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

 

2015 December Book Releases

Hello hello hello!! I’ve missed you all so much! I swear I feel terrible for my impromptu absence! It’s been over two weeks (?) since I’ve posted and talked to you all, but I’m finally back with a post!

 *Hyperventilates* *Breathe Analee, breathe*

Did I mention I missed you?!! I feel absolutely horrible for my completely out-of-the-blue hiatus—even if y’all didn’t miss me that much. Ha. 😉 Also, can I just mention the fact it’s DECEMBER?!! How did this even happen? I swear I don’t know. But, if you guys can forgive me for leaving you all so suddenly—life and school got in the way, obviously—I’d love to share my monthly book releases post for this month, even if it’s a bit late! It was lots of fun scouting books being released this month, and although I didn’t put all of them on here, I hope you guys spot some you’re looking forward to!

Let’s get on with the pretty book covers! (Because I’m sure that’s what you’re all here for, right?) 

December 1st

December 3rd

  • Storm by Alyssa Rose Ivy (The Empire Chronicles #5)

December 8th

December 15th

December 22nd

December 29th


Pretty books galore! There aren’t surprisingly that many books on here that I’m planning on actually buying, but they all look really interesting! Right now I’m really loving the look of This Raging Light, What’s Broken Between Us and Not if I see You First. And of course, Oblivion!! I’m definitely going to be reading that one, along with Their Fractured Light. Again, pretty books galore!!

Tell me; what books on here are on your radar? I’d love to know in the comments!

Hugs! ❤

Until the Next Meal, Analee

Monthly Wrap-Up | 2015 October

Hello bookworms! You all know it’s the end of October, so here’s a little recap of this month’s blogging and bookish events!

Books Read

Books Reviewed

Book Tags

Top Ten Tuesday

WWW Wednesday

Book Snacks Babbles

Why Do You Re-Read

Other Posts


I think that’s it for my blogging and bookish wrap-up! I suppose this month went pretty well, all things considered. Second month of school and all, I’m surprised I managed to get so much reading done. So tell me; how has your month gone by? Good? Bad? Did you complete whatever TBR you had in mind for the month? Let me know in the comments! I won’t bite. (I never do.) Feel free to link your own wrap-up as well if you want! ❤

Until the Next Meal, Analee

2015 November Book Releases

October is over! Now it’s time for November!

My rhyming game is on fleek, guys.

Ahem, let’s ignore my little dorky quip there. Hello bookworms! Today is November 1st, which means the time has come for me to share the upcoming book releases for the month. There aren’t as many must-buys for me this month it seems (my wallet is crying in joy), though there are several books I’m looking forward to the most! Anyway, let’s get on with it! All book titles link to Goodreads, as always.

November 1st

November 3rd

November 5th

November 9th

  • Sidespace by G.S. Jennsen (Aurora Rhapsody #4)

November 10th

November 16th

November 17th

November 19th

November 23rd

November 24th


So that’s it for November’s upcoming book releases! Several books I definitely can’t wait for—Winter, I’m looking at you—and it definitely seems November 3rd and the 10th are big days for new releases. Also, is it just me or are there a lot of NA releases coming up?

But either way, tell me; What do you think of November’s releases? Which books are you looking forward to the most? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to chat with you all! 😀

Happy first day of November! Hugs! 

Until the Next Meal, Analee

2015 September Wrap-Up

It’s officially the end of September! I certainly can’t believe it… but then again, that’s nothing unusual. These months just seem to fly by! Here is how my month went by, blogging and bookish!

Books Read

I read a combination of both amazing and good books; which I take as a good thing! My only problem now is I really have to get the reviews up for all of these. 😉

Books Reviewed

Book Tags

Book Blitzes

Blog Tours

Top Ten Tuesday

WWW Wednesday

Friday Finds

Spotlight Saturday


So that’s how my month has gone by! I’m definitely going to be trying harder to get more reviews completed; I know there are a lot that you guys are looking forward to! 🙂 September was a really busy month for me, and although I don’t have high hopes that October will be any better, here’s hoping!

