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!