Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday -- Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014


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I had a difficult time deciding which authors to add to this list as I've come across so many wonderful new to me authors this year!! Here are my top ten new to me authors I've read in 2014:

1. Laurie Halse Anderson
2. Lewis Buzbee
3. John Green
4. Jodi Picoult
5. M. R. James
6. Simon Winchester
7. Steve Lopez
8. Sophie Moss
9. Bonnie Edwards
10. Sasha White

Share with me your favorite new to you authors for 2014!!

47 comments:

  1. Jodi Piccoult is so good! I did this on my blog as well. I read so many new to me authors this year. Jojo Moyes is maybe my favorite. :)

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    1. I need to add Jojo Moyes to my reading wishlist, because a lot of people seem to really like her books.

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  2. I have only read 2 of the authors on your list. I really enjoyed the 2 Laurie Halse Anderson's books I read(I love Speak and still remember reading it when I was a teen)and Jodi Picoult who's work sadly didn't impress me.

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    1. I read Speak this year too for Banned Books Week and loved it!! I want to read more of her books.

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  3. The only author on this list that I've read is John Green, but I do have a Laurie Halse Anderson book on my shelf that I will read eventually. I've heard many good things about her work!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and posting to my blog it means a lot to me!! I hope you enjoy reading Laurie Halse Anderson 's book when you get to it.

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  4. I need to read more Laurie Halse Anderson. I have two John Green books left to read. Jodi Picoult has so many books, it's hard to keep up with her! Thanks for stopping by Michelle's Minions! Great list!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a post too!! I want to read Paper Towns by John Green next as it's coming out as a movie next year. :-)

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  5. I'm SO happy you discovered Jodi Picoult. She is my favourite, probably of all time :).
    Thanks for the comment on my list!

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    1. I'm glad I discovered Jodi Picoult too. I have her novel Leaving Time on my holiday wishlist that I'm hoping to receive as a gift!!

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  6. Speak is such a great book. One I think everyone should read.

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    1. I loved reading Speak!! I agree that it should be on everyone's reading list.

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  7. Simon Winchester is great and I always mean to read more of his books but just don't get to them. But he's awesome at research and at making everything exciting and readable!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today too! :)

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    1. I loved reading The Professor and the Madman!! Thanks for stopping by and posting to my blog as well. :-)

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  8. Really the the only author I've ready anything from on your list is John Green. I guess I'll have to check them out and add to my never ending, giant TBR. :)

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  9. John Green and Jodi Picoult are two of my favorite authors. I hope you enjoyed them!

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    1. Thank you I did!! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a post!

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  10. Some John Green books I like better than others, but overall I'm a fan of him--and his vlog brothers channel. :)

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    1. I'll have to checkout his vlog brothers channel. :-). Never heard of it!!

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  11. I love John Green, he's one I just learned about this year and love him and his writing style.

    Great list!

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  12. I've only read John Green, and Laurie Halse Anderson from your list. So I nned to check some of the other authors out. Great list, and thanks for stopping by my TTT earlier. :)

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  13. I have a book on my TBR by author #1, and I'm so pleased you found Jodi Picoult! She's one of my favourite authors ever! R x

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    1. I'm really looking forward to reading her latest novel Leaving Time and am hoping to get it for Christmas this year!!

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  14. I have only read a book by one of them. I had a lot of new to me this year too! Thanks for visiting my blog. Great list.

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  15. I've only read books by John Green from your list but there are many here that I want to give a chance.
    Great list and thanks for stopping by. :)

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    1. If you like nonfiction, then you may like books written by Simon Winchester or Steve Lopez! Both of these writers write very captivating books that hook you in from the start.

      M. R. James writes classic ghost stories, if you like this genre!!

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  16. Laurie Halse Anderson is sooo good! Great list! Thanks for visiting my post earlier!

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  17. John Green was new to me this year as well. How did you like Jodi Piccoult? I started one of her books years ago but never finished it. I've been wanting to give her another try. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great week! :D

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    1. I read Jodi Picoult's short story, Larger Than Life, on my Kindle earlier this year... I had decided to start with this short story for several reasons... It was about elephants (I have a fondness for elephants), it was a free download and the reviews were good, I'd heard good things about Jodi Picoult's writing, and lastly, I find short stories and novellas are a great introduction to new to me authors. I wasn't disapppointed with Larger Than Life, it was awesome. Now I want to read Picoult's novel, Leaving Time, as it explores other topics that tie into Larger Than Life.

      I hope you have a great week too!! Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by!!

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  18. Awesome list, I'm a big fan of John Green as well (though to be completely honest, I think I like his YouTube videos a tad more than his books). I've also heard tons about Laurie Halse Anderson but haven't read any of her books yet. Which of her books would you recommend? (:

    - Connie @ The YA Book Thief

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and viewing/posting to my blog!!

      To date, I've only read Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson for Banned Books Week and it was amazing!! I've now also added Wintergirls and Catalyst both also by Laurie Halse Anderson to my reading wishlist as both have rave reviews on Amazon!

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  19. The only one of these authors I've read is John Green. The Fault in Our Stars was one of my most recent reads... but I actually kind of hated it, so the author didn't make my TTT list this week!

    I should try Laurie Halse Anderson or Jodi Picoult some time. I've heard good thing about both of those authors.

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  20. I've only read three of the authors on your list (Laurie Halse Anderson, Jodi Picoult, and John Green). I'm not usually a big contemporary reader, but I really like Laurie Halse Anderson's and Jodi Picoult's books. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for John Green - I like his YouTube channel, but his books don't work for me. Glad you liked them though.

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  21. Wow I have not read any of the authors on your list but I do know a few. I definitely need to change that! Thanks for stopping by my blog :D

    Eileen @ BookCatPin

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    1. Ok I lied, I read John Green lol... I apparently have eye problems :S

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  22. John Green is truly amazing. The rest I will need to check out.

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    1. Yes, I agree!! I'm looking forward to reading more of his books in the future.

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  23. I haven't read any of these authors except for John Green, I didn't The Fault In Our Stars though. I have been collecting all of Jodi Picoult's books but I haven't read one. I swear I have like 10 I need to read one!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment. I hope you have a chance to read a book by Jodi Picoult in 2015!!

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