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Top Ten Tuesday (#39) (12/17/13)


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2013

Confession:  I am totally behind in reading debut authors.  I had planned to read all debut authors all the time in Dec. but I just don't see it happening.  I will try to get to my 12 author minimum though.  So here are the top 5 debut authors I read, and the top 5 authors that were new to me this year.  Not their debut year, but just new to me.

Top Debut Authors:

April Genevieve Tucholke

.  I enjoyed this book.  I look forward to the next book in the series.

Jessica Verdi

My Life After Now.  This book was a bit predictable, however, I thought it was a very important book.

Kasie West

is technically her debut book this year, but I read The Distance Between Us.  I thought it was a promising debut for contemporary.  I need to read Pivot Point though.
Lindsay Ribar

The Art of Wishing.  I thought this was a really clever book.  I look forward to the next one in the series.

Rainbow Rowell

I've made absolutely no secret about the fact that Eleanor & Park was my favorite book in 2013.  I still have some books to read, but it will be hard to top it.  Then I read Fangirl.  Wow.  I can't wait to see what she comes up with next in YA.

Top Authors New to Me:

Alexandra Bracken

I read The Darkest Minds a little late in the game.  I thought it was awesome, and I really need to read the next one in the series.  It's sitting on my shelf just waiting for me.


Cassandra Clare

I can't believe I'm admitting to never having read a Cassandra Clare book.  I am so late to the game on this one.  But I read two of them!  I need to catch up on the series as a whole.


Gena Showalter

Another very prolific author that I never got around to reading until this year.  I need to go back and read her past series, but I am kind of loving the White Rabbit Chronicles series.

Jessi Kirby

I never got around to reading In Honor or Moonglass, but I really enjoyed  Golden, which I did get around to this year.  I will read In Honor at some point in time.

Lili Peloquin

I read the first two book in her The Innocents series.  It's good soapy fun.  A true guilty pleasure. 


  1. Great list!! I wanted to read lots of books by debut authors this year, but it just didn't work out :(. I really want to read the Darkest Mind series this month or next year, whichever one, because I hear nothing but praise for it!!
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  2. Great List!! I loved Fangirl and included Rainbow Rowell on top ten list. I really want to read Kasie West's books, but I haven't gotten around to them yet.

    I was very late to start both of Cassandra Clare's series as well. Sometimes it is nice to start a series that doesn't require a year of waiting between each book.

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  3. Haha I've seen so much of Rainbow Rowell today! I definitely need to get round to reading her books. Not such a huge fan of Cassandra Clare personally. Nice list!

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  4. Seeing a lot of Rainbow today as well! I love Gena Showalter as well! Of course I've only read her YA books, but I absolutely LOVE them!!

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  5. I've seen so many negative reviews of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea but I still want to read it. It's good to see that someone out there liked it!

  6. Love Gena Showalter and Kasie West! I have yet to read a Rainbow Rowell book, but I own Eleanor & Park so hopefully soon!