Top Ten New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2015

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature from The Broke and the Bookish where we make all kinds of bookish lists. This week’s topic is New-to-Me Authors! This is one of my favorite topics- I love finding new favorite authors. Unlike last year, this year I am including several debut authors on the list.

Top Ten New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2015:


Taylor Jenkins Reid

I read all three of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books this year and she broke my heart all three times! I just love how she writes relationships and her books are so relatable and addicting. New auto-buy author!

Reviews: Forever, Interrupted | After I Do | Maybe in Another Life

Jason Reynolds

I’ll read whatever Jason Reynolds writes. He’s a wonderful voice in contemporary YA and his books get better and better. His latest work All American Boys (co-written with Brendan Kiely) is especially thought provoking and timely.

Reviews: The Boy in the Black Suit (I still need to review the other two!)

Sonali Dev

So, I read A Bollywood Affair in late December last year after we made our New-to-me author’s list. Since then I’ve read the second book in the Bollywood series The Bollywood Bride. As I said in my review: “The culture, setting, family, and romance made this an unforgettable read.” Can’t wait to read what’s next!

Reviews: A Bollywood Affair | The Bollywood Bride

 Becky Albertalli

simon vs. the homo sapiens agenda

This debut has a lot of charm and a lot of readers have fallen under Simon’s spell. As I said about the audiobook in my YADBC review: “The audiobook highlights the engaging and heartwarming quality of the book and the swoon-worthy love story.”

Karma Brown

come away with me

As I said in my Come Away with Me review earlier this year: “This book has a story that pulls you in right away, lots of emotion, drama and heart, and oh man, this book just gutted me!”  If you like Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books you’ll love this one! Can’t wait to read what’s next.

Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

the royal we

As I said in my review of The Royal We, this is “dishy and escapist fun, with juicy scandals and betrayals that keep you on your toes.” This is the book I’m most likely to gift this year. So fun!

Anna-Marie McLemore

the weight of feathers

This forbidden love story is a character-driven light fantasy with a little magical realism to round it out. I’m not a big fantasy fan but I found this debut enchanting. YADBC Featured Book

Amanda Panitch

damage done

This is the book I couldn’t put down when I was at Comic-Con this summer. As I said in my review, “If you want a book that will keep you up all night reading this is it.”

Andy Weir

the martian

Everyone had Martian fever this year and with good reason. As I said about The Martian audiobook, “This is a thrilling read made even better by the stellar audiobook narration and I’m glad I read it before seeing the movie.”

Nicola Yoon

everything everything

This debut is a book about a girl named Maddy who can’t leave her house because she is allergic to everything. A boy named Olly moves in next door and they find creative ways to communicate. This one takes some unexpected turns that make it hard to put down. YADBC Featured Book

Who are your favorite author discoveries?


12 thoughts on “Top Ten New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2015

  1. Definitely Nicola Yoon – I loved Everything, Everything! I really want to read Taylor Jenkins Reid too.

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  2. giovanna says:

    Nicola Yoon didn’t make my list, but I did LOVE Everything, Everything!
    Great Top Ten! 🙂

    My Top Ten Tuesday 😀

  3. I just recently added After I Do to my list. Sounds like a fantastic read. 🙂 I loved The Martian too and cannot wait to see the movie! Also loved Everything, Everything. Can’t wait to get more from that author!!

    Bonnie @ For the Love of Words recently posted: Top Ten Tuesday – Positive First Impressions From 2015
  4. Sonali Dev is amazing! She’s on my TTT, too. And I totally forgot to include Nicola Yoon. She should so be on my list. I just loved Everything Everything.

  5. We share a couple of authors this week. I adored Nicola Yoon and Anna-Marie McLemore’s novels this year. Great list this week!

    Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense recently posted: Top Ten Tuesday: 2015 New-to-Me Authors
  6. Emma says:

    I still need to read The Martian! I’ve just received Everything Everything so I can’t wait to see what I make of it 🙂 Great picks!

    Here’s my TTT @ Emma’s Bookery if you would like to check it out! Hope you’re having a wonderful day 🙂

  7. I can’t say as I recall reading any of the authors on your Top Ten Tuesday post this week, so I have some new to me authors to check out for sure.

    Here’s a link to my TTT post for the week:

  8. Carrie says:

    I’ve heard such great things about The Martian and Everything, Everything – I do want to read those next year! My TTT

  9. Laura Ashlee says:

    Andy Weir was on my long list before I shortened it to 10 because The Martian was so amazing. Huge YES to Becky Albertalli and Jason Reynolds. So good!

  10. I think mine would be Elena Ferrante and Anne Tyler. I must get to a Taylor Jenkins Reid book, so many people have commented how great the stories are!

    Sam Still Reading recently posted: The Life and Death of Sophie Stark by Anna North
  11. A lot of these books are on my to-read list. I love finding new authors, too. I will definitely have to put a few of these on my list as well, esp Jason Reynolds and Taylor Jenkins Reid.

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  12. stacybuckeye says:

    Fun list! I haven’t read any of these but a few of them are going on my list!

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