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Top 10 Tuesday 2nd January

on January 2, 2018

Welcome to 2018 and another Top 10 Tuesday, a weekly meme created and hosted by those at The Broke & the Bookish. However from the 16th of January, Top 10 Tuesday will move to a new home, hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week we are talking:

Top 10 New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2017

  1. Sarra Manning. I discovered her books very late in the year, finishing three (one of which was an audiobook) between the 28th November and the 17th December. I loved them all and I’ll be picking up a few more to read in 2018.
  2. Sarah J. Maas. Okay I’m kind of cheating here because I read Throne Of Glass some 5 or 6 years ago when it first came out so technically she wasn’t new to me. However I never read anything else until this year and I read all of the Throne of Glass series, including re-reading the first one and I also read the Court Of Thorns & Roses series as well. Lots of people nitpick bits and pieces of the later ToG books but for me that series got better as it went on. I have Tower Of Dawn to read over my summer break here. I don’t feel as though I really got her books until my second time attempting her.
  3. Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I’d read nothing by either of these authors until I read Illuminae and Gemina for a challenge earlier this year and became pretty much obsessed! I plan to read more of their individual work and their work with other authors as well. I have Nevernight by Kay Kristoff on my shelf atm.
  4. Celeste Ng. Finally I read Little Fires Everywhere. Actually it was the last book I read in 2017 and I thought it was amazing. Definitely need to read everything else she’s ever written or will write in the future.
  5. Penelope Janu. An Aussie author who wrote one of my favourite romances of the year with In At The Deep End which I read way back at the beginning of January. It ticked all my boxes and I’m very much looking forward to her next novel which should be out middle of this year.
  6. Angie Thomas. Because how could I not include her? The Hate U Give was amazing and I can’t wait to read more from her in the future.
  7. Jenn Bennett. I loved Alex Approximately and I really need to read more from her! Just haven’t gotten around to tracking any down here in Australia yet.
  8. Jane Harper. The Dry was Aussie rural crime at its best. I’m really looking forward to reading the 2nd Aaron Falk book, Force Of Nature.
  9. Malin Persson Giolito. I was fascinated by Quicksand. I thought it was so well done and this has reminded me that I was supposed to look for more of her work that had been translated. Honestly, the list of books I want to acquire is so long it would take my country’s national debt total to pay for them.
  10. Kristin Cashore. Seriously how did I never read her books until now? I read both Graceling and Fire this year for a challenge and I have Bitterblue to read still. I love love love her writing. Her worlds. Her characters. Her subtle romance. All of the things.

So there were my top 10 new (well, mostly new) to me authors in 2017. I’ll be keen to check out some lists – perhaps I’ll find one of my top 10 new authors for 2018 on them!

24 responses to “Top 10 Tuesday 2nd January

  1. The only one I’ve read is Celeste Ng. I didn’t like her 1st one a lot. But I thought Little Fires Everywhere was pretty good. And I will have Thomas’ book in my TBR pile soon.

    • I’m almost scared to read Ng’s first book because I liked Little Fires Everywhere so much I’m not sure I would like the first as much. I’m interested to see what you think of Thomas’ book too!

  2. “Rural Aussie Crime”–that’s as specific of a niche as Nordic Noir, and now I must read that book! I suspect Smith will show up on many lists, and that’s the second list I’ve seen Bennett on, so maybe I should check her work out too. I love the Graceling series and am eager to read Cashore’s new book. Lots of good authors here!

    • I highly recommend The Dry and although I am yet to read Force of Nature, it’s getting just as many rave reviews. Aussie crime is such a fun genre and I definitely agree that it’s quite a specific niche genre too. Always good to find another Cashore fan as well! 🙂

  3. Greg Hill says:

    Kaufman and Kristoff *nods* I tried them the same way- through Illuminae and Gemina. Glad I did!

    Nice list.

  4. I”m the opposite with Jay and Amie. I read them separately first. Going to finally read Illuminae this month I wished I had asked for Jane Harper now as I didn’t realise it was crime fiction as I got back into the genre last year . Little Fires Everyone is on my TBR and should read it soon judging by your response.

  5. ChrissiReads says:

    I can spy a few authors on here that I’d love to read. I’m glad you’ve discovered some fab writers in 2017.

  6. So many authors on your list that I need to read this year. I guess 2018 is the year when I finally read Sarah J. Maas and Angie Thomas 😀 Thanks for sharing!

    My TTT:

  7. I’m glad you enjoyed Sarah J Maas this year, she’s one of my favourite authors!
    My TTT:

  8. Celeste Ng’s on my list too. I really want to read Quicksand, it sounds really interesting!

  9. Poinsettia says:

    I’d like to read some Sarah J. Maas as well. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  10. Great list! I also really enjoyed Illuminae, such a fast paced book! I do really need to read Graceling though, I’ll probably feel the same way you did when I finally get to it “what took me so long?!” haha! 🙂

    • Omg yes I couldn’t believe I’d been hearing about this series for so long and missing out because I never tried it! I remember when Bitterblue came out and it was everywhere and I didn’t bother to check out the series. I’m glad that the challenge finally gave me the push to pick up Graceling and it was just amazing. I couldn’t order Fire quick enough after that.

  11. Meg says:

    Bree, you 100% inspired me to go through Sarra Manning’s books and I LOVED the first one I read (You don’t have to say you love me). Then I went on to read several others: It felt like a kiss, 9 uses for an ex boyfriend, Unsticky.. I think I read them almost the same days as you did over the Xmas break!

    I find her characters so complex and the stories are great (though I don’t love the main characters’ tendencies towards loser boyfriends!!). I keep going back to re-read certain parts of the books. I liked Adorkable a lot as well, though I’m more interested in her adult fiction than the YA books.

    Thank you for the rec and your wonderful blog. Am a new reader but now following closely because obviously our tastes align – you like another fave author of mine, Penelope Janu!!

    • Yessss this makes me so happy!! Ooh you’ve read a few I haven’t got to yet – 9 uses for an ex-bf and Adorkable are still on my list. I also go back and re-read parts, I must’ve read the end scene of Unsticky 100 times haha.

      Hope you find a few other things here that you love! Yes, Penelope’s book was one of my absolute faves last year – and also another one that’s ripe for constant re-reading of good parts. Actually, I thought about re-reading it when I made this list but haven’t yet, so I feel as though I should pull it off the shelf and revisit my favourite parts. Help tide me over until the book about Per’s brother is released.

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