Monday, December 16, 2013

Top Ten New to Us Authors We Read in 2013

It'll just be me (Lindsay) this week. Which is no problem whatsoever since I read SO many new authors this year. This is going to be easy. Too easy. And in no way will I be limiting my choices to 10. Shocking.  And normally I add photos of their books, but alas, with 17 books on the list, plus you know, a 3 year old who thinks I should pay attention to him, I didn't feel like doing it this week. However, I did link to their twitter accounts when available, so there's that. :)

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Love the books. Smell the books.

So here goes, (in no particular order):
1. Sarah J. Maas (@sjmaas) I love, love, love her Throne of Glass series. If you haven't started it yet, do it. NOW. Bonus points for her online story with Susan Dennard (@stdennard)  The Starkillers Cycle.

2. Tahereh Mafi (@taherehmafi) I heart her. She's so quirky and I love her writing style. You should really follow her on twitter. And buy her new novella Fracture Me that comes out today.

3. Rae Carson (@raecarson). HECTOR!! I mean, you should read The Girl of Fire and Thorns series. Because HECTOR. The end.

4. Veronica Rossi (@rossibooks). I am anxiously awaiting the release of Into the Still Blue next month.

5. Leigh Bardugo (@LBardugo). STURMHOND. Need I say more?! Yes? I FREAKING LOVE this series. I need Ruin & Rising like now.

6. Rainbow Rowell (@rainbowrowell). Binge read all three books in 2 days. I like her books. Lots. See my review of Fangirl.

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I wish books would just magically appear on my bookshelves.

7. Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner (@AmieKaufman & @MeaganSpooner) Uhh. you can read all of my gushing about their book here.

8. Diana Peterfreund (@dpeterfreund) I absolutely adore her adaptations of Persuasion and The Scarlet Pimpernel.

9. Stephanie Perkins (@naturallysteph) If you haven't read Anna and the French Kiss yet, you're really missing out. I even convinced my book club to read it soley so I could re-read it.

10. CJ Redwine (@CJRedwine) Rachel is one of my favorite heroines this year. So you should definitely check out Defiance.
They're all cool books.

11. Marissa Meyer (@marissa_meyer) Cause CYBORGS. Also, I NEED CRESS!!!!

12. Cynthia Hand (@CynthiaHand) Another binge read for me (I do this a lot). Loved her Unearthly series, and desperately wish it would continue.

13. Robin LaFevers (@RLLaFevers) Medieval female assassins? I'm in.

14. Tamora Pierce ( I read the Alanna series soley based on Gillian's recommendation. Great story. Read all 4 books in about 3 days (see what I mean about binge reading? I have a problem)

15. Paul Rudnick (Goodreads profile) Gorgeous is up there with my favorite books this year. I should really, really do a review for it (thus giving me an excuse to read it again).

16. Sherry Thomas (@sherrythomas) The Burning Sky was a big surprise for me. I really enjoyed it.

17. AC Gaughen (@acgaughen) This was actually the first book I reviewed on this site. Can't wait for Lady Thief. Plus Scarlet + Rob = 4ever

Yeah. so 17 new authors I read this year (plus I know there's more. Several more). If you haven't read any of these authors, please check them out and give them a try!
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Because I like big books. And I cannot lie.


  1. Brilliant list. I definitely want to try some of these authors. I really loved These Broken Stars. I've lo ved Rainbow Rowell this year too.

  2. Ugh, Tahereh Mafi, her writing is gorgeous. And I also love Rainbow Rowell. I need to read a ton of these. Great list! Thanks for stopping by!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

  3. Wow that's a lot of new authors!! Rainbow Rowell is very popular this week... and she made my list too :) I also love Stephanie Perkins and she was on my list last year! I can't wait for Isla!!

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  4. The only author of these I've read anything of is Rainbow Rowell, she's on my list, too. Throne of Glass has been on my TBR list for ages, though.
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  5. I really have to read Rae Carson's books, they've been on my list forever but I never seem to remember. And I agree about Veronica Rossi being amazing, I should have put her on my list, I can't wait for Into the Still Blue and to see what she does next!

  6. Ummm, I super agree with this list. Except for a couple of exceptions, all of these authors are on my favorites list, the books having given me all the feels. *high fives* And I've actually read all of these authors but Tahereh Mafi and Stephanie Perkins!

  7. Great list! There are quite a few on here that I am still dying to read! Especially want to read Leigh Bardugo, Tahereh Mafi, Rainbow Rowell, Veronica Rossi, Marissa Meyer and quite a few more. I need to get to them all soon because they look amazing and I hear nothing but great things about them all :) My TTT