How has your month been? Good? Okay? Tell me below, I’d love to chat! ❤

Until the Next Meal, Analee

2015 October Book Releases

Hello bookworms! September is almost over, which means October is on its way! There are sooo many books being released this month. So let’s get on to it! ❤

2015 October Book Releases

October 1st

October 6th

October 12th

October 13th

October 2oth

October 27th

October 28th

  • Unspoken by C.C. Hunter (Shadow Falls: After Dark #3)

So that’s it for the releases in the upcoming month! I hope this post got you to add some new books to your TBR; these all seem very interesting! I can’t wait for them to all be released. Also, I’d love to know; which books are you looking forward to the most?

Until the Next Meal, Analee

2015 August Wrap-Up

Hello fellow bookworms! I can’t believe it’s the end of August already! I’ve been saying that for most of my posts these last few days, but it’s true. I am incredibly sad to see August end, mostly because of one main reason; school will be starting soon, and although I’m kind of excited to be on my last year of school, no way am I looking forward to the heaps of schoolwork and studying that I will be facing. But, let’s not make this gloomy, because August was a great month and although I didn’t get through all the books I wanted to, I read some pretty cool books this month! Overall I think August was pretty successful. Let’s get to it! 

Books Read

*Note: All titles link to Goodreads.

Books Reviewed

Ahhh, I am so horrified right now that I let so much of the month pass by without catching up on my reviews! I’m so sorry guys! ❤

Book Tags

Book Blitzes

Blog Tours

Top Ten Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

WWW Wednesday

Friday Finds

Book Snacks Babbles

What Makes a Good Love Triangle

Other Posts


So that’s it for this month’s wrap-up! I’m going to go try and get some reading in (Queen of Shadows, of course, even though it’s almost midnight) but I’d love to hear of how your month went! If you have a wrap-up post, feel free to link it below, or simply tell me how this month went for you. 😉

Happy first day of September!

Analee 10

2015 June Wrap-Up

I can’t believe it’s already the first of July! June went by so fast! Anyway, it’s the end of June, which means it’s June wrap-up time!

Books I’ve read this month (Link to Goodreads): 13

Overall I’m pretty satisfied with my reading this month, although I am a bit mystified as to how I read less this month, when I didn’t have as much work to do, compared to last month when I had a lot more work to do… Oh well. 🙂

Books I’ve reviewed this month: 13

I am very much satisfied with the reviews I’ve done, considering how it’s around equal to the amount of books I read. Of course, most of these reviews are of books that I’ve read last month, and now I have an even longer review queue, but oh well. I’m going to be doing another personal reviewing sprint soon so I can get those reviews done, so we’ll see how that goes!

Tags I did this month: 5

Book Blitzes

Cover Reveals

Blog Tours

Awards that I have been nominated for:

  • Infinity Dreams Award (Thank you Erika & Kayleigh!)
  • Blogger Recognition Award (Thank you Amanda!)

Award posts:

‘Shadowhunters’ TV Show Casting Updates & Thoughts:

Reading Challenge Updates:

Top 10 Tuesday

  • #8: June 2nd (Top Ten Books That Are Planned to be Movies)
  • #9: June 9th (Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the Rest of 2015)
  • #10: June 16th (Top Ten Books On My TBR For the Summer)
  • #11: June 23rd (Top Ten Literary Fathers)
  • #12: June 30th (Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far in 2015)

Teaser Tuesday

WWW Wednesday

That’s What He Said Thursday

Friday Finds

Exploring My Bookshelves: June


So that’s it for this month’s wrap up! How has your month been?

I need to go now, because it’s July 1st, AKA Canada Day, so I’m actually going to have to socialize with people today instead of being a reclusive hermit, but please feel free to comment below!

Share that #CanadianPride! Enjoy your day, bookworms!

