Hello fellow bookworms, and Happy New Year to you all! But New Year doesn’t stop the blog cogs rolling…
Top Ten Tuesday was originally started by The Broke And The Bookish, where a topic is given every Tuesday and the blogger then produces a top ten list of books to fit the weekly subject. The topic this week is ‘Top Ten Authors I Read For The First Time in 2017‘. I didn’t read as many new authors as I had hoped to, but I definitely struck a gold mine with some, and whose books I will be reading many more of in the future. This may be quite a short list, but here it is…
Probably my top and most read author of 2017, Cassandra Clare blew me away, and made me wish I’d read The Mortal Instruments sooner! I’ve lost count of how many times Clare broke me in 2017… I devoured almost everything written by her last year, amounting to 11 novels and 1 novel bind-up (Shadowhunter Academy). I am yet to read The Bane Chronicles, but hopefully that will be a 2018 read for me!
I hadn’t read any Patrick Ness before the beginning of last year, and still I’ve only read one of his books, but I have plenty lined up waiting! I loved reading A Monster Calls last year, and can’t wait to get to more of his books, his writing is absolutely incredible, and he definitely knows how to tug at my heartstrings.
I cannot wait for Thomas to release more books. I’ve heard there is possibly another one in the works(?!) but her debut novel The Hate You Give was absolutely amazing! She tackles important issues so sensitively, but still with that important message that you can’t help but get invested in the story. I look forward to seeing if 2018 brings anything new from her!
I’d been meaning to read Nelson’s books for so long, and while I was cramming in quick contemporary reads at the end of the year to reach my Reading Challenge goal, I read The Sky Is Everywhere. It was such a fab book, but the first half of the book made me want to cry every other page! I’m looking forward to picking up I’ll Give You The Sun this year.
Despite my love of good crime novels, I had never read any Agatha Christie until the end of 2017. The film adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express was released, and I was desperate to see it, but there was no way I was doing so without reading the book first… so I did! I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the case unwind and trying to work out who the culprit was, I definitely want to get hooked on more of Christie’s crimes!
Another great debut author for all bookworms in 2017, and I must say I absolutely loved the fusion of YA and crime that McManus brought to One Of Us Is Lying. The story was incredible and the characters were so well developed. I can’t wait to see what else she has up her sleeve for the new year…
Silvera is a slightly controversial pick for me, because I didn’t actually enjoy History Is All You Left Me, which is the only book I read by him last year. However, while I didn’t really enjoy the story line, I did love his writing style, and the characters were great, so I would really like to try more of his stuff. I have They Both Die At The End on my shelf, with promise of making me sob, so we’ll see.
Sarah J. Maas
I wasn’t sure whether I could count this one, because I technically only read half of a book by her (I’m currently reading A Court of Thorns and Roses) but I love it so, so much, I know I will be finishing the series and hopefully picking up the Throne of Glass series as well!
I really enjoyed reading the Miss Peregrine’s series, and while I’m not sure about the other books Riggs has released, I hope he does more kids/YA books, because they were great.
We Were Liars was everything I expected it to be! I stayed away from spoilers as instructed and it was worth the effort because the shock factor was immense. I’ve got Genuine Fraud waiting to be read (I’ve actually already tried picking it up, and it didn’t hook me like We Were Liars did, but I’ll try again soon) so I’ve got material lined up when I’m in a Lockhart mood!
That’s all for today! I’d love if you have any recommendations for these authors that I should pick up and read to continue my fascination with their work. As always, feel free to link your Top Ten posts in the comments so I can have a look at who you’ve been reading this year!
Until next time…