Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Nice To Meet You! Favorite New Author

Jandy Nelson's presentation is
stunning, no?
Happy Top Ten Tuesday book blog friends! Today's TTT is dedicated to our favorite "new-to-me" authors we read in 2012. Now, we have been book blogging here at YAF and WS for just about 9 months, so we read a LOT of new books this year. I think this is the perfect TTT for us as we come to the end of 2012. It makes us realize how many great new authors we found as bloggers :-)

Goosie Mama submitted
  • Jandy Nelson. We all loved loved loved The Sky is Everywhere. 
  • Lia HabelDearly Beloved rocked GM's world.
  • Lauren Oliver, who she found through Delirium and Pandemonium.
  • JOHN GREEN. "I actually can't imagine my simple little life without him!!" -GM
and Crazy Camper replied

  • "Agreed! And the Jelicoe Road author!" so add Melina Marchetta to this list. (I also support this choice)
I would like to round out this list with
  • , who I love for her charming and touching Thèâtre Illuminata series. 
  • Elizabeth Wein for bringing me back into historical fiction with Code Name Verity.
Which authors were "new-to-you" this year? A cheers of our whiskey sours to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting TTT, our favorite weekly meme.

(Want to know more about these reads? see our reviews of Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns by John Green, The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (Goosie Mama's ReviewGrad Student's Review), and Dearly, Departed: A Zombie Novel by Lia Habel)


  1. Ooh lots of new to me authors that I need to check out books by. I loved Jellicoe Road by Marchetta too!

  2. Great list! I'll need to check some of these authors out. Love, love, love John Green.

    - Audrey @ Her Fiction Fix

  3. I've been too afraid to finish Code Name Verity, but I need to! And I've been wanting to read Jellicoe road for forever. Also, John Green. For real!

  4. Jandy Nelson! I can't believe I forgot about The Sky is Everywhere when making my list this year. Her writing is so amazingly lyrical and gorgeous, it's hard to pull yourself away from it. Totally agree!

    Meagan @ Happy Owl Books

  5. New follower :) I have heard so much great things about Jellicoe Road and must make the time to read it! The Sky is Everywhere was so fantastic but I have to admit it broke my heart a little bit.My TTT


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