Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday #4: Favorite New to Me Authors of 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

I read many new authors in 2015 that either made me immediately go out and read some of their other books or at least mark them TBR in Goodreads.

New Authors that made me read multiple books ASAP

1. Susan Beth Pfeffer

This feels a little unfair since it's a series, but since I devoured all 4 books in 2 weeks in April, I think she counts as a new favorite author.

2. Heather Gudenkauf

My sister mentioned her books to me last fall. When I finally read Little Mercies in April, I was hooked, and I read One Breathe Away and The Weight of Silence immediately after. It helped that these books were available on OverDrive immediately.

3. Katherine Reay

I read Lizzy & Jane in February and Dear Mr. Knightley in March, so when The Bronte Plot came out in November, I had to read it ASAP. Unfortunately it didn't live up to my expectations after her first two 4-star books.

4. Gabrielle Zevin

I listened to Elsewhere in January and loved it so much I planned to read all of her other YA novels. I listened to The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry in April without really realizing it was by Garielle Zevin until I marked in Goodreads. When I listened to Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac in April/May, and it wasn't as good, my love affair with Zevin kind of died.

5. Lori Nelson Spielman

I read The Life List in June and Sweet Forgiveness in July. Both books were wonderful. I can't wait for her next book.

6. S. J. Watson

I read Before I Go to Sleep in February and really enjoyed it. I finally got to Second Life in June, but unfortunately, I was disappointed. I will still give his third novel a chance when it comes out.

New Authors who's additional books I want to read

7. Laura Dave

Eight Hundred Grapes was such a delight to read. I really need to find time for Laura Dave's other books.

8. Kristen Hubbard

Wanderlove is one of my favorite reads of 2015, but I still haven't made time for Kristen Hubbard's other books. I need to get to them soon.

9. Robin Benway

Emmy & Oliver was another 2015 favorite. I know Robin Benway has a lot of other books, and I'm sure I'll read them soon. None of them are completely jumping out at me although I want to read more books like Emmy & Oliver.

10. Susan Fletcher

I enjoyed A Little in Love so much. I'm not sure if Susan Fletcher's other books will be quite as magical since it's hard to match a retelling of one of my favorite characters of all times. But I want to give them a chance.

Who were your favorite new authors this year? How did you classify your favorites?


  1. Robin Benway for sure. Love Emmy & Oliver. I haven't read any of the other but will need to check them out. Great list!

    1. Thanks! Laura Dave and Lori Nelson Spielman were probably my favorites of this list.

  2. I loved Elsewhere! I read it back in maybe high school and have been meaning to reread ever since. I haven't read her other books yet! I also LOOOVED Emmy & Oliver. I read Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway first and thought it was decent, but E&O really made me want more Benway!

    1. I think I have Audrey, Wait! on my list, but it seems like it's geared towards a younger audience, so I haven't read it yet. Emmy & Oliver was so great. It'll be hard to top that.

  3. I've been wanting to read The Weight of Silence, for years! but I still havent picked it up!
    Great Top Ten! :)

    My Top Ten Tuesday :D

    1. It's definitely worth reading. I'll check out your list.

  4. I can't say as I recall reading any of the authors on your Top Ten Tuesday post this week, so I have some new to me authors to check out for sure.

    Here's a link to my TTT post for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-new-to-me.html

    1. Cool. Glad I could provide some ideas for your future reading. I'll check out your list. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. I have a couple of Katherine Reay's books on my TBR, but haven't gotten around to reading them yet. Glad to hear they're good books! :)

    1. The Austen ones are great. The Bronte one didn't work as well for me, but I haven't read all of those books, so that may have been one of the issues. Enjoy!

  6. love Katherine Reay! Glad to see her on your list :) My TTT