Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
New favorite authors from 2012! (In no particular order)
1. Gayle Forman
I listened to If I Stay and Where She Went within a period of a few days and golly were those a couple of heart-wrenching audiobooks. Definite fan.
2. Hunter S. Thompson
I can’t remember the last time I went so nutty over finding more from an author. Before I finished the first book I already had the next few ready to go.
3. Cat Valente
Her Fairyland books were some of the most well-written Middle Grade books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. They were charming and so much fun, I can’t wait to read more from this extremely talented author.
4. Megan Whalen Turner
Considering I’m not usually a fan of fantasy I went into this series expecting to dislike it greatly. The first installment was a bit of a rough start but I gave it another short and ended up reading all available in the series. So wonderfully written.
5. Philip Pullman
Yes, 2012 marks the year I FINALLY read his Dark Materials series. Actually, I listened to all 3 on audio and they were FANTASTIC. Narrated by Philip Pullman himself. Highly recommended. Will definitely be looking into some of his other works.
6. Eowyn Ivey
The Snow Child was a beautifully written book, and the authors debut book. This one left me speechless.
7. Geoff Rodkey
I became a huge fan of Middle Grade books this year and Geoff Rodkey’s ‘Deadweather and Sunrise’ played a huge part in that. If this book hadn’t been sent to me I doubt I would have ever picked this one up. A pirate infested island, a boy named Egg, and buried treasure. Don’t miss out on this one.
8. Jandy Nelson
If you have not read The Sky is Everywhere, stop what you’re doing and start reading it. Immediately. Grab a box of tissues while you’re at it. Sure, it’s tear-worthy but boy was it worth it.
9. Ann Aguirre
This author remained on my shelf for an extended period of time, primarily because sci-fi and I usually don’t get along. I finally took a chance on her Grimspace series and I’ve already read two and have yet to be disappointed!
10. Kate Morton
I’ve been meaning to read something of Kate’s for ages and when an ARC of The Secret Keeper ended up in my lap I finally had my chance. I still have no idea why I waited so long, she’s perfection.