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


(TTT is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)

I don’t read a lot of debut authors. I like to stick to authors I already know. But looking at this list of authors I read for the first time this year makes me realize that I’m probably missing out on some great stories and that I should read more new-to-me authors than I currently do.  I read these ten authors for very different reasons. I preordered Kari Luna’s book just because of the pandas. It could have been about anything. When I saw that cover I knew I had to get it and I’m grateful I did. I was thinking about reading Anna and the French Kiss for a looong time. Everyone seems to love it but I usually don’t read books like this. And know I’m happy that I picked it up and want to read Lola soon. I read Nova Ren Suma for the first time when Imaginary Girls was chosen as our GR group read. I only bought The Bone Season because I met the author (purely by chance). Some of these books were recommandet to me, others made me want them because of their pretty cover. A lot of different reasons and circumstance why I read these books and in the end I loved every one of them and can’t wait to read more by these authors.


+ Kari Luna ►  The Theory of Everything
+ Ruta Sepetys ► Out of the Easy
+ Victoria Schwab ► The Archived | Vicious
+ Ernest Cline ► Ready Player One
+ Carol Rifka Brunt ► Tell The Wolves I’m Home
+ S.J. Kincaid ► Insignia | Vortex
+ Mark Lawrence ► Prince of Thorns
+ Samantha Shannon ► The Bone Season
+ Nova Ren Suma ► Imaginary Girls | Dani Noir | 17 & Gone
+ Stephanie Perkins ► Anna and the French Kiss

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  • I read Insignia just recently and totally loved it! Must get on book two asap!
    I still have to read Perkins, people love her. Same for Schwab, love the look of The Archived.
    Happy reading!
    My TTT

  • I am definitely with you on Stephanie Perkins and Veronica Schwab. So great suprises and definitely Authors I’ll keep my eyes on throughout the next year. I just loved “The Archived” for its unique idea. REALLY can’t wait for “The Unbound” (that coveeeer!! *:*).
    I am also really curious about “Tell the Wolves I’m home”. Hear all those emotional opinions about it.

  • Great list! The books by Victoria Schwab, Ernest Cline and Mark Lawrence are definitely on my radar–maybe I’ll get around to them next year :)

    My TTT

  • Hooray for The Archived and Anna! I’ve also heard a lot of good things about Vortex – I’m definitely going to be checking that one out soon.

  • I loved Anna and the French Kiss and I´m currently DYING to read Isla and The Happily Ever After. Nice llist!
    Here is My Top 10 Tuesday

  • Awesome list. I just added The Bone Season to my tbr =)

    Our TTT
    Doris @ OABR

  • This is a great list! I’m glad to see Anna and the French Kiss and Out of the Easy on your list, I also too enjoyed both books a lot. I’ve been meaning to read Ready Player One and The Theory of Everything, so I’m glad that you’re excited about picking up more by these authors! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  • I still need to read Anna and the French Kiss! I had never even heard of it before I started blogging, but I feel like everyone has read it, and everyone absolutely loved it. I’ve been eyeing a bunch of these books all year but never made it to them, so if you liked them this much, clearly I need to bump them to the top of my TBR!

  • Samantha Shannon was a fave of mine this year, too. Totally into the world she created in The Bone Season!

  • Loved S.J.’s book! I actually met her when Insignia was released. Really enjoyed it! And I adored Anna and the French Kiss!

  • Von Victoria Schwab und Nova Ren Suma muss ich auch endlich endlich mal was ausprobieren.
    Kari Luna war leider nicht ganz so mein Fall. Find es immer noch total schade, weil ich die Idee und die Figuren so toll fand, aber irgendwie konnte es mich nicht überzeugen. Hoffentlich schafft’s dann das nächste von ihr :]