I'm participating in today's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's prompt is:
Top Ten New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2014
Oh gosh, there are so many. Here are my favorites from this year:
10. Pierce Brown
In addition to Red Rising and Golden Son being spectacular books, Mr. Brown is also really, really nice to his fans on Twitter. I recommend following him, if you aren't already.
9. Adelle Waldman
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. is a book that I won't soon forget. I'm definitely keeping Ms. Waldman on my radar. She's earned auto-read status with just that one book.
8. Liane Moriarty
Big Little Lies was my first foray into Moriarty's writing, but it certainly won't be my last! I hear What Alice Forgot is even better.
7. Mary E. Pearson
The Kiss of Deception was a surprisingly delightful fantasy adventure novel, and I am seriously dying because its sequel doesn't come out for about a million years. (Read: July.)
6. Brandon Sanderson
I can't believe I didn't read this fantasy staple until 2014, but at least I now know that I have several books I'm practically guaranteed to love in my future.
5. Taylor Jenkins Reid
I was pushing After I Do onto everyone around me for weeks after finishing. Such a wonderful and wonderfully written book. I want to line about fifty of the library's bookshelves with copies of that book.
4. Benjamin Alire Saenz
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe was probably the most heartfelt book I read in 2014. Saenz gave me a serious book hangover with that one, and I adore him for it.
3. Cassandra Rose Clarke
The Assassin's Curse and The Pirate's Wish were some of my favorite reads this year, purely because of the spunk those book hold. I can't believe I haven't read The Wizard's Promise yet.
2. Julianne Donaldson
Though Blackmoore didn't do it for me, I am still in serious book love with Edenbrooke. I will read anything Donaldson writes.
1. Rainbow Rowell
It started back in February with Fangirl, and my adoration for Rowell has only grown. Though Fangirl is still my favorite, I consumed Attachments and Landline as if they were heroin-laced chocolate. Now Rowell is on my auto-read list as well.
What new favorite authors have you discovered this year?