Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each Tuesday features a different topic and you post your top ten list related to the topic.

This weeks topic is Top Ten Favorite New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2012.

1. Veronica Wolff
  •  Isle of Night - Going into this book I didn't have high hopes, but I ended up loving it. Among the YA vampire books this one definitely stands out. It's refreshing after 100 or so vampire meets girl and falls in love stories.
2. George R.R. Martin
  • A Game of Thrones - I started this one in 2011 and finished it in 2012. Of course I had heard of George R.R. Martin, but it wasn't until after watching the tv show that I feel in love. I'm slowly making my way through book 2, A Clash of Kings.
3. Tahereh Mafi
  • Shatter Me - This the book that lived up to the hype. Dystopian isn't my favorite, but this book ended up sucking me in. Can't wait to see what will happen in book two.
4. John Green
  • Looking for Alaska - I'm still reading this one, but I'm loving it. I was actually introduced to John Green through the YouTube Channel VlogBrothers , which he runs with his brother Hank Green. These two are just plain awesome. Checking out John's books were a must for me.
5. Suzanne Johnson
  • Royal Street - An Urban Fantasy that takes place in New Orleans during and after Katrina, I was hooked from the first page.
6. Anne Greenwood Brown
  • Lies Beneath - Evil Mermaids living in Lake Superior... there was a lot to love with this one.
7. Kira Brady
  • Hearts of Darkness - Before Kira got published she was a book blogger, her blog was one of the first I read when I started blogging. I was overjoyed for her that she got published and really enjoyed her book.
8. Clay Griffith & Susan Griffith
  • The Greyfriar - I listen to this one on audio, read by James Marsters. Which means there wasn't much to dislike about it. I loved the mixture dystopian, fantasy and steampunk.
9. Bec McMaster
  •  Kiss of Steel - A nice mixture of paranormal and steampunk. I loved hero Blade!
10. Deborah Harkness
  • A Discovery of Witches - I listened to this one on audio as well and was mesmerized by the narrator.  I adored Diana and Matthew's story, I'm looking forward to reading more of this series.


  1. John Green is the only one of these I've read. Looking for Alaska was my intro book, too! I gotta look into the rest of these.

  2. John Green would definitely be on my list too! My first book of his was The Fault in Our Stars and I have since read Looking for Alaska & Will Grayson, Will Grayson. All were great, but The Fault in Our Stars remains my favorite.
    I also loved Shatter Me...such beautiful writing.

    1. I have The Fault in Our Stars on my list too. I'm trying to hold out for when it comes out in paperback, but we'll see. :)

  3. I really want to listen to A Discovery of Witches. I have heard great things. I just finished A Dance With Dragons and now I don't know what to do with myself! Shatter Me is on my enormous TBR list. One day...Here are my new discoveries http://wp.me/pzUn5-1kt

    1. A Dance with Dragons is on my list to read, but I have a few books to get through first. :)

  4. Great list! Love the sound of Royal Street, as I hadn't heard of that one. Here's to a great 2013!

    1. Oh, you should definitely check this one out. Sometimes I get burned out on UF, but this one made me fall in love with the genre all over again.

  5. Suzanne Johnson's Royal Street & River Road and her writing as Susannah Sandlin, Redemption & Absolution would be on my list. I highly recommend all four of these. I have a signed Discovery of Witches on my TBR pile.

    1. I didn't know she wrote under a different name, I'll have to check them out.

  6. Great list! George R.R. Martin is on my list too. I also loved 'A Discovery of Witches'; the story was excellent!

  7. I have an ARC of Shatter Me but haven't read it yet. Veronica Wolff is in my wish list - has been for a while



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