Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday- New To Me Authors In 2016

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 6) I'm one of them :)

Today's Topic

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016

  • I didn't read a lot of new-to-me authors this year.  Weird.  I did read a lot of debut authors' books and those are new to everyone, but I decided to include my 3 of my favorite ones to fill the list :)

1.  Alexandra Sirowy- I read The Creeping and The Telling this year and they become instant favorites.  I'm definitely putting Alexandra Sirowy on my Auto-Buy List.

2.  Emma Mills- This Adventure Ends was SO cute.  So, so, so cute!!  I wasn't dying to read it, so it caught me off-guard-- and I love when books do that.  I'm definitely going to read First & Then soon!

3.  Mindy McGinnis- The Female of the Species HURT MY HEART.  It also made me very intrigued to read more by Mindy McGinnis.

4.  Tara Altebrando- The Leaving wasn't my fave of the year, but it was weirdly addicting.  I've been meaning to read Tara Altebrando ever since she collaborated with Sara Zarr, but I hadn't until this book.  I'm definitely putting her 2017 book The Possible on my MUST LIST for next year.

5.  Louise O'Neill- Asking For It may be one of the most powerful books I've ever read.  It completely blew me away.  Only Ever Yours is now a top priority.

6. Amy Lukavics- I don't read a lot of horror, so I had fun reading Women in the Walls.  I would definitely try more books by Amy Lukavics.

7.  Sarah Combs- The Light Fantastic was, surprise surprise, FANTASTIC.  I love tough books like this one was and Sarah Combs is now firmly on my radar.

Favorite Debut Authors of 2016

8.  Caleb Roehrig- Last Seen Leaving was fucking great.  Sorry for my language, but it was.

9.  Amber Smith- The Way I Used to Be gave Asking For It a run for it's money in the powerful, tough, emotional category.  I can't wait to read more by Amber Smith.

10.  Kim Savage- After the Woods was a really smart, twisty, and impressive debut.  I cannot WAIT for Beautiful Broken Girls in 2017.

What authors did you discover this year?

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  1. Obviously yes to Louise O'Neill! I also really liked Last Seen Leaving :-D

  2. All of these authors are new to me! The Telling is a book I've been seeing around the blogsphere..Will try to read it soon! Great list! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Louise O'Neill made it on my list too! Asking For It was really good. I'm curious about The Female of the Species though. Need to add that to my TBR for next year.

  4. I still need to read Emma Mills. I have both her books on my Christmas Wish List so we will see. I LOVED Last Seen Leaving!! Great list!

  5. oh my goodness the only one i have read off your list was the leaving. that book was so good. I do have many others on my lists. after the woods and last seen leaving are high on that lists. great lists.

  6. I keep hearing good things about Mindy McGinnis and the Not a Drop to Drink books, I kinda wanted to read those. And After the Woods is on my TBR too, love that cover and the whole premise of it. Nice list.

  7. Great list! Louise O'Neill made my list too because of Asking For It and like you I can't wait to read Only Ever Yours.

    My TTT

  8. I haven't read any of these yet, but most are definitely on my TBR! I'm especially looking forward to read This Adventure Ends, The Female of the Species and Last Seen Leaving so I'm glad you enjoyed them!

  9. I love that you included debuts. I wish I had done that. I have read so many debuts this year and a lot of them were really good. And as you know I loved The Female of the Species, and liked Last Seen Leaving. Great list!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  10. Asking For It is really high on mt to read list! I read First and Then by Emma Mills last year and really enjoyed it. I need to read This Adventure Ends too!

  11. Okay you should definitely read First and then! Football! I think you'd like it a lot. Coincidentally Emma Mills made my list bc of that haha, I do own and have been meaning to read this adventure ends!

    1. YES Football!!!! I will definitely get on reading First and Then!!

  12. I want to read Louise O'Neill's Asking For It too.

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2016/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-new-to-me.html

  13. I may be in the minority where I wasn't super blown away by The Female of the Species, but I adored her A Darkness So Discreet. I cannot wait for her next novel!

  14. I really need to read Mindy McGinnis. I own A Darkness So Discreet and my sister has The Female of the Species so I really have no excuse. haha


  15. I haven't read any of these authors but I have been seeing The Female of the Species around lately so I feel like I need to check it out. I have The Way I Use To Be on my TBR but I haven't been in the mood for something so powerful yet.

    Great list by the way and thank you so much for visiting my blog.

    Tina @ As Told By Tina

  16. I remember reading about Kim Savage's novel back when its cover was revealed. Might be something I need to look up again because that cover is crazy insane (in an intricate, good way).

    Thanks, as always, for visiting Finding Wonderland, Michelle. :)

  17. Mindy McGinnis is wonderful - I'm trying to push her books on everyone I know. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  18. I haven't read books by any of these authors..yet! But your description of The Female of the Species is definitely peaking my interest! I've seen it around at the library. I hope I get a chance to read it in 2017!