Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (6)

Top Ten Favorite New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2012 

1. Michelle Hodkin

I don't know why it took me so long to read the Mara Dyer books-- they are incredible! I devoured The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer in one day and am now about halfway through the sequel. Michelle is a fantastic writer and her mind works in the most twisted and intriguing ways!

2. Ruta Sepetys 

I still haven't read Between Shades of Gray, even though I have heard wonderful things about it, but it is up soon on my TBR pile. I did read Out of the Easy though, and loved it! The characters and setting were so well-developed and I can remember almost every detail from the book. I love Ruta's writing style!

3. Megan McCafferty

Ah, my love for the Jessica Darling series is only continuing to grow. I've only read the first two books this year, but I just purchased the third and can't wait to finish this series. I love Jessica and she is such a real character. I had read one other book by Megan before, Bumped, but I'm including her on this list because of how happy I am I truly discovered her original series this year!

4. Tabitha Suzuma 

Forbidden broke my heart over and over again and left me feeling so emotional for days after. I still find myself thinking about it and can't wait to read Tabitha's next book. She is a brilliant writer and tackles controversial and intense issues in a heartfelt and amazing way.

5. F. Scott Fitzgerald

I am so, so glad I read The Great Gatsby this year because it is now one of my favorite books. I am eager to pick up more by Fitzgerald and to read The Great Gatsby again before going to see the film coming out next year!

6. Kirsten Hubbard

I read Kirsten's sophomore novel, Wanderlove, earlier this year and adored it. I loved the characters and the setting was so unique and awe-inspiring. I've heard nothing but good things about Kirsten's debut novel, Like Mandarin, and even though I haven't read it I plan on doing so soon! 

7. Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me is definitely on the best books I've read this year. I can't believe it was Tahereh's debut novel! The writing was beautiful and heart-wrenching and I am dying to get my hands on a copy of the sequel!

8. Beth Revis

Across the Universe was another fantastic start to a series that I read this year. I haven't had a chance to start the sequels yet, but I have high hopes for them! Across the Universe was brilliant and I enjoyed it immensely. 

9. Daisy Whitney

I read two of Daisy's books this year: The Mockingbirds and The Rivals and I loved both! It is a very creative and original series and I am anxious to read more by Daisy in the future!

10. Vladimir Nabokov

Another classic author! I read Lolita for my senior research paper and wow! It was a frightening and complex novel that I won't soon forget. 

What were some YA authors you discovered this year?


  1. I too read McCafferty for the first time this year, but she didn't make my list. Love that you enjoyed Fitzgerald, too. Thanks for sharing your list!

  2. Amazing list. You gave me some authors I must check out. Thanks.
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  3. That's a very eclectic list!! Pretty awesome. :D


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