Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
This week’s topic: Top Ten New-To-Me Favourite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015
Hmm, I’d say this has been a good year for me when it came to reading books, but strangely enough it took a bit of thought for me to put this list together (despite having read a number of authors for the first time)
In no particular order:
- Elena Ferrante — I had heard of this Italian author in the last year or two but I didn’t get around to reading her books–her popular Neapolitan novels (see author tag)–until this year. And guys, #FerranteFever is real; if you haven’t checked out her books yet, I urge you to do so. Now 😛 Words cannot express how blown away I was by her novels.
- Daphne Kalotay — I only got around to reading Russian Winter (review) early this year and absolutely loved it <3 She wrote an amazing historical fiction title, definitely left me on the lookout for her other books.
- Max Wirestone — I really enjoyed The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss (review) with its geeky-awesome lead character and strange case. I look forward to reading his future books.
- Jess Walters — Again, another author I had been meaning to read for a long time. I only got around to Beautiful Ruins (review) over the summer and yeah, I look forward to reading whatever he writes next 🙂 I loved the way he wrote, there were so many great quotes from that book…
- N.K. Jemisin — She has been on my want-to-read list for years. I still have to read her Inheritance trilogy but in the meantime, I really liked her Dreamblood duology, it was a pretty unique read.
- Jasper Fforde — Okay, I sound like a broken recorder at this point but this author is another one who has been on my want-to-read list for years. Dunno why it took me so long to get around to reading The Eyre Affair (review) but I’m so glad I finally did! Such a zany ride akin to Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams. Love!
- Viola di Grado — I picked up her novel Hollow Heart (review) after reading all of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels and I was just absolutely blown away by her writing and by her storytelling. I cannot recommend her enough.
- Jane Gardam — Europa Editions has stolen my heart this year it seems as this is the third author from their catalogue that is featured on my list this week 😀 (the other two being Elena Ferrante and Viola di Grado) I only got around to reading Old Filth a few weeks ago (my review for it won’t be going live until next year (!!!)) but I was absolutely blown away by the story and her seamless use of memory into the narrative.
- Sarah MacLean — My book reviews for her Love by Numbers trilogy isn’t going to go live on my blog until next year but I suffice to say I really enjoyed them, I loved the characters and the St. John siblings are great. Definitely a favourite series in the historical romance genre 🙂
- Vivienne Lorret — Another historical romance author on the list. I sort of stumbled onto her books on a whim and decided to check them out. What I especially love about her books, namely The Rakes of Fallow Hall series, is not only how fast-paced they are (never a lull moment, really) but the friendships. I was rather sad when I got to the last book because it was like saying goodbye to friends; reading the scenes with just the guys or the girls or all of them together hanging out, it was like being a part of their group, if that makes any sense. My reviews for those books will also be going live next year but yeah, she’s also a favourite.
And those are my favourite authors from this year! I’m sure I missed a few–honourable mentions go to Emily St. John Mandel and Darragh McKeon–but yeah, which authors made your list this week?