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!
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!)
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!
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.”
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
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!
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
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.”
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.”
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?