Monday, December 16, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday- New to Me Authors in 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is a really cool original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten List that bloggers join in on answering... and today (December 17th) I'm one of them :)



 Today's Topic

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2013



1.  Huntley Fitzpatrick- I really loved and became obsessed with My Life Next Door.  It's so freaking cute and good and amazing!  I know Huntley Fitzpatrick is going to be a favorite of mine for years to come :)




2.  Michelle Hodkin- This book really surprised me.  I didn't think I would be that into it since it's not what I usually read.  But I was unable to put it down.  I had some issues with the romance in the book, but the writing was so good!  I'll definitely read whatever Ms. Hodkin writes.




3.  Libba Bray- I read The Diviners and was like why is this the first book I'm reading by this author??  It was so well done, I was blown away.




4.  Megan Miranda- I really liked Hysteria and could definitely read more books like it :)




5.  April Henry- YES to thriller/mysteries making a comeback!  Definitely want to read more by this author.




6.  Jessica Brody- How did I just discover Jessica Brody this year??  She's AWESOME!




7.  Barry Lyga- Yeah The Jasper Dent series is addicting!  I love books about serial killers and this is SO unique.




8.  Matthew Quick- I read Silver Linings Playbook and Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock without knowing it was written by the same author (at first).  Leonard Peacock hurt my heart and Silver Linings Playbook was just okay for me.  But I really like the way this author writes!




9.  Mike Mullin- Oh yes Ashfall freaked me out and made me fall in love.  Can't wait until Sunrise comes out!




10.  Rainbow Rowell- And this is my favorite new author of my year!  Fangirl rocked my world.  How is it possible to write so good??





So this year was kind of disappointing  reading-wise for me.  I didn't get to read near as many books as I wanted to... and even though I found some really cool authors this year, I feel like 2012 was a better year for me.

Who did you discover this year???

30 comments:

  1. So many of these are great authors! I've known of Libba Bray for a couple years, but most of the other authors are new to me too. I really want to read My Life Next Door! I have a huge soft spot for contemporary. Great list!

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  2. I want to hug anyone who loves The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. It's one of my favorite series. I just love everything about that book and that series and Michelle Hodkin. Also lots of love for Huntley Fitzpatrick and Rainbow Rowell. Your list is just so jam packed with awesome.

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books
    My TTT

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  3. I forgot about Michelle Hodkin, and of course I love Rainbow Rowell's books. I need to read a lot of these, especially MY LIFE NEXT DOOR. Thanks for stopping by!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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  4. Wow a few authors there who are new to me, looks like a great list though! I have Rainbow Rowell sitting on my shelf but I haven't read her books yet, majorly want to read fan girl though! Here's my list... http://fabulousbookfiend.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Libba Bray - I need to read that one. I've read Michelle Hodkin and she is awesome!

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  6. I really want to read Libba Bray and Rainbow Rowell too. All your others are new for me too.

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  7. Yay for Rainbow making it to your list Michelle! I have a lot of love for Fangirl too, so can't wait to read more books by this wonderful author! My Life Next Door and The Diviners were also books which left great impressions with me, so I am extremely looking forward to what these authors have to offer next. Wonderful list!

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    1. I know I can't wait for What I Thought Was True and the next Diviners book! 2014 is going to be a good year :)

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  8. I just finished Huntley Fitzpatrick's book that comes out next year. She is such a fantastic author. So happy you found her. This is a great list. I have read many of these and they deserve the love.

    My TTT List

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  9. I love that you have Huntley Fitzpatrick on here! I did the wrong topic this week, but Huntely will be on mine once I do this list! She is an amazing writer and really taps into emotion so well! Michelle Hodkin too-- the first 2 Mara Dyer books- holy crap! Her writing is super unique and original! Can't wait for book 3!

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  10. Great list! I haven't read any of these yet but I really want to read Michelle Hodkin & Matthew Quick.

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday list if you want to check it out!

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

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  11. Rainbow Rowell was new to me too this year and I am head over heels in love with her writing! I also ADORE Lyga's Jasper Dent books. I listen to them on audio and I got mega chills. The narrator is FANTASTIC. You also remind me that I need to pick up those Matthew Quick books I own and read them...so much love for him in the book world.

    My TTT is here.

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  12. Yes! This year was the year for Rainbow for me too! I still need to read Attachments but I'm trying to plan it just right so I only have a couple months before Landline comes out so I don't have to be Rainbow-less for that long! haha

    I need to read Huntley's books! they just FEEL like me books! I've never read Libba Bray which is surprising bc I ADORE her as a person. How embarrassing! I need to rectify this! Matthew Quick ALMOST made my list but I only read Leonard. Do you think SLN is worth reading if you watched the movie first?

