Tuesday 8 December 2015

Top Ten New to Us Authors We Read in 2015

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Clare's Picks:

1) Cat Winters
The Uninvited
I can't understand why I held off for so long on reading her books. I am now a complete fan of her works and I can't wait for her next book!

2) Simone St. James
The Other Side of Midnight
I actually hadn't heard of Simone St. James but I was casually browsing Amazon and found The Other Side of Midnight - it looked like my kind of thing so I took a chance and boy am I glad I did! All her books are really well written and just great.

3) Rick Riordan
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
Another one I can't believe I have never read anything by before. I bought myself a Percy Jackson box set earlier this year and before I was even halfway through the first book I had ordered box sets of all his other series as I was confident I would love them - and I did!

4) Naomi Novik
I only recently read Uprooted by her and it was truly wonderful. I will probably be reading more by her in the future.

5) Patrick Ness
The Rest of Us Just Live Here
I have held off on reading his books for a really long time and now I have no idea why, they are brilliant and I definitely recommend them.

Ann's Picks:

6) Sarah J. Maas
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
I am loving the Throne of Glass series it is so brilliant. I love this author.

7) Amie Kaufman
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)
Illuminae is brilliant and I loved it. It was amazing. I also enjoyed These Broken Stars.

8) Henry James
Daisy Miller
My first every Henry James was The Turn of the Screw which I loved and I just finished Daisy Miller which was really good.

9) F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby
I am currently reading The Great Gatsby and whilst I wouldn't say I love it, it's ok.

10) Richelle Mead
Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)
I finished the Vampire Academy series in less than a week as it was brilliant, I loved it so so much. I am looking forward to finishing the Bloodlines series.

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  1. I really hope to read a Simone St. James book soon, as well as Uprooted. I have heard only great things about that book. Great list!

    1. I only wish Simone St. James had more books out! I've devoured all of them and now have to wait till next year! And Uprooted was great, definitely lives up to all the praise!

  2. Oh my goodness. Congrats on discovering the incredibleness that is Richelle Mead. I will fangirl over her for the rest of my life! I have heard so many glowing things about Patrick Ness. I really need to pick up one of his books. This is a fantastic list!

    My TTT!

    1. I really loved Richelle Mead she is such an amazing author. Thanks for visiting!

  3. Other than F. Scott Fitzgerald, I can't say as I recall reading any of the other 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

    1. That's great! I hope you enjoy them as much as we did if you check them out! Thanks for visiting.

  4. Loving seeing Patrick Ness on this list, love him! I completely forgot Rick Riordan, but I read the Lightning Thief for the first time this year and loved it. Nice list!

    1. I almost forgot Rick Riordan, which I think is because he has become such a favourite I feel like I've been reading him for years! Thanks for visiting!

  5. Great authors here! Cat Winters is fantastic - I haven't read The Uninvited yet, but I can't wait to pick it up!

    1. It was the first of hers I read and I went on to read her others. It's a really great read! Thanks for visiting!

  6. Love Rick Riordan's books so much! Also a big fan of the Throne of Glass series.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/top-ten-tuesday-34/

    1. They are definitely both amazing series! Thanks for visiting!

  7. You've named a lot of series I love. I'm reading Illuminae right now, and I love it. Great list!

    1. Illuminae is definitely one of my favourite books of 2015! Thanks for visiting!

  8. Great list! I loved Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series and Bloodlines. I also loved most of Rick Riordan's YA novels. Sarah J. Maas made my list because I read A Court of Thorns and Roses. I still need to read Throne of Glass!

    I want to read Illuminae. I hope to get to it before the end of the year but I may have to wait till January.

    1. Illuminae is quite a big book but I read it in one night because it was just so fast paced! I love the Throne of Glass series, I hope you can get to that soon!