Top Eight New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2013

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is the Top Eight New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2013.

While the majority of the novels I read this year were written by authors whose work I was already familiar with and absolutely adored like Nora Roberts, Jennifer Ashley and Jessi Kirby, I was also lucky enough to add a few new authors to my auto-buy list. Below, please find a list of the top eight authors whose work I read for the first time this year and fell head-over-heels in love with.

As always, these choices are listed in no particular order.

1) Lindsay Ribar (Read my review of Lindsay’s The Art of Wishing Here!)

2) Graeme Simsion (Read my review of Graeme’s The Rosie Project Here!)

3) Gillian Flynn (Read my review of Gillian’s Sharp Objects Here!)

4) Rainbow Rowell

5) Leila Sales (Read my review of Leila’s This Song Will Save Your Life Here!)

6) Kathleen Hale

7) Laurie Halse Anderson (Read my review of Laurie’s Wintergirls Here and my review of Fever 1793 Here!)

8) Kresley Cole

14 responses to “Top Eight New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2013”

  1. I love Rainbow Rowell’s book. She’s such a wonderful person and author. I’m pretty found of Kathleen Hale too. I really liked No One Else Can Have You.
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  2. I have been meaning to read The Rosie Project! You have me wanting to do so immediately 🙂

  3. Michelle says:

    Laurie Halse Anderson is one of my all-time favs. If you haven’t read Speak, Twisted, or Catalyst, I totally recommend them!! I also love Rainbow Rowell and really want to read a Leila Sales book. Past Perfect and This Song Will Save Your Life both look good.

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  4. The only author I’m familiar with from your list is Kresley Cole – and I love her books.

    Several of the other authors you mention are completely new to me – I guess I need to check them out, eh?

    Have a terrific Tuesday 🙂
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  5. Happy to see Rainbow Rowell on so many lists this week. I actually read Attachments & E+P last year, but read Fangirl this year. Loved all three! Laurie Halse-Anderson is such an amazing writing. She digs deep with her contemps and I have a lot of admiration for her. Happy to see you’ve discovered her.
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  6. Rainbow Rowell! Laurie Halse Anderson! YES!!! <3
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  7. Allison L says:

    I really need to read This Song Will Save Your Life. I’ve heard so many good things about it! Also, if you haven’t read Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson you really need to. SO GOOD!
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  8. Great list. I just read Kresley Cole’s Poison Princess and Endless Knight and loved it. I can’t wait to read more of her books! Also, I’m glad you have Gillian Flynn on your list. Gone Girl is sooo good. Have you read it yet? It still gives me shivers…
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  9. I love Kresley Cole. She’s an amazing writer and as soon as I discovered her I couldn’t stop reading her books.
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  10. Eva says:

    Great list — Rainbow made my list too!

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  11. Welcome to the world of Laurie Halse Anderson DESTROYING YOUR HEART. And then building it back up again.
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  12. Meg says:

    Gillian Flynn is my everything! I keep meaning to write a blog post about the women of Gillian Flynn; they’re so fantastically well-rounded.

  13. Hannah says:

    I have heard great things about both Rainbow Rowell and Leila Sales. I will definitely be checking these two out in over Christmas!
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  14. Great list! I really, really need to read some Rainbow Rowell; have heard nothing but good things about her books! I LOVED Leila Sales This Song Will Save Your Life, she made my list! 🙂 My TTT.
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