Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2014.
I read surprisingly few new authors this year, largely because so many of the authors I like are in the middle of series. Looking over my list, I was a bit taken aback that I had only given a five-star rating to two of the books. I’m not sure if I was just more critical in my ratings this year, or if I really didn’t find many new 5-star books this year. I tend to reserve five stars for books that are simply amazing: beautiful, creative, riveting, breathtaking; and also for books that I’ve read and re-read so many times that they’ve become like a dearly-loved friend. Looking at this list, the first two definitely fall in the “amazing” category, and the second two come within a whisker of it. The rest are really, really good – all of them are candidates for re-reading, which is one of my tests for inclusion on a “best” list.
The other thing that surprised me is that I haven’t reviewed some of them yet – mostly the ones I borrowed from the library. Something to work on for next year, I guess!
Title links take you to my review.
- Alethea Kontis – Enchanted
- Stephanie Burgis – Kat, Incorrigible
- Keri Arthur – Memory Zero; Generation 18; Penumbra
- Mary Behre – Spirited; Guarded
- Robin D. Owen – Celta series
- Steve Hockensmith & Lisa Falco – The White Magic Five and Dime
- Hannah Dennison – Murder at Honeychurch Hall
And the number-10 spot is a tie between these two mystery authors:
What great new-to-you authors did you discover this year?