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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2016

Today's TTT topic is "Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read for the First Time in 2016". Pretty self-explanatory. Here's my list!

1. Elena Ferrante: I've been making my way through the Neapolitan novels. One book left, and that's on deck for me when I finish my current read.

2. Kristin Hannah: I loved The Nightingale. So good!

3. S.E. Hinton: I finally read The Outsiders when I found myself with hours to kill and no book while waiting for my car to be repaired, and to my surprise, I utterly loved it.

4. Dan Simmons: I had Drood on my list forever, but finally made my way to it in the spring. I'll definitely be reading more of his books.

5. Geraldine Brooks: People of the Book was a really intriguing concept. I definitely want to read a few more of her books, especially March.

6. Carlos Ruiz Zafon: I read The Shadow of the Wind while on holiday in Barcelona, and it was one of the best books I read all year.

7. Libba Bray: I finally started the Diviners series, and boy am I hooked. I can't wait for the third book to come out!

8. Becky Albertalli: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda made me laugh and cry.

9. Markus Zusak: How did I wait so long to read The Book Thief?

10. ShayaLonnie: Okay, so this year I discovered FanFic and got obsessed. ShayaLonnie is one of my favourites.

Now it's your turn, readers! What new authors captivated you this year?


  1. I am a HUGE fan of Geraldine Brooks!!! I'd love to meet her at an author signing event some time. People of the Book is one of my favorite novels. Both March and Year of Wonders are also very good.

  2. P. S. Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: https://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2016/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-new-to-me.html?showComment=1481051250703#c1172297993412473813

  3. The Book Thief is one of my absolute favourite books, I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed it!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/06/top-ten-tuesday-86/

  4. One of these days I have to read The Diviners - it sounds great! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  5. You discovered some great authors this year! Yay for Libba Bray and Marcus Zusack. Kristen Hannah's book is at the very top of my 2017 list. Happy to hear you enjoyed it - such good reads. I can't wait!