Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is new to me authors in 2017. In 2017, I tried to branch out from my usual young adult contemporary reads. As a result, I discovered quite a few new-to-me authors that I really enjoyed:
- Sarah J. Maas
I tried reading A Court of Thorns and Roses and Throne of Glass earlier this year and couldn’t get into them. For some reason, I wanted to try to finish A Court of Thorns and Roses since I made it 50% of the way through. I’m so glad I did because A Court of Thorns and Roses became one of my favorite series of the year! Now, I have to read Throne of Glass since it’s currently being developed to be a Hulu series.
Books read: A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist and Fury, A Court of Wings and Ruin
- Marie Lu
I never picked up Marie Lu’s Legends series because it came out the same time as many other futuristic/dystopian books and I had already read a quite a few of them. When I started blogging, I kept hearing people talk about how much they loved her books. When Warcross buzz started, I knew I wanted to pick it up because it sounded like a book I would enjoy and I heard so many positive reviews about Marie Lu’s writing style. I’m glad I did because I really enjoyed Warcross.
Books read: Warcross
- Kasie West
I can’t believe I never read a Kasie West book since contemporaries are my favorite! I heard a lot about Kasie West’s books from blogging and in 2017, I finally picked one up… and didn’t stop until I read all of her contemporary books! Now, Kasie West is quickly becoming one my favorite contemporary authors and earned a spot on my auto-buy list.
- Brigid Kemmerer
I heard a little bit about Letters to the Lost, but I wasn’t sure it would be a book that I would enjoy since I tend to stray away from tougher topics. After hearing one of my favorite booktubers rave about it and seeing it as a Kindle daily deal, I decided to read it… and I’m so glad that I did! Letters to the Lost became one of my favorite contemporary books of the year and I can’t wait to read More Than We Can Tell, which follows one of the minor characters from Letters to the Lost, in 2018.
Books read: Letters to the Lost
- Leigh Bardugo
I heard so much about Six of Crows from blogging and was intrigued by the book’s description. Even though I hadn’t read the Grisha trilogy, I decided to jump right into the Grishaverse with the Six of Crows duology. The Six of Crows duology is one that I find myself recommending left and right. I can’t wait to pick up more books by Leigh Bardugo in 2018!
Books read: Six of Crows, Crooked Kingdom
- Angie Thomas
Angie Thomas, in my opinion, wrote the biggest and most influential book in YA during 2017. This book definitely made its mark in 2017 and I’m so glad that I read this book. I am so excited to see what she writes next!
Books read: The Hate U Give
- Reneé Ahdieh
I loved reading Reneé Ahdieh’s books because she does a great job with incorporating culture and painting a world inside your head. I especially loved The Flame in the Mist for its world building!
- Kiera Cass
Kiera Cass gave me the perfect fun books to read during the summer! I put off The Selection series for awhile because I heard mixed reviews for the series. However, watching The Bachelorette this summer made me want to pick them up. I’m glad I did because I really enjoyed reading The Selection series!
- Jenna Evans Welch
Love & Gelato was the perfect book to read over the summer. It let me travel to another part of the world without leaving my house and provided a cute story with some deep moments. I can’t wait to read her next book, Love & Luck next year!
Books read: Love & Gelato
- Ryan Graudin
I was blown away by Ryan Graudin’s Wolf by Wolf and can’t wait to finish the duology next year! Ryan Graudin develops unique concepts in fast-paced and interesting novels which makes me love her books!
Books read: Wolf by Wolf
What authors were new to you in 2017?