Whoo it’s the first Tuesday of December which means that the end of the year is approaching quickly! (Time to start writing those resolutions that we all know we won’t keep). Anyways, this week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I read for the First Time in 2016. Also for those who don’t know, this meme is created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
So anyways, I kinda didn’t read much since I started middle school, and I just started reading more when I started this blog and I discovered a lot of new authors. But without further ado, here’s a list of 8 authors that are new to me this year (I’m limiting myself to only 8 or else this post is gonna go on for days. But if I didn’t mention a certain author, just know that I didn’t do that on purpose.)
-Sarah Dessen: I picked up a couple of her books in January when they were on sale in preparation for standardized testing where they only allow you to have actual paper books since they looked pretty thick and the covers drew me in. (yea, yea I know. Don’t judge a book based on the cover but you have to admit they look pretty great). Anyways, fast forward 12 months, I’ve read about 9 of her books and cannot wait for her next one that comes out June of 2017.
-Jenny Han: Even before I started blogging, I heard a lot about the “To All The Boys I Loved Before” series, and always made a mental note to read them sometime, again primarily due to the covers. I enjoy her style of writing, even though I didn’t like the plot of the book as much as it was hyped up for. Either way, I can’t wait to read the 2nd and 3rd book in the series (I haven’t gotten around to it yet).
-Lauren Morrill: Okay this is a bit of a cheat since I read her book ‘Being Sloane Jacobs’ in December of last year but it still counts right? When I saw ‘My Unscripted Life’ had ARCs, I just knew that I had to read it and it did not disappoint. It’s the perfect summer romance, and I feel like Lauren’s style of writing just really gets it. You know what I mean? Just that her style of writing really mimics how a teen talks and captures every little detail. I think the thing I love about the book is that it really makes it seem like it could happen. (I have hopes :)) I haven’t had a chance to check out Lauren’s other books yet but am sure that I will get around to that next year.
-Christina June: Again this is a little bit of a cheat as her book doesn’t debut until January but I read it this year so...it counts. Again, this was one of those books that I saw was being talked about a lot on Twitter and I was lucky enough to get a ARC to review (I will have that review up in January) and I fell in love with the story. I’ve read a lot of Cinderella retellings (like A LOT so I know what I’m talking about) but none of them compares to this one. It’s such a unique twist on the classic tale that ends with its own happily ever after.
-Denise Grover Swank: Again this was a book that I picked up based on the cover, but mostly due to the summary. I had just re-read Anna and the French Kiss a little while before I saw “One Paris Summer’ was on Netgalley and who doesn’t want to read about falling in love in the most romantic city in the world? I absolutely loved it and was very disappointed that she didn’t have another book yet. Nonetheless, I am waiting for her next book :)
-S. Usher Evans: So S. Usher has a couple series’ out but the one that got me interested was the Lexie Carrigan one. For many who have been following my blog, you may have seen a couple posts here and there about how I haven’t read Harry Potter yet, but this book took magic in a new direction that I can’t describe but absolutely fell in love with. Lexie is such an unique character and both her and her sister Marie reminds me so much of me. I was lucky enough to beta read the 2nd book and can’t wait for the third one to find out what happens! Also S. Usher has a couple other series that you should check out as well!
-Erin Fletcher: So this is one of those authors that I discovered through Entangled Teen’s publicist, and I love it. Her book, ‘All Laced Up’ is the perfect reading for the winter, about an ice romance that started off as hate but ultimately ends with love. I haven’t found a new ice romance book this year when I was contacted about the book but I literally screamed when I read the summary because that was exactly what I was looking for. It is the perfect book and I reccoment that you check it out now if you haven’t already. (Actually, finish reading this post first and then go:))
-Tim O’Brien: Okay, this is completely out of the usual genre that I talk about but we have been reading his book “The Things They Carried” in English and I don’t completely hate it. That’s saying a lot because most of the books we read in class are dry and boring books that everyone wants to throw out the window. Well this book also makes you feel that but for a completely different reason. It really messes with your head with all the contradictions and the fact that this is a compilation of a bunch of short stories instead of a whole book, and it’s meta-fiction. If you want to read more of my thoughts on this book, I think I have a discussion post scheduled for the end of this year (when the semester ends) about it so let me know if you want to see that.
Ok so I know this post went on forever and a half so i’m going to cap the list here. As always, there are many other lovely authors that I didn’t mention here but that was nothing personal or intentional. Let me know which of these authors that You have discovered and what you thought! Also, tell me some authors that I should check out next year! As always, don’t forget to follow me on the social medias, @BrookeEvans2001 on Twitter and @thecozylittlebooknook on Instagram. Don’t forget to come back tomorrow where I’m going to have an epic day of posts, (warning: 5 reviews in one day) as well as covering the release of a boxed set. It’s gonna be crazy in here and you do not want to miss it!
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