I’m joining in on The Broke and the Bookish popular book blog meme Top Ten Tuesday. How could I resist making a list?
Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014
So, apparently this was the year of just reading sequels and new books by favorite authors because I don’t have a lot of new-to-me people. I did manage to throw together five authors who pleasantly surprised me this year.
(in the order that I saw them on my GoodReads list)
Gabrielle Zevin – I’d seen her books in the YA collection and had always meant to pick one up, but I’m happy my first experience with her writing was in the charming Stories Life of A.J. Fikry
Dana Simpson – I almost didn’t pick up Simpson’s bright pink book with a unicorn on the cover. I’m always suspicious of bright pink books. Then I noticed the Unicorn’s name was Heavenly Nostrils and it was blurbed by Peter Beagle…and I needed to know more!
Ernest Cline – He gets me.
B.J. Novak – I always liked him on The Office (US) so I really had to listen to his book of short stories.
Vivek Tiwary – Fifth Beatle blew me away on several levels, but the writing really made all the difference.
G.M. Berrow – This person writes the My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic children’s chapter books and does a wonderful job. I mean, it’s still a book targeted towards 2nd-4th graders but they are fun to read and there is so much there for fans.