Top Ten Tuesday – Authors New-To-Me In 2014

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Favourite Authors New-To-Me In 2014

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1. Sarah J MaasWho isn’t in love with this woman right now? She gets the top spot because I never thought I would find a book or series that would even come close to giving me the feels, anticipation and excitement of Harry Potter, and she’s managed it. Bravo.

2. Colleen Hoover It’s thanks to blogging that I discovered Maas and Hoover, and I am so, so grateful because I can’t remember what my reading-life was like before I found this funny and genuine woman. Her unique stories amaze and move me!

3. Lauren Oliver While I had a few issues with the Delirium series, I completely fell in love with Oliver’s writing style, and more than that this girl knows how to make your heart break, and there’s a messed up kind of enjoyment in that.

4. Tess SharpeFar From You was an amazing debut, and I can’t wait to read more from Sharpe. It was emotional, mysterious and very well written. I need more already!

5. Katie McGarryI love the Pushing The Limits series (which is a nice YA/NA cross-over in my opinion). I do love a good romance with issues thrown in, and when NA became more sound, it became one of my favourite type of books to read. Win, win, win.

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6. Juliana StoneI’ve only read one book by Stone, but Boys Like You was one of my favourite reads of 2014, and for that alone she makes my list!

7. Catherine Linka A Girl Called Fearless was such an enjoyable Dystopian read, and I really can’t wait for the next book in the series, A Girl Undone.

8. Jamie McGuire – Although Beautiful Disaster is quite the controversial read, I really enjoyed it, for me it was compulsive reading. Beautiful Oblivion didn’t quite hit the mark for me, but I want to try more by McGuire.

9. Shannon A Thompson – I go through genre-binges, where I’ll read and fall in love with one genre exclusively for a while, before becoming restless and switching it up. It had been quite a while since I’d found a paranormal read that grabbed me, and Thompson did this wonderfully with a new take on the genre.

10. Unknown! I’m planning to do quite a bit of reading before the end of the year (fingers crossed!) – so I’m being hopeful and leaving my 10th spot open. I’ve been in a slump lately and would LOVE to find another new favourite author for this year.

I’ve just realised these are all female – perhaps that’s something I need to look at for 2015…

What new and fabulous authors have you come across this year? Based on my Top Ten picks are there any you would recommend to me? Link me up to your list or let me know in the comments! Happy reading, Book Geeks!

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60 Responses

  1. What a coincidence! I’m actually reading A Girl Called Fearless right now 😀 It’s so good! I’m so glad I borrowed it from the library. I almost avoided it because I assumed it wasn’t YA but I was bored and after reading the first few pages, I was instantly hooked… 😛

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      1. thebookheap

        I need to find more contemporary authors I like…I struggle to find ones whose writing don’t make me cringe.

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      2. thebookheap

        thats’ the thing- the contemporary authors who are quite hyped up, I only find “okay” or “good”. I’ve yet to find one that makes me go OH MY GOD AMAZING. I really dislike Nicholas spark’s writing, John Green is good but feels repetitive to me, and while I enjoy Rainbow Rowell (her adult books more than her YA), its not quite to the hyped up standard on the book blogosphere….

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      3. thebookheap

        I haven’t yet, actually. I’ve been shirking away from the current hyped contemporary authors because of this reason. I’ve read on the jellicoe road and while it was okay, I didn’t think it was great. I’ve been thinking about trying Sarah Dessen cos I’ve not read any of her work.
        Contemporary can be difficult for me because I prefer books where romance isn’t the main plot line,a and I hate anything with long term/terminal illness as it hits too close to home.

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  2. I have heard such good things about Sarah J. Maas. It seems like all of the blogs I follow are raving about her. I have almost bought Throne of Glass like a hundred times. Looks like I really need to do that soon! I won’t lie, I’m not at all a fan of Lauren Oliver. I read Panic and Rooms and didn’t like either, so I don’t think I’ll read any more of her.
    My TTT!

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  3. Yay, Sarah J. Maas! I’m completely in awe of her books right now. The ToG series is just pure awesomeness, and the wait for book #4 will be horrid! Ooh, I just read a novella by Katie McGarry the other day, (Red at Night) and I loved it! I haven’t read any of her main novels yet, but after loving the novella, I really have to try her other books. Great list 😀

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      1. Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook

        They totally have an NA vibe! The characters are always a bit more mature, I think, because of the tough situations they have to deal with.

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  4. You’ve got such a great list! I love Sarah J. Maas’ writing and Colleen Hoover’s and Katie McGarry’s too. I enjoyed Beautiful Disaster as well. There are some books in here that are on my to-read list as well, like Far From You.

    I picked up Delirium once but wasn’t in the mood for it and put it back down. That combined with the mixed reviews I’ve heard makes me hesitant to pick it back up.

    Great list!

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  5. Oh, thank you so much for including me on your list! I loved reading about your choices, and I am very humbled to be a part of this post. Sounds like I have a few new authors to check out as well!
    ~SAT

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  6. Hmmmm… Fabulous female authors to complete your 10 new-to-me author list… Patricia Wrede, Tana French, Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Kimberley Freeman, Marisa De los Santos, etc etc etc?? 😉

    Love this list, Rachel!

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  7. Like you I’ve read most of these in the last year and fallen in love with them too. And I know I would never have found Colleen Hoover or Lauren Oliver if not for the blogging world. So I’m also hugely grateful.
    Good luck with number 10!

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