Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

This post is actually difficult to write because despite my list, many of the books I read this year are written by authors I’ve read before. I consider that a good thing because it means former debut authors and new-to-me authors have continued to impress me. I’d love to know which authors are on your list! Hopefully we’ll share some similarities. Hopefully I’ll discover even more authors!

Top Debut Authors:

Hilary T. Smith–Wild Awake has engaging characters and beautiful writing. I hope she writes another book soon!

Rainbow Rowell–Eleanor & Park is Rowell’s debut YA release which rocked my world. Seriously. I LOVE that book.

Hollis Seamon–Somebody Up There Hates You surprised me in a great way. It was fun to read despite being a “cancer” book.

Robin Constantine–As soon as I finished reading The Promise of Amazing I wanted to read another one of Robin Constantine’s books. It’s too bad this hasn’t even released yet because that means I have to wait even LONGER for her next book.

Jessica Verdi–She tackles a big issue in My Life After Now without getting preachy. Plus, it’s an issue not enough found in YA. Win, win.

Aaron Hartzler–Rapture Practice is a great example of YA memoir while also being a fabulous and relevant story.

K.A. Barson–45 Pounds is a fun book that many of my readers will relate to. Plus, K.A. Barson is a Michigan author!

Top New-to-Me Authors:

Benjamin Alire Saenz–I can’t begin to explain how beautiful Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is.

Jo Knowles–So technically Jo Knowles isn’t new to me since I read Lessons From a Dead Girl a few years ago. I’m including her on this list because I read three of her other books this year and loved all of them. I feel like I truly discovered her this year.

Amy Reed–I loved reading Over You and now want to read everything Amy Reed writes.


  1. I want to read The Promise of Amazing and Wild Awake. They both look brilliant, so it’s good to see them on your list!

  2. Wild Awake has been on my TBR ever since I first heard about it – I need to get on this!
    Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe was one of the best books I read this year, and just so gorgeous I can’t even handle it.

  3. Love your choices. I really enjoyed Eleanor & Park and 45 Pounds. I still need to read a Jo Knowles book.

  4. I put Rainbow Rowell on my list too! I also really liked 45 Pounds myself. I’ll have to look into some of your suggestions!

  5. I love Rainbow Rowell, she is so talented. And good to hear about The Promise of Amazing, I keep reading negative reviews, so good to hear that you enjoyed it! Great list!

  6. Great picks! I really need to read some Rainbow Rowell, keep seeing her books everywhere and hear nothing but amazing things 🙂 My TTT.

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