Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2017

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I couldn’t think of 10, so this is really a top 8 :). Let me know your thoughts  in the comments.

  1. Agatha Christie– Last year, I decided to finally read an Agatha Christie novel. Instead of one, I read two (Murder on the Orient Express and And Then There Were None). I loved both, and she’s  definitely an author I want to keep reading.
  2. Ruta Sepetys- I’ve been avoiding Between Shades of Gray for awhile, and after reading it,I have no idea why. I loved this book. Sepetys created such vivid characters and explored so many real (historical) issues. It didn’t feel like a normal teen novel. I’m definitely going to read more of her works.
  3. E. Lockhart- We Were Liars has been on my TBR shelf for awhile. I loved how the book was written. It was pretty “literary” for a young adult novel, and at times, the writing style was quite complex. It was also a different reading experience than I’m used to having within the young adult genre because it has a rather “adult” twist to it. E. Lockhart, I’m impressed.
  4. Amor Towles- You can’t tell by this list, but I’m trying to read more grown-up fiction. I’m in my twenties, and I still read primarily YA because I enjoy it and because it’s what I write. But anyway, I found a copy of A Gentleman in Moscow in my favorite used bookstore, so I bought it and read it immediately. I loved it! Towles is a really gifted writer, and I enjoyed the world he (re)created and the characters he introduced me to.
  5. Colleen Hoover- I mentioned in another post that in 2017 I read a lot of romance which is unusual for me because I don’t enjoy romance fiction. However, I read two books by Hoover and I actually liked them. She’s an author I’d read again because even though she writes in the romance genre, her books didn’t feel like a typical romance novel.
  6. Rick Yancey- I finally read The 5th Wave this year, and I really enjoyed it. Yancey’s characters felt like real teenagers, and sometimes it feels like many authors don’t accomplish that.
  7. Ernest Cline- I don’t usually like science fiction, but I enjoyed Ready Player One (though I honestly don’t think it’s true science fiction).
  8. Cassandra Clare- Okay, she’s new-ish to me. I started reading the Mortal Instruments in high school, but I never finished them, so I picked them up again in 2017. Even though it definitely reads like 2000s YA fantasy, I still enjoyed the novel. I’ll probably read her other series as well.
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