Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite New to Me Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at Broke and Bookish.

This week theme is:

Top Ten New-To-Me Favorite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015

I was starting this week's Top Ten Tuesday when I realized that although most of the books I've read so far this year have been by new to me authors, I can't consider all of them my favorites. This may be because I've only read one book by that author, or it could be because what I was just wasn't my favorite. So instead of my top ten, I'm going to be doing my top 5 favorite new to me authors of 2015.

1. Jennifer L. Armentrout - During a time when I wasn't reading at all because school had was just too busy, I spent a lot of time watching booktube (to supplement my reading in a way). A lot of different people were talking about Jennifer L. Armentrout, especially her Lux series so one day I decided to get the ebook of Obsidian to see if it was as good as everyone was talking about. I was immediately sucked in and ended up reading the entire series over the next few weeks.

2. Julie Kagawa - She was one of the authors I kind of stumbled upon on Goodreads. I kept seeing the first cover of Immortal Rules but kept passing over it because the cover looked cheesy. One day I finally decided to read the summary and since it was on sale on Amazon I got the ebook. Like with the Lux series I was hooked. I also went right into the second book. I have also heard some really good things about her other series, so I would like to get to them at some point.

3. Bella Forrest - I think when it came to her series I read, it was what I needed to read at that time. This was the first thing I had read after going back to college after winter break. The series was fast paced and since they were so cheap I just kept reading until I finally wanted to read something a little different. 

4. Lindy Zart - It is hard for me to say that she is one of my favorite authors because I've only read 2 of her books. If we are only looking at new to me authors in 2015, she is definitely one of them. While they weren't the absolute best books I've ever read they were still enjoyable. I will consider reading more of her novels in the future.

5. Neal Shusterman - Although I only read one book by him so far this year, I can definitely say this is one of my favorite new to me authors of 2015. I read Unwind and it was such an interesting novel, I was intrigued to read the rest of the series and check out some of his other books. I'm not sure if I will get to that by the end of this year but I will make sure to do that.


  1. I agree, Unwind is so interesting. It's also a really unique premise and terrifying in its own way. Nice list!

  2. Thanks Alicia! I would have been scared to live in that kind of world.

  3. Love The Unwind series! I read it last year and it's definitely one of my favourite series ever.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/top-ten-tuesday-34/

  4. @IloveHeartlandX I'm definitely looking forward to continuing the series!