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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about my favorite new-to-me authors I read for the first time in 2016. I feel like I’m just massively behind on my TBR, because I seem to discover new amazing authors all the time. And most of these authors are already quite popular with a ton of books out. But, even though I am behind, I kind of don’t mind because it means I can BINGE-READ! And if there’s one thing I love, it’s binge-reading series. Not having to wait years for the next installment = HEAVEN <3
Of course, I’m also discovering amazing debut authors every day, so there I will have to wait for new material along with the rest of the world. But you know what? That’s okay too! Because I can anticipate and obsess over them with my fellow book bloggers and that’s part of the fun!
So anyway, here are 10 of my favorite author discoveries in 2016!
Why did I not start reading V.E. Schwab earlier? It’s a mystery to me because when I finally stopped procrastinating and read A Darker Shade of Magic I fell completely in love. I’m now binge-reading all her books, starting with A Gathering of Shadows. Next up: Vicious.
Well, if you’ve been following me a bit you may have heard me obsess about C.S. Pacat’s Captive Prince series a few times. I read this series in the beginning of the year and I FELL IN LOVE with the beautiful characters and their amazing development. This is slow-burn romance done right!
I’m one of those people who was skeptical about The Lunar Chronicles (a cyborg Cinderella, really?) and I put off reading this series for the longest time. But then I finally gave in to the hype and I am so glad that I did. I loved the fairytale retelling aspects of each book, I loved the character development and I loved the worldbuilding. One of my favorite fictional squads of all time. I have yet to read Heartless, but I’m pretty sure I will love it (I hear it has lots of pastries…)
Adam Silvera only has one book out so far so I only read that one, More Happy Than Not. However, one book was enough to convert me in an Adam Silvera fangirl. More Happy Than Not was AMAZING! Raw, brutal and realistic, this book was unbelievably beautiful but also devastatingly heartbreaking. It stuck with me for a long time after reading it and that’s a sign that it was something really special. Can’t wait for the release of History Is All You Left Me!
If you want quick, fun and fluffy contemporaries that are definitely rom-com material, Kasie West is your girl! I have read three of her books this year and I have finished each of them in one sitting. She takes these romantic tropes like pen-pal romance or pretend-dates and puts her own spin on it and I can’t wait to read more.
Another author of which I binge-read an entire series this year. The Half Bad series has become one of my all-time favorites. It has a super unique and highly personal writing style which may not be everybodys’ cup of tea but I FREAKING LOVED IT. I’m definitely curious to see what she comes up with next. You know, once I’m over Half Lost because I’m still sobbing here…
In 2016 I had my first introduction into the world of new adult with Elle Kennedy. I’ve since then read 3 of her Off-Campus series books, her collaboration with Sarina Bowen (Him and Us) and her collaboration with Jen Frederick under the pseudonym Erin Watt (The Royals series). It’s something completely different than what I usually read, but I will definitely check out anything else she writes!
OK, I’ve only read one book by Becky Albertalli this year (Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda) but it went down in history as ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITES! This book was amazing, I read it in one sitting and ended up walking around with a huge smile on my face for days. It will be re-read on a regular basis. So obviously I can’t wait to read The Upside of Unrequited and I’m also very patiently waiting for her Leah-centric story!
Again, I only read the one book (Nevernight), but it also reached all-time -favorite status so I NEED MORE. Yes, I know I need to start with Illuminae and Gemina (his collaboration with Amie Kaufman) and believe me, they are top priority on my TBR list. The hype is a bit intimidating, but I’m sure I will absolutely love it as well!
And hey, another series I binge-read this year! Binge-reading a series is always a good sign. Even if it was a slow start for me, I did end up falling head over heels for Kestrel and Arin and their story. I’ll definitely check out anything else Marie Rutkoski will write in the future!