Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created over at The Broke and the Bookish! I discovered so many new authors in 2017 so I was excited to see that this is this week’s topic!
I read and loved Red Rising this year. I am hoping to finish the series in 2018! I went in to the book expecting it to be a run of the mill dystopian novel but I was so wrong. Pierce Brown has a unique writing style and told a fresh story.
I have Sylvain Neuvel to thank for introducing me to Science Fiction. He wove an interesting and captivating novel and I have a feeling I will devour everything that he writes.
Burial Rites continues to haunt me, and I have heard amazing things about her other novel- The Good People. I am hoping to purchase that book using gift cards I received for Christmas!
I can now say that I understand the hype about Marie Lu! She is a great writer and knows how to write great characters and an action packed plot! I can not wait to finish the Legend trilogy and for the next book in the Warcross duology to be released!
The Lonely Hearts Hotel is one of the most beautiful books that I have ever read. I have also heard excellent things about Heather O’Neill’s other book, Lullabies for Little Criminals. I have read the synopsis for the majority of her novels and they all sounds excellent!
Agatha Christie is often regarded as one of the top crime novelists, and now I completely understand why. I thoroughly enjoyed The Murder on the Orient Express, and it was so fun trying to figure out whodunit! I want to read more of her books, starting with And Then There Were None!
I can not believe that I just discovered Robin Benway this year! Far From the Tree is one of my favourite contemporary books ever! She knows how to write characters that the readers care about. I am hoping to read Emmy & Oliver soon!
Fredrik Backman is a genius! A Man Called Ove is one of my top five favourite books of all time! I have high hopes for all of his other novels as well. I plan on reading Britt Marie Was Here in January.
Jandy Nelson has a way with words. I’ll Give You the Sun is my favourite YA novel. Her characters are realistic and it is impossible not to become invested in their lives. I can not wait to read The Sky is Everywhere in 2018!
Can you believe that it has taken me this long to read a Neil Gaiman novel? The Ocean at the End of the Year was so wonderfully weird! I can not wait to read more of his books. I have had American Gods sitting on my shelves for years and 2018 is the year that I finally read it!
Have you read any books my favourite new authors? I would love to know what books of theirs you enjoyed and what I should read next!
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YES to Agatha Christie, Neil Gaiman, and Jandy Nelson– all so fantastic! I’ll definitely have to check out the other authors you mentioned 🙂
So good! I hope you end up reading and enjoying books from the other authors!
I love Jandy Nelson as well! I’ll Give You The Sun is one of my all time favourites <3
Haven't read anything by Pierce Brown or Marie Lu but I've heard great things about both. And Agatha Christie is just fantastic 😀
I highly recommend Pierce Brown and Marie Lu. Such fun and action packed books! I can not wait to read more Agatha Christie!
She’s fabulous! I highly recommend And Then There Were None 😀
I haven’t read books by any of these authors, but I’m glad to see you enjoyed them!
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I definitely recommend them all!
Marie Lu is definitely the best! 🙂 I haven’t read a Sylvain novel yet but they look really good so maybe I’ll have to check them out.
Marie Lu is great! Highly recommend Sylvain’s books!
Great post!! I also read pierce brown for the first time this year and the red Rising series was soo good!! I also read sleeping giants but haven’t read the sequel yet
I am so excited to finish the series! I think I preferred the sequel even more!
Yes, yes Frederik Backman is a genius!!!
I really need to read Red Rising! It’s been sitting on my kindle for so long though, I keep forgetting about it. I’ve recently bought Far From The Tree, so I’m looking forward to reading that. Great list!
Red Rising is worth reading for sure! Way better than I was expecting! Far From the Tree is beautiful. I hope you enjoy it!
I found a copy of Legend by Marie Lu at Goodwill for $1 the other day lol. I’m looking forward to reading it
I found my copy for around that price as well! Definitely worth reading!
THERE ARE SO MANY GREAT AUTHORS ON THIS LIST!!!!
I love Pierce Brown and I’m so excited for the next book in his Red Rising series! It’s coming out SOON!!
Also I love Neil Gaiman to the ends of the earth and back. The man has my heart forever if you haven’t read them yet may I suggest Stardust and Good Omens (that he co-wrote with Terry Pratchett and he is the showrunner for the series that will be coming out this year…? I think? IDK they’re filming it now and I’m SO EXCITED ABOUT IT I COULD CRY.)
Also! IDK if you’re into audio books at all but the Full Cast recording of American Gods is truly spectacular!
Here are my Top Ten
Pierce Brown is amazing!
I really want to read Good Omens. I have never read anything. By Terry Pratchett!
The audiobook sounds amazing!! American Gods is the book I want to read next!
Good Omens is a great way to ease yourself into Terry Pratchett, Monstrous Regiment is my favorite one from him though!
I’ve read Neil Gaiman’s Graveyard book and a cute little tale he wove for Halloween one year. He’s a fantastic author. I also haven’t read any of Pierce Brown’s books yet. They come highly recommended too so I look forward to reading them this year probably.
I love how weird and unique Gaiman’s softies are! I hope you get around to reading Red Rising. It is excellent!
This list is basically a list of everything I want to read! I’ve been interested about Burial Rites for a while and I’ve been seeing Sleeping Giants everywhere and everyone loves it! Thanks for the post!
Yay! Burial Rites still haunts me over a year later! Sleeping Giants is my favourite series ever. Soo good!
Such an awesome list!! I love Red Rising and I got into Christie in 2017 too! I also love marie lu and Gaiman! And I’m currently reading (and loving) Beartown and have a man called ove on my tbr- can’t wait to get to it!! 😀
Beartown is very high on my tbr! Can’t wait to read that one. He’s an amazing author!