The topic of today is authors you discovered this year. I usually don’t get hung up on one author, meaning that if I read one or two or even five good books from them doesn’t make me buy their next book without knowing anything about it. I still judge the individual books and not the author, because all books are different.
That said, here are the authors that I discovered this year that I really loved.
She’s a debut author so the only book she’s published is Simon VS. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, but it’s a really great book so Albertalli belongs on this list. I’ll be on the look-out for what she publishes next, which seems to be a companion novel for Simon VS.? Nice.
I bought Anna Dressed In Blood years ago, but I only read it in June this year so she still counts as newly discovered. I really enjoyed that book and I’d check out more books from her, probably. I’m planning on reading the sequel soon.
This is another one that I’ve definitely heard of long before this year, but only got around to reading this summer. I read Gone Girl and loved it, and I’m planning on reading Dark Places pretty soon. Flynn is awesome. I wish I had her twisted brain.
After having read four books from him this year he’s as close to an auto-buy author as they can get for me. I’ll definitely research all his future books and consider reading them all. I especially love More Than This and the Chaos Walking series. I’m not sure if I’m gonna read The Rest of Us Just Live Here. Maybe.
Victoria (V.E.) SCHWAB
Another very nearly auto-buy-author, just because of how much I loved Vicious. I’m reading A Darker Shade of Magic right now and I’m finding it okay this far, but you better believe I’ll be the first in line when the sequel to Vicious comes out. Take my money.