Top Ten New-To-Me Authors Read in 2014

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This week, we’re sharing the Top Ten New-To-Me Authors We Read in 2014! I read so many fantastic books this year, and there were quite a few new authors I had never encountered before. I’m excited to share the Top Ten with you. I’ve got YA, Middle Grade, and Adult authors to share!

YA Authors

Marissa Meyer

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I read all of the Lunar Chronicles in 2014, and how I adored those books! I can’t wait for the release of Fairest and Winter in 2015! I’ll take fairy tale re-workings any day, especially in the world of YA.

Melina Marchetta

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6719736I read Finnikin of the Rock and Jellicoe Road both this year, and love Marchetta’s style! I’m really looking forward to reading the second and third books in her fantasy trilogy in 2015.

Leigh Bardugo

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shadowThis year I read Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone and I’m hooked on the series! Love its unique fantasy premise and the beautiful world-building. Definitely an author I’m so glad I discovered.

Victoria Schwab

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victoria-schwab-the-archivedI discovered The Archived this year, and I think I may snatch up everything Victoria Schwab has written! Love that book–a fantastic atmospheric read, just right for a rainy day.

Middle Grade Authors

Natalie Lloyd

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snickerIf you recall my review of A Snicker of Magic, you will know that I LOVED  this book to pieces. In fact, I plan to develop language arts curriculum with it, and think it is the perfect book for upper middle grades. I hope to host Natalie on the blog at some point in 2015 for an interview!!

Tara Dairman

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It’s no surprise that Tara is on my list because All Four Stars was one of my great discoveries this year! I’m so excited about the future books Tara is going to write! Check out my interview with Tara if you missed it.

Katherine Rundellkatherine-rundell-410789881

rooftoppers-coverI had been waiting to read Rooftoppers all year and I finally read it when I was in London in September. It was as fabulous as everyone was saying it was, and I’m looking forward to reading Rundell’s other works.

Adult Authors

Jojo Moyes

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windfallenI discovered Jojo Moyes this year with Me Before You and Windfallen. I know there are LOADS more books of hers I need to read, and I already have several on my list for Christmas break! So excited that I have plenty to look forward to–love her style and characters.

Rachel Joyce

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harold fryeYou guys!! Rachel Joyce!! I can’t believe it wasn’t until 2014 that I read The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frye. I loved this book! I can’t wait to read Perfect and now there’s a companion novel to Harold Frye.

Anthony Doerr

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all_the_lightAnd last, but not least, Anthony Doerr! This historical novel was absolutely wonderful! A rich and moving story written in poetic language that I was thinking about for many days after I finished the last page.

Were any of these authors on your Top Ten List for 2014? Are there any authors you think I must read in 2015??

I’ve got a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT for the blog coming up in a few days, so STAY TUNED!

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