Top 5 new to me authors in 2017
This week’s edition of the Top 5 Tuesday, hosted by Shanah the Bionic Bookworm, is the top ‘new-to-me’ authors in 2017.
This was tough to narrow down. I didn’t read a ton of book this year, but it seemed like nearly every book I read was by an author I hadn’t read before.
Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Yes, I’m cheating right off the bat by naming two authors for one spot. But the book was Illuminae, so I think I’m allowed. Gemina will be read very, VERY soon, and hopefully I’ll be able to grab Obsido as soon as it comes out.
Incredible stuff here. Can’t wait to read more. Crooked Kingdom, Wonder Woman, and whatever else I can get my hands on!
Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Hex blew my mind. And I’m not even into horror too often. This one had me spending every spare second reading and the ending stayed with me for days. Not sure what else of his I’ll get into, though. He’s a Dutch writer and not everything he does is translated to English the way Hex was. I’d like to read more, though, so hopefully that can happen.
It’s a little pre-mature to put Sanderson on this list since I’m only part way through my first Sanderson book. However, the beginning made my head spin. Some authors tell you to look left and then go right. Sanderson told me to look right, and then flew over my head!
I’m naming Kristen my breakout author of the year. I hadn’t heard of her or her book, The Last Namsara. It was a recommended read and I’m glad I took the recommendation. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more from Ciccarelli, hopefully in a form of a sequel to The Last Namsara!