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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Top Five Authors I Read for the First Time in 2015


This week was a little tricky for me because, if I'm being honest, I've hardly read much this year. And a lot of the stuff I did read was by authors I had read in the past. After much deliberation and staring at the measly 23 books I've read this year, I was finally able to pick 5 new authors who work I really enjoyed this year.

What I read by her: 
I read Speechless first and loved it so much that I immediately picked up Saving June. These are both fabulous YA contemporary books, and I will read anything else that Hannah Harrington releases. 

What I read by her: 
I picked up Wither over Thanksgiving break and enjoyed it MUCH more than I thought I would (You can read my review if you want). Of course I needed to figure out what happened next, so I picked up Fever the second I finished (again, you can gander at my review). This series has been great so far, and I can't wait until I have time to read the third book, Sever. I can't wait to see what else Lauren DeStefano will come up with for us! 

What I read by her: 

I finally joined the fun with the wonderful Eleanor & Park! I'd heard so many wonderful things about all of Rowell's books, especially this one. I was dying to dive in, so I bought this gem in Ireland and read it on the plane ride home. I was not disappointed, friends. I haven't had the chance to read any of her other work yet, but all of it is on my list! 

What I read by her: 
I had been on a real contemporary kick when I decided to read All the Bright Places this summer. I wasn't sure exactly what I was getting myself into, but it sounded decent enough so why not. Uh, this book was far beyond decent enough. Let me tell you, this book left me a mess for days. Days, I said. This book was taut with emotions and I felt every single one of them. I hope Jennifer Niven puts out more YA that leaves me reeling like this one did. 

What I read by her: 
Again, I was on a huge contemporary kick this summer, so when I read the description of Extraordinary Means while I was perusing the book aisle of Walmart, I knew I needed to buy it. I'm very happy I did! This book had a really unique, interesting premise and fantastic characters. I look forward to reading more by Ms. Schneider!

Tell me about the awesome authors you discovered this year! 

15 comments:

  1. Rainbow Rowell is on my list too! Great list. :)

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  2. Ah, Jennifer Niven and Rainbow Rowell <3 I love their books!

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday!

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  3. Rainbow Rowell is great, I hope you get to read more by her soon!

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  4. 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

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  5. I see so much good about Rainbow. But alas, I've yet to read any of her books.

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  6. Aaah, Robyn Schneider! I somehow haven't read Extraordinary Means, but I loved The Beginning of Everything to death, so I'm glad to see another positive review of her second book. Let me know what you think of her debut when you get around to it, and thanks for stopping by my TTT!

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  7. I haven't read any of these, but Wither has been on my list for awhile! Great list! :D

    Here are my Top Ten!

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  8. Amazing picks!! I love Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park is one of my favorite books. I didn't read Fangirl yet, but I'm looking forward to it :) I loved Robyn Schneider and Jennifer Niven this year, too, I can't wait to read more of their stories!!
    I heard about Saving June, and maybe it's a book I should add to my TBR. I love contemporary stories, so I might enjoy this one! :)
    Happy reading!! :)

    Marie @ drizzleandhurricanebooks.wordpress.com

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  9. Lauren Destefano, Jennifer Niven and Robyn Scheneider are still on my TBR. Hopefully will read them next year.

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  10. Saving June was one of my favorite books in the year I read it! I still haven't read Speechless though. I should try to read it soon. I hope you get to discover more new-to-you authors next year. :)

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  11. Rainbow Rowell has my heart! Her writing is soooo good :)

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  12. The only author of the five you mentioned here that I also picked up this year was Jennifer Niven with all the bright places! Which I absolutely loved. I can't wait until sh publishes more YA!

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  13. You've read some fantastic authors this year! Some of my favourites!

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  14. My sister used to be my YA "personal shopper" when she went to the library and she kept bringing me Wither. I kept giving it back to her because of the cover; it made me think it was a romance. I don't remember how, but she finally convinced me to read out and I really liked it, and the others as well. :)

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