Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish.
Okay, so I thought this was going to be a lot more difficult that it turned out to be. I’m surprised with how many new authors I actually read in 2013, but I’m so glad that I read fairly widely. Woot! It’s always nice when I manage to impress myself.
In no particular order . . .
1. Rainbow Rowell
She’s definitely number one! I started with Eleanor & Park, and immediately read Attachments and then Fangirl. I’ve loved them all!
2. Barry Lyga
I Hunt Killers and Game are some of the best mystery/suspense novels I’ve read in a long time. And the character development is fantastic, too.
3. Marissa Meyer
I read both Cinder and Scarlet at the beginning of 2013, and I cannot wait for Cress. I’ve heard absolutely amazing things.
4. R. J. Palacio
I read Wonder at the beginning of the year, and it still makes me think about things. Such a wonderful middle-novel. I can’t wait for Palacio to write more novels. Wonder should have at least one a Newbery Honor award, and I think it’s insane that it didn’t.
5. Sarah MacLean
I’ve just read a few of her earlier books these last few weeks and all I can say is: “Why did I wait so long?”
6. Julianne Donaldson
Okay, so I’ve only read one of her books (but she’s only written two!), but I loved the one I read – Edenbrooke.
7. Kasie West
I haven’t read her Pivot Point books, but The Distance Between Us was utterly adorable, and I want more books like it.
8. Robin Benway
What can I say, sometimes I’m a little slow on jumping on the bandwagon. That certainly was the case with Benway, but I finally did get on that bandwagon with Also Known As.
9. Lish McBride
Another author where I’ve only read one of his books, but I think he’s only got two, so that’s not so bad. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer was such a fun book, unique book, and I definitely plan on reading the sequel sometime soon.
10. Elizabeth Wein
Yeah, so I’ve only read Code Name Verity, but what a book, right?
- I was so sick this weekend. I had some kind of stomach bug, and I was pretty miserable. I had all these great plans for this weekend, and of course I wasn’t able to do any of them. But, I’m feeling ever so much better.
- I can’t believe Christmas is NEXT WEEK. I’m totally not ready. But I’m not too far behind, so that’s good.
- I’m looking for a new TV show to watch. I’ve finished Doctor Who (so freaking good) and I’m not sure what to watch next. Any suggestions?