Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 New-to-me Authors I Read in 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is sponsored by The Broke and The Bookish.   In trying to go with the spirit of the theme this week, I've chosen authors who are not brand new, just ones I haven't read before.

1.  Jennifer L. Armentrout -  I had heard so much about this author, and had wanted to try her books, but just never got around to it until I got an ARC from a Disney Summer of Chills package.  I loved that book, Don't Look Back, and now I am ready to begin reading all things JLA.

2.  Kelley Armstrong - My first book of hers was Sea of Shadows which I read because I met her last May and really enjoyed hearing her talk about it.

3.  Kimberly Derting - I met her back in May of 2013 at the RT Convention, but didn't get around to reading her books until I got an e-galley of The Taking, which I loved, so then I finally went and read the book I got from her at the convention, The Body Finder.  I also got to meet her again this past May.  


4.  Bethany Griffin - I finally read this author when I got an e-galley of The Fall.  Now I need to go back and read her Masque of Red Death books.

5.   Melissa Marr - It's possible I've read a short story of this author before, but I'm not sure that I have.  I finally read a whole book by here though, Made for You.  It was of course the gorgeous cover that drew me in, but when the girls on Epic Reads were talking about it on Tea Time one day, I knew I had to read it.  I have met this author, again at the RT Convention, but did not get a picture, and I have two ARCs of hers from a couple years ago.  I need to bump them up on my reading list!

6.  Caragh O'Brien - I have a friend who has mentioned the Birthmarked series by this author.  But I never got around to reading it.  I did get to meet the author at BEA this past summer when I got an ARC of The Vault of Dreamers, but I can't seem to find the picture!
 

 7.  Rainbow Rowell - I downloaded Eleanor and Park probably last year around Christmas I think, for a really good deal. But I could just never get into it.  So I checked out the book Attachments, and did really enjoy that.  I had hoped to get a chance to meet the author at BEA and get an ARC of Landlines, but I wasn't able to.

 
8.  Megan Shull - I got to meet her this summer at BEA, and got a copy of the ARC of The Swap, which I LOVED!!!  So glad to have met her and read her book, I can recommend her books very highly now. 

9.  Andrew Smith - I had seen a lot about his book Grasshopper Jungle over the past year, and so I had to finally get ahold of it, which I did by checking it out from the library and then reading it while I was recovering from surgery this summer.  I loved it, and need to read more!



10.  Rick Yancey - I have had several of this author's books on my TBR list for a long time. But it wasn't until I finally got around to reading The 5th Wave this past year that I became a huge fan.  Now I do have to go back and pick up all those other books I wanted to read.



So, those are my top 10 "new" authors for 2014.  Have you read any of them?  If not, are they on your TBR list?  Because I highly recommend them!

30 comments:

  1. The Fifth Wave was absolute perfection!

    I hadn't heard of The Swap, I'll have to google it!

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

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    1. The Swap is a middle school story, but really cute!

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  2. Caragh O'Brien should have been on my list. I just read Vault of Dreamers and loved it. I named my son after a character in Melissa Marr's books (Seth from Wicked Lovely). When I told her she cried and gave me a hug. She really is a wonderful person and I love her books. I admit that I'm kind of afraid of Andrew Smith, lol. Great list!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My TTT

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    1. That is so cool that you named your son after a character! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I loved Attachments by Rowell. There were so many great authors I discovered this year that it was hard to make a list of 10! Kelly Armstrong, JLA and Bethany Griffin are on my list of authors to try. Great list!

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    1. I could have posted more, but I tried to not pick debut authors to help keep the number down. Thanks for visiting!

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  4. Wow, I don't think I've read any of these authors, but it looks like a great list and a great reading year! Oh wait, I lied. Just realized I read Loki's Wolves by Kelly Armstrong and Melissa Marr. But that's it. :)

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    1. Well you should check some of them out! :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I also have Jennifer L. Armentrout on my list this week! I loved her book Don't Look Back. It was a great addition to the mystery/thriller genre in YA.

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    1. It was a really good one to get me hooked on JLA. I was surprised that there were so many people who had her when it seems to me like everyone out there already loved her.

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  6. Nice list of books!!! I have yet to read anything by Rainbow Rowell, but have several of her books on my reading wishlist. Here's a link to my TTT list for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-new-to-me.html

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    1. The one Rowell book I've read I did enjoy, so I'm ready to read more. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Great list! If you liked Made for You, then you should read Melissa Marr's other books! I especially liked her Wicked Lovely series.

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    1. Good to hear that her other books are just as good. I have two other ARCs of her's to read!

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  8. Awesome TTT picks Lisa^^ I love me some Kelley Armstrong but I still have quite a few of her books that I need to read (Sea of Shadows included!) And I also read my first Rainbow Rowell read this past year too, I read Fangirl but Attachments, Eleanor & Park and Landlines are all on the TBR shelf now ;-) JLA is another author I really like, but so far I've only read her Covenant series!

    Happy reading! Hope your having a great week – oh and I apologize for the radio silence on my end, I moved last month and ended up without internet at home for over 2 weeks o_O *cringe* I’m only starting to catch up this week hehe!

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    1. My week has been okay so far. I'm just on the countdown to Christmas break! Thanks for stopping by and good luck on getting caught up!

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  9. I found Rainbow this year too and she is so freaking amazing!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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    1. I do look forward to reading more of her books. Thanks for visiting!

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  10. I love to find new writers and top ten Tuesday,s help thank you.

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    1. Top 10 Tuesdays are always fun! Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. The Vault of Dreamers look fantastic! I can wait to read it!

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    1. It was an interesting read. Hope you get around to it soon! Thanks for visiting.

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  12. I loved Rick Yancey's The fifth Wave! It was such a compelling read for me! And Kimberly Derting's The Body Finder series was one of the first young adult books I picked up, it holds a special place in my heart! :D

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    1. Both were definitely great reads! Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Awesome list! I read The 5th Wave this past November and I totally loved it! I have yet to read anything by Rainbow Rowell but I'm really looking forward to doing so. I've heard lots of wonderful things on her books. Melissa Marr is one of my favorites! I hope you get to read Graveminder and Carnival of Secrets one day. These are my favorite books by her =).

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    1. I think I have an ARC of Carnival of Secrets. I need to get to it soon! Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Well I found some what I've never heard before. So I have now some new books on my TBR list :D Thank you :) The Vault of Dreamers would be a great for my darling Xmas. He loves books like this.

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    1. Well glad you found some that look good to you!

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