Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Continuing my end-of-the-year reflections, here are my top new-to-me authors I read this year.
#1 – Alex Adams
White Horse was a great debut. I’d heard this was going to be a trilogy (but that the first book stood on its own, otherwise I would never have read it), but there’s really no information out there on when the series might continue. In the same world or not, I’m interested in where Adams goes from here.
#2 – Ernest Cline
Ready Player One was, while not a 5-star book for me, absolutely perfect for what it was.
#3 – Robert Crais
Sometimes I worry that I’m getting too jaded from reading so many similar books and none of them have the capacity to stand out to me anymore… and then something like The Watchman (review) comes along to remind me that those books do still exist.
#4 – Jasper Fforde
I finally read The Eyre Affair this year, and I’ll definitely be continuing the series.
#5 – Mira Grant
Feed (review) is still my favorite. This year I read everything “Mira Grant” has written (with the exception of some of the novellas); now I really need to move on to Seanan McGuire.
#6 – Patricia Highsmith
I was really pleasantly surprised by Strangers on a Train (review). I’m not always a fan of older books, but I’d definitely be open to reading more from Highsmith.
#7 – Colby Marshall
Chain of Command (review) was another impressive debut. I’m not really gung ho about continuing the series, since it was the situation more than the characters that really made the book for me… but Marshall has another upcoming book called Colorblind that looks fascinating.
#8 – Jaime Lee Moyer
Delia’s Shadow (review) was really enjoyable, and I’ll be keeping an eye out for Moyer’s next book.
#9 – Rainbow Rowell
I didn’t get caught up in Rainbow Rowell fever like the rest of the world; it took a push from Katie’s Fellowship of the Worms to get me to read Attachments. But I enjoyed it so much, and I’ll definitely be looking for Rowell’s other books next year.
#10 – Alison Weir
Now that I’ve mostly worked my way through Philippa Gregory’s historical fiction, it’s nice to have discovered another author to fill that role.
Who are some of your favorite new-to-you authors?