Top 10 of 2017: New-to-Me Authors

December 25, 2017 Let's Discuss, Top Ten Tuesday 48

I decided last minute to participate in the Top 10 of 2017 Event, which is being hosted over at Kimberlyfaye Reads. Each day has a different top ten list associated with it (you can see the list in the image above). You can choose to complete some or all of the lists (I’m not sure yet if I’ll be doing them all). Feel free to join in at any time!

TOP TEN NEW-TO-ME AUTHORS

1. Rae Carson

I jumped into the Gold Seer Trilogy two years late. Now I just need to read that final book!

2. Jason Reynolds

I read two books by Jason Reynolds this year (both in verse) and really enjoyed both of them. I was introduced to him with Long Way Down, which was a HUGE favorite for me!

3. Becky Albertalli

I finally joined the rest of the world and read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda this year and discovered the magnificence that is Becky Albertalli.

4. Laini Taylor

I listened to the Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy this year! Now I need to dive into Strange the Dreamer!

5. Claudia Gray

I dove into Claudia Gray with Defy the Stars. I plan to read the Firebird Trilogy very soon!

6. Julie Buxbaum

I read both What to Say Next and Tell Me Three Things this year and I can’t wait to read more!

7. Emery Lord

Oh, how happy I am to have joined the rest of you in understanding Emery Lord’s Brilliance. The Names They Gave Us is an absolute favorite! I need to pick up her other books now!

8. Jeff Zentner

Goodbye Days was fantastic, and now I am even more sure I’ll love The Serpent King. So why haven’t I read it yet?

9. Marie Rutkowski

I finally read The Winner’s Trilogy!

10. Maggie Stiefvater

I saved the best for last!! I am so excited that I “discovered” Maggie Stiefvater this year! Her writing is just … I can’t even describe how much I love it. I listened to her entire Raven Cycle and all four books in The Wolves of Mercy Falls Series. Next, I’ll be reading All the Crooked Saints!

 

What authors did you discover in 2017? I want to know!

 

48 Responses to “Top 10 of 2017: New-to-Me Authors”

  1. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    I love your graphic on this post. I read my first Jeff Zentner book this year, too. It was The Serpent King, and I loved it. I also wrote a new-to-me-author post, but I don’t remember when it’s scheduled. Probably next week sometime.

  2. Sam@WLABB

    You have a bunch of my faves on your list – Carson, Zentner, Albertalli, Buxbaum, and Stiefvater. My co-blogger turned me on to Carson with the Fire and Thorn books, and I am huge fan of the Gold Seer books too. I read three of Buxbaum’s books, and I enjoyed them all. I have only read the Raven Cycle books, but I enjoyed Stiefvater’s writing style. And, well, Zentner and Albertalli just know how to deliver the feels. I read my first (and second) Emery Lord book, and I thought they were fabulous! My hold just came through for Long Way Down, and I am anticipating it being as incredible as Reynolds is in person.

  3. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    I just adore Becky Albertalli. I read Simon last year and Upside this year… and I still want more. I loved Buxbaum’s Tell Me Three Things and definitely want to read more from her. I might officially be the last person to read the Winner’s trilogy. I so need to get to those soon!

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  4. Karen Blue

    This is a great list! I also just discovered Maggie Stiefvater this year. I will definitely be reading the Shiver series. I do love Rae Carson, but I read A Girl of Fire and Thorns (her debut) this year and it was not good, like at all. No, just stick with her newer stuff is all I can say. Thanks for sharing!
    I will also be sharing some of my favorites from 2017 but I am not committing to any schedule. I am looking forward to your posts on the rest of this series.

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  5. Zeee @ I Heart Romance & YA

    Glad you enjoyed Claudia Gray! She also has a Star Wars Princess Leia series.. and the Firebird Trilogy?! OMG SOOOOO GOOD! Such an amazing read. It’s also better on audio since it’s narrated by one of my fave narrators, Tavia Gilbert.

    Also, Marie Rutkoski’s The Winner’s Trilogy is sooo good!

  6. Greg

    Claudia Gray is fairly new to me as well land I’ve liked the books I’ve read by her so far. Julie Buxbaum’s books look fun too.

  7. Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books

    Oh you have discovered so many great authors this year! Becky Albertalli is such a great writer, I loved Simon, I can’t wait to read The Upside of Unrequited at some point 🙂 And YAY for Maggie Stiefvater, she’s so incredible as well, I love her writing 🙂 I only read The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner, but I loved it so much! 🙂
    Great post! 🙂

  8. Tanya Patrice

    Laini Taylor is my fave!! I read Strangee the Dreamer this year by her too – and loved! And Stiefvater – yes! If you haven’t read Scorpio Races yet – do it 🙂

  9. Lisa @ Reading, Writing, and Random Musings

    You definitely have some of my favorites on this list…..especially Jeff Zentner and Becky Albertalli (both being people you need to follow on Instagram if you do not already). I adore Emery Lord on Instagram as well, but I cannot believe that I have not read any of her books yet! I need to get on that one soon!

  10. Karsyn @ KaKiJoKoJa

    I haven’t read Defy the Stars yet but I loved the Firebird trilogy. I found it really enjoyable, I hope you like it as well! She’s the only one on your list I’ve read.

    Thanks for visiting my Top 10s, I look forward to the rest of yours!

    Don’t forget to read The Shadow Cipher (York #1) by Laura Ruby. It’s really super good, made my top 4 books of the year. It’s so cute and fun, I can’t wait for the next one!

  11. Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight

    Read The Serpent King! ::Throws book:: I actually read Laini and Becky for the first time this year too- but different books hahah. And Jason Reynolds, same book 😀 And you reminded me that I need to continue the Firebird series, because I loved Defy the Stars too! Glad you found these authors!!

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  12. Elena @ Book Lady's Reviews

    The only one I’ve read is Daughter of Smoke and Bone but, never continued on with the trilogy. I’ve been seeing it around a lot lately and I’m definitely thinking about re-reading it and picking up the rest of the books. Also, I can’t wait to get my hands on All the Crooked Saints. I haven’t had much luck with Maggie Siefvater’s books but, her newest release is extremely intriguing. The Names They Gave Us is at the top of my TBR list for next year and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Same goes for The Winner Trilogy. I’ll probably end up starting it and finishing it throughout the year. I’ve had my eye on it for ages! Hope you’re having a wonderful time!

  13. Wendy @ Falconer's Library

    I haven’t read any Claudia Gray or Marie Kutkowski, but I agree that all the others are FABULOUS. I loved Carson’s earlier trilogy, and while I haven’t been a fan of any of Stiefvater’s series, The Scorpio Races is a favorite of mine. Zentner, Reynolds, Albertalli and Taylor are all fantastic writers for sure. So fun!

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