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Monday, December 7, 2015

TTT: 2015 Favorite new-to-me authors

Top Ten Tuesday: These are my favorite authors I read for the first time in 2015.

10. Laura Ruby---I admire anyone who can tangle up mythology and magical realism to create a relatable and fun story, Bone Gap.

9. Wilkie Collins---I really enjoyed my introduction to this classic author by reading his well-done mystery, The Woman in White.

8. David Almond---though his book The Tightrope Walkers isn't my favorite book of the year I recognized this author's superior writing skills while I was reading it.

7. Susan Juby---I enjoyed her book The Truth Commission this year and am intrgued by her personal story and will more by her and about this author.

6. Noelle Stevenson---her graphic novel Nimona is surprising and exciting making Noelle not only a new-to-me author but not a new-to-me illustrator. She was the illustrator of Fangirl, which I read last year.
5. Becky Albertalli---she is not only a new author to me, she is a debut author and her book Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda is shortlisted for a Morris Award this year.

4. Maya Van Wagenen---she was fifteen when she published her memoir, Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek. Impressive!
3. Atul Gawande---his book, Being Mortal, has been the fodder for more conversations with other than any other book I read all year.

2. Andy Weir---loved his book (and the movie made from it), The Martian. This guy knows science and built a credible and exciting story using it.

1. Anthony Doerr---author of the superb book, All the Light We Cannot See. We also saw him when he delivered the Jim Taylor Memorial Lecture at my local public library. I am a new fan!


  1. 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

  2. Most of these are unknown to me...but Collins is...oh somewhere in this decades TBR. Nice list.

  3. I discovered Wilkie Collins and Andy Weir last year and I think they made last year's list or at least were honorable mentions. I really want to read Being Mortal - it seems like it will be very thought-provoking.

  4. I haven't picked up a graphic novel in awhile - Nimona is definitely going on my TBR. Thanks!
    My TTT.

  5. I haven't heard of a lot of these authors but definitely Andy Weir! And Wilkie Collins isn't new to me but so good.

  6. I have Wilkie Collins "The Moonstone" on my Classics Club list and am really excited to check it out! I LOVED All the Light We Cannot See. Such a beautiful and captivating read. Thanks for sharing!

    My TTT, if you are interested :) https://greenishbookshelf.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/top-10-tuesday-new-favorite-authors-of-2015/


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