11 December 2012

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

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. I heart lists!

I've read so many authors in 2012 that I haven't read before - some are debuts, some are authors that I'd just never jumped into the pages with.

Tabitha Suzuma - Books read:  Forbidden, A Note of Madness, A Voice in the Distance - I love her YA contemporaries - she's not afraid to tackle tough issues.
Julie Kagawa - Books read: The Immortal Rules - The Iron Fey series doesn't appeal to me, but I loved the world building in The Immortal Rules.
J.L Bryan - Books read: Jenny Pox & Tommy Nightmare - I love this series, and his unique twists are awesome.
Kendare Blake - Books read: Anna Dressed in Blood & Girl of Nightmares - my spookiest YA reads of 2012!
Courtney Summers - Books read: This Is Not a Test - I desperately stalked This Is Not a Test and I wasn't disappointed.
Dan Wells - Books read: Partials - Amazing world building!
John Green - Books read: The Fault in Our Stars - Show me someone who DOESN'T love John Green!
Gayle Forman - Books read: If I Stay & Where She Went - I loved both these books and I can't wait for Just One Day!
Jeyn Roberts - Books read: Dark Inside - An awesome, dark, action-packed book and I need to get to the second one yesterday!
Hannah Moskowitz - Books read: Teeth - I only finished this one last week, but Hannah Moskowitz has a new fan in me!

Who are your favourite 'New' authors for 2012?


  1. I love Dan Wells! And I liked Partials, but it's his John Wayne Cleaver series that really makes me a fan for life.

    Tabitha Suzuma is definitely an author I want to read but haven't and I'm intrigued by Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz. Jenny Pox has been waiting for me a long time on my Kindle... let's hope 2013 is a good year for my TBR pile!

    1. I need to check out that series then!

      I have a feeling 2013 will just add to mine, but good luck ;-)

  2. This is a list of AWESOME! I've read most of them and could not agree more! I need to check out the few I have yet to read, namely John Green!

  3. Yes! I finished Teeth yesterday, it was my first Moskowitz novel as well and I loved it! So different, hey? Foreman and Summers are also new to me this year and I love them both. Great list, thanks for sharing.

    1. It's SO different to what I've read in the past year, I loved the intensity of her writing.

  4. Every week, it's like you're berating me for not having read Suzuma yet. I WILL, I PROMISE!!!! You make her sound like the best thing ever.

    Oh man, I did not like The Iron Fey. So different from The Immortal Rules. Do not read it.

    Courtney Summers is on my list! And on Kara's. Yours is the third list I've looked at. This Is Not a Test really widened her fan base.

    There are actually people who don't love John Green. They'll tell you endlessly about how he's a pompous narcissistic jerk and all of his books are the same. I don't much like these people.

    Gayle Forman! YES!

    All the others I still need to read. ;)

    1. There's a lot hanging on you reading one of her books!

      The Iron Fey doesn't appeal to me at all (although I believe I have one of them, ooops!).

      I'd never even heard of Courtney Summers until I read This is Not a Test, I'll have to get on to reading some more of her work.

      Pffft haters will be haters.

      Must have more Gayle Forman. Jan 8th, I'm ready!

  5. When I saw that you added Teeth to your list, I had to check it out on Goodreads because there is a very disturbing horror flick of the same name and I really just needed to know if it (the film) was based on a book. Honestly, I'm glad to see that it's not because it's really f**ked up. And alas, I still need to read something by John Green. I suck, I know.

    1. I know exactly which movie you mean! My boyfriend went green when he saw it, especially the scene with the dog.

      I don't feel so bad about not having read John Green until 2012 now!

    2. I think this just made you my movie/book soul mate, Kat. And I am hanging my head in shame about the John Green thing right now.

  6. Jeyn Roberts made my list too. Dark Inside was awesome! I still have to read The Immortal Rules and This is Not a Test, but I'm definitely going to be getting to those soon. Great list!

    My TTT

    1. It was totally awesome! Must read the next one very soon!

  7. Great list! Kendare Blake and Dan Wells are two of my favorite authors! *coughs* I still need to read John Green and Hanna Moskowitz. So embarrassed.

  8. I haven't read John Green yet. I think a part of me is terrified of not liking it? Or I am a hipster.

    Oh yes, I've been meaning to try Hannah Moskowitz for the longest time since hearing all these wonderful reviews for Gone, Gone, Gone.

    I enjoyed Dan Wells' Partials as well! Then I read his other series...which wasn't really my thing (though it wasn't bad, I felt cheated with the plot twist.) For some reason even though I like many authors more than Dan Wells, I KEEP READING HIS BACKLIST. I must have some curse.

    THIS IS NOT A TEST! I loved that one. Must. read. Courtney. Summer's. backlist.
    I heard all the buzz around This is not a Test before its release, but I was always think "ehhh..what's this? Emo girl with hair in her face? Y SHE NO BRUSH HER HAIR OUTTA THE WAY? ewwwww..." And I didn't pick it up until reviews left and right were saying great things about it. And I am very glad I did.

    The first Jenny Pox (I keep thinking of chickenpox!) is on my Kindle..unread. Shame on me. I think it's partly because it's a self-pub that has me worried. But even for a self-pub, it's been featured quite prominently around book blogs. I'm surprised.

    Like you, The Immortal Rules was the first (and only) think I read from Julie Kagawa. The Iron Fey series didn't interet me either. Maybe one day. morelikeadecadelater.

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox



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