Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2015

I love to check out new-to-me authors every year and this year, I read some really great ones.  Here are some of my favorites:



1.  Allison Pataki - I read The Accidental Empress this year and really fell in love with Pataki's storytelling abilities. I definitely plan on reading book two, Sisi, which comes out this March.  If you enjoy historical fiction, you should definitely check her out.


2.  Catherine Doyle- Doyle is a debut author and one that I really enjoyed.  I loved Vendetta - a book that reminded me of Godfather meets Romeo and Juliet.


3.  Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan - The Royal We is one of my favorite books of the year; I can't wait to see what these two authors come up with next.





4.  Wendy Francis - The Summer of Good Intentions was one of my favorite beach reads of 2015.  


5.  Pam Jenoff -  I loved The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach and I plan on checking out more of her work in the future; she's another new-to-me historical fiction author that I've come to love.


6.  Emma Mills -  First & Then is one of my favorite YA books of the year.  Mills is a debut author, but one that I will definitely have my eye on.


7.  Paula Hawkins - The Girl on the Train was one of the most supsenseful books I've read all year.





8.  Tamara Ireland Stone -  Every Last Word was an interesting read and very well-written. I like that Stone focused on mental health, which you don't see often in YA.  


9.  Jessica Knoll - Luckiest Girl Alive was such a fun read and I loved that Knoll included local landmarks in her story. Even though she's a debut author, I will be keeping my eye out for her future work.


10.  Sara Gruen - I have actually never read Gruen before, but so glad I got around to reading her this year. I really enjoyed At the Water's Edge.


So, did you read any new-to-you authors this year? Which ones were your favorites? Let me know in the comments below. This meme is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish


20 comments:

  1. Great list! I loved The Royal We and At the Water's Edge (I'd already read Water for Elephants so it wouldn't make my list). I also really liked First & Then.

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    1. I always wanted to read Water for Elephants, but never got around to it...saw the movie though. I'm glad you enjoyed The Royal We and First & Then...definitely two of my favorites. Thanks for visiting, Christina!

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  2. Great picks! I really enjoyed Water for Elephants and have The Water's Edge and The Royal We on my TBR list.

    My TTT: http://jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2015/12/top-ten-tuesday-new-to-me-favorite.html

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    1. I think you'll love both, Jacque. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. First & Then! I really loved that one too Christina, and can't wait to see what she writes next:) I need to read Every Last Word too, I've heard great things.

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    1. Me too. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for visiting, Jenny!

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  4. I've been DYING to read Every Last Word!
    Great Top Ten! :)

    My Top Ten Tuesday :D

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    1. It's a great story since it covers mental illness, which I don't see very often in YA. Thanks for visiting, Giovanna.

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  5. I've been eyeing Girl on the Train and At the Water's edge. I've read The Paris Wife and Water for Elephants so they wouldn't have been on my list.

    Here is my TTT

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    1. Girl on the Train is really suspenseful! I hope you get to read it soon! Thanks for visiting, Nelle!

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  6. 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 love when that happens...although my TBR list is overflowing! Thanks for visiting!

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  7. Girl on a Train is on my TBR! It looks like you had a great reading year =)
    Happy reading!
    Here's my TTT,
    http://bookstothetea.blogspot.com/2015/12/top-ten-tuesday.html

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    1. I think you'll enjoy it! I definitely did. Thanks for visiting, Ashley!

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  8. Emma Mills is awesome! First & Then was definitely one of my favorite books of the year :)
    Here is my TTT:
    http://goreadabook.org/2015/12/top-ten-tuesday-10-favorite-authors-i-discovered-in-2015/

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    1. I agree. I look forward to her future novels. Thanks for visiting, Rachel!

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  9. I haven't read any of these yet but several are on my TBR list! My TTT

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    1. I hope you get to read them soon! Thanks for dropping by, Carrie!

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  10. I still need to read both The Girl on the Train and The Royal We, but both are on my TBR. Great list!

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    1. I think you'll love both books, Natalie! Thanks for visiting!

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