Monday, December 16, 2013

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created over at my other blog, The Broke and the Bookish.

Cristin Terrill (All Our Yesterdays) Anything time travel grabs my attention, and this was no exception. I love her concept of time travel and of time itself.

Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass) LOVE LOVE LOVE this series! Now that I actually have time to read I get to read the sequel! 

Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl) Instant love. I've read Fangirl and Elenore and Park, I plan on reading everything else she writes!

Robert Galbraith (The Cuckoo's Calling) Okay, I'm totally cheating with this one. We all know that "Robert Galbraith" is actually JK Rowling. HOWEVER, I did not know it was her when I purchased the book. (The book was fantastic. Watch the blog for a review!)

Lauren Graham (Someday, Someday, Maybe) Yes. THAT Lauren Graham. Our own Lorelai. And she can write! Really enjoyed this, especially all of the wonderful details about NYC!

George R. R. Martin (Song of Ice and Fire) I knew who he was, but I hadn't read his books until this year. I'm completely addicted, just ask Daisy. I also refer to him as Evil Santa. 

Leigh Bardugo  (Shadow and Bone) Picked up one of her books by accident and fell in love with her storytelling and world building. 

John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) Yes yes yes, I know. I'm late to the party on this one. I had no idea who he was. Someone was talking about how much they loved TFiOS so I gave it a try... I don't think I've ever loved a book more.

Ruby Preston (Staged) I was introduced to this book by her publisher when she offered me a copy of the book for review. I loved it. It's another theatre book, and it shows the other side of theatre. Producing!

A.G. Howard (Splintered) I am so excited for the sequel for this! And completely envious of those lucky people who got an ARC!

A little exciting bit of news... I GRADUATED ON FRIDAY!!!! Yep! It finally happened! To show my excitement I leave you with a dancing Time Lord.


  1. Happy Graduation :-) I LOVED Rainbow Rowell's books too. I have had Shadow and Bone for ages now. I really need to get around to reading it. I've heard so many wonderful things.

    1. Thanks!!!

      Ah, Shadow and Bone. :D And the sequel is great too!

  2. Yay for graduation! And yay for Rainbow Rowell! And Lauren Graham's novel was great! LOVE GILMORE GIRLS FOREVER! ;-)

    Happy Tuesday!

    Jennifer @ A Librarian's Library--My TTT!

  3. I love that you put Robert Galbraith on your list! :D It really is a great book and was way better than The Casual Vacancy. I wish the second one would come out sooner.

    That is my favorite DW gif!!! Oh gosh,I'm gonna miss him so much :/

    My TTT:

    1. haha, I couldn't resist! I actually didn't finish Casual Vacancy (shameful, I know) So I was really happy when Cuckoo's Calling was so good!

      It's one of my favorite gifs too! I love him, I don't want Christmas to come because then he'll be gone! :( But, I'm also excited about Capaldi. But I still don't want him to go! *sigh*

  4. I think I have seen either Leigh Bardugo or AG Howard on almost every list. They are definitely on tbr pile for 2014 - Great list Kimberly!

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday list if you want to check it out!

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

    1. Ps and add to that list John Green & Cristin Terrill!

    2. Thanks! I tend to fall for books that have fuss around them, if I've heard a lot about them, I HAVE to find out why people are buzzing about it.

  5. Great list! I really, really, really need to read Rainbow Rowell's. Leigh Bardugo's, A.G. Howard's and Cristin Terrill's books in 2014! They all look amazing, I keep seeing them everywhere and I have heard so many amazing things. Great list :) New GFC follower :)

  6. Congrats on graduation, Kimberly! =D

    So yes, yes, yes to Cristin Terrill, SJ Maas, John Green and Leigh Bardugo (Shadow and Bone was my first read of 2014 and it's so good!).

    I've yet to read The Cuckoo's Calling and a Rainbow Rowell book. So excited to discover more awesomeness. =D


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