Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish that other bloggers are welcome to join in, to create Top Ten lists on varying topics. This week it’s Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016
Ms4Tune recommended I try Jackaby and I really quite enjoyed it! I found it a nice easy read perfect for when I wasn’t feeling too well and I also enjoyed the sequel. I’m waiting for book 3 in paperback however so that I have a set so I’m yet to finish the series. It’s compared to Doctor Who and Sherlock and I can see why, though I did find it lacking the fantastic lines of Doctor Who, there are some but not nearly enough!!
Honestly, I’m still reading The Forgetting – I’m having trouble finishing actual books right now. I don’t know if it’s because I don’t want bad things to happen or what. But so far I’ve been really enjoying this book. I like the chemistry between the two main characters and any falling outs are over in reasonable time it’s shaping up to be a pretty good book! I’m hoping it will be a 2016 favourite. Turns out I have one of her other books on my shelf so I’ll need to read that one soon too.
I’ve also been reading Shadow and Bone a while too. I think it was because I stumbled across an accidental spoiler and then I didn’t know what to do with myself (so many fandoms to keep up with, it’s hard not to have something spoiled!). Up until then though I was enjoying the book. I chose to read this before six of crows because I’d had it longer – apparently that was a sensible choice! I really need to keep going because everyone is saying how good these series are!
I really enjoyed Truthwitch and thought that maybe this was a series to wait for completion so that it could be binge read. However I requested and received an excerpt of book 2. I have no idea what’s going on in it which leads me to believe this will be a series I have to re-read a lot. Oh dear, what a shame…I thought that Truthwitch had great depth and scope and I hope that it keeps going that way…
The Queen’s Poisoner was one of those 99p Kindle books that I got some time ago. I forget if I started to read it before or after I requested the third one from Netgalley but it was probably after (Will I ever learn?!?). It wasn’t quite what I was expecting. Something is going on here and it’s caught my attention that’s for sure! But this wasn’t the series I thought it would be.
I know Jenny Colgan has been around for ages (mainly because my mum has quite a few of her books) but this year was the first time I’ve picked any of her books up. The Little Shop of Happy Ever After was a 5-star book for me. I loved it so much that I actually requested her next newest book, Christmas at the Little Beach Street Bakery because I just needed another fix. Her writing is so fluid and her storylines so funny in a real life kind of way. I’m glad I took a chance on The LIttle Shop of Happy Ever After. It’s not my genre usually, but it was so entertaining. Definitely worth a read if you want something humorous and romantic. Comparable to Jojo Moyes’s Contemporary stories.
OMG Lyndsay Faye’s reimagining of Jane Eyre was amazing. I definitely need more of her gothic romances in my life. Totally brilliant.
Now apparently I own Jessica Spotwood’s Born Wicked which is a paranormal fantasy but I’ve not read it… yet. I received Wild Swans as an ARC and was surprised by how much I loved this contemporary romance. The characters were believable and the storyline was really good. I can’t wait to get stuck into Born Wicked and see what Jessica has to offer us in the fantasy world!
Matthew Quick is another author I’ve heard lots about and already own a few books by, but again, I haven’t read them yet. I will definitely be reading them soon though, as Every Exquisite Thing was really moving. The characters were odd but in a way that made you want to know more about them and the storyline was different to anything I’ve read before.
And I Darken is one of my favourite books of 2016 (it will be on my TTT Best Books of 2016 list too lol). I don’t know if I will enjoy her earlier work as much as apparently they are a lot simplier but I’m willing to give them a try anyway. And I can not wait for Now I Rise (out next year)!