Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Favorite New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2012

Posted December 11, 2012 by Bonnie in Top Ten Tuesday / 14 Comments

Top Ten Favorite New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2012

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.ย 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.

What authors became favorites of yours in 2012?ย Leave me a link to your Tuesday Post and I’ll be sure and stop by!



14 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Favorite New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2012

  1. I read the first of Valente's Girl books, but just didn't care for it. My daughter really enjoyed it though. I haven't read any of the others on your list.

  2. Lisa

    Hunters S. Thompson and Philip Pullman! A reader after my own heart! I will definitely need to check out some of the others on your list. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies

  3. booksaremyfavouriteandbest

    Snow Child is in my Mount TBR challenge – looking forward to it.

    Thanks for looking me up on Goodreads ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. annabelsmith

    I've seen Eowyn Ivey on a few lists now – I have it on my TBR but I might have to bump it closer to the top. My husband is a massive Hunter S Thompson fan, and also loved His Dark materials so he would definitely approve of your list!

  5. Great list! I really like Gayle Forman; I'll have to look for some others. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for visiting me.

    Brandy @ A Little of the Book Life

  6. Cool list! I loved The Sky is Everywhere and Gayle Forman is pretty awesome too! Your blog design is so cute, LOVE the polka dots ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for stopping by My TTT

  7. Heidi

    I have been thinking I need to try Kate Morton as well. I do enjoy Ann Aguirre. Gayle is another author I need to try. A great list and some authors I need to research. I have to say for me always Stephen King and I love Laini Taylor.

  8. Cat Valente is awesome. I should have put her on my list, but I missed her. I used Goodreads to find my 2012 reads and it missed a few. I know not to do that in the future. Great list though!

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