Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten New-To-ME Authors I Read (And Loved) In 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's Top Ten topic is, "ten new-to-me authors I read in 2014". Now, this doesn't necessarily mean that these are new authors, just authors that are new to ME. All of the authors on my list are have published books before 2014. Some are very well known and have been writing for a long time but I had my first experience with them in 2014. Others I just discovered in 2014. No matter what, I'm thrilled that these ten authors were part of my year and they will all be a part of my 2015 and beyond.

New to ME in 2014
(in no particular order)

Jodi Meadows

I finally read Incarnate at the beginning of 2014. Jodi Meadows' writing is just as gorgeous as the covers of these books. I'm looking forward to reading her next book, The Orphan Queen, coming in March of 2015.

Josephine Angelini

Trial By Fire was one of my favorite books of 2014. It was also my first Josephine Angelini book. 

Mindee Arnett


My first experience with Mindee Arnett was Avalon and I was quite impressed. Then I was thrilled when I discovered she had another series! 

Kasie West

Pivot Point got me hooked on Kasie West. She's now on my auto-buy list.

Cat Winters

I read The Cure For Dreaming in 2014. I immediately ran out and bought In the Shadow of Blackbirds and I eagerly await her next book, The Uninvited (August, 2015).

Kelly Fiore

I met Kelly when she was in my store signing Taste Test. She an awesome person and these are two of the sweetest, most adorable books ever. I'll read anything she writes.

Meg Wolitzer

Yes, I know that Meg Wolitzer has written a bajillion books, but Belzhar was her first YA. It was my first book of hers, and it won't be my last. Her writing is gorgeous.

Daisy Whitney

This year I read The Fire Artist and loved it. I just bought Starry Nights and I'll be getting her other books as soon as I can.

Sarah Fine

I won Sanctum through Goodreads and I'm currently reading Of Metal and Wishes (it is amazing). What a wonderful find! 

Justina Ireland

I met Justina this year in my store and I love her. I am so thankful that I discovered her books in 2014, too. I love her dark, contemporary take on mythology.  I eagerly await whatever she writes next!

What authors did you discover in  2014?


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  2. I read Justina Ireland's Vengeance Bound this year and loved it. She's an auto-buy. Kelly Fiore's Taste Test made her an auto-buy as well. From your other store visits I also added April Lindner, Alissa Grosso, and Jennifer Salvato Doktorski to the auto-buy lists. I stumbled onto Diana Rowland's adult White Trash Zombie series as well and love those!

    PS... thank goodness for Goodreads so I can look back/organize

    1. I still have to read the White Trash Zombie series. I have the first one. I really, really loved Taste Test. I bought it for people as gifts. Anyone who watches cooking shows will love it. I wouldn't mind a sequel, lol.

  3. I really want to read In the Shadow of Blackbirds!! AND anything by Kasie West.

    Thanks for stopping by My TTT

  4. Great list! You've read a few authors this year who are still on my TBR - I'll have to get to them soon. :)

  5. Nice lisr!!! Here's a link to my TTT list for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-new-to-me.html

  6. Nice list! I've read all but one of Kasie West's books. They're cute. I really need to read more Daisy Whitney as I thought THE MOCKINGBIRDS was very compelling. Thanks for reminding me about her!

  7. Mindee Arnett is an author I have on my TBR. And I really want to read of Metal and Wishes. Great list!

    Kat @ Readiculous Blog

  8. I NEED to read Kasie West!!! Of Metal and Wishes, and Promise of Shadows both sit on my shelf. Great list and I need to read more :p Thanks for stopping by Becoming Books - meghann

  9. I love Jodi Meadows, Mindee Arnett, Kasie West, and Sarah Fine! I want to read some books from Cat Winters sometime! Great list!

  10. I still need to read basically all of these people. Jodi Meadows, Mindee Arnett, Josephine Angelini, Sarah Fine, and Cat Winters. LOVE Kasie West though!! Still need to catch up on all her books.

    Thanks for stopping by The Fox's Hideaway! :)

  11. You've got a few on there I could totally have added. But Jodie Meadows is one I read as an e-galley when the first book in that series came out, love her stuff! Thanks for visiting my post earlier!

  12. I bought Incarnate forever ago but I still haven't read it, I need too.

    And I have heard nothing but AMAZING things about Sarah Fine. I tried to put a hold on it at my library but there are like 5 other people in front of me. Haha.

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre