Top Ten Favorite New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2012

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish.  I discovered so many amazing authors this year.  Some of these authors had their debut novels released this year, and others have been around for awhile, and I’ve only just discovered them.  I couldn’t narrow it down to just 10, so I listed 12 🙂

In no particular order . . .

anna and the french kissTexas Gothicfault in our starsprom and prejudicebeauty queensawkwardspeakThe Body Finderobsidian-cover5pushing the limitstoucheddeadly cool













1.  Stephanie Perkins.  I can’t wait for Isla and the Happily Ever After.
2.  Rosemary Clement-Moore.  Texas Gothic caught me hook, line and sinker.  If she writes it, I will read it 🙂
3.  John Green.  I had obviously heard of John Green, but it took me until 2012 to read any of his books.
4.  Elizabeth Eulberg.  Prom and Prejudice.  Enough said.
5.  Libba Bray.  Although I wasn’t a huge fan of A Great and Terrible Beauty, I LOVED Beauty Queens.  Also, I just went to an author event where Libba Bray spoke.  She was hilarious!
6.  Marni Bates.  When I am in the mood for something light and sweet (and hilarious!) I will turn to Marni Bates.  She only has two books out now, but I can’t wait until some new books are released!
7.  Laurie Halse Anderson.  I’ve only read Speak by Anderson, but I loved it.  It took me a LONG time to read it, but I’m so glad that I did!
8.  Kimberly Derting.  The Body Finder has everything I like in a book: a mystery, an amazing MC, and some romance.  What’s not to like?
9.  Jennifer L. Armentrout.  You guys, the Lux series is awesome!
10.  Katie McGarry.  Pushing the Limits, McGarry’s debut novel, is one of my favorite books of the year.
11.  Corrine Jackson.  I was caught off guard with how much I enjoyed reading Touched.  Even though I am getting a bit weary of series, I can’t wait to read what happens next to Remy and Asher.
12.  Gemma Halliday.  Sometimes, what I need is a good mystery and Halliday provides that.

Oh gosh, I hope I didn’t forget anyone!


About Quinn

I'm a twenty-something children's librarian at a public library in Central New York. I've long left my teen years behind me, but I love to read YA and children's books. I have two adorable dogs. Ginger is a mix between a poodle and havanese, and Daphne is Bichon Frise. Other things I love: Favorite Movie: Singing in the Rain Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Favorite TV Show: Monk
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37 Responses to Top Ten Favorite New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2012

  1. I reserved Stephanie Perkin’s books at my library, I keep hearing so many good things about her books! My TTT list:

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  2. Lucy says:

    I feel bad I left off Gemma Halliday. I loved her Deadly Cool series- so fun! McGarry, Armentrout, Perkins and Green are big favorites of mine too. And Texas Gothic and Prom & Prejudice are a couple I need to catch up with sometime. Hope next year is another great year of reading for you! You’re kicking butt on your Goodreads reading challenge!

  3. I am sooo excited for Isla and the Happily Ever After. klfvdlsakldfg

  4. Christina says:

    Great list! Stephanie Perkins is one of my favorites…love her! Katie McGarry also made my list!!

  5. Interesting list and all the authors are new to me. I hope to get to books by John Green and Libba Bray next year.

    • Quinn says:

      Bray and Green are amazing. I really loved Beauty Queens by Bray. And The Fault in Our Stars by Green – so emotional. It makes you feel all the things.

  6. Candice says:

    Yay! Great list! And Texas Gothic hooray! Definitely one of my favorites! I’m like you; I’ll probably read anything she writes.

  7. Daphne says:

    wow! you’ve got really great taste! there are a few I haven’t read, but based on the others, I can bet I would like them 🙂

  8. You’ve read Lola and the Boy Next Door, right? I loved that one even more than Anna. And I still need to get to the Lux series…

  9. With Libba Bray and John Green on that list it looks like you had an amazing year! They are two of the best YA authors out there. I’ll admit I haven’t done any of Stephanie Perkins’s books yet…maybe she’ll be on my own “new to me” list for 2013. I could very well be the last book blogger on earth not to jump on that series and LOVE IT. Ha.

  10. Katie says:

    Laurie Halse Anderson is a wonderful author! Her middle-grade fiction is just as good as her YA fiction; I highly recommend it.
    2012 was a good year to start reading John Green – The Fault in Our Stars was incredible! Have you had the chance to read any of his other books yet?

  11. We have a couple of the same on our lists! I’m making Prom and Prejudice a priority next year, I’ve been meaning to read something by Elizabeth Eulberg for ages but didn’t get round to it this year. Great list!

    My TTT

  12. Loni says:

    The cover of Speak always grabs at me. I should really read it.

  13. 2013 is going to be the year that I read my first John Green book! I really, really, really want to read The fault in our stars 🙂 And I might try my first book from Armentrout! Great list and thanks for stopping by.


  14. stuckinva says:

    Gemma Halliday made my list, as well. I LOVED Deadly Cool and I really enjoyed Spying in High Heels. I love how humerous her books are!

  15. Booksmartie says:

    Hey, I didn’t think anyone would pck Gemma Halliday, too! Isn’t she awesome? I think she’s awesome 🙂

  16. I still need to read Stephanie Perkins books!
    Great list 🙂
    Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    • Quinn says:

      Her books are amazing! Don’t miss out. I preferred Anna and the French Kiss, but I did really like Lola and the Boy Next Door, and I know some people who preferred Lola.

  17. Love your list! I’ve read a few of them and loved them. I’ve got Touched on my TBR list, and I really need to look into John Green sometime soon, cuz I don’t really know anything about him, but shhh don’t tell any 🙂
    I wanted to read Prom and Prejudice in a long time, but had totally forgotten (yeah, I know), so thanks for spotlighting it – I’ll add it to my TBR list ASAP.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

  18. So many great authors here. Rosemary-Clement Moore, Libba Bray, Stephanie Perkins, Kimberly Derting–I love them all. You had a great reading year!

  19. Aleksandra says:

    I’m dying to read Touched, so I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

    Loved Anna & the French Kiss (wait until you meet Cricket) & The Body Finder & I liked Prom & Prejudice – her books are really fun & you gotta love P&P re-telling 😉

  20. Ah,so many great authors- I don’t know where to start!

    Isla and the Happily Ever After can seriously not come fast enough. John Green is amazing- have you read any of his books other than TFIOS? If you haven’t, Looking for Alaska is fantastic. So jealous that you got to go to an author event with Libba Bray!! Beauty Queens is just made of awesome. Laurie Halse Anderson is another great author. I love Speak. (:

    • Quinn says:

      The only other book I’ve read by John Green is Paper Towns (which I liked). I own Looking for Alaska, though, and am hoping to get to it nest year. He is totally amazing.

      I love Beauty Queens. Libba Bray was so funny at the event, which really isn’t surprising.

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