Top Ten Tuesday (TTT) brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish.
I’ve said before that I’m not a quitter. This includes authors. When I find an author I like, I stick with them. This year I’ve continued to enjoy new outings with my favorite characters from authors such as M.C. Beaton, Lee Child, Steve Berry, Jacqueline Winspear, and Robert Galbraith (just to name a few).
But I also do venture out to explore new authors as well, to add to my author portfolio. This year was no exception, and I found some good ones. Some that were new, and others who have been around a while, but just new to me.
Top Ten New-To-Me Favorite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015
- Cathy Ace – The Case of the Dotty Dowager
- Gretchen Archer Double Mint
- John Bude The Sussex Downs Murder
- Anthony Doerr All the Light We Cannot See
- Paula Hawkins The Girl on the Train
- Liane Moriarty The Husband’s Secret
- Rainbow Rowell Landline
- Ian Sampson Murder in Court Three
- Maria Semple Where’d You Go, Bernadette
- Erika Swyler The Book of Speculation
My list is in alphabetical order, and these are all excellent books, for different reasons. I will say my absolute favorite was probably Landline. I loved that book – the characters, the setting, the situation, the time travel. It was fantastic.
What about you? What author did you discover this year that was absolutely fabulous? Comment below and link up to your own TTT if you’ve got one!
22 thoughts on “TTT: 2015 New (to me) Authors”
These all look great – I’m gonna have to check them out 🙂 My TTT
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Thanks! I hope you enjoy them!
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Paula Hawkins is on my TTT list too! I’m glad to see Gretchen Archer here – I won a book from her through a Goodreads giveaway that I haven’t gotten to yet, but it’s on the TBR pile! 🙂
With the exception of Where’d You Go Bernadette (which I read and loved) I want to copy this list whole onto my TBR. These are all books I really want to read. I’ve read other books by Rainbow Rowell and Cathy Ace and really enjoyed them. The Girl in the Train sounds really good as does The Book of Speculation. Great list!
Love this list!! Paula Hawkins was one I didn’t even think about but I loved that book!!! Liane Moriarty and Rainbow Rowell are two of my favorites. There are some up there I still need to try. Great list!!
I also read All The Light We Cannot See this year and loved it! I’m hoping to get to the others on your list after the first of the year. Here are my New to Me Authors: http://readingwithwrin.blogspot.com/2015/12/new-to-me-authors-2015-top-ten-tuesday.html
Where’d You Go Bernadette, is one of my faves!!!!
Great Top Ten! 🙂
My Top Ten Tuesday 😀
I’ve only read 2 of those authors and not the same books you have list.
Rainbow Rowell… ‘Eleanor & Park’ – I adore that book.
And an early work of Liane Moriarty.
My TTT – http://wp.me/p4uAPW-295
Great list! I’ve heard a lot of great things about Paula Hawkins, maybe I will read her book 🙂
Anthony Doerr yes. So happy to see him on your list! I love that book 😀
Here’s my TTT https://ireadboooks.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/new-to-me-authors-2015/
Erika Swyler and Paula Hawkins were both on the list I made last week of my favorite 2015 debuts! I also enjoyed “Landline” and “The Husband’s Secret,” and “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” is a book I’m always recommending! So quirky and fun! I STILL did not get to “All the Light You Cannot See” but I will absolutely, positively read it in 2016! I know I’m going to love it.
I wanted to read Cathy Ace’s book and never did- thanks for reminding me of it! I just love that cover. And Liane Moriarty is on my list too- I discovered her this year and loved the two books of hers I read.
Rainbow Rowell is on my list too. This is a great list. I still need to read all the light we cannot see. I’ve only heard wonderful things about it.
I can’t say as I recall reading any of the authors on your Top Ten Tuesday post this week, so I have some new to me authors to check out for sure.
Here’s a link to my TTT post for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-new-to-me.html
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I hope you find some that you like! 🙂 thanks for stopping by.
Great list! I’ve only actually read Rainbow Rowell, but quite a few of these authors are on my TBR pile. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed their stuff!
The title and cover for The Case of the Dotty Dowager (as well as your recommendation of course) lead me to think that I will need to introduce myself to Cathy Ace in 2016. Two mystery writers made my list for 2015 – Craig Johnson and Louise Penny – and I think both are now in my top ten mystery writers. Well top 20 at least. Looks like a good reading year!
I loved Where’d You Go Bernadette! And I love Rainbow Rowell although Landline isn’t my favorite (Eleanor & Park, Attachments, then Fangirl). All The Light was good but not up to the hype for me. My list this year included Belinda Bauer, Celeste Ng, and Amy Stewart.
Amazing list! I see a bunch of my favorites here: Rainbow Rowell, All the Light We Cannot See, Where’d You Go Bernadette, Liane Moriarty… and I really want to read The Department of Speculation.
Hawkins and Rowell are brilliant! Still need to read Doerr. Great picks!
I read The Girl on the Train and my first Rainbow Rowell book this year, too! My Rowell book also just so happened to be Landline. I feel like it’s a good place to start. Great TTT!