Top Ten Tuesday: New To Me Authors in 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Books read: The Distance Between Us, On the Fence, P.S. I Like You, Lucky in Love, By Your Side, The Fill-In Boyfriend

  • Brigid Kemmerer

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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

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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

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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

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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!

Books read: The Wrath and the Dawn, The Flame in the Mist

  • Kiera Cass

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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!

Book reads: The Selection, The Elite, The One, The Heir, The Crown, The Siren

  • Jenna Evans Welch

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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

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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?


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