December 8, 2015 • Cee • Lists

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we list our top tens!

This week’s topic is “top ten authors I read for the first time in 2015.” I tweaked the topic a little, so we can get straight to the point! These are all authors I’ve heard about, but I never read their books until this year, and oh boy! So much wonderful books! Although most of these authors haven’t skyrocketed to my favorites list (except Catherynne M. Valente and Kelly Sue DeConnick), these authors made me excited to read all their published books. (That’s what matters.) It’s almost embarrassing that I haven’t read some of these well-known authors, but better late than never, right? (I excluded 2015 debuts because of course they were new to me.)

Well, shall we see who’s on my list?

CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE

LAUREN GROFF

REBECCA STEAD

ERIN BOWMAN

JULIE MURPHY

LEIGH BARDUGO

COREY ANN HAYDU

DIANE CHAMBERLAIN

KATHERINE RUNDELL

KELLY SUE DECONNICK

Have you read any of these authors? Did you read them for the first time this year like me? 


 

20 Responses to “TOP TEN TUESDAY | Authors I Read For the First Time in 2015”

  1. I just have to pause for COMPLETE cover love moments here. (Is it just me or are covers getting more and more beautiful?!?) I loved Dumplin!! Although I read the author’s debut last year, so it wasn’t a new author for me but afjdklsa definitely one of my favourite contemporaries of 2015. XD And I seriously want to read Vengeance Road!! Here’s my TTT!

  2. Cathrynne Valente was also a new to me author this year. I’ve read the first book from her Fairyland series and I can’t wait to continue.
    Vengeance road is gonna be my first book from that author :) I look forward to it.
    I’m so happy you read your first book by Leigh Bardugo!

  3. You have created a lovely tribute to each of these authors. Nice!

    Here’s my Top Ten!

  4. Katherine says:

    I read Stead’s When You Reach Me a while ago and I loved it! I didn’t even know she had a new book out. Vengeance Road is one of my most anticipated books for me to get to in the new year. And I loved the Grisha trilogy, so I’m glad you liked Bardugo’s books too!

  5. I love your format here! I have the Dianne Chamberlain but haven’t read it yet. I definitely need to move it up my list Leigh Bardugo has been on my TBR and I’ve heard great things about Dumplin’. Great list!

  6. I haven’t read any books from those authors, though I’ve heard some good things about them (especially Vengeance Road, Dumplin, and Six of Crows!) I’m planning to read Six of Crows soon :D

  7. AngelErin says:

    I still need to read like all of these lol. Especially Six of Crows!

  8. giovanna says:

    I STILL need to pick up Dumplin!
    Great Top Ten! :)

    My Top Ten Tuesday :D

  9. Kristin says:

    I haven’t read any of them and only one of the books looks familiar.

  10. Marie says:

    I still need to read Six of Crows. Hopefully I’ll be able to get it for Christmas.

    My TTT: Marie @ Pages to Explore

  11. molly says:

    Bowman and Bardugo are definitely two of my favorites this year <3 Vengeance Road was such a fun read. I'm looking forward to any future novels by her.

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday!

  12. I can’t say as I recall reading any of the authors on your Top Ten Tuesday post this week, so I have some new to me authors to check out for sure.

    Here’s a link to my TTT post for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-new-to-me.html

  13. Ashley says:

    Dumplin is on my tbr, and I was so excited to see Six of Crows on your list! Leigh was new to me this year as well, and I read all her books! I love her world she created =)
    Happy reading!
    Here’s my TTT,
    http://bookstothetea.blogspot.com/2015/12/top-ten-tuesday.html

  14. Oooh so many I want to read! Glad you discovered Diane Chamerlain — I love her!!

    my TTT

  15. Dawnie says:

    Did you choose your books based on the covers? because if you did i wouldn’t judge! Those are all such beautiful covers! Just… wow. This post is beautiful to look at!
    I love Leigh Bardugo as well and get always so happy to see her on other people’s lists :)
    Fantastic list :)

    My TTT: http://booksbeautifylife.blogspot.de/2015/12/top-10-tuesday-10-new-to-me-authors-i.html

  16. acps927 says:

    I discovered Leigh Bardugo last year and she quickly became a fave for me too!

  17. Very eclectic list you’ve got here :) That Catherynne M Valente book looks absolutely gorgeous – I’ve still got two of her Fairyland books on my TBR that I haven’t had a chance to read yet!

  18. Danni Mae says:

    Did you like The Wolf Wilder, then? I definitely find the synopsis interesting, but I’m getting mixed reviews on it.

  19. Carrie says:

    I love Diane Chamberlain! My TTT

  20. Alexa S. says:

    It was my first time reading a book from Erin this year as well! And I’m so happy that I loved it, and can’t wait for more from her. And I’m so happy to see Corey and Leigh on this list, as both are excellent writers ;)


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