Top Ten Tuesday #27 (December 8th): Top 10 New-To-Me Authors First Read in 2015

Hello bookworms! It’s been SO LONG since I’ve participated in one of these, dear god. Can you believe my last one was in October?! Whoops… I swear I hadn’t mean to neglect this meme so much. But I’m back with this week’s topic, given to us by The Broke and the Bookish: Top ten new-to-me favourite authors I read for the first time in 2015.

2015 has been *the* year for new authors—for me, anyway. And I’m sure by now you guys know the whole bunch of them that I have adored: Becky Albertalli, Renee Ahdieh, you know, the debut authors whose books I’ve read—I’m pretty sure I have a whole TTT list of them too. So today’s list is going to be focused on the other authors I have discovered this year, who, may or may not be a debut author, but was still new-to-me. Let’s get on with it, shall we?


Julie Murphy1. Julie Murphy

She has written two novels so far, as far as I know; Side Effects May Vary, and Dumplin’. I have only read Dumplin’ this year, but I will definitely be reading Side Effects May Vary someday! Dumplin’ left quite the impression on me. Which reminds me, I still have to get up my review on that for you guys… 😉

2. Jojo MoyesJojo Moyes

She has written a lot of adult romance, I’m pretty sure? Not sure if she wrote any YA novels, but in any case, I’ve only read her novel Me Before You this year—which I loved by the way! I will definitely be thinking about trying out some of her other novels, even if adult contemporary isn’t something I read often.

Susan Ee3. Susan Ee

I’m not sure if it’s cheating here because I read several books from this author…? But she’s still a new-to-me author of 2015, so I’m counting it! 🙂 Susan Ee is simply an amazing author! Penryn and the End of Days trilogy blew me away and I can’t wait to read more from her.

4. Amy EngelAmy Engel

I read two books from this author this year, (or more specifically, The Book of Ivy duology), but I can’t help it! I can’t leave this author out of this list, because she is definitely one of my favorite new-to-me authors this year. I can’t wait to see what else she comes up with!

Claudia Gray5. Claudia Gray

I discovered Claudia Gray this year after reading A Thousand Pieces of You—you know, the book I can’t help but mention a hundred times because of its gorgeous cover? 😉 I have yet to read the sequel, but it is on my to-do list and I hope to read it soon!

6. Melissa LandersMelissa Landers

Unfortunately I haven’t been updating my reading for the past couple of weeks through WWW Wednesday as I usually do, but I recently read Alienated by Melissa Landers since I got a copy from the library, and I really enjoyed it! I will definitely be reading anything else Landers writes, along with the sequel to Alienated, of course.

Kate Eliott7. Kate Eliott

I have also gotten a copy of Court of Fives from the library as well, which I also really enjoyed! Kate Eliott has written several other books, I believe, although I’m not completely sure if they’re all YA… but either way, I can’t wait to read the sequel to Court of Fives or any other YA novel of Eliott’s!

8. Diana PeterfreundDiana Peterfreund

Another one of my library reads the past couple of weeks! (I’m kind of just trying to get an actual list of 10 by now…) For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund was a great experience, although left me a bit conflicted. It wasn’t exactly what I expected, but it was a good read all the same. I will be trying out her other novels along with Across a Star-Swept Sea (a companion novel, I believe, or maybe a sequel?) hopefully soon!

Rachel Hawkins9. Rachel Hawkins

And, finally, another (and my last) new-to-me author that I discovered over the past couple of weeks where I was MIA. I’ve heard of this author and her books early 2015, but I only just now got around to reading one of them, which happens to be called Rebel Belle. I liked it, and will definitely be checking out some other of Rachel Hawkins’ books.

10. Erin MorgensternErin Morgenstern

Yes! I managed to not completely blank out at the last moment and have managed to come up with another author. 😀 As far as I know this author only has one YA novel released, The Night Circus, which I read several months ago, but I definitely am interested in whatever other books she has planned! I somehow only found out about this author this year (even though her novel was released in 2011) but better late than never, right?


So there we have it! After a very long absence from Top Ten Tuesdays, I’m glad to have done this week’s topic—it was lots of fun! There are so many more authors I would’ve named, but unfortunately I’m limited to only 10. I tried to make my list include some new authors that I haven’t previously named in other top ten tuesday lists. How do you think I did on that aspect? 😛 Be sure to let me know below whatever thoughts you may have! I’m off to check out the many other TTT posts this week; feel free to leave yours in the comments!

I hope your Tuesday is off to a great start, or has ended on a great note (depending on where you are in the world)! Hugs, and lots of love! ❤ 

Until the Next Meal, Analee

 

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19 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #27 (December 8th): Top 10 New-To-Me Authors First Read in 2015

  1. Great list Analee! There was no way I could have picked 10 new to me authors to put up this post this week! We have Susan Ee in common! I read the entire End of Days trilogy this year and I completely adored it. Now I’m just sitting here hoping and praying for her to release more books!

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  2. Great list, Analee, and welcome back! I was so happy to see you mention Becky Albertalli. I love Simon so much(!!!) and don’t understand why Albertalli’s perfect debut book is not mentioned in more book blogs. Dumplin and Night Circus are a couple of others I’ve got my eye on, so don’t feel bad–I still haven’t read Night Circus. 🙂

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    • Thank you so much, Eve! ❤️ I know right?? I’d honestly mention her all the time if I could, because she deserves the recognition! Simon is completely adorable—can he just, like, come alive and be my best friend or something? Lol.
      I hope you enjoy both Dumplin and The Night Circus once you get a chance to read them! They’re quite good. 🙂

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  3. Uuuh…. Analee, I seriously miss you girl. Other than that fact, great list! Me Before You is in my tbr but I’m not sure if my heart can handle that book but I definitely intend to read that next year. I’ve pre-ordered Dumplin but it’s still unavailable in Amazon (India). I also have a couple of books from this list that I’ve yet to read. So many books, so little time! Aargh. Well hopefully I can finish all of them by next year! 🙂

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    • Me too!! 😘 It’s honestly been too long!
      Thank you! I hope you get around to reading Me Before You—it will definitely hit you in the feels, so be prepared!
      Sorry to hear that Dumplin is still unavailable to you in India. I hope you enjoy it once you get to read out though!
      Haha so true; basically my life in that once sentence. 😂 I have my fingers crossed for you!

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    • Haha yep, I’m pretty happy about it too! It’s been so long since I’ve participated. ❤️
      Eep! I can’t wait for you to read it either, I hope you enjoy it once you do!!
      Haha, phew, thank goodness I’m not alone there. I swear it’s too beautiful for its own good! 😂

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