Top Ten Tuesday (30) Top Ten New-to-Me Authors of 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme/original feature hosted byThe Broke and the Bookish. Click the link to go to their site to see the original list for today plus links to a whole slew of other blogs. After you read mine, of course.

Today’s topic is:  Top ten new-to-me authors of 2013
1. Amy Spalding: I absolutely adored The Reece Malcolm List and thought Ink is Thicker Than Water was a good, too. I love that her focus is more on family relationships which is rare in YA.
 The Reece Malcolm ListInk is Thicker Than Water  
2. Kasie West: With Pivot Point and The Distance Between Us Kasie West quickly jumped up my favorite authors list. I cannot wait to get my hands on Split Second.
Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1) The Distance Between Us 
3. Victoria Schwab: Vicious knocked me off my feet. I loved this dark, original tale and definitely plan on going back to read some of her older books (including The Archived which also came out this year).
4. Jessi Kirby: I loved Golden. Again, I haven’t read anything else by this author yet, but I certainly plan to.
5. Andrew Smith: Winger is such a funny, but gut-wrenching read. I’ll definitely pick up more from Mr. Smith.
6. Jennifer E. Smith: I know Ms. Smith has quite a few books under her belt, but This is What Happy was the first book of hers that I read. It won’t be the last!
This Is What Happy Looks Like 
7. Kiersten White: I never got into Ms. White’s Paranormalcy series, but I loved Mind Games and cannot wait for the sequel.
Mind Games (Mind Games, #1) 
8. Stephen Chbosky: Yes, I finally read Perks of Being a Wallflower this year. It was pretty awesome. 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower 
9. Rainbow Rowell: I tried 3 times to read Eleanor & Park and just couldn’t get into it for the life of me, so I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed Fangirl.
10. Lauren Morrill: Being Sloane Jacobs was a fluffy, fun read. I haven’t read Meant to Be yet, but I do have it checked out from the library. 
Being Sloane Jacobs
So those are the new-to-me authors I liked discovering the most this year. Who did you discover? Link me up!

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  1. Great list! I have yet to read Kasie West, but I'm really looking forward to it. I heard those books are fantastic. And I am also looking forward to Jennifer E. Smith's books too. I'm glad we match on Rainbow Rowell! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my TTT!


  2. I was really hoping to get to Pivot Point this year as so many people loved it, but I doubt I've got the time, so it'll have to wait until 2014. I've heard great things about Jessi Kirby too, so I'll definitely be picking up one of her books next year too.

    Thanks for stopping by my Top Ten!


  3. I love Kasie West. I haven't read any books by Amy Spalding yet, but it sounds like I need to. And I really enjoyed Vicious, it was just so different. Lauren Morrill…I actually liked Meant To Be more than Being Sloane Jacobs, hope you enjoy it! And Rainbow Rowell is fantastic…great list! ~Pam


  4. I've heard great things about Amy Spalding – I'll have to read her works the next time I feel like going on a YA contemp binge. 🙂 Victoria Schwab is another author I've been meaning to read but haven't just yet. Soon, hopefully! I loved West's Pivot Point but haven't read her contemp yet. Looks like the majority of your favorite authors this year are contemp writers – probably the reason I haven't read too many of them!


  5. I haven't read Jennifer E. Smith yet, despite the fact that I have The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight sitting on my shelf. I'll be sure to read it next year!


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