Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (62)

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 the Bookish.

1. Kristin Cashore
Books I read: Graceling, Fire, Bitterblue
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)
AMAZING. Perfect fantasy novels.

2. David Levithan
Books I read: Every Day 
Every Day
Technically, I had read two books that he cowrote, but I wasn't a big fan. Every Day was the first solo novel I had ever read by him and it is absolutely wonderful. One of my all-time favorite books.

3. A.S. King
Books I read: Please Ignore Vera Dietz, Ask the Passengers, Everybody Sees the Ants
Please Ignore Vera DietzAsk The PassengersEverybody Sees the Ants
Her books are heart-wrenching, magical, realistic, and she's a very cool lady!

4. Susan Dennard
Books I read: Something Strange and Deadly
Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly, #1)
Well, she was new to everyone, but I *loved* SSAD. 

5. Cassandra Clare
Books I read: Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince, City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)
I like her TDI series a lot better than TMI, although the latter is still enjoyable.

6. Amy Plum
Books I read: Die for Me, Until I Die
Die for Me (Revenants, #1)Until I Die (Revenants, #2)
If I hadn't won these in a HarperTeen grab bag giveaway, I probably would have never read them. What a mistake that would have been!

7. Stephanie Perkins
Books I read: Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door
Anna and the French KissLola and the Boy Next Door
How did I not read Anna sooner?? I will read anything Ms. Perkins writes.

8. Barry Lyga
Books I read: I Hunt Killers
I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent, #1)
Eerie, creepy, awesome. (The book, not Barry Lyga. Well, except maybe the awesome part.)

9. Veronica Roth
Books I read: Divergent
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
An awesome, UNIQUE dystopian! Still need to read Insurgent, though.

10. Kirsten Hubbard
Books I read: Wanderlove
Wanderlove
Thanks to this book, I now want to go backpacking across Central America.
 
What authors did you discover this year?

10 comments:

  1. I so have to read Ask the Passengers. Ive heard nothing but great things. Feel free to stop by My TTT

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  2. Oh wow! I hunt killers sounds really creepy and amazing! I like your top 10, it's original! I am currently reading book 5 of TMI and I really like it so far, can't wait to start TDI though, a lot of people are saying how it is even better!

    Check out our TTT! http://greepsthroughshelves.blogspot.com/2012/12/top-ten-tuesday-new-to-me-authors-2012.html

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  3. Interesting list with some new-to-me authors :-) But I've read and loved books by Roth, Cashore & King - who I first read this year too.

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  4. My library finally got Stephanie Perkin’s books in, I’m excited to read them! :) 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

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  5. Stephanie Perkins' and Veronica Roth made my list too! I read Die for Me and Until I Die this year and really enjoyed them too, Amy Plum is a brilliant author!

    My TTT

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  6. I'm about to start Ask the Passengers. Please Ignore Vera Dietz was so good, and I love how much attention she's getting this year. So deserving.

    Stephanie Perkins is also, without a doubt, awesome! She made me enjoy cheesy romance stuff.

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  7. I've seen Stephanie Perkins a lot on today's TTT. She was on mine too. I'm so glad I discovered her this year.

    I actually prefer Clare's Mortal Instruments to her Infernal Devices. I think it is because I really dislike love triangle books, and the whole Will, Jem, Tessa thing stresses me out.

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  8. Oh man. OH MAN OH MAN! SOO happy to see these on your list!! You have some of my all-time favorite authors and books listed here! The Infernal Devices (TEAM JEM ahem), GRACELING (POE ahem), Divergent, Every Day.... Yay!
    :)

    My TTT: http://nightmareonbookstreet.blogspot.com/2012/12/top-ten-tuesday-newbie-love.html

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  9. Oh I love AS King so much! Ask the Passengers was one of my top books this year!

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