Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday




Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new prompt is provided and book bloggers, like me, share their top ten lists. 

This week's prompt-
Top Ten New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2014




1. Colleen Hoover- This was obviously the year of Colleen Hoover for me. I read four of her books in 2014 and can't wait to read the rest next year. Her writing is fresh, funny, and real and she is quickly becoming my new favorite author.
  

2. Jill Knapp- Another author I really loved this year, Jill Knapp. Her books are fun and fabulous and I couldn't put them down no matter how hard I tried. A mixture between Gossip Girl and Sex and the City, I can't wait to read the next things she comes up with. 
 

3. Jenny Nordberg- Jenny Nordberg is actually a journalist who wrote a book about what she was seeing in Kabul; young girls who were dressing up and pretending to be boys. Her book was fast-paced and gripping like a work of fiction yet the facts were raw and real. Another one who I want to read more. 

4. Jojo Moyes- Before this year, I had never heard of any of Jojo Moyes' books but started seeing them everywhere so I quickly caught on. I only had a chance to read one this year but am excited to make my way through the rest of her books. 

5. Jeanette Walls- This is an author that I can't believe I had never heard of before this year. Jeannette Walls had an insane and miserable life which shaped who she is today. Her memoir was fascinating and I know her novels will be, too.

6. Hilary Grossman- Writing about your life, especially about topics that might be hard to write about, can be a very tricky thing, but Hilary Grossman handles it with style. I loved her memoir and I hope she continues to give us more. 

7. Lawrence Wright- An author who has been around for awhile, but I only discovered this year. Lawrence Wright is an amazing writer, especially because he is researching and writing about such complex topics with great detail, and yet he makes it all interesting and exciting. I love nonfiction and this book was more than I ever would have expected- one of my favorites. 

8. Pamela Srey- I discovered Pamela Srey when she approached me to review this book, and I'm so glad she did. I loved this story as her characters were very relatable and likable. I can't wait to follow what happens to them next. 

9. E. Lockhart- Not only was this my first E. Lockhart book, but it was also one of my favorite YA books this year, which was a relatively new genre for me for 2014. I really enjoyed her writing style as well as the mystery this book entailed. 

10. Miranda Richmond Mouillot- My last new-to-me author of 2014 was Miranda Richmond Mouillot. I loved her story and the journey she went on to find out what really happened between her grandparents all those years ago. 




There you have it! My top ten new-to-me authors of 2014. It was a great year in which I was fortunate enough to find many amazing authors with books that I couldn't get enough of. I hope I am just as lucky in 2015! Thank you to the wonderful authors...



-Busy Brunette 



14 comments:

  1. Great list! I also loved DANGLED CARAT, and have been meaning to read WE WERE LIARS for a while. Going to have to make sure to read it. :)

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    1. If you liked Dangled Carat you should check out the Jill Knapp books! Similar light, style yet enticing and exciting :)

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  2. I heard We are Liars is pretty good. I need to read it one day.

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    1. Definitely!! It is YA but it's more of a mystery that was honestly hard to figure out- the ending left me surprised is all I'm gonna say!

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  3. Thank you so much! I am so honored to be part of such great company - especially since two of my top ten new to me authors are on your list - Jill Knapp and JoJo Moyes… I need to check out the rest of your lis!

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    1. You're welcome :) I was so lucky to find a variety of great authors this year- fiction and nonfiction- and all of their books are amazing! By the way, I will be posting your review sometime in the next week or so :)

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  4. I've been seeing Colleen Hoover all over the place recently. I'll have to check out one of her books. Which would you recommend?

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    1. Like I said above, she is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors so I definitely recommend any of her books. My favorite so far was Slammed and that's what you should start with. I reviewed it a while back if you want to check that out but I feel like it sucked me in and was what started my addiction to her work! Let me know what you think if you read it :)

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  5. Great list! I love The Glass Castle and Lawrence Wright (Going Clear is also really good), and JoJo Moyes, and We Were Liars. I also have The Underground Girls of Kabul on my list...and I need to take a look at Jill Knapp...I loved both GG and Sex in the City and lived in NYC for almost 10 yrs!

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    1. Ah I'm so happy to find a fellow Lawrence Wright fan- not many have read him! I will have to look at Going Clear as I enjoyed the Looming Tower so much. Your next book should definitely be The Underground Girls of Kabul- it was amazing.

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  6. Yay for E Lockhart! Also been eyeing Jojo Moyes for awhile, so I should really get on it. Lovely list!

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    1. Definitely on the Jojo Moyes! It took me a long time to start on her too but it was great. I can't wait to read more books by her!

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  7. Great list!! Of course you know I agree about Colleen Hoover. I also loved We Were Liars! I have JoJo Moyes' Me Before You on my TBR list and I need to read it soon!! I'll have to disagree with you on The Glass Castle though, I wasn't a fan!

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    1. Colleen is simply the best! Ah man, what didn't you like about The Glass Castle? I will agree it wasn't a particularly enjoyable read as I found myself sad or pissed off through most of the book. However, I did think it was a book that I would want to re-read again in the future.

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