Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: New To Me Author in 2014

hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

1. James Dashner - There's something about the way he writes that made me need to finish The Maze Runner trilogy as fast as possible.  It's addictive and intense, and absolutely fun to read.

2. Holly Lauren - I was introduced to her book Tempus by a co-worker who thought I would love it and guess what, I did!  The sequel recently came out and I look forward to reading it.

3. Rebecca Stead - I read her novel, When You Reach Me, which I thought was brilliant.  She only has two other novels, but I've made it my mission to read them as well.

4. Carrie Ryan - Her zombie story, The Forest of Hands and Teeth, was unexpected and engaging.  I don't know what I expected when I picked up her book, but I really enjoyed it.

5. Jay Asher - I really liked 13 Reasons Why and have had my eyes on The Future of Us for a while now.  His writing was a smooth read, I could sit for hours without having to take a break.

6. Gale Carriger - Her steampunk style made me very happy as I was reading about girls going to a school for espionage, disguised as a finishing school.  Etiquette and Espionage is clever and engaging.

I didn't read a lot of books with authors that were new to me this year, but here are some that just missed the cut, but should be on this list anyway. (I read a book by them in December 2013.)

7. Matthew Quick - I've read The Silver Linings Playbook and Please Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.  Both of them were very good reads and I really enjoyed them both.  He has quickly become apart of my favorite authors.

8. Maggie Steifvater - I've read ShiverThe Raven Boys, and The Scorpio Races.  All three were good although I preferred the latter two more.  Ever since reading The Raven Boys, I've been meaning to read the sequel and now that the third one's out, I've got to to get on it.


  1. I've read books by all of these authors except for Holly Lauren, solid list! My favorites on this list are Stiefvater, Dashner and Asher!
    -Jon from Bookish Antics!

  2. Etiquette and Espionage sounds great!

  3. Maggie Stiefvater...sigh. One of my favorites! I agree that The Raven Boys and The Scorpio Races are better. I think now that she's established, she can really flex her writing muscle and it shows. I adore The Scorpio Races.

    Thanks for stopping by! Shannon @ Rex Robot Reviews

  4. I haven't read any Gale Carriger, but I think I need to, cause I could see myself really getting into steampunk. Have yet to see or read The Maze Runner, have seen Silver Linings Playbook, but haven't read it. I need to get to it! :)