Hello my friends!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely folks over at The Broke and the Bookish!
I wasn’t going to participate in this week’s TTT, because the topic is “Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel”. And the thing is… I’m not really an author-centric person. Which is stupid to say because obviously it should be the author I’m stoked about when I read a new book that I love. I mean, hello, they created that beautiful book. Out of their beautiful mind. But for some reason I’ve never really felt like I need to read other books from an author who wrote a book I love. If they come out with a book that interests me I’ll read it, but not just because they wrote it. Ya know? No? Just me? Okay.
Anyway. I decided that I will kind-of sort-of participate. Basically, I’m cheating on the topic again.
I am going to list 10 authors who are new to me and whose books I’m all sorts of excited about! These are all authors whose books I have never read, but because of all of you I have happily fallen into the discovery of their existence and reading shall never be the same again.
In no particular order:
(1) Renee Ahdieh
Author of: The Wrath and the Dawn
I’ve seen this one on like 8,000 blogs and I haven’t been spoiled! HAPPY DAY! Carlisa @ Confessions of Carlisa posted a bunch of beautiful quotes on her review and I was like OKAY SOLD. I loooove beautiful writing. I think that’s why I like reading old books so much. Literature is underrated.
(2) Libba Bray
Author of: The Diviners
I just like the cover, okay? I really wanted to buy this when I was at Powell’s but the only had the NEW cover and I was so upset. I don’t even really know what this is about but I like the title, I love reading about the 20’s, and everyone adores it. So I’m in.
(3) Rachel Caine
Author of: Ink and Bone
If I could go back in history and change one thing, I would save the great Library of Alexandria. I love that Caine wrote a book about it. I’ve seen really great reviews from all of you, and I’m so glad because the storyline is freaking awesome.
(4) Cassandra Clare
Author of: The Infernal Devices & The Mortal Instruments Series
People either love or hate Cassandra Clare. I’ve decided to be open minded about her. I’ve always been curious about the Mortal Instruments but I had a bad case of thinking I was too old to read them until I started my blog, and now I’m like hell yeah I can read whatever I want. YA books? Yup. Middle grade? Yup. Clifford the Big Red Dog? Yup.
(5) Patrick Ness
Author of: Everything.
Haha seriously I have heard amazing things about every single one of Patrick Ness’ books. More Than This was the first one that caught my eye because of the review I read on Becki’s Bookshelf, and I bought it so I’m going to read it first. But this is one author that falls under the elusive I want to read everything he has written because he’s so raved about category.
(6) Erika Johansen
Author of: The Queen of the Tearling
First of all, that title. Second of all, I hear it is very political. Me=political science student. Plus fantasy? Yes please.
(7) Naomi Novik
Author of: Uprooted
I definitely thought her last name was Novak. Oops. But this book sounds so different and I’ve heard such good things and the cover (that’s the English cover, it’s so much prettier than the U.S. one) is enough for me to buy the book in and of itself.
(8) Stephanie Perkins
Author of: Anna and the French Kiss
I do actually think these books will be a teeny bit young for me. But I want to read them anyway because sweet first love stories are cute and refreshing and hey, I like France.
(9) V. E. Schwab
Author of: A Darker Shade of Magic
Actually this cover is in the back of Jesse the Reader’s YouTube videos and I always stared at it and someone mentioned it on their blog (I can’t remember who I’m terrible) AND I GOT SO EXCITED. The mystery of the intriguing cover has been solved, kids. But I’ve heard fantastic things about Schwab’s writing, most recently about Victorious from Aentee @ The Social Potato.
(10) Sarah J. Maas
Author of: Throne of Glass series
HERE WE GO. I’m diving in. In the next few days. a;coiej;sfkjslkejsljclsj;
Seriously, what did I ever do before I discovered the book blogging community?! You are all fantastic and just know that I stalk your blogs and each and every one of the books listed above I’ve discovered through all of you. YOU’RE THE BESTEST.
I’ll write again soon. Until then, keep reading!