Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Top Ten New-to-Me Authors of 2012

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme for list-loving bloggers that is hosted by the fabulous team over at The Broke and the Bookish. Every week, readers compile a list of their favorite books, authors, or other literature-related things that fall under a certain category.

Today, my first week participating, we are sharing the best ten authors we read for the first time in 2012. I tried out the writing of many new people this year, but some really stood out to me for the reasons I mention beneath their names.

1. Judy Blundell
What I Saw and How I Lied and Strings Attached are two of my favorite books read in 2012, because the historical and mystery aspects are both flawless.

2. Nina LaCour
Why did I wait so long to read Hold Still? There were multiple times when I had to simply stop and stare at the page because I had goosebumps dotting my arms, shivers running down my spine, and tears in my eyes. This novel is so powerful and emotional, making it's author one of my favorites for this year.

3. Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral
The narration style in Chopsticks is absolutely incredible, and the fact that these two people (who I am counting as one) can tell an entire story through images is extremely impressive.

4. Lauren Kunze
The Ivy is one of the most hilarious books I have read this year!

5. Emily M. Danforth
This author's debut, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, is such a beautiful story that definitely makes an impact on readers.

6. Jessica Spotswood
The best part of Born Wicked is how atmospheric it is, and I placed Spotswood on this list primarily for her ability to create an intriguing, vibrant setting.

7. Natalie Standiford
How to Say Goodbye in Robot and Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters are both so witty and wonderful.

8. Anna Godbersen
I finally started both the Bright Young Things and The Luxe series, and they are both deliciously dramatic and full of beautiful historical details.

9. Katie Dale
There is something so gripping and compelling about Someone Else's Life; it is just an all-around good book.

10. Elizabeth Woods
I was not expecting to like this author as much as I do, but the ending of Choker really took me by surprise. I hope Woods writes another YA novel for me to devour.

Those are my favorite authors that I read for the first time in 2012 and the books that made me love them. Who are yours?


  1. Nina LeCour is so, so amazing. Have you checked out The Disenchantments yet? It's not quite as good as Hold Still, but it's still got the author's style and emotion and connections between people down so well. It's such a good read.

    Meagan @ Happy Owl Books

  2. I recently read Chopsticks. It was an interesting way to tell a story. I think I prefer text based storytellings, but I still enjoyed Chopsticks.

  3. Shockingly, I haven't heard of most of these authors. To Goodreads, I go! I love this TTT because it gives me lots of recs to choose from :)


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