Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Top Ten Favorite New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2012

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish 

Top Ten Favorite New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2012

1) Megan Whalen Turner - Last week I devoured the first three books of The Queen's Thief series. I have since fallen in love with Eugenides and his entire world. THANK YOU Heidi and Keertana for pushing these books and discussing them with me!

2) Juliet Marillier -  Sevenwaters is not a place that I will soon forget. THANK YOU Heidi for sharing your love of this series with me. 

3)  Susan Ee -  Angelfall is a fantastic paranormal/dystopian with a truly kick butt heroine. I am getting excited for the second book to release in 2013.

4) Kirsten Hubbard - I love the travel themes in Wanderlove, they really spoke to a dormant part of my soul. This book both made me reminisce and want to plan my next trip. Also, a great story about a girl trying to figure out who she wants to be. THANK YOU Heather for recommending this story to me. 

5) Deborah Harkness - While I enjoyed A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night solidified my love for this author. I read both books this year and they have some of the most thoroughly researched history that I've read. Plus a hot vampire. You can't go wrong. Carrie, I had such a great time reading Shadow of Night with you this summer.

6) Colleen Hoover - I read a lot of contemporary fiction, but I'm often disappointed with the constantly recycled plot line. I love that the plot of Slammed developed differently. The characters also jumped off the page for me. I want to hear Will recite some slam poetry some day.

7) Gayle Forman - I read If I Stay and Where She Went this year and I will now read anything this author produces. I'm already gearing up to LOVE Just One Day. My friend Heather wrote an amazing review that has me salivating to get my hands on the book.

 8) Veronica Rossi -  I adored Under the Never Sky and preparing myself to love Through The Ever Night as well. 

9) Jandy Nelson - The Sky Is Everywhere is a beautifully written book with a powerful message. I can't wait to see what else Ms. Nelson writes. THANK YOU Heather for encouraging me to read this one. 

10) John Green - The Fault in Our Stars is the first book I've read by John Green. Obviously I need to add more to that list, but what a way to begin. If you haven't read this book yet, you should. And bring tissues. 

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  1. Great list. I just discover John Green and Gayle Forman myself. Great authors. Feel free to view My TTT

  2. Megan Whalen Turner made my list also! Gen is such a sly fox, I love him. This also makes me want to move Slammed up on my to read list. I've been hesitant because I've heard mixed things. Great list!

  3. YES to 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, and 10. I suspect I've been given The Sky is Everywhere this Christmas, so I can't wait to read that soon! :) Wonderful list, Lauren! :D

  4. Fabulous choices. #7+10 made me cry so much.
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  5. The Fault In Our Stars was my first John Green as well! I still haven't read Looking For Alaska, but my goal is to read it before the end of the year.
    I can't believe that I left Gayle Forman off of my list! I loved If I Stay and Where She Went as well, and I have an ARC of Just One Day from NCTE that I cannnnnot wait to read.
    I really need to read The Sky Is Everywhere. I've seen that mentioned a lot the last couple of days.
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  6. Gosh, I haven't done a TTT in so long, I really need to, I miss them! LOVE this question. Half your list would be mine as well! I love that our reading taste's are so similar:) Thank you for introducing me to Colleen Hoover (just saw the cover of her latest, Hopeless, can't wait to read it!) and turning me on to Antony John!

    Yay! Just think of all the new books and authors we'll discover next year!

  7. Interesting list with lots of new-to-me authors :-) But I've read Harkness - loved A Discovery of Witches.

    Tanya Patrice

  8. Angelfall was definitely interesting book. A lot of unexpected twists...
    I also love contemporary fiction but have the same problem with the same story retold over and over again. I did not read Slammed but you got me intrigued. I will have to check it out...
    The Queen's Thief, Sevenwaters series, A Discovery of Witches & Shadow of Night - I planned to read them but did not. So they will be hopefully on my new-to-me authors list for 2013. :)
    Great list!.
    Dragana @ Bookworm Dreams
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  9. I really want to read SLAMMED! My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/top-ten-favorite-new-to-me-authors-i-read-in-2012/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  10. I also included John Green but I don't know the rest (yet). Nice list.

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  11. Great list! I'm happy you read John Green and Gayle Forman this year, they are two of my favorite authors. Definitely plan on reading Angelfall soon after hearing so many amazing things.

  12. I kind of wanted to do this TTT but I stressed myself out trying to narrow my list down. With 2012 being the year I started reading contemporaries plus discovering great new authors in the "regular" books I love, I just couldn't do it. This is a great list though. I agree with all of the ones you've included that I've actually read!

  13. Yay! This makes me so happy, so glad to badger you into reading amazing books so that we can talk about them. <3


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