Monday, December 19, 2011

Author Discovery

Monday, December 19, 2011
Just a Few of the Amazing Authors I Discovered in 2011
With the year coming to an end (and a significant lack of post ideas), I thought it would be fitting to highlight a few authors I found this year. And there are some great ones that I can't believe I'd been missing! And now, in no particular order...

1. John Green
John Green
I know, I talk about how I have a crush on him all the time and how his books are perfection, but I only started reading them this year! I'm so glad I finally read Paper Towns way back in March! 

2. Libba Bray
Libba Bray
I had seen her Gemma Doyle series everywhere, and decided to give it a go over the summer. I read them all in around 2 weeks and then read Going Bovine this fall. All are awesome, and I must get Beauty Queens. Ms. Bray is my idol now, and it's hard to believe I only discovered her a few short months ago!

3. Stacey Jay
Stacey Jay
Juliet Immortal caught my eye in the bookstore for many reasons. One, the cover is absolutely stunning, and another, it referenced Shakespeare. I loved it.

4. Sara Gruen
Sara Gruen
With the movie coming out, I had to read Water for Elephants and it was great. I read Ape House, too, which was equally good.

5. J.D. Salinger
J.D. Salinger
I finally read Catcher in the Rye in the spring and Franny and Zooey in the summer. I really, really wish I could have met Mr. Salinger.

6. Greg Taylor
Greg Taylor
He wrote Killer Pizza, a book that surprised me with how much I enjoyed it. I really want to get thGe sequel (The Slice) and I recommend this to any Percy Jackson fan!

7. Jenny Downham
Jenny Downham
You Against Me is now one of my favorite books. It was so poignant and well done and I can't wait to read her other books!

8. Adriana Trigiani
Adriana Trigiani
Her Viola books are so fun, and set in both a boarding school and NYC! (Two settings I always enjoy.) She's written a lot of adult books that I've heard are great, and her Young Adult debut was so good!

9. Tamora Pierce
Tamora Pierce
At long last, I can consider myself a fan of Ms. Pierce! And I really loved Terrier, the first Beka Cooper book, and am currently working on the sequel, Bloodhound. Her writing style is fantastic, and I wish I could jump into Tortall and spend time with all of her characters.

10. Sarah Mlynowski
Sarah Mlynowski
Gimme a Call and Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have) were such good contemporary books! They were such good books in general! I can't wait to read what else Ms. Mlynowski has in store!

What authors have you discovered this year? What books are you looking forward to in 2012? 

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