Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten New (To Me) Authors I Read in 2014. I’ve excluded debut authors from this list, as their works are technically new to everyone.
1. Veronica Rossi – I’d heard such great things about her Under the Never Sky series but never imagined it could live up to the hype. Spoiler alert: it did.
2. Barry Lyga – It’s crazy to think it’s only been a year since I discovered Barry Lyga’s work. During this year I’ve read Boy Toy four times, I Hunt Killers twice, and the subsequent books in the I Hunt Killers trilogy once each. I think I might have a problem.
3. Brenna Yovanoff – Yovanoff is a critique partner of Maggie Stiefvater, who’s one of my favorite authors. Because of this, I was eager to try her books to see if I’d like them as much as Maggie’s.
4. Stephanie Perkins – I’m so glad I can finally say I’ve read a book by Stephanie Perkins. The fact that I was an Anna and the French Kiss virgin was getting kind of embarrassing.
5. Meg Rosoff – I’d never heard of Rosoff until I read her spectacular book How I Live Now, but according to Goodreads she has quite a few novels under her belt.
6. Andrew Smith – Like Rosoff, I wasn’t familiar with Andrew Smith’s work. And then I read Winger and had my socks knocked off. How did I not know about this author?
7 and 8. Trish Cook and Brendan Halpin – I put these two together because they collaborated on Notes from the Blender and A Really Awesome Mess, both of which I read in 2014. However, Cook and Halpin also have novels they wrote individually as well as books they collaborated on with other people. I can’t wait to read more from each of them.
9. A. S. King – A. S. King isn’t technically new to me, as I tried and failed to get into Ask the Passengers last year. However, 2014 marks the first time I actually completed (and really enjoyed) one of her books.
10. Jennifer Armentrout – Armentrout is astonishingly prolific, but so far I’ve only read one of her novels. I’m now aware that I have some serious Lux and Covenant reading to do.