Top Ten Tuesday: Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016. This is another pretty straightforward prompt, so let’s get on with the list.

Brittany Cavallaro

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I was definitely impressed with A Study in Charlotte. The book was a really good spinoff to Sherlock Holmes, and I loved Charlotte’s character. I believe she captured the Holmes essence very well. I’m looking forward to the next book The Rise of August early next year.

Renee Ahdieh

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Holy crap, she is amazing. The Wrath and The Dawn just blew me away. I’ve yet to finish reading The Rose and the Dagger but she quickly made it to the list of my auto-buy authors. I’m super excited for The Flame in the Mist!

Chuck Palahniuk

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I randomly started reading Haunted last May, and OH MY GOD, this book was WILD! I don’t know if all of his books are that intense, that violent, that gory, but I’m pretty sure my face looked like the shocked emoji while reading THE FIRST PART. It was a pretty crazy read and I’m pretty sure I’ll be picking up more of his books next year.

Neil Gaiman

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I know, I know. I’m super behind with this. I’ve only read Coraline last Halloween and mentally kicked myself for not reading it sooner. I loved it and really look forward to exploring more of his works.

Roald Dahl

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I know, the horror! I mean, yeah I grew up to stories like James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Matilda, but those were more of from movies. I’ve only actually read Matilda last October and I liked it a lot. So yeah, I’ll be reading more of his books should be fun.

Louise o’Neill

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I’ve read and reviewed Asking For It, and it was a really good book. I liked the importance of it and the kind of message it sends. I learned that her other book Only Ever Yours has a similar theme and I can’t wait to read it.

Koji Suzuki

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I finally summoned up the courage to start reading horror, and oh my god Ring was so good! I’m gonna start reading Spiral soon and plan to read the rest of the books in his series. His books are super creepy. I love it.

Kanae Minato

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I’ve seen the movie when I was in college, but only discovered this year that it actually had a book. I’ve been raving about Confessions on bookstagram for a while now, but really, it’s SUCH A GOOD BOOK! It’s the perfect blend of mystery and thriller, portraying the lives of troubled Japanese students.

R.S. Grey

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I decided to read her books by order of publication date, and while Scoring Wilder didn’t really impress me, The Allure of Julian LeFray did! I’ve been turning to Grey’s books as welcomed breathers in between the fantasy books I’ve been devouring. I’m planning to squeeze in at least two more of her books before the year ends, so we’ll see.

Elise Kova

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Air Awakens series is in The Royal Polar Bear’s Hall of Books, and oh crap now I know why. So far I’m finished with the first book and starting with the second, and oh my god it’s so good! Elemental magic, princes, library apprentices, lunches in a gazebo filled with roses? I AM SO DOWN FOR THAT. She also has a new book coming out next year, yaaaaasss!

And there we have it! Which authors made it to your Top Ten list? I love recommendations, so leave a comment if there’s an author you’d want me to check out. Happy reading!

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32 Comments Add yours

  1. Rissi says:

    Despite the fact that I was intrigued from the moment I first saw the cover, I consistently forget about it. Also, ‘Dawn’ is one I’m curious about. Perhaps I’ll get it for Christmas. 🙂

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    1. literaryhues says:

      I hope you do! It’s an amazing book.

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  2. Renee Ahdieh is amazing! I loved her writing style in The Wrath and The Dawn ❤ Elise Kova has been on my TBR for ages, I hope to get to her books soon 🙂 Also, I haven't ready any Neil Gaiman yet (shame) but hope to do so soon!

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    1. literaryhues says:

      Yes please try Elise Kova. Her fantasy series is amazing so far!

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  3. lenoreo says:

    I’m curious about R.S. Grey, she’s been recommended to me a bunch. I think I have a few of hers, will have to give her a try in 2017.

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    1. literaryhues says:

      Yes, please. I’m gonna read another book of hers as soon as I finish my current read.

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  4. Lauren S says:

    Great list! Louise O’Neill is on mine too because of Asking For It and I can’t wait to read Only Ever Your either. I’m hoping to read a few Gaiman’s next year, including Coraline.

    My TTT

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    1. literaryhues says:

      Awesome! I hope you like Coraline as much as I did 💕

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  5. Louise says:

    I’m planning to read The Wrath and The Dawn for a readathon this month and I’m super excited about it. Everything I’ve seen about it says it’s amazing. I can’t wait to try out her writing.

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    1. literaryhues says:

      It is really amazing omg I hope you love it as much as I do!

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  6. Lori says:

    I absolutely love Renee Ahdieh’s books. I can’t wait for her newest. I really really want to read Asking for It soon. Great list!!

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    1. literaryhues says:

      I’m way too excited for Renee’s new book too. And I hope you read it soon! 💕

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  7. Cate T. says:

    I will never stop singing praises for “Confessions”. I wish she has more translated work. 🙂

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    1. literaryhues says:

      I totally agree!💕

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  8. Anastasia says:

    Neil Gaiman’s writing is a gift to this world!! ❤ Super happy you have discovered him and that he made it to your top10… I think Roald Dahl movie adaptations are really well made 🙂

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    1. literaryhues says:

      I hope to explore more of their books since they’re such amazing writers. And I have to agree. So far Matilda is the only book I’ve read and ithe movie was accurate 😀

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      1. Anastasia says:

        😀 Oh just wait until you get to Charlie & and the Chocolate Factory and BFG! 🙂 They’re marvelous! 🙂

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      2. literaryhues says:

        Can’t wait to read them! 💕

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  9. Cait @ Paper Fury says:

    Ahhh so many amazing authors!! I LOVE ROALD DAHL! I actually never read his books as a kid either and only read most of them in my late teens. 😛 But still just shows how timeless and glorious his books are because they’re wonderful for any age! And I also entirely adored The Wrath and the Dawn. THE WRITING IS SO BEAUTIFUL. Here’s my TTT!

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    1. literaryhues says:

      I’d have to agree with that. I still enjoyed Matilda even at my age. 💕

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  10. Louise O’Neill was on my list this week too! I can’t believe you only read Roald Dahl this year! He was one of my favourite authors as a kid. Hope you enjoy the rest of his books.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/06/top-ten-tuesday-86/

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    1. literaryhues says:

      Ooh that’s awesome. I think i saw Asking For It in a listicle that’s why I decided to read it. And yeah I’m kind of gonna fix the whole Roald Dahl thing lol I loved Matilda so much so I can’t wait to read the others!

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      1. Matilda’s my absolute favourite Roald Dahl, but he has lots of other great ones!

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  11. I’m super stoked for the Flame in the Mist. The Wrath and the Dawn is such a beautiful duology. Great list!

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    1. literaryhues says:

      Thank you! I do have high hopes for it and I’m hoping Renee won’t disappoint 😊