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December 11, 2012

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

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Broke and Bookish.

I wasn't sure how I was going to do this list so I decided that New-To-Me meant authors who were already published before this year, but that I read their books this year. (all the pictures are from goodreads):

Kody Keplinger
1. Kody Keplinger: I read The Duff and Shut Out this year and I devoured both of them. I can't wait to read her third book and her fourth book Goldfish is coming out next year!
Richelle Mead
2. Richelle Mead: Oh boy, I had the hardest time with The Vampire Academy. I couldn't seem to get through the first book. It took me two tries to finally read it and I didn't enjoy it that much BUT once I started the second book, Frostbite, I read it in about a day. It's one of my favorite books this year and I can't wait to continue the series.
John Green
3. John Green: Why it took me so long to read something by him? I have no idea but once I read Looking For Alaska I couldn't stop there. I read The Fault in Our Stars right after.
4. Cynthia Hand: When people raved on and on about this series I was actually scared to start it. I didn't want to be the one to dislike something everyone loved but I was worried over nothing. I read the first and second book to her Unearthly series back to back and will read ANYTHING she puts out.
Gretchen McNeil
5. Gretchen McNeil: Her first book was Possess and since I'm the biggest wimp when it comes to exorcisms and possessions you can rest assured I did not read that one but her second novel, TEN was an amazing mystery and her next books all sound great so I will be reading more from her.
Miranda Kenneally
6. Miranda Kenneally: My love for Catching Jordan could not be expressed properly. Once I picked it up I could not put it down and I don't know why I didn't trust everyone when they told me Miranda wrote some of the most amazing contemporaries.
Stephanie Perkins
7. Stephanie Perkins: The same goes for Stephanie Perkins. When I saw Anna and the French Kiss I thought I wouldn't like it but I was so wrong! Now I need Isla and the Happily Ever After.
Sarah Ockler
8. Sarah Ockler: Another contemporary author I discovered this year was Sarah Ockler with her book, Bittersweet. It was a great wintery contemporary and I'm now reading Twenty Boy Summer.
Courtney Summers
9. Courtney Summers: Courtney has so many books already published but the one I discovered her with was This is Not A Test. It's a raw, emotional zombie story and I loved her writing. I want to go back and read her other books now.
Kiersten White
10. Kiersten White: Paranormalcy was another one of those books that everyone mentioned and I just wasn't sure about but she is hilarious and has action packed scenes. I can't wait to read Mind Games in February next year!

What new-to-you authors did you discover this year? Any that are also on my list?

17 comments:

  1. Richelle, Kiersten and Stephanie were new to me too and I'm so glad I read their books. And VA is totally that way I adore the books but thankfully was warned the book one was a bit of a struggle so now when I recommend it I tell people its worth pushing through!

    marissa
    my TTT

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  2. I still have to read Stephanie Perkin's books, I have them on reserve at my library! My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/top-ten-favorite-new-to-me-authors-i-read-in-2012/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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  3. Some great authors on this list! I especially love Kody Keplinger for his sex-positive messages. She's going to go down as legendary in the YA spectrum!

    John Green is another favorite of mine. I confess I've kind of grown weary of reading the same book over and over again, with a new title, but his writing is wonderful, so I gobble it up anyway.

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  4. I love Stephanie Perkins! I still need to read John Green though. Definitely in 2013

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  5. I adore Kody Keplinger, Stephanie Perkins, and Sarah Ockler. Cynthia Hand made my list too!

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  6. I haven't read any of these author, though I own a book by nearly all of them! I'll have to read them soon I think!

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    Delirious About Books

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  7. WOW! Cynthia Hand, Richelle Mead and John Green made my list too! Seems like we like similar styles of writing! I'm definitely going to check out the rest of the authors!

    New follower:)

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  8. Great choices! Once you read one John Green novel you kind of go on a JG reading binge. :D
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  9. Awesome list!! I love Gretchen McNeil's books. I love Cynthia Hand's Unearthly series. And Kiersten White's Paranormalcy series too!! I still need to read Sarah Ockler. I bought Bittersweet and never read it.

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  10. John Green is on my 2013 TBR list. Sounds like I need to check out Kiersten White and Courtney Summers. We have a bit of a zombie fetish going on around our house... I'll be glad when dinner conversation doesn't involve ways to fortify the house against the coming apocalypse.

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  11. Great list! I agree on Cynthia Hand! She's amazing. Definitely have to check out some of your other picks!
    -Beth

    YA Vixens Top Ten Tues!

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  12. I love your list! Kiersten White is a great author. I still need to read Endlessly though. I also want to read Ten from McNeil, the books from Cynthia Hand and TFIOS from John Green. Oh, don't forget Vampire Academy from Richelle Mead. So yeah, I like your picks and I have some catching up to do ;)

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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  13. John Green, Stephanie Perkins, and Kiersten White are definitely new favorites of mine as well. My top favorite would probably have to be Libba Bray or Kiera Cass because I absolutely loved both of their books.

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  14. Gretchen McNeil and Stephanie Perkins were both new to me this year, as well. Ten was great and Anna and the French Kiss was one of my favorites! John Green is awesome- Looking for Alaska is definitely my favorite of his books, and one of my favorite book sin general.

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  15. Woot John Green. Ok, so he's the only one on your list that I've read lol. Man there are a lot of contemporary YA fans on top ten tuesday this week. Here's Ours

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