Time for another Top Ten Tuesday courtesy of The Broke and the Bookish!
This week’s topic is Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014
Bry: This was a great year for discovering new books! Most of the top books I read this year were from new-to-me authors, and I was very excited about it!
1. Elizabeth Loupas: Author of The Red Lily Crown, one of my favourite books of the year
2. M. R. Carey: Author of The Girl with All the Gifts, arguably the BEST book of the year
3. John Scalzi: Author of Redshirts and Lock-In, both of which were very interesting reads (reviews still to come)
4. Alana White: Author of The Sign of the Weeping Virgin, another top 5 read of the year
5. Tinney Sue Heath: Author of A Thing Done, another top 5 read
6. Nick Cutter: Author of The Troop and The Deep (review coming), who proved himself an excellent contender for great horror reads.
7. Mira Grant: Last, and anything but least, Mira Grant wrote the Newsflesh and Parasitology series that I loved SO hard this year. She’s just fantastic, too many amazing books to list!
1. Victoria Schwab- I loved every second of Vicious. It was perfect and wonderful and is hard for me to explain to people why I want them to read comprehensively. I can’t wait to have the time to jump into her other worlds. I have read part of the preview for A Darker Shade of Magic, but I’m trying to eek it out little by little so that I don’t have a huge chunk of time between now and February where I forget about all the characters and the world building.
2. Brandon Sanderson- I hadn’t read anything of his up until this point. Clearly, I should have read his bibliography sooner, because everything is magic and it hurts but its also wonderful.
3. John Scalzi- I jumped into his books with Redshirts and it was a really fun read. I then started Lock In, which I’ve been meaning to finish. Social justice robots were not at all what I was expecting, but it was an interesting spin on things.
4. Livia Blackburne- I guess, technically, she’s new to everyone, but I really liked her take on the young adult fantasy genre. Very nostalgic for me.
5. M. R. Carey- Which is a pen name, I know. But I never read his comics. Of course, I’ve seen the Keanu Reeves movie based on them, but that’s about the extent of my knowledge into his inner workings. I can’t wait to see what he writes next!
6. Jay Kristoff- So he only has the one series, but he’s taken me on a feels coaster so far.
7. Laini Taylor– Just the right blend of weird romance and supernatural cliches. I’m totally digging Daughter of Smoke and Bone, yet I can’t seem to find time to finish the series. Soon.