Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week I will make a list of 10 books, authors or other bookish things surrounding a certain topic. This week, it’s all about the new-to-you authors! So I discovered these authors for the first time this year, and loved their works (or work).
Robert Jackson Bennett // I read City of Stairs // I had had this book for review for such a long time, but was so intimidated by it. I’m so glad I finally took a chance on it, because it turned out to be an amazing read! I’d highly recommend this book to you.
Kevin Hearne // I read Hounded // In my quest to read more urban fantasy, I picked up his book Hounded. I’d been following him on Twitter for a while, and thought he seemed like a fun person. His book was no different. It was funny, interesting and captivating. And it’s about a 21-centuries-old Druid!
Peter V. Brett // I read The Warded Man // The Warded Man is I think one of my favorite fantasy reads of the year. I can’t wait to read the sequel.
Donna Tartt // I read The Secret History // I took this book with me on my trip to Prague in the beginning of the year, because I had already started it when I left and was invested in the story. It was such a masterpiece. I want to read The Goldfinch soon too!
Robin Hobb // I read Assassin’s Apprentice and Royal Assassin // Aaaah, Robin Hobb. Such a big name in the fantasy community! Her Elderlings Realm (I think that’s what it’s called?) is so vast, and spans over multiple trilogies. I wanted to start at the beginning so I picked up the first 2 books in the Farseer trilogy. These character-focused fantasy books blew my mind.
Elise Kova // I read The Alchemists of Loom and Air Awakens // I read Air Awakens first, but The Alchemists of Loom was definitely my favorite -of the books I’ve read so far, of course. I really like her YA fantasy books! She has a writing style that is so easy to read.
Rin Chupeco // I read The Bone Witch // One of my favorite reads of the year I think, although it will only be released in 2017. I’d encourage you to pick it up after its release date!
N.K. Jemisin // I read The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and The Broken Kingdoms // Another really well known fantasy author I just had to try. I loved both books, and am so excited to read more of her works. Yay diversity too, because N.K. Jemisin is a WoC-fantasy-author.
Weina Dai Randel // I read The Moon in the Palace // This was her debut novel, and it was an amazing historical fiction set in Ancient China. I can’t wait to read the sequel (and end to the duology).
Samantha Shannon // I read The Bone Season // The Bone Season has been around in this community for quite a while! I had it on my shelf for such a long time before finally picking it up. It was intimidating at first, but quickly turned into an incredible read. I can’t wait to read more of the series (although it will be a long one, and it takes a long time to write each book so I’m not in a hurry to continue and be stuck).
So those are 10 authors I discovered this year! Have you read any of their works? Which of their other works should I read first? Which authors did you discover this year?