Top 10 Favorite New-To-Me Authors I've Read in 2012
Top 10 Tuesday is a post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week's topic is Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2012.
1) Colleen Hoover – After reading both Slammed and Point of Retreat, Colleen Hoover has easily earned herself a spot as an author that I’d probably read anything she comes out with. Both of these are excellent reads and I’ll be checking out Hopeless as soon as I can get my hands on it.
2) Katie McGarry – Pushing the Limits blew me away. It was so much more than I was expecting. LOVED IT! I can’t wait to read Dare You To because Beth’s story sounds like it’s going to be great. Oh and the cover….have you seen it? HOT!
3) Jamie McGuire – So Beautiful Disaster was just exactly what the title describes. It was a hot mess of unhealthy relationships, but it was so beautifully written and I couldn’t help but root for these characters despite how unhealthy their relationship may have been. I’m positively anxious to reading Walking Disaster so I can see inside Travis’s head.
4) Kristin Cashore – The world building of the Graceling series is exquisite. She put so much thought into the details that every word of this entire series was evaluated. Now that’s dedication.
5) Veronica Roth – I read both Divergent and Insurgent this year. Divergent was a great fall into the perils of the Dauntless and this series really allowed me to feel and embrace the very fears that Tris has to face. Very well done and looking forward to the finale.
6) Cath Crowley – I just wasn’t expecting that much out of Graffiti Moon when I choose it out of a group of 6 for a giveaway that I won. But the way she describes art is reason enough to read this book, aside from the fact that the relationship building was AWESOME. For a book that spanned one night through the majority of the book, this one captured so much more relationship building than books that span a year.
7) Piscilla Glenn – Priscilla Glenn contacted me about reading Back to You and I almost turned it down because it’s labeled as an adult novel instead of YA. I’m so glad that I didn’t. Back to You has been the best book that an author has contacted me about reading thus far and I’m so thankful that she contacted me. Great book.
8) Laini Taylor – I fell in love with the world of Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Great world building. I’m really hoping I get Days of Blood and Starlight for Christmas.
9) Dan Wells – Speaking of world building, Partials rivals the best developed fictional worlds and I’m really excited for the release of Fragments so I can see what happens next.
10) Francis Chan – This man writes with so much passion. You can feel it coming off of him. This year I had the pleasure of reading both Crazy Love and Forgotten God and I was blown away by both.
Thank you to these authors for all that you do. For dreaming and developing your characters and doing whatever it takes to share them and their stories with the world. For inspiring passion and thought in readers everywhere.