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The topic for this week is: Top Ten New to Me Authors I Read in 2013
There are so many fantastic authors that I “discovered” this year. Here is a list of only ten of them.
Cristin Terrill – I adored All Our Yesterdays. It’s an amazing novel about one of my least favourite concepts: time travel. I loved the characters and the writing and definitely consider this to be one of my favourite new authors of this year.
Ambelin Kwaymillina – Last week I read her first two novels: The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf and The Disappearance of Ember Crow. They’re brilliant dystopian novels about people with special powers and a government who is trying to capture them. If you’ve not read either of Ambelin’s novels before – I urge you to try them out. The Tribe is one of my favourite YA dystopian series that I’ve read so far.
Ellie Marney – Earlier this year I read Every Breath. It’s a murder mystery set in Melbourne and I loved it. The first in a series, I can’t wait to read the next instalments and see what Rachel and Mycroft get up to next!
Colleen Hoover – I read Slammed and thought it was lovely. That’s even despite having one of my least favourite types of romance in it (I can’t stand student/teacher relationships in case you were wondering). It lead me to attending my first (and so far only) poetry slam and this is definitely an author I intend to read more of.
Tara Eglington – How to Keep a Boy From Kissing You was such an adorable read. There are times when you don’t want to read anything too heavy or life threatening and a cute contemporary story about a girl and her first kiss is exactly what you want. That’s what this book was for me. I’m currently reading the second book in the Aurora Skye series and it’s just as enjoyable as the first book.
AJ Betts -Her book, Zac and Mia, was a great realistic look at teenagers dealing with cancer. I liked her style and enjoyed the journey she took her characters on and me as a reader.
Tammara Webber – Easy is still one of my favourite New Adult reads. Real and sincere with characters I enjoyed and a NA plot that was more than just sex. I definitely want to read more from her.
Liz Fichera – As someone who is not the most athletic, I never thought I’d like Hooked as much as I did. But it’s such a great book that deals with racism, sexism and has some sweet and amazing characters. I loved Fred and am eagerly awaiting Sam and Riley’s story!
Gayle Forman – I read If I Stay and thought it was beautiful. The writing is really heartbreaking and heartwarming both at the same time. I haven’t quite mustered the courage to read the second book but it’s definitely one on my epic to-read list.
Samantha Shannon – I still can’t believe that the Bone Season was written by a nineteen year old. The writing is sophisticated and this is an incredibly well researched novel. The first in a seven book series, this series promises to be an incredibly journey.
Your list is almost entirely comprised of authors I am desperate to try! I am so keen to read Ellie Marney, Ambelin Kwaymullina and AJ Betts. I’ve heard really good things about All Our Yesterdays too and that’s on my TBR pile. I also have This Girl by Colleen Hoover on my shelf but I don’t have Slammed or Point of Retreat yet so I have to try and find them. And Gayle Forman’s If I Stay might be one of my favourite books of all time. It’s amazing. You need to read Where She Went!
I borrowed Where She Went from the library but ended up returning it before reading it. I’m hopeless with library books. Ellie Marney, Ambelin and AJ Betts are all amazing Aussie authors. I’ve been lending out my copy of Every Breath to everyone who will listen to my book pushing ways! 😀
I actually haven’t read anything from any of these other than Colleen Hoover and Tammara Webber. I have Hooked on my shelf but have yet to pick it up. My favourite this year was 100% Rae Carson. Her Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy blew my mind!
I’ll move Rae Carson up my to-read list! If you liked her books that much I feel like I definitely need to check them out! Thanks Samantha 🙂
Amazing list Kate. I also discovered Colleen Hoover this year. I LOVE her.
I think I need to read more books by her! I’ve only read the one so far but I agree Chriss – She’s AMAZING!