Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Top 10 New-To-Me Authors of 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish 

Top 10 New-To-Me Favorite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015. Actually, it's a rather short list. This year was spent reading new releases of authors I already knew! Unless we count manga authors, and I'm not going to.

  1.  Livia Blackburne (Midnight Thief): I loved this book the moment I heard about it, and fell even more in love when I finally read it. Such a good beginning to a new fantasy series that I can't wait to keep on reading.
  2. Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen): Another brilliant beginning to a new brilliant fantasy series that kept me engaged from beginning to end.
  3. Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die): Everyone on here should know by now how much I hate the Oz series. And how much I appreciate the dark, twisted version that appears in this series. Love it so much!
  4. Cassandra Rose Clarke (The Assassin's Curse): This was a series I had been meaning to start for a long time, and then finally just buckled down and did it. And oh my gosh, am I glad I did. I wish Cassandra Rose Clarke had written more!!
  5. Lou Anders (Frostborn): A debut Middle Grade author with a fantasy series that was one of the best MG fantasy series I've read in a long time. Can't wait to see what he brings next.
  6. Sarah Dessen (Saint Anything): I read my very first Sarah Dessen novel this year, and while I don't think I'm going to love any of her other books as much as I did Saint Anything, that book alone puts her on my top 10 new-to-me authors list. That book spoke so thoroughly to my soul, and it came during a time when I needed it the most.
  7. Sara Raasch (Snow Like Ashes): There's a reoccurring theme! Fantasy authors! I read a LOT of fantasy this year. While it had flaws, I overall loved Sara Raasch's writing and world building and characters.
  8. Heather Brewer (The Cemetery Boys): Can't even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this short creepy thriller.
  9. Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes): Yeah, I had some issues with Sabaa Tahir's debut fantasy novel. But I greatly appreciated the honest, realistic brutality of the world she created, and the plot was immensely interesting. I'll always read what she writes.
  10. Laura Ruby (Bone Gap): A loose retelling of the Persephone legend - magic realism. Loved it so much!

And just for the fun of it, here are some of my top favorite manga-ists! Since I got into it this year, it seems only right to list them.

  1. Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan): Definitely at the top. I've loved all of the manga I've read so far, but Attack on Titan is still at the top.
  2. Yana Toboso (Black Butler): The era, the artwork, the story, the characters, the historical detail - love it all.
  3. Shinobu Ohtaka (Magi): I've been on a real kick for Arabian Nights retellings, and for some reason this series takes me back to feeling like a kid. Must be all of the treasure and adventure.
  4. Natsuki Takaya (Fruits Basket): This series just makes me feel happy.


  1. I still need to read all of these authors but I've heard such great things about them! My TTT

    1. My "need to read" list of authors is still very long, so I feel your pain, Carrie. :)

  2. I can't say as I recall reading any of the authors on your Top Ten Tuesday post this week, so I have some new to me authors to check out for sure.

    Here's a link to my TTT post for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-new-to-me.html

    1. Most of them are 2015 debut authors. Other than Sarah Dessen and Cassandra Rose Clarke, any new authors I read this year were mostly debut.

  3. Ah, so many books still to read. (Also, though I haven't read much manga for quite some time, Beauty Pop is still one of my favorites. It's another "feel good" comedy series.)

    1. That's life! I've heard about Beauty Pop! I promised myself that once I'm done with Fruits Basket and Ouran High School Host Club, I'd start a new feel good comedy. I think I'll make it Beauty Pop. :)

  4. Haven't read any of these but a lot of them have books on my TBR.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/top-ten-tuesday-34/


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