Top Ten Tuesdays #19: New-to-Me Authors

Posted December 9, 2014 / Top 10 Tuesdays / 9 Comments


Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we make LISTS of our top ten books based on that week’s prompt… and then we stalk other people’s answers to add a million books to our TBR. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Today’s topic is…

Top Ten New-to-Me Authors of Books I Read in 2014

My big reading years pre-college consisted of mostly binge-reading Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and Private. Up until this year, those were three major authors I loved to read books by (because they had so damn many books out!). I feel like most of the authors on this list are new-to-me but very NOT new to anyone else who has been reading a lot in recent years. 2014 has been the biggest reading year for me since middle school, so here are ten authors I am now extremely excited to read books by.

new to me authors 2014Highlights:

  • I know I’m a little late to the Rainbow Rowell party (and frankly, I’ve barely shown up considering that I’ve only read one book by her.)
  • Sarah Ockler and Emery Lord are two authors I’m anxiously awaiting the new releases from. I should also probably get going on Ockler’s other released books, because I really loved her writing style.
  • Morgan Matson, who easily became one of my favorite authors, also writes under the name Katie Finn. I still need to read those, too!
  • I love that Kasie West writes both contemporary books (which I love) and parallel life books (which I double love). I need to get my butt in gear and read her other books, considering how she’s a perfect fit author for me.
  • Stephanie Perkins – need I say more?
  • I’ve seen a lot of great things about Gayle Forman‘s other books and I really enjoyed her writing style from the two books I’ve read, but I’m definitely not as obsessed as others. I liked Where She Went better than If I Stay, so I want to see if she can wow me!
  • I don’t have any excuses as to why I haven’t read more books by Liz Czukas, now that I have an ARC of When Joss Met Matt (under her pseudonym) and Top Ten Clues was recently released.
  • Leigh Bardugo and Miranda Kenneally have many released books in their respective series that I haven’t gotten to yet. Since I’m reading The Grisha Trilogy as a buddy-read, I have some gaps between books. Kenneally, on the other hand, writes the best romances and I can’t wait to get going on the rest of the Hundred Oaks series next year.


9 responses to “Top Ten Tuesdays #19: New-to-Me Authors

  1. Loads of great contemporary reads by the looks of it! I keep seeing Breath, Annie, Breathe and I don’t know if it’s the covers that put me off these books or what it is, but I just haven’t picked them up yet. Have you tried anything by Colleen Hoover or Sarah J Maas yet?? I think judging by this list you’d like them! And they’re number 1 and 2 on my list!! Lol R x

    • Lauren (Bookmark Lit)

      I don’t know what made me decide to finally read Breathe, Annie, Breathe (because I hate running) but it ended up becoming one of my favorites. Not to mention, the other book I read by Kenneally (Catching Jordan) was ALSO a five-star read. I highly recommend!
      I have some books by Colleen Hoover but haven’t read them yet. And yes I plan to read Sarah J Maas too! So many books, so little time!

  2. I’ve also only read one Rainbow Rowell book (Eleanor and Park) and my next book is also Landline (waiting on my table!).

    Anna and the French Kiss isn’t my kind of book, but I do have My True Love Gave to Me to read, so if I like it enough (I know it’s more than just that one author) I might give the other one a try.

    • Lauren (Bookmark Lit)

      Eeeek I loved Anna so much. Same with the other two in the series. They’re definitely feel-good, fluffy contemporaries.. but in the best way possible. I plan on reading MTLGTM next week so hopefully Stephanie Perkins (and everyone else) keeps up to their usual standards! From what I’ve gathered from other reviews, Perkins’ story in MTLGTM was very similar to her other books. If you end up liking that, I would recommend trying out the Anna series.

    • Lauren (Bookmark Lit)

      Thank you! I’m excited to get more into Rowell in the coming year, for sure. I’ve heard great things about S&S (and how it’s even better than S&B) so I’m VERY ready to read it!

    • Lauren (Bookmark Lit)

      YES read all all of those!! If you like Rowell, Perkins, and Forman, I think you’ll like West, Matson, and Lord. The Grisha trilogy is like nothing I’ve ever read before. So interesting and unique.

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