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    1. I watched the movie first and then read the book. I loved the movie way better than the book. There are a lot of differences and the movie has more of a story to it. It goes to more places and has more meaning. The book was more about the mental illness aspect, but I liked it.

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  13. Oh, so many authors that I have been wanting to read! Bray, Fitzpatrick, Lyga, and Hodkin are high on my list of to-read asap! Great list :) I'm happy you liked them!

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  14. We are seriously like twins with the books that we read and love! I can't believe I forgot to add Silver Linings Playbook to my list it was so awesome. I'm really glad to see another Diviners fan. You took the challenge and you read that huge book!!!

    I'm on-and-off reading The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and I wasn't really expecting to like it at all, but man is it good! I seriously have to force myself to stop reading it! My Life Next Door made my list too, it is just so amazing and I can't wait for the second book!

    My Top Ten

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  15. You found some fantastic authors this year!! I loved My Life Next Door, and The Diviners as well. And I really need to read Hysteria, but I did read Megan Miranda's Fractured, and I looooved that one.

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  16. I really need to read something by Libba Bray. I feel like an impostor YA reader/blogger! And Matthew Quick is so great, I still need to read Leonard Peacock, I'm waiting until I want a really sad book, but I loved Silver Linings Playbook and Sorta Like a Rock Star. And I agree about Rainbow, her writing and story telling just blows my mind.

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  17. Huntley Fitzpatrick is one of my must read authors in 2014.

    My TTT: http://rachaelc94.blogspot.com/2013/12/top-ten-new-to-me-authors-2013.html

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  18. I still want to read Huntley Fitzpatrick! I liked the first Mara Dyer better than the second, but still can't wait to see what Michelle Hodkin gives us in 2014! Ack, and I need to read THE DIVINERS! We need more thriller writers like April Henry for sure! I love Jessica Brody, great choice! I KNEW I knew Matthew Quick's name when I saw FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK at the store. Didn't realize it was because of SLP. I'm reading Rainbow Rowell right now! I just finished ELEANOR AND PARK and am reading FANGIRL now!

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  19. Those are some amazing picks, and Rainbow definitely made my list today too!

    Mary @ Mary Had a Little Book Blog
    My TTT

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  20. I need to read Huntley Fitzpatrick, I've had a book on my wishlist for so long and Life Next Door seems just like a book I'd love. Michelle Hodkin's book has been on my TBR shelf for more than a year, I'm waiting until the series finishes so I can marathon. I feel the same about Rainbow Rowell, she's amazing!

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  21. I can't believe you've never read Libba Bray before either! Her first trilogy is most like The Diviners, but her other books are supposed to be awesome as well (and completely different. I've been meaning to get to those for ages!). The Mara Dyer series is INSANE right?? Like seriously. I felt like I was slowly going mad and I didn't know what was happening hahaha. I still haven't made it to any Rainbow Rowell books yet, but Fangirl is being made a top priority for 2014 for me!

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  22. I need to read a lot of these authors!! I still need to read Libba Bray and Barry Lyga and Rainbow Rowell. LOL I have Eleanor & Park by the last one though, so I'm ready to find some time for that! That's great you found some awesome authors this year even if you didn't read as much as you would have liked.

    Lauren from www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

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  23. AMAZING list! This is packed full of authors that I haven't read yet but am dying too! I am really hoping that I get a few of these authors books for Christmas; if the boyfriend has been paying attention that is. Would be especially excited to see Rainbow Rowel's and Mike Mullin's books under my tree :) Am just about to start My Life Next Door, so I am happy to hear that you loved it :) My TTT.

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  24. One of my new years resolutions is to read Michelle Hodkin and Rainbow Rowell and I hope to make that happen in January! :) I love your blog!! Thank you again soooo much for my TBTB Secret Santa gifts! You are seriously the best Secret Santa and I am super lucky I got you! Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! xoxoxo!

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  25. Great list! I almost put Barry Lyga on mine, too :) And I wanted to read soemthing by Libba Bray but didn't get round it anymore :/
    Thanks for stopping by my list earlier!

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  26. You have made me curious about Barry Lyga - so much so that I have begun looking at the Jasper Dent titles on Goodreads. I think I am going to try the first in the series, I HUNT KILLERS.
    Just Reading for Fun

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    1. You so should... it's definitely good!

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