Top Ten Tuesday is, as always, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
[additions to my auto-buy list, for sure]
Details on my reasoning for each:
Links go to my review of each book, or Goodreads if the review has yet to be published.
1. AS King
Author of Please Ignore Vera Dietz and Reality Boy.
I really enjoyed the way at AS King gives hope to her characters in crappy family situations and while dealing with all the junk life can throw at teenagers. Her use of magical realism/daydreams is unique. I’ve got Everybody Sees the Ants and Ask The Passengers at home, ready to go.
2. Elizabeth Wein
Author of Rose Under Fire.
I loved every second of Rose, and I hear Code Name Verity is just as good. Wein’s genre is WWII historical fiction, and I felt she brought a fresh dose of well-rounded female characters to the table.
6. Benjamin Alire Saenz
Author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.
One of my favorite books of 2013, hands down. And even better after I got to hear him (and Rowell, and King) speak at the ALAN conference this year.
7. Melina Marchetta
Author of Jellicoe Road.
An emotional, and emotionally satisfying, story. I will be reading more from Marchetta, as she’s a pretty big name in YA.
8. George RR Martin
Author of A Game of Thrones.
Okay, I do have to give him credit for writing a pretty amazing book. I won’t be flying through the series, but I do plan to return to it over the next few years.
9. Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Authors of These Broken Stars.
Since they co-authored the book and I haven’t read any of their independent work, I pair them for #9. They made my little heart pound with the tension and mystery of their novel!
10. Diane Ravich
Author of Reign of Error.
Diane, I agree with your views on education and I will be reading more of your nonfiction books (probably as audiobooks)
Which new authors did you discover this year?