Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors I “Met” in 2014

December 9, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 38

Hiya Bookworms!

It’s Tuesday again and I’m getting back in the saddle with the ladies of The Broke and the Bookish for Top Ten Tuesday. Wahoo! This week we’ve been asked to list some of our favorite authors we read for the first time this year. I have a thrilling list, I tell you. THRILLING. Shall we?


1. Cheryl Strayed- I am SO EXCITED to discuss Tiny Beautiful Things with y’all next week for The Fellowship of the Worms! Fabulousness, I tell you!

2. J Maarten Troost- Boy oh boy, am I glad I discovered Troost this year! I did ALL THE LAUGHING while reading Headhunters on My Doorstep (review) and The Sex Lives of Cannibals (review).

3. Patrick Ness- I started the Chaos Walking trilogy on the recommendation of my gal pal Ethel (or Heather from The Capricious Reader, if you like.) I’m finishing up book 3 and I CAN’T EVEN!

4. Ernest Cline- You guys, I LOVED Ready Player One (review) so so so much. I recommended it to multiple people immediately upon finishing it, and credit Wil Wheaton’s narration with my new found obsession with audio books.

5. Jo Baker- I actually met Jo Baker in PERSON! Which was awesome, because I really enjoyed Longbourn (review). You can read more about my first author encounter HERE. It’s ridiculous and wonderful.

It's a look that says either "I'm amused" or "I'm glad I live on another continent."

It’s a look that says either “I’m amused” or “I’m glad I live on another continent.”

6. Gabrielle Zevin- Another huge winner of a Fellowship of the Worms selection in The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry (review)! I loved this book and have vowed to read more of Gabrielle Zevin’s charming work.

7. Grahame Simsion- TRIFECTA! A third Fellowship of the Worms author made the list! I’m super stoked to dive into my copy of the sequel to The Rosie Project (review), The Rosie Effect! (Big plans for that in January, I’ll keep you posted!)

8. Laura Moriarty- The year started off with a bang with my Jazz Age January (signups going on now at Books Speak Volumes!) pick, The Chaperone (review).

9. Beth Hoffman- I cannot believe it took me so long to read Saving CeeCee Honeycutt (review). I had to chase down a copy of Looking for Me (review) shortly thereafter, of course.

10. Erika T Wurth- It was tough subject matter, but Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend (review) blew me away!

Sound off, Bookworms! Who are some of the authors you “met” this year that you adore?

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38 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors I “Met” in 2014”

  1. Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books)

    I’m SO glad you’re loving the Chaos Walking series. It’s so unique and awesome! Definitely one of my favorite YA series EVER.

    I have Lauren Moriarty’s sister (Liane — I think they’re sisters) on my list since I loved her BIG LITTLE LIES.

    Great blog, BTW. I’m adding it to my list on Bloglovin’ πŸ™‚

  2. Jennine G.

    I’m aiming for Jo Baker (Orphan Train) and Laura Moriarty to become first time authors for me in the new year! Saw a clip for Wild the other night too, so there’s a good chance Cheryl Strayed will happen too.

  3. Sarah Says Read

    I can’t wait to read The Chaos Walking trilogy. It never sounded like my kind of thing until I heard about it on the BookRiot podcast not long ago, and now I have BookSliced Alerts set up for them πŸ™‚

  4. Christy

    I highly recommend Laura Moriarty’s debut novel, The Center of Everything. I was able to meet her back in 2005ish when she was promoting The Rest of Her Life at the American Library Association conference. She was super nice of course.

  5. Jenny @ Reading the End

    YAY Patrick Ness! Aren’t you glad you didn’t have to live like the rest of us poor saps who read the first one before the other two were released? The wait between The Ask and the Answer and Monsters of Men was JUST THE WORST.

  6. Karsyn @ KaKiJoKoJa

    I loved RPO as well, read it the month after it came out and it’s still one of my all time favorite books and I do love Wil as a narrator as well. πŸ™‚ John Scalzi made my list and I listened Wil’s narration of both.

  7. Annabel Smith

    Cheryl Strayed also new to me – can’t wait to talk TBT, and am looking forward to her other books. My fave new authors I discovered this year are Meg Wolitzer, Emily Mandel, Jeff VanderMeer and Ben Marcus.

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