Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016

December 6: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016
It’s an indisputable fact that I discovered some amazing authors this year: in fact, so far this year I’ve read books by 26 authors I’ve never read before! That is a statistic I am proud of.

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1. Terry HayesI Am Pilgrim
This book is outstanding! At 888 pages, it is undeniably a whopper, but it is one of those rare novels that grips you from the word go. I can’t wait for Terry Hayes second book, The Year of the Locust, which is due to be released in 2017.

2. Marieke Nijkamp This Is Where It Ends
This contemporary YA debut is fantastic and I devoured it (and shed a tear at the end). This author is certainly on my radar for future novels.

3. Alex GinoGeorge
The only middle-grade novel on this list, this book is quite simply astounding, emotional and thought-provoking.

4. Becky AlbertalliSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
An absolutely delightful debut, this YA novel focuses on the important themes of bullying and LGBTQ issues – I’m so excited for Becky Albertalli’s second book, due to be released next year, The Upside of Unrequited

5. Patrick Ness A Monster Calls
This book has been recommended to me, over and over again, but I finally read it last month and fell madly in love with the themes and Patrick Ness’s writing style.

6. Kass MorganThe 100; Day 21
Among my favourite discoveries of 2016 is The 100, in both book and TV form: I’m obsessed. It’s absolutely my long-awaited The Hunger Games pick-me-up.

7. Jojo MoyesMe Before You
One of my favourite books of the year, Me Before You is everything you’d want from a contemporary novel; it’s funny, charming, and utterly heartbreaking.

8. Nicola YoonEverything, Everything
I’d had this book on my shelf since it was released, but it was its inclusion in the Zoella Book Club that finally led me to pick it up. I loved it, and I’m sure I’ll love The Sun Is Also A Star, Nicola Yoon’s new release.

9. Sarah CrossanOne
Free verse isn’t something I generally read, but I adored this beautifully poetic tale of conjoined twins and the morals highlighted.

10. Piper KermanOrange Is the New Black
The only non-fiction book on this list, this was an extremely interesting, amusing and informative read into the US judicial system.

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2 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016

  1. That is an impressive amount of new to you authors! 🙂 And Simon made my list, too. My TTT

  2. Patrick Ness and Jojo Moyes were both new to me authors this year as well. In fact, I read the same books too 🙂

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