Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme/feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Top Ten New to Me Authors in 2016. I’ve discovered so many wonderful new authors this year, so it was hard to narrow this list down to just ten.
I’ve only read one book by Ruta Sepetys and that was Salt to the Sea, but it was amazing! Salt to the Sea was incredibly heartbreaking and beautiful. I read it back when it came out around February and have been itching to get my hands on her other books since.
Again, I’ve only read one book by Emery Lord and that was When We Collided. It wasn’t the best book, but that didn’t mean I enjoyed it any less. And I’ve talked about this before, but I loved the close knit relationship with Jonah and his sibling. Plus the small town gave me a total West-Coast Stars Hollow feel.
Kerri Maniscalco‘s Stalking Jack the Ripper was basically everything I’ve ever wanted in a book. Not only is it set in my favorite time period, the Victorian Era, but the main character is also being taught autopsy. How cool is that? Plus. she totally stands up for women and their limited rights in her time.
Yup, I didn’t read Harry Potter until just this year. I immediately felt immersed in the enchanting world JK Rowling created. These books have been some of my favorites since I read them last spring. I used to think Harry Potter was dumb, but now I totally regret that. Of all my new authors on this list, JK Rowling has to be my favorite.
The Wrath and the dawn by Renee Ahdieh is probably one of my top ten reads this year. It was absolutely wonderful. I loved every bit of it. Though it wasn’t the best, the second book was really good as well. Ahdieh’s beautiful poetic writing is amazing.
This summer, I finally read Morgan Rhodes’ Falling kIngdoms and really enjoyed it! Though I have yet to read the third book, I’ve been loving the first two. They aren’t the best books, but still very complex and interesting. I’m excited to get my hands on the other books in this series.
After reading The Raven Boys in September, I’ve fallen in love with Maggie Stiefvater and her wonderful books. I just finished The Raven King and loved it so so much. I’m very anxious to start reading her other series and the Scorpio Races. If you still haven’t read a Maggie Stiefvater book, what are you doing? (Okay, but you really need to read one of her books.)
At this point, I think you all know how much I loved this author trio’s My Lady Jane. Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows wrote a hilarious book about the story of Lady Jane Grey. I loved every bit of it! Also, it turns out they plan on writing more books about famous Janes in history. Sign me up!
What are some authors you were introduced to this year? Do we share any in common? Also, do you have any new authors not on this list you recommend I check out? Let me know in the comments, and don’t forget to link your TTT post as well!