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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