Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I thought this would be a fun way to share a condensed version of potential rambles and thoughts that I have.
This Week’s Theme:
Authors Discovered and Read in 2015
I’m kind of torn to write this list as the year isn’t over. I feel like I will discover at least three new-to-me authors within the next few weeks if I manage to tackle my “immediate immediate” TBR (which I won’t name because they’re bound to be changed on the whim).
Although some authors listed below were known before 2015, it wasn’t until this year that I actually got to reading their stuff–that’s the benchmark I’m going with.
All images and book titles link to their respective Goodreads.
1. Kevin Sands (of The Blackthorn Key)
Why? Sands is a pigeon salesman.
2. Victoria Schwab (of A Darker Shade of Magic)
Why? Schwab encourages you to bring out that credit card to shop for a new coat. Or buy fabric to make Kell’s coat.
3. Joe Abercrombie (of Half a King)
Why? Abercrombie could make a grocery list sound eloquent as fuck.
4. Andrew Smith (of The Alex Crow)
Why? Smith is a wizard at writing boys/male characters.
5. Leigh Bardugo (of The Grisha & Six of Crows)
Why? Nikolai. Why? All the Crows. Hail Bardugo.
6. Scott Westerfeld (of Zeroes)
Why? Westerfeld probably empathized with shipping and was upfront with Flickononymous.
(Though it may be unfair to claim only Westerfeld for this title.)
7. Shannon Parker (of The Girl Who Fell)
Why? Parker has me actively hate on her characters…but also root for them…? Destructive relationships are mind boggling.
(I’m about 80% finished but it’s shaping up to be an okay all-around read. I think.)
8. Dawn Kurtagich (of The Dead House)
Why? Kurtagich’s use of an epistolary format makes me dig that style of storytelling (which is a reason why I picked up Illuminae, though I have yet to read it).
9. Victoria Aveyard (of Red Queen)
Why? You caught me: Red Queen wasn’t all too enjoyable for me. But I cannot deny the anticipation for Glass Sword because I have hopes that it’ll surpass the similarities to other franchises holding it down in the first installment. Unless it doesn’t, then damnit hype.
It’s a toss up between Josh Malerman’s Bird Box and Allen Zadoff’s Boy Nobody. Both weren’t stellar books for me but they were engrossing enough to keep me flipping the pages. That’s just great pacing doing it’s job.
Theeeeennnn there are the swarm of authors I thought I’d get to this year but didn’t because I’m such a speedy reader. I laugh.