Top Ten Tuesday – December 17, 2013: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors In 2013


It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic:  Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2013

There were soooo many good books I read this year — some debut authors, some around for a while so this week we’re celebrating those authors who had books published prior to 2013 but this year was the first that I picked up their books. Super excited for this topic!



Glitches (The Lunar Chronicles #0.5) || Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) || The Queen’s Army (The Lunar Chronicles #1.5) || Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) || Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) — review to come in January!
My Latest Bookish Addition [8] – The Lunar Chronicles

To Read in 2014: The Little Android, Winter (Has a 2015 pub date but if I’m the luckiest person in the world, I’m PRAYING for an ARC. Already. Haha! )

George R.R. Martin


A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) || A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire #2) || A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire #3) || A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire #4)
A Song of Ice and Fire Read Along: A Dance With Dragons Reading Schedule

To Read in 2014: Finish A Dance with Dragons

Marie Lu


Legend (Legend #1)

To Read in 2014: Prodigy, Champion, Life Before Legend (prequel novella)

Sarah Ockler


The Book of Broken Hearts

To Read in 2014: Twenty Boy Summer, Bittersweet, #scandal

Laini Taylor


Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1)

To Read in 2014: Days of Blood and Starlight, Night of Cake and Puppets, Dreams of Gods and Monsters 

Lindsey Leavitt


Going Vintage

To Read in 2014: Sean Griswold’s Head, The Chapel Wars

Robin Benway


Also Known As (Also Known As #1)

To Read in 2014: Going Rogue, Audrey, Wait!

Neil Gaiman


The Graveyard Book 

To Read in 2014: American Gods, Neverwhere

Elizabeth Eulberg


Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality

To Read in 2014: The Lonely Hearts Club, Better Off Friends

Claire LaZebnik


The Trouble With Flirting

To Read in 2014: Epic FailThe Last Best Kiss

Looking forward to reading more books by these authors in 2014! I can’t wait for new releases and discovering more of their previous works that I haven’t read yet!

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13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – December 17, 2013: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors In 2013

  1. Christianna

    NEIL GAIMAN is on your list!!!! He’s one of my very favorites… ever! If you haven’t, you need to read Neverwhere. It’s one of my favorite books on the planet! Okay, I’m done fangirling now… or am I?

  2. Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea

    Great picks! I have a lot of these books on my tbr pile, so hopefully I can get to read the majority of them next year. Lindsey Leavitt is a great author and I cannot wait for The Chapel Wars to release next year, it looks like an awesome book.

    Thanks for stopping by my top ten!

  3. Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages

    Lindsey Leavitt is a great choice, I should have put her on my list. Sean Griswald’s Head is great, I think I liked it more than Going Vintage. Robin Benway is on my list, too and as much as I loved AKA, Audrey, Wait is really, really fantastic and fun.

  4. Stormy

    I love your list( of course!) I think we have quite a few of the same authors plus some that didn’t officially make my list. Marissa Meyers, of course. AND now that I own a copy of Legend I can finally join everyone who loves Marie Lu’s books. Claire LaZebnik is great too! I feel like The Trouble with Flirting is so underappreciated, sadly. I enjoyed Epic Fail a lot too(though perhaps not *quite* as much), so I hope you love that one too!

  5. Rebecca @ The Library Canary

    I also discovered Marissa Meyer this year and I just can’t even describe how happy I am. I LOVE the Lunar Chronicles. So excited to be participating in the Lit Lushes Cress ARC tour!!! Yay!!! Thanks so much for donating the book! And I am so happy that you discovered Marie Lu this year. Seriously best dystopian series ever. I am so freaking pumped for her new series next year!!!

  6. Jan

    A couple of new ones for me here in your list! Some I’ll hopefully discover over Christmas like Marie Lu and others will need to wait for 2014! Have to admit I’m not a fan of Neil Gaiman though. Can’t remember which book of his I tried but there was a certain scene where I just thought ‘Eh, what the hell just happened there?!’

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