Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

Judy Blume
Leslie Leigh
Tudor Robbins
Phyllis T. Smith
Suzanne Brockman
Trevor Corson
James Lee Burke
Gord Rollo
Liz Kessler
Lauren Blakely

Which new to you authors have you read books by this year?

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  1. Great list! I love Judy Blume. She is such a favorite from my childhood.

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    1. I can't believe I never read Judy Blume's books when I was growing up!! I was aware of her novels when I was a kid, but just never read one of them and I am not sure why!!

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  2. Oh nice! Those are still some new to me authors. Though I know of Judy Blume at least!

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    1. Judy Blume is definitely a must read author... I'm just surprised it's taken me so long to read any of her novels.

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  3. Judy Blume of course, I'm not as familiar with the others although one or two sound familiar. It's amazing how many authors there are to discover!

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    1. Yes, there are so many authors to discover!! My list of new to me authors keeps growing.

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  4. When I was in elementary school we were assigned a few Judy Blume books to read in English class (I believe the ones in the Fudge series). Which book(s) introduced you to Judy Blume this year?

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    1. Let's see, I read three of Judy Blume's novels this year as follows: Are you there, God? It's me, Margaret, Forever, and Starring Sally J. Freedman As Herself.

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  5. Judy Blume is the only author from your list I have read. I can't wait to introduce my daughter to her books when she's older. Phyllis T. Smith is one I have been curious about. I am not familiar with the other authors you mention, but am off to look them up.

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    1. If you like historical fiction, then I think you'll love Phyllis T. Smith's I Am Livia.

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  6. Of course I am aware of Judy Blume but other than that, Suzanne Brockman is the only other author I am aware of. I read a book by her years ago and loved it...Born to Darkness. It was the beginning of a series but I don't believe any others ever came out. Hmmm...I might have to check.

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    1. I listened to the audio version of Hot Target by Suzanne Brockman and loved it.

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  7. I've still never read a Judy Blume book! Lol.

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  8. Nice list, not sure if I've read anything by those authors though. :-)

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  9. The only author I've read from this list is Judy Blume!

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  10. Unfortunately all of your new-to-me authors are also completely new to me! The only one I've heard of is Judy Blume, but I'll be sure to check out some of the others as well!
    Thanks for checking out my blog!

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  11. ohhh Judy Blume brings back memories :) Thanks for stopping by My TTT

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  12. James Lee Burke is the only author from your list I´ve read. I am aware of Judy Blume´s name though. The rest is new to me! Interesting!

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  13. I don't recognize anyone other than Judy Blume. Did you read her older books or In the Unlikely Event? I just reviewed that on my blog: http://www.momsradius.com/2015/12/book-review-in-unlikely-event.html. Unfortunately, it didn't live up to my expectations. Summer Sisters is probably my favorite Judy Blume book.

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    1. Earlier this year I went to a book festival in the SF Bay area and saw Judy Blume speaking at a live event about her new novel, In the Likely Event. I was able to have her autograph my copy of In the Likely Event at the event, which was cool. But I have yet to read this book yet.

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  14. OMG. I haven't read ANY of these people!! I probably going to have a panic list scrawled out. All of the lists I've read this morning, are filled with authors I haven't read yet! I'll follow you via GFC. For any other comment writers here's my post
    http://www.rachelsbookreviews.com/top-ten-tuesday-2/

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  15. Judy Blume brings back lots of childhood memories for me!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  16. Exciting re: Suzanne Brockmann -- she is one of my all time favorites!!! Are you reading the Team Six series?

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    1. I've only read one of her novels and I am not sure if was part of a series or not. I look forward to reading more of her novels.

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  17. I really have to read a Judy Blume book--I only hear good things about her!

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  18. I had to look up all of those authors... I hadn't come across any of them until your blog post! Phyllis T. Smith's book sounds fascinating though. Happy TTT!

