Top Ten Tuesday ǀ 2015’s New-To-Me Authors

Monday, December 7, 2015

Though it’s not an impressive feat for most readers, I did actually accomplish reading some novels by authors I’ve long since wished to try. For that, I was a little bit proud of myself.  
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Top Ten New-To-Me Favorite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015 

Among the authors whose books I read, many will fall into my 2015 lists of favorites. I read some of the most popular names in YA literature and now can completely understand why their works are so hyped. They deserve the praise and then some. Reading their other books is definitely high on my list of to-be-reads of 2016.  

Let’s have a look at the authors.
1. Runaway Princess by Hester Browne
For a secular rom-com, I adored this novel. But of course, part of that may have related to the fact that I love fairy tales. Even those set in our contemporary world.

2. All Fall Down by Ally Carter  
Fun, fun and more fun! Finally reading a novel by Ally Carter was fabulous.
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BOOK REVIEW: All Fall Down by Ally Carter

3. A Summer Remade (part of the Just One Summer novella Collection) by Nicole Deese

I so enjoyed reading this series of novellas, and discovering these Indie authors, Nicole was one of the four authors comprised of this collection. Of those four, three were new-to-me authors and all three wound up being favorites.

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4.  Waves of Summer (part of the Just One Summer novella collection) by Tammy L. Gray
Such a cute story. The same can be said of Tammy and Amy's novellas as I wrote above regarding Nicole's story. Lots of fun in this collection.
5. The Start of You and Me by Emery Lord
I've gushed about this novel and its author enough. But seriously, is it 2016 and time for Emery's third book yet!? (Thank goodness I can read her debut yet!)
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6. A Painted Summer (part of the Just One Summer novella collection) by Amy Matayo
With a kind of Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants persona, this collection not only features amazing Indie talent, the stories as individuals are amazing.

7. Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
I've head Morgan's most recent novel is her best yet. Having loved this road trip rom-com, I'm excited to read more from this talented author.

8. Anna and the French Kiss Stephanie Perkins 
Reading more of Stephanie's book is #BookishGoals2016. 'Nuff said.

9. Hello, Goodbye and Everything In-Between by Jennifer E. Smith
Lovely story about second and first chances.

10. On the Fence by Kasie West
In the interest of full disclosure, I have to admit I’ve not quite yet finished the book I picked up by Kasie – which is On the Fence, but knowing my reading preferences I can say I’m going to love this one. It’s a lighthearted kind of read that I suspect is Kasie’s signature and if what I’ve read is any indication, it works nicely for her.  
What are some of the authors you finally discovered in 2015?
Comment down below with your favorites or those that disappointed you – any bookish talk goes. I’d love to hear from you and of course, I’m excited to visit your Top Ten Tuesday memes.
Wishing you a happy-faced Tuesday, friends.


  1. I love it when I read an author for the first time and love the book so much that I end up making it a goal to read everything else that they've written to date =D Wonderful list, Rissi :)

    Btw, love your Christmas theme here on your blog :)

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    1. As do I, Lianne. Those kind of reads/authors/discoveries are the best. :)

      Thanks! I had lots of fun with this - it's always fun to tweak blog designs. :)

  2. I also read Morgan Matson for the first time this year. :) And I own Runaway Princess...maybe I'll finally get around to reading it in 2016!

    1. Yay! I thought Morgan's novel was delightful. Here's hoping we both enjoy some of her other books - and that you like Runaway Princess. I thought it was darling. :)

  3. So now my to read list is growing. It always does when I stop by here.

    1. uh-oh! Sorry about that, Dawn. :) I hear you; I'm the same way. It's sort of a good-bad thing for us book bloggers, right!?

  4. ooo definitely checking out The Runaway Princess now! Thanks for the recommendation!!
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    1. Yay! If you read it, Carrie, I sure hope you enjoy. I thought it was darling albeit definitely secular. :)

  5. Carter, Matson, and Smith have been on the outskirts of my radar for awhile --especially Ally Carter. *sigh* Maybe someday ...

    My TTT ran the gamut from children's lit, fantasy, YA, and several Christian contemporary authors. Lois Lowry and Neil Gaiman are two authors I can say I've read thanks to required reading for my Books & Media for Children class (perks to being a library and information science student?) =)

    1. Ooo, I hope you can try them soon. I enjoyed all three of their respective novels. Definitely makes me want to re-read their backlist. :)

      Nothing wrong with that. Variety is always great - I'll look forward to reading your list soon. :)

  6. You should try Ally Carter's Heist Society books, they're great!
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    1. Thanks! I'd really enjoy reading Ally's earlier books. Or I suspect so - they sound darling. :)

  7. Emery Lord and Kasie West are fantastic writers. I'm glad that you discovered them! :-)

    1. Thanks. I'm quite happy about that too. :)


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