This week's topic is Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014. All author links will go to the Goodreads page of the book pictured, and each book is just the first book I read by that author.
1. J.K. Rowling
Starting this out with an obvious one. Before this year, I had not read anything by J.K Rowling. Now, I've finished five of the books and am working on finding time for the sixth - I'm actually using it as a bribe to complete my review copies. If I finish three this month, I get to read the sixth book!
2. Edith Pattou
I received a review copy of Ghosting earlier this year. I requested it on Netgalley knowing little about it, mostly just that it was a story told in verse - and I love those! I have always liked poetry and books like these are such quick reads. What I did not expect was to love it as much as I did. My review for this one can be found here.
3. Ginger Scott
This is another author I found through review books. I received two of her novels for review, on separate occasions, through Netgalley. Although I liked How We Deal With Gravity best, and found it to be more unique, I will likely continue to read her books, even the more standard New Adult ones. My review for How We Deal With Gravity can be found here, and my review for This is Falling can be found here.
I was unsure about the hype regarding My Life Next Door, but ended up loving it so much! I fell in love with the characters, gave the book five stars, and will definitely be checking out more books by the author. My review is here.
5. Kat Spears
Yet another book I received for review! I had excellent luck with review copies this year, but this was definitely one of my favorites - it actually makes my favorites list for all the books I've read this year. I adored it. My review can be found here and I also have a book talk here.
6. Jamie Kain
The Good Sister was another review book (surprise!) that I really enjoyed, and I would love to see more of Jamie Kain's work. My review is here.
I very recently read For Real, and I really loved it. While not perfect, it was so fun that I had very few negative things to say. I definitely plan to read more of her books as they release. My review of For Real is here.
Cutting the list short here, since I could not find any others that fit.