Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday | New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014

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Happy Tuesday, everyone!

I hope you all are enjoying the month of December and are happily preparing for the holidays.

I have been incredibly busy this past week.  I had 30+ pages of work due in the first few days of the week (and I left it all to the last minute, per usual).  And, on top of that, Thursday was absolutely INSANE for me.  And, I mean INSANE in a good way.  I did a top secret thing that I'm technically not supposed to talk about (but, if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you will have seen).  It had to do with filming for a book-to-movie adaption for an author whose name rhymes with Con Bean.  That is all I will say!

I will be able to give you guys all of the details by the end of this month (I hope).

But, anyway, let's move on to why we're really here.  This week, we are talking about the Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I read books from this year.  I read a lot of new authors this year.  I actually did not think that my list would go up to ten, but it does!

Let me show you incredible things...

1) Rainbow Rowell

I started my Rainbow Rowell journey with Fangirl.  I found the story to be adorable and the characters to be very lovable and relatable.  So, I moved onto Eleanor & Park, and once again, I was not disappointed.  I am so excited to move on to Rowell's other books.

2) Jojo Moyes

I picked up Me Before You a few months ago, and I absolutely fell in love with Moyes's writing.  She had me drawn into her story from the very beginning, and I was left a crying mess by the end.

3) Tahereh Mafi

I read the entire Shatter Me series(including the novellas) in less than a month.  I know that that is not too impressive, but in that time I traveled to New York and New Jersey, packed and moved back into my apartment at school, and attended a 3-day work training.  Considering how busy I was, I think this was pretty impressive.  The Shatter Me series was really good.  I ended up liking it much more than I thought I would.

4) Colleen Hoover

Oh. My. God.  Colleen Hoover has changed my life.  I had never read the New Adult genre until I read Hopeless by Colleen Hoover.  To be honest, I don't think I'd ever even heard of this genre before I picked up her books.  But, from that moment on, there was no going back.

5) Gayle Forman

I decided to read Gayle Forman's If I Stay because of all the hype that was surrounding it this year due to the movie release.  I was not disappointed.  However, I have yet to read Where She Went or any of Forman's other titles, but I plan to do so soon.

6) Lauren Oliver

This summer, I read Lauren Oliver's Delirium and Pandemonium.  I have yet to read Requiem, but I will soon, as I am dying to find out how this series ends.

7) Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater's books are everywhere.  But, it was only this year that I decided to pick one up.  The Raven Boys has gotten a lot of good reviews from my Goodreads friends and BookTubers I follow, so I gave it a read.  I really enjoyed it; the book is very different from anything I have ever read.  I can't wait to read The Dream Thieves.

8) Michelle Hodkin

Another summer read, I picked up The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer this year.  Again, I have yet to get my hands on the sequel, but I hope to do so soon.  It seems to be a very promising series.

9) Cora Carmack

I just finished Losing It this past Saturday night.  This is the only New Adult book that I have read that was not written by Colleen Hoover.  I really enjoyed it--it was a good break from all of the aliens and magic and super-powers I have been consumed by.  There will be a review coming soon!

10) Gillian Flynn

I am cheating with this one a little, as I technically have not finished Gone Girl yet.  However, I am reading it currently and hope to finish it before the year is over.

Don't Leave Just Yet...

  1. Have you read any of these authors?  Do you have any specific recommendations of theirs that I should read?
  2. Did you complete a Top Ten Tuesday this week?  If so, be sure to link it below!
Put your answers in that blank space below!  (Are you guys tired of my Taylor Swift references?  I listen to 1989 everyday.  It's pretty great, to be honest.)

See ya next week,


  1. A bunch of these were also on my list :) I really enjoyed Rainbow Rowell's adult fiction (even more than Eleanor & Park, though I haven't yet read Fangirl). Great List!!

    1. I can't wait to read Landline and Attachments! Thanks for dropping by Jordin:)

  2. I agree with you 100% on Colleen Hoover. I've read 4 of her books and they have all blown me away.

    My TTT:

    1. Colleen Hoover is da bestest! Hahaha:) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I think I need to add Colleen Hoover to my TBR. I keep hearing good things, and I'm intrigued! Great list :)
    My TTT, if you feel like checking it out: http://wanderlustbooksandtea.blogspot.ca/2014/12/top-ten-new-to-me-authors-i-read-in-2014.html

    1. YASSS! Add Colleen Hoover immediately. I would start with Hopeless, that one is pretty great. And, I also really liked Ugly Love. Thanks for commenting, Krissy!

  4. I still haven't read anything written by Rainbow Rowell and everyone is raving about her novels!! I'll have to get around to reading some of her novels in 2015!! Here's my TTT list for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-new-to-me.html

    1. No better way to start the New Year than with some amazing books! Rainbow Rowell will not disappoint:)

  5. RR is a great author! I've read all her books, Attachments is my favourite!!
    Colleen Hoover is an author I still haven't read. I have Hopeless sitting on my nightstand, but I'm waiting till I have a lot of reading time, because it seems like a book you just sit and read in one sitting.
    I just recently finished "If I Stay" I enjoyed it and look forward to watching the movie and reading the sequel.
    Jojo Moyes also made my list! I look forward to reading more by her!!!

    Great list!! =)