Monday, December 10, 2012

Top Ten Favorite New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2012

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they provide a Top Ten topic for you to create your list, then you share it on their post so others can find you. :)

Out of all the new authors I have read this year the following are the only ones I liked enough to mention. I don't know that I would call all of them my favorite, but definitely ones worth mentioning. All authors names will link directly to their website or Goodreads website (David Levithan's website came up "internal server error" and I didn't want to post a possibly broken link... *shrug*).

1.Maggie Stiefvater
Oh, Maggie, how do I love thee? Stalkerish? Maybe. I'm okay with that. What's funny is that for as much as I have loved the books I have read by her, I have not read them all. Not even half. I've read a mere total of two. But those two... man were they great. It makes me look forward to reading The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy and the Books of Faerie trilogy, though.  And anything else she comes out with.

2. Lauren Oliver
I got lost in the world created in Delirium. I really enjoyed the characters, the setting, the idea of love being a disease. Definitely looking forward to Requiem coming out in March. :)

3. Kami Garcia
Oh my... Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Darkness, Beautiful Chaos... beautiful writing. I can't wait to get to Beautiful Redemption. I also look forward to reading some of her solo work. 

4. Margaret Stohl
Oh my... Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Darkness, Beautiful Chaos... beautiful writing. I can't wait to get to Beautiful Redemption. I also look forward to reading some of her solo work.(I was just going to write See: Kami, but that seemed more lazy than need be. ha!)

5. Elizabeth Wein
Although I'm sort of cheating with this, as I'm still reading Code Name Verity, I am absolutely loving the writing and the story. I guess I can't really say I don't like or shy away from historical fiction anymore. I've been adding quite a few to my 'read' list. 


6. David Levithan
My best friend loved Dash & Lily and I had been wanting to read it for a while. So thankful I did! Turns out not only did I love the story but I loved the writing as well. :)

7. Sara Zarr
How to Save a Life was such an amazing story. It felt true, real, and honest. My library won some books and a Skype visit with Sara Zarr and I wanted to read the book with the teen book club. Such a great read.

8. Rachel Cohn
My best friend loved Dash & Lily and I had been wanting to read it for a while. So thankful I did! Turns out not only did I love the story but I loved the writing as well. :)  (Yes, I copy/pasted from David's note... lol)
9. Anne Elliott
I ran across Almost as a free Kindle purchase. I probably wouldn't have bought it otherwise; the description sounded just okay. I was very pleasantly surprised. It was well written and had a much better story than the description led me to believe. I will definitely read more by this author.

10. Kathryn Stockett  
I shied away from The Help for quite some time. Historical fiction? Not my cup of tea, typically. But this part of history is a bit more interesting to me and after so many rave reviews and recommendations from friends, I bit the bullet. And I am so glad I did. I was transported to a time I never lived in and felt like I lived it. Kudos to Kathryn Stockett and a wonderful debut novel.

Of course if you've read anything I've written before, you'll know that Maggie Stiefvater is probably my favorite new author I've discovered this year. :)

What about you? Any new authors you've discovered you want to share? Let me know in the comments, or create your own post and paste the link. :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Smiles,
B

21 comments:

  1. I need to read The Raven Boys... the Scorpion Race didn't really amaze me =( Those are all new authors to me though and I'll definitely check them out :D Thanks for stoping by my TTT!

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    1. I loved both of those, but you should definitely give Raven Boys a try. If you're still not impressed then, well, you're just not. lol

      Thanks for visiting! :)

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  2. Good list, I love Maggie Stiefvater as well and I've only read the first two books in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series but they were both great.

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    1. That gives me hope... I'm putting them on my TBR list for this year. :)

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  3. Code Name Verity is on my TBR list! My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/top-ten-favorite-new-to-me-authors-i-read-in-2012/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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    1. It's really good so far and is beautifully written. :)

      Thanks for visiting - and commenting! :)

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  4. I just finished The Raven Boys last week and really enjoyed it! I can't wait to read How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr, I've heard nothing but amazing things about her writing. Great list!

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    1. Makes me very happy you enjoyed The Raven Boys! ;) How to Save a Life was amazing; looking forward to the one I have coming.

      Thanks for visiting and commenting! :)

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  5. Maggie Stiefvater IS amazing. Can't help but love her. I really need to read The Scorpio Races still though. :) So many others I've never heard of that I'm definitely going to have to check out. Great list!
    My Top Ten Tuesday!

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    1. It's so hard not to love her. ;)

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting! ;)
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  6. Great list. I love so many of these too. Maggie Stiefvater is seriously the most adorable person. My eldest son and I have met her twice, and heard her speak. She did a "top ten list of what makes a Steifvater novel" and it was amazing and hilarious. So if you ever get a chance to go to a book signing of hers, I say make the time and go for it. She's such a treat.

    Jenny @ Book Sojourner

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    1. Oooh, I'm so jealous! ;) I will definitely have to make one work out for me sometime.

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  7. Yay for Maggie Stiefvater!! I've read/loved everything she's written.

    I'll have to check out some of these other authors. I have Every Day by David Levithan on my iPhone right now, I'm hoping to start it by next week. :)

    Thanks for the recommendations!!

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    1. You're welcome. And thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)
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  8. Maggie Stiefvater is one of my favorite authors as well. She writes in a lyrical sort of style and I absolutely love it!

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. I hope Maggie knows how much she is loved as a writer.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting! :)
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  9. Totally agree with Maggie Stiefvater! Her writing in the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy blew me away. I wasn't so keen on The Raven Boys though :( can't wait to try more of her books even so. I adore Lauren Oliver as well! <3 great list :D thank you for stopping by my blog :)

    Sarah @ TotalTeenFiction

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  10. Squee! I just bought a copy of Dash and Lily's for like $3 the other day! Excited to know it is really good! =)

    Thanks for stoppin by this week!

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    1. I'm so jealous! I don't own it yet and to know you got it for $3?!?! I'm excited for you to read it though. :)

      Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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  11. Nice choices :)
    I haven't read any the books by these Authors, but hopefully will soon.
    Thanks for stopping by my post btw.

    Marissa @ For The Love Of Film And Novels

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