Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014

Top Ten Tuesdays are a weekly feature over at The Broke and The Bookish.

I read very few new authors this year that I really enjoyed.

I'll just give you the three that jump to mind.

1. Marie Rutkoski: I read The Winner's Curse and I loved it.

2. Sharon Biggs Waller: She's kind of a debut author (this was her fiction debut), but I'm really looking forward to her next book. Which comes out in 2016.

3. Holly Black: I hadn't read anything from her prior to this year... for no reason I can fathom. I have now decided that I must read The Spiderwick Chronicles, though. The art looks lovely too... Basically I don't know if she's in here because of what I read this year, or because I really want to read Spiderwick... but she's here.

Some whose series I'm going to continue, but I don't know if I would read a book not part of said series... basically judgement pending.

4. Maria V. Snyder: I read Poison Study, I enjoyed it, though I didn't love it. I'm continuing the series with hopes that I'll get more absorbed as time goes on.

5. Claudia Gray: I quite enjoyed A Thousand Pieces of You, and I will likely read the next book in the series.

I think that's it. Can you tell this post was a bit unplanned? I'm in the middle of exams right now and I didn't schedule it in advance because I'm a genius like that. I might come back and edit this once I've got some time.

Note to self: branch out more next year.


  1. I only came up with five as well! but you know what, I'd rather have five good ones than ten with five that are just meh.

    So I LOVED poison study... and then slogged through the next two books hoping for the same thrill. If you thought it was just so-so, you might want to look elsewhere :)

    1. I'm glad I at least managed to discover some new authors this year, hopefully I'll have more luck next year.

      I'm probably going to give Magic Study a try (I'm borrowing it from the library, so really there's no harm in it), and we'll go from there. It's hard for me to describe why exactly I couldn't get into Poison Study completely... parts of it just didn't work for me. My review of it is here, where I at least managed to be slightly more coherent that I am now.

  2. Holly Black is on my list as well. I read DOLL BONES around Halloween time and found it creepy, but also touching. I think my next Black read will be THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN.

    Happy TTT (on Wednesday)!

    1. I read The Coldest Girl in Coldtown early this year, and quite enjoyed it. The vampirism (totally a word) as a full-flung epidemic disease was a neat concept.