Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic and this week’s topic is: Top Ten New-To-Us Favorite Authors We Read For The First Time in 2015.
This has been a really great year for me. I have discovered so many awesome new-to-me authors that it was hard to choose. The awesome thing is that my top ten are all awesome women! Girl power! 🙂 Anyways, here are my top ten plus a few runner ups. (All author links are to their Goodreads page, book links go to Amazon)
- Rainbow Rowell – I have read 3 of her books now and loved them so much.
- Sarah J. Maas – I have so much love for her now. I first read Throne of Glass for book club this year and I fell in love with the world and characters. ACOTAR was great too!
- Leigh Bardugo – The Grisha trilogy has easily become one of my favorites!
- Maggie Stiefvater – I thoroughly enjoyed Shiver but she really grabbed my attention with The Raven Boys.
- Renee Ahdieh – The Wrath and the Dawn was just beautiful. I can’t wait to see where the next book takes Shazi.
- Erin Morgenstern – The Night Circus was beautifully written and I found myself wanting to join this circus even though I’m not a fan of the typical circus. I can’t wait to read whatever Morgenstern comes up with next.
- Lauren Bird Horowitz – I just recently read Shattered Blue and it was awesome! The characters and story really gripped me. And to top it off, she is one of the nicest people 🙂
- Erica Crouch – I devoured her Ignite series about Pen, Azael and Michael. If you’re looking for a thrilling series about the epic struggle between the Fallen and the Divine, check out Ignite (which you can now get free on Kindle)!
- Dawn Kurtagich – The Dead House opened my eyes to the awesomeness of reading a book formatted with emails, IMs, journal entries, etcc. I wasn’t really a fan of that before but this book was so awesome I read it twice this year!
- Deborah Harkness – I’ve always been a lover of witches and vampires so when I finally started reading this book to find them both, I was taken in immediately. I can’t wait to continue reading the series.
- Marie Lu – The Young Elites… totally badass and love that the main character is more of a villain than a hero.
- Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman – Illuminae completely blew my mind! I will now proceed to read anything either of them have written!
- Neil Gaiman – Although I have only just scratched the Gaiman surface with Stardust and The Ocean At the End of the Lane, I am eagerly anticipating my reads of everything else he has ever written.
- Claudia Gray – A Thousand Pieces of You had me wondering if I need to rethink my aversion to time/dimensional travel. I loved this book.