Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week I will make a list of 10 books, authors or other bookish things surrounding a certain topic. This week, I’m talking about my favorite new-to-me authors of 2015.
Kristin Hannah // The Nightingale // I actually just read this last week, but it was such a beautiful read. I’ll definitely be reading more of her work soon.
Jojo Moyes // Me Before You // This book. It gives you every possible emotion while reading. I have yet to pick up the sequel, After You, but I’m hoping to do that soon as well.
Laini Taylor // Daughter of Smoke and Bone // I know, I’m so far behind on this author’s bandwagon… I only read Daughter of Smoke and Bone this year, and haven’t continued the series yet. But her writing was just, magical and lyrical. So gorgeous.
Amanda Hocking // Frostfire // I’ve mentioned this series quite a bit already, but I’ll continue to do so as I think it’s highly underrated. I loved it so much. I’ll be reading her Trylle trilogy soon because I’ve already bought a bind-up of them.
Madeline Miller // The Song of Achilles // If there is one book I mention constantly, it’d be this one. I just can’t say enough good things about it. I cried so hard while reading this. Genuine sobbing, which doesn’t happen to me often. I’m so sad she hasn’t written any more books -aside from a short story. I don’t think she will either.
Andy Weir // The Martian // I don’t read science fiction often. I don’t know why, but it has never been a genre I gravitate towards. This book however, I absolutely adored. I laughed so hard while reading! And it’s a story about a guy who’s been left of Mars, all alone. Yet it was hilarious, and captivating and even a bit educational. A definite recommend in my books (see what I did there?).
Patrick Rothfuss // The Name of the Wind // This is quite the book. I will immediately say that this won’t be for everyone. It has quite particular characters, and the way the story is told isn’t conventional either. It’s the current-age-main-character explaining his life’s story to the Chronicler, from the moment he can remember onwards. So it may seem slow to many. But I really enjoyed this style! I still have to pick up the second one though.
Rae Carson // The Girl of Fire and Thorns // This is one of my all-time favorite YA fantasies. It’s an incredible trilogy, that everyone should read. I will be picking up Rae Carson’s new book soon -hopefully- because I’m intrigued. What else can she create?
Michael J. Sullivan // Theft of Swords // I can’t believe I only started reading his books in 2015. I genuinely thought I’d started earlier. In this year, I’ve read the 6 books (or 3 bind-ups) of the Riyria Revelations, and the 2 books in his Riyria Chronicles. He has become one of my favorite fantasy writers, and I’ll be picking up Death of Dulgath, book 3 in the Chronicles asap.
Naomi Novik // Uprooted // Aaaah, Uprooted. How I love you. I was pleasantly surprised by this fantasy novel/retelling. Ever since, I’ve been wanting to read her other series as well, which I think is about dragons and the Napoleonic war? Sounds epic to me.
Those are my favorite new-to-me authors of 2015! Although maybe I’ll discover another in the next weeks. Who knows? Have you read any of their works? Which ones are your favorites? Let me know!