Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.
This week we are discussing authors who are new to us. I have to say, as I went through my Goodreads before posting this, I really didn’t branch out and discover many new authors this year. But those I found, I truly fell in love with. So here goes.
1. Lois Lowry, The Giver quartet- Right off the bat I’m getting a little cheatery. I loved Lowry as a kid because of the Anastasia series. But I need to say that since The Giver series is so dramatically different, and since I haven’t read an Anastasia book in like maybe thirty years (ahem, that hurt to type), I’m going to claim that I’ve discovered Lowry once more. This is all thanks to my daughter, Chloe, who begged me to read The Giver and to the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, who offered to send us the final three books, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son. What a wonderful series! I can’t believe I waited this long to read it.
2. Robin Benway, Also Known As, Audrey Wait– This girl is hilarious. Her books are funny, smart, and very witty. I will read anything she writes. Anything.
4. Huntley Fitzpatrick, My Life Next Door– What a sweet, unassuming book that carved its way into my heart. Fitzpatrick so perfectly captured first love and First Timeness in all its sweet awkward beauty. This is one I’d read again and again.
7. Michelle Moran, Nefertiti-I learned about Moran from my book club. She’s a fantastic writer, spinning stories set in lush, interesting time periods, surrounded by familiar characters we’ve learned about in text books and documentaries. This is historical fiction at its best.
8. Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park, Fangirl– My first Rowell book was E&P, and from the first few pages, I was in love. She is a beautiful, articulate writer who captures such realism and sweetness in some of the most simple, every day moments. I’m so looking forward to her next book, Landline. I am definitely a fan for life.
That’s all for now. Happy Tuesday!