Top Ten New to Me Authors I Read in 2016
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a TTT post, but today’s topic was a fun one, and I just had to join! For my list, I only included authors that I’ve been seeing around the blogosphere for quite some time, but just jump in and read something this year myself.
(Links for the author names go to Goodreads. Click on the book cover to see my review.)
I finally read my first Schwab book, and I definitely see what all the fuss has been about. This Savage Song was an instant All-Time Favorite, and bought all of the V.E. Schwab books at an author signing event so I could jump on the bandwagon with the rest of you. I haven’t read them yet, but they are high on my TBR.
2. Tahereh Mafi
I planned on doing a readalong of the Unravel Me series this year, but it didn’t happen. BUT I did read my first Mafi book—Furthermore, which was absolutely fantabulous. Both my daughter and I absolutely loved it! Need to read Unravel Me soon!
This is another author that I’ve been meaning to read forever. I even bought Anna Dressed in Blood at an event awhile back, but I haven’t managed to pick it up. But Three Dark Crowns was an All-Time Favorite, so I now know that Anna needs to get bumped way up on the old TBR!
4. Anne Bishop
So many of my blogger friends raved about The Others Series, but I just wasn’t finding myself in the mood for Urban Fantasy for some reason. Then I picked up the first book—and I was immediately hooked! Now I’m a HUGE fan and I can’t wait for the next book!! It’s coming in March!
5. JoJo Moyes
I know I was really late to the game when it came to Me Before You, but I finally read it when the movie came out. I was a fan (with a few reservations—more when it came to the movie). I definitely plan to read After You as well at some point.
6. Jill Shalvis
I don’t read a ton of adult romance, which probably explains why I hadn’t picked up Jill Shalvis even though she’s everywhere. I jumped in with the second book in Shalvis’s Heartbreaker Bay Series and loved it. When I had the chance to review the next book—a novella—I was excited to keep reading!
I have to confess that I hadn’t given Scott a lot of thought in the past. I’d seen her books around, but they’d never really called to me. Still, when I saw Titans, I knew I wanted to read it, and now I’m a converted fan. I plan to give Scott’s other books a try at some point now too.
The Hex Hall Series is one I’d had my eye on for quite awhile, which makes sense since it was finished in 2014. When I started getting into audiobooks this year, I noticed that my library had this one available and I jumped right in! I enjoyed the series immensely and will probably pick up her others at some point.
9. Ernest Cline
I’d heard about Ready Player One and Cline’s genius for forever, but I hadn’t been that interested in picking the book up—until I realized it would be a perfect book to read along with my son, who is obsessed with video games. I wasn’t expecting the book to end up being an All-Time Favorite, but it was. I haven’t read Armada yet, but I definitely plan to at some point.
10. Renee Ahdieh
I wasn’t nearly as behind the crowd on this one, since Ahdieh’s big hit just came out in May of 2015. But I held off on reading The Wrath and the Dawn until the second book was out so I could read both books (and all the novellas) together.