-A

2015 June Book Haul

Hi! I’ve accumulated quite the number of books this month, although I really shouldn’t have considering how low I am on money and how many unread books I already own. Oh well! So here are the physical books I got over the month:

I also forgot to add:

I’m pretty happy that I was able to get so many great books, and they were on sale too! 🙂

And some e-books:

I’m pretty wary of Hello, I Love You, because I’ve heard a lot of bad reviews on it, but I got it anyway. I’m looking forward to reading Royal Wedding though, as it’s part of the Princess Diaries series which I enjoyed, and I’ve read good reviews on Charlie, Presumed Dead as well.

And last but not least, review copies:

I think I’m forgetting some review copies, but oh well. These are the ones I remember I have received this month.


So overall I think, excluding the review copies of course, I have bought 21 27 books! Huh. Considering how much it seemed like I bought, 27 doesn’t seem like much. Oh well. I think I’m getting better at controlling myself. (Or so I’m deluding myself to believe I am.)

What books have you hauled this month? Do we share any in common? Let me know in the comments below or feel free to link your haul post as well!

Happy hauling and end of June!

-A

2015 July Book Releases

Hi! It’s almost July everyone, and there are so many great books out there that are being released this July! Here are a few that I know of and that seem interesting:

July 1:

July 7:

July 14:

July 21:

July 28:

July 30:


What books on this list are you looking forward to? Any good ones that I missed? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy reading everyone! (Can you believe it’s almost July?)

-A

2015 May Wrap-Up

Hi there! It is the last day of May, so that means a little re-cap of this month! This will be in a more different format than my last wrap-up (similar to Poulami’s format)!

Books I’ve read this month (Link to Goodreads):

Yep, that’s it for my education. My grades are going down the drain…

Books I’ve reviewed this month: 13

Comparing this with the books I’ve read… *winces* oops! I’ve been quite behind with my reviewing! I’ll make that my next goal… hopefully I’ll be able to have all the books I’ve read this month reviews at least by the end of August, or mid-September at the most. (I doubt I’ll reach that goal, but I’m setting it!)

Tags I did this month: 5

Awards that I have been nominated for:

I forgot how long these awards have been sitting in my drafts folder, but I know it’s been a long time. I’ll get to these soon, I promise! Thank you so much to the wonderful bloggers who nominated me, I haven’t forgotten you! ❤ It means a lot to me that you would consider me and my little Book Snacks for a blog award!

‘Shadowhunters’ TV Show Casting Updates & Thoughts:

Other Book News:

Reading Challenge Updates:

Top 10 Tuesday

  • #4: May 5th (Books I will Probably Never Read-Didn’t participate)
  • #5: May 12th (Authors I REALLY Want to Meet)
  • #6: May 19th (Freebie: Greek Mythology books)
  • #7: May 26th (Beach Reads I Plan to Read this Summer)

Teaser Tuesday

WWW Wednesday

That’s What He Said Thursday

Friday Finds

Exploring My Bookshelves

Shelf Candy Saturday

No longer participating due to my discovery of it being a personal meme.

Discussion Posts/ABEA 2015


So there we have it! My May 2015 Wrap-up. Do like this format? Or would you rather the older format? Let me know in the comments below, your opinion matters! 🙂 How was your May reading? Don’t forget to also let me know below.

-A

May 2015 Book Haul

Yay! Book haul! These are books I’ve accumulated throughout this month. (Excluding the books I hauled in my Mini May Book Haul) Press the images for a bigger view. All titles link to Goodreads.

Bookbub e-books I added to my Kobo

Bought e-books I added to my Kobo

Physical copies

So excited for all these! ❤ Especially P.S. I Still Love You! Finally got my copy.


So that’s it for this month’s book haul! I got most of these at great prices, so I suppose it was a pretty good haul—except for the fact that I’m now out of money to buy books, while there are a ton of books I want to buy next month. *Sigh.*

-A