Top Ten Favorite New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2012
1. Rainbow Rowell–She wrote this little book called Attachments that both Kristina & I loved (thanks, Kiki). She has two more books coming out next year, both YA and we couldn’t be more excited.
2. Diana Gabaldon–Kristina and I participated in a read-along for Outlander about a woman from 1940s England is sent back in time to 1700s Scotland. It was moving, epic, sexy and pretty freaking amazing. I will eventually continue the series…someday…
3. Laini Taylor–Daughter of Smoke and Bone was another of my favorites from the last year. Laini Taylor has a really poetic writing style that I loved.
4. Manda Collins–This author wrote How to Dance With a Duke and How to Romance a Rake. I am looking forward to the third book in the Ugly Duckling regency romance series, How to Entice an Earl, which comes out next month. Birthday present to myself? Don’t mind if I do.
5. Lisa Rumsey Harris–The debut book by Ms. Harris, The Unlikely Gift of Treasure Blume, was such a great treat. I am glad I went against the grain for this one because it was totally not something I would normally even look at twice, but I loved it.
6. Jennifer Echols–I had been interested in her books for a while, but just never got around to getting one. During my first Bout of Books, I started Major Crush and it was so cute, I immediately found something else of hers to read. I also reviewed her latest, Such a Rush, another favorite for the year. She’s definitely become a go-to when I want a good contemporary YA book. She has an adult series coming out next year and I am on Pins and Needles for it.
7. Sophie Kinsella–I picked up Confessions of a Shopaholic on audio for a trip and it was just so funny and cute. Then I picked up I’ve Got Your Number and LOVED IT. I will be making my way through her whole backlist.
8. Lisa Lutz–Geez, I wish I remembered who recommended The Spellman Files, was it Brittany @ Book Addict’s Guide or was it Elizabeth @ Don’t Take My Books Away? Either way, thanks girls. I went through all five books back to back. Izzy is one of my favorite contemporary characters and I hope the next book gives her a happy ending.
9. Maggie Stiefvater–The Scorpio Races was another book that I picked up on audio and I really wasn’t expecting too much from it, but it was so well-written and intriguing. She’s definitely a go to author now.
10. Sara Manning–I don’t even remember how I stumbled upon this British Chick Lit author, but I do know that I fell in love. Especially with the first book I read, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me. Sigh. I want to read everything she’s ever written and ever will write.