Top Ten Tuesday: New to me.

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Welcome to another contribution to the wildly popular Top Ten Tuesday.  This week they ask us to share lists on:

December 8: Top Ten New-To-Me Favorite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015

If you are following along you might have noticed that I didn’t post a list last week.  I also didn’t post Monday Morning Check-In, ops.  Last week I didn’t post because I am so behind in my reading that I couldn’t think of any yet-to-be released book that I am looking forward to reading.  I’m sure there are many, but I’m still busy playing catch up to look them up.  I didn’t post a blog yesterday because we were too busy towing my truck to town because it wouldn’t start…  Happy to report it has been fixed and that it was nothing major.  Now when I first saw today’s list idea I wasn’t sure I would have anything to contribute.  I’ve been sticking to my tried and true authors recently, but I was surprised that I did find enough new-to-me authors that I came up with 10 for you…but only 10.  Okay there might have been a few others, but I decided to pick only books that I gave 4 or 5 stars to.

 

Ten authors that were new to me this year.

In order of read from January to December, click on name to visit my review.

  1. A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) George R.R. Martin: I started off the year with a new-to-me author and decided to tackle the Game of Thrones series that I’d been hearing so much about.  I can most definitely see what all the fuss was about and promptly spend the month reading the first three in the series.  After all that war I needed a break, and quite frankly in no hurry as it is was unlikely that Martin would finish the series before I picked it up again.  I plan on returning to this series with the next two book next month.  Some how the middle of winter just seems right for spending time with the Starks.
  2. Star Trek: Ongoing, Volume 9: The Q Gambit Mike Johnson: This book was available through Net Galley and after a month in war I decided that I need something fun and campy to lighten the mood.  This fit the bill nicely.  I had though it was my first graphic novel, but my review tells me otherwise.  I do know that it was my first Star Trek graphic novel and my first dip in to Trek fiction this year.
  3. Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) Sarah J. Maas: This book was selected for an online book club that I belonged to and I am so thankful that it was picked because I love this author.  In fact isn’t it about time I returned to this world to find out what happens next.
  4. California Edan Lepucki: I read this book for one of my reading challenges.  It was quite good and an interesting take on where the problems of our current society may lead us if things do not change quickly.
  5. Redshirts John Scalzi: Loved, loved, loved this book!  It was all kinds of wonderful and I can’t believe I’ve never tried him before.  His tone and style of writing is right up my alley.  I have picked up a couple other books in one of his popular series that I plan on trying next year when I’m in the mood for sci-fi.
  6. Diary of Her Disappearance Lexi Birks: This was the first read for me of a local teen author, as in the author is still in high school.  I have to say I was quite impressed and believe this young woman is quite talented and full of potential.  I look forward to reading her next book once she is done editing it.
  7. The Diary of Adam and Eve Mark Twain: WHAT?! I’ve never read this world renown famous literary genius and practically an American treasure before now.  No I hadn’t, get off my back.  I am pleased to report that I LOVED this book and will be looking for more of his titles to read when the mood strikes me to read a classic.
  8. Tall, Dark, and Vampire (Dead in the City, #1) Sara Humphreys: I received the upcoming January release of this author and decided that since there were only three books before it and I had plenty of time that I would read the series in order.  So far it has been great and I plan to go back and read the original series that this one spun off of.
  9. The Grownup Gillian Flynn: WHAT?!  You’ve never read Gone Girl?!  Have you been living under a rock?  What is wrong with you?  Nothing and didn’t I tell you to get off my back.  I’ve not seen the movie either and probably wont, but thanks to this quick read I might go back and read Gone Girl.
  10. Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own AutobiographyNeil Patrick Harris: This was the last book I finished and reviewed, it also just happens to be my very first biography.

 

So there you have it my favorite new-to-me authors for 2015, or at least the ones I enjoyed.  What new author did you discover this year?

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