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  19. I adored Judy Blume in my younger years! Oh, and I definitely want to try the Caught Up in Me Series by Lauren Blakely....that cover always sticks in my head since it's the same couple from The Lux Series aka my favorite series ever. :) Great list!
    Jen @ Star-Crossed Book Blog

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  20. Judy Blume makes my heart sing. I think her books got me through puberty. Others on your list are new to me. It always amazes me how much I have and yet have not read. I'll have to give some of these authors a look!

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  21. Sound like some great authors! Happy reading this week!

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  22. You know, I actually never have read a Judy Blume novel. I feel like I should fix that someday.

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  23. Only one of these I've read is Liz Kessler--I read a few Emily Windsnap books when I was younger--but like most people, I at least know who Judy Blume is...

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  24. I have to say that my mouth dropped open when I saw Judy Blume on your list. Oh my! First time. Wow.

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    1. I know, I can't believe it took me this long to read any of her novels either!!

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  25. WOW Judy Blume!! I wish I could read her books for the first time all over again. I just read the Fudge series to my son this year and he loved them :) It was a special moment. Thanks for stopping by my list!!

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    1. Her writing is awesome. I am looking forward to reading more of her novels.

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  26. I second what Michelle said! how have you never heard of Judy Blume?! LOL. maybe it's just because i grew up on her writing when i was younger! glad you finally discovered the wonder that is her writing though! great TTT post this week!

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    1. I've known of Judy Blume since the 1980s, I just NEVER read any of her books until this year. So, she's a new to me author in the sense that I had never read any of her books until this year.

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  27. Okay, I have to read something by Judy Blume. I've never read anything of hers and I'm feeling silly about it.

    Dena @ Batch of Books

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    1. I thought for sure I was the only person over 18 years old that hadn't read anything by Judy Blume.

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  28. Nice picks! I haven´t read a book by any of these authors, they´re sort of new-to-me.

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  29. Most of your authors are unfamiliar to me, which is very odd, but of course I know who Judy Blume is. Thanks for visiting!

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  30. I adore Liz Kessler, but I'm ashamed to say that I haven't read any of the authors on your list - I've even missed out on Judy Blume!

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  31. Great list! With the exception of Judy Blume, I don't think I've read any of these authors. I'm going to have to check some of them out.

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  32. Great list!! It has been years since I have read a Judy Blume book, but I read a ton of them when I was younger and loved them. I'm glad you discovered them.

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  33. Judy Blume is a classic! I can't really remember any of her books though. Whoops...

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  34. People have been telling me to read Suzanne Brockman for a long time, perhaps I should listen! I haven't read a Judy Blume book in a long time. I've heard good things about her newest, so maybe I'll pick that one up. Great list!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  35. People have been telling me to read Suzanne Brockman for a long time, perhaps I should listen! I haven't read a Judy Blume book in a long time. I've heard good things about her newest, so maybe I'll pick that one up. Great list!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  36. I need to read some Judy Blume in 2016! I hear so much about her, but I've yet to read her work. I'll check out the other authors on your list. Appaloosa Summer by Tudor Robins sounds like a story I'd enjoy.

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  37. I haven't read any of these, but I'm glad you found some new favorites. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my TTT earlier. :)

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  38. Oooh I absolutely loved Liz Kessler when I was younger - I never knew until recently that she kept writing after the 3 Emily Windsnap books I read!

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  39. Hmm like you this is all authors I don't know (except Judy Blume of course.) Plenty to go see!

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  41. I still haven't read any Judy Blume in my life which I think is a shame, maybe this will change in 2016.

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  42. I've read books by Judy and Suzanne, but not the others. Glad you love them!

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  43. These are all new authors for me, but I do have a Judy Blume book somewhere on my Kindle that I need to read.

    Lauren @ My Expanding Bookshelf

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  44. I have read Judy Blume when i was younger, but the rest of them are new to me! Glad you have enjoyed them!
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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  45. Omg I ashamedly don't recognise any of these except Judy Blume!! I have yet to read one of her books, but...one day. ;)
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  46. I can't believe you've only just discovered Judy Blume. What amazing discovery!! :-)

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  47. I've only read Judy Blume on your list - looks like I've got some new authors to check out!

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