Oliver books and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. Check those out if you ever get a chance.

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    1. I have heard Disreputable History is an outstanding book. I must bump it up on my TBR list. Thanks for visiting, Lisa!

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  5. She's not new to me this year, but I also LOVE Diana Gabaldon! Outlander is probably my all-time favorite book. I also read E. Lockhart for the first time this summer, and I was really impressed.

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    1. I hear you! I completely agree. Outlander is up there as one of my favorites. Everyone says I need to read Lockhart's other book, so I will definitely have to check out that one, too. Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Kasie West and Cat Winters are on my list, too. I LOVE Diana Gabaldon! The show is definitely doing justice to the book. Definitely read The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks by E. Lockhart, it's fantastic. Much better than We Were Liars. Great list!

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    1. I agree, Michelle. I think the Outlander TV show is fantastic so far. I can't wait to watch the second half. Wow- everyone is saying I need to read Disreputable History…looks like I better make that a reading goal for 2015. Thanks for visiting!

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  7. Christina, I can't believe you've never read Jane Green until now, either! One of my all-time favorite books is Jemima J, by Jane Green; you should definitely check it out sometime. All Lined Up sounds great! I'm going to add that one to my list!

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    1. I know, right?! It's crazy. You would like since I love beach reads, I would have checked her out by now. I will definitely look into Jemima J. Thanks for the recommendation. Thanks for visiting, Tara!

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  8. Kasie West is on my list, too!! I was surprised by how much I loved her. I still need to read Cat Winters, especially since I met her earlier this year. But no time!!! ALL LINED UP was my first Cormack, too. Still need to read the sequel! Great list :)

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    1. Thanks, Bonnie! It looks like we have a lot in common with reading Kasie West and Carmack for the first time this year! Thanks for dropping by.

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  9. I can't wait to read The Cure For Dreaming! I loved In the Shadow of Blackbirds. I really enjoyed We Were Liars, but it was so different from her other books. I especially enjoyed The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. Thanks for sharing! ~Megan
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    1. I heard Shadow of Blackbirds is fantastic…will definitely have to check that one out. I may be the only person who hasn't read Disreputable History--haha! Everyone commenting today says it's outstanding. I will be sure to check it out. Thanks for the recommendation and for visiting!

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  10. I loved Erin McCahan's Love and Other Foreign Things. So quirky and adorable. I have The Heiresses, I'm so glad you loved it. I have to bump it up my TBR soon.

    Great list, Christina!

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    1. Me too, Joy! It's one of my favorites of the year! The Heiresses is pure mind candy, so make sure you are in the mood for something light and very PLL. Thanks for visiting!

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  11. Great list! I didn't care for We Were Liars but I loved The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. That was the first E. Lockhart book I read and I highly recommend it!

    I read All Lined Up this year on your recommendation and I liked it. I have the sequel for review. I also have read and enjoyed the first few Outlander books. I wish I got Starz but I have seen several of the episodes thanks to my sister. I hope to catch up before April!

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    1. Wow- so many people recommend that book to me! I must check it out. Thanks, Christina! I am glad you liked All Lined Up. I thought it was a fun book especially if you like football. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on the sequel. You saw Outlander? What did you think? I hope you can get caught up. That was one crazy cliffhanger! Thanks for visiting!

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