Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature from The Broke and the Bookish.

This week we are spotlighting our favorite new-to-me authors. I read several new-to-me authors this year- yay for new author discoveries!  To help narrow down my list I’m not including debut authors this time around.

Top Ten New-to Me Authors: (sorted by # of books read)

1. Diana Gabaldon – I succumbed to Outlander fever and am currently on book four in the series. I’m trying to read one book a month, but these are long books!

2. Jay Crownover – I started reading The Marked Men New Adult series this year and I’m on book 3. Very addictive!

3. Tim Federle – I read both books in the Better Nate Than Ever series this year and they are so much fun! If you love Broadway theater, humor, and Middle Grade books you have to read these.

4. Liane Moriarty – Moriarty is a great find! I loved the two books I read: The Husband’s Secret and Big Little Lies. What Alice Forgot will be next.

5. Roxane Gay – I read Bad Feminist this fall and was very impressed, and I’ve even gifted it a few times too. (And just ordered a Bad Feminist t-shirt) Gay’s book is definitely in my top 5 for non-fiction this year! I recently picked up her novel An Untamed State.

6. Benjamin Alire SáenzAristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is wonderful! I need to catch up on more books by this author.

7. Jacqueline Woodson – I’ve only read Brown Girl Dreaming so far. Such a lovely book- I’m eager to read more from Woodson.

8. John Corey Whaley – Noggin was one of the most unique books I’ve read this year and made this author a new favorite. I still need to catch up with Where Things Come Back.

9. E. Lockhart – I know Lockhart is a favorite of many, but her popular We Were Liars was my first introduction to this author. What other book of hers do you recommend?

10. Cammie McGovernSay What You Will is the first book I’ve read by McGovern, but I’ve since picked up her book Eye Contact.

Who are your favorite author discoveries?


20 thoughts on “Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014

  1. Where Things Come Back is very unique too! I haven’t read Noggin’ yet, but I hope to soon. I loved Where Things Come Back, and I plan on rereading it next year actually, so I hope you get to it soon and enjoy it.
    I really liked The Boyfriend List by e. Lockhart, I read it years ago, but I remember finding it very clever and funny.

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  2. Such a great list… Everyone in numbers 7, 8 and 9 were also amazing surprises for me as well! I would love to read Tim’s books… I know it’s the middle graders who would probably love them. Thanks for the recommendations!

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  3. Anne says:

    I’ve read books by the authors at the bottom of your list. I think all of them are amazing. Now I want to read at least the first book in the Outlander series. Check out my TTT@Head Full of Books

  4. I really enjoyed Liane Morarty. Her books are incredibly gripping!

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  5. I haven’t heard of too many of these, but a few are on my tbr list. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Lupdilup says:

    I Love Diana Gabaldon! Outlander is on of my favorite series of all time 🙂
    I also had a chance to discover Liane Moriarty, I loved Big Little Lies!! I have to check out her other book too.
    This was my first year for Jay Crowonover, and I have to agree, a great find 🙂
    Thank you, I have to take a closer look at some of these other authors too.

  7. EM @ Books and Iced Coffee says:

    I have yet to read anything by John Corey Whaley and E. Lockheart. I’ve heard nothing but awesome things about them. You should check out Jackaby by William Ritter. I think you might enjoy it as I definitely did 😀

    Awesome list 😀

  8. I’ve only read one of those – Liane Moriarty – and I love her work. I really want to try Jacqueline Woodson.

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  9. Not that she’s new to me this year, but I just have say how much I LOVE Diana Gabaldon. And all your authors in #6-10 are ones I’ve just read for this first time this year, too, or ones that are super high on my TBR list (aka everything by Jacqueline Woodson).

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  10. Liane Moriarty is on my list as well. I loved BIG LITTLE LIES and can’t wait to read THE HUSBAND’S SECRET (I have it on reserve at the library). I also really like Woodson. She writes great, thought-provoking books about race and identity. I loved BROWN GIRL DREAMING!

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  11. Jacqueline Woodson is amazing! I’ve read some of her other books before, but Brown Girl Dreaming has really stuck with me!

    Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook recently posted: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014
  12. I have Outlander on my list, too, but yeah that are all soooo long. I have both of Whaley’s books on my shelves and have met him a few times so I really need to get on that. Great list, Lucy!

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  13. I have only read one of those (and no she was not knew to me this year –I think I read her first in the early 90s) 🙂

    My library list just grew 🙂

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  14. I love Diane Gabaldon’s Outlander series!!! Here’s a link to my TTT for the week:

  15. I haven’t read anything by these authors, though I do have Outlander on my shelf right now. No matter how many new authors you try out there will away be more, lol

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  16. Missie says:

    Benjamin was one of the most amazing reads I had in 2015. Great list!
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  17. Chachic says:

    Glad to see Liane Moriarty made it to your list! I really like her writing but I haven’t read any of her books recently.

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  19. Cayce says:

    Tim Federle is hilarious, I absolutely adore his Nate series and am dying for the next book. And Ari and Dante <333 forever, of course 🙂

  20. Cayce says:

    Aaand, the tv series makes me want to read Outlander 😀

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