Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday! TT Favorite New To Me Authors of 2012

So I must premise this TTT hosted by The Broke and The Bookish with the fact that a lot of these authors you wonderful book people have probably read for years but I was in nursing school for 5 years up until 2 years ago so I'm working on catching up on what's going on in the literary world. So don't judge me if I include authors that have been epic and awesome for years...I'm trying to get up on my game :)

Dystopian Authors
1. Caragh O'Brien--Can't have a list where I don't give mad props to her Birthmarked trilogy. I can talk until I'm blue in the face. She is a brilliant writer.

2. Tahereh Mafi--SPEAKING of beautiful writing! Mafi, like Taylor, weaves a story so rich with raw emotion your heart just wrenches while reading. I'd would sacrifice a toe to get her next book in my hands :)

3. Veronica Rossi--Under The Never Sky is such a fantastic book and her writing is so rich in visualization that I can't wait to see what she writes next.

Fantasy Authors

4. Sarah J. Mass--Oh my gosh. Her debut novel Throne of Glass was epic. Soooo good! I can't wait for the next one. Her fusion of fantasy and magic is exciting and brilliant. 

5. Leigh Bardugo--Her Russian-inspired fantasy world is epic and utterly breathtaking. Shadow and Bone is one of my favorite books of this year and I cannot wait for more of her writing.

Historical Fiction Authors

6. Elizabeth Wein--If you haven't read Code Name Verity yet please put that to the top of your TBR list. You will not forget it. This is brilliant literature and a modern classic in the making. No joke. 

7. Katherine Longshore--Her young adult view of the Tudor court is spectacular. A whole new look on an old story and I cannot get enough of her vision. 

Paranormal Authors

8. Cynthia Hand--I strive and try so hard not to be a sap when it comes to books. It NEVER happens! Her Unearthly trilogy I started earlier this year and I cannot get enough of it. The romance of it all just sweeps me away. 

9. Laini Taylor--Again, like with Caragh O'Brien, I cannot say enough wonderful things about Taylor's writing. Daughter of Smoke and Bone might be one of the most beautiful books I've ever read. *sigh*

Realistic Fiction Author

10. John Green--Please see introductory paragraph. Thank you. <3

Yay! Authors are my rockstars and I am so grateful to have found all these great new ones!! Can't wait to see what next year brings!

Peace and Love!


  1. Great list! I love how you broke it down. Def have to check out some of these authors.
    My TTT

  2. I still need to read Shatter Me! My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/top-ten-favorite-new-to-me-authors-i-read-in-2012/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  3. Great list Belle :) I jumped on the John Green bus this year too :) And I adore Lani Taylor
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  4. Great list! Leigh Bardugo is on my want-to-read pile, I hope to get around to her book next year xD

    Here's my TTT for this week :)

  5. Throne of glass! This book rocks :) It totally blew me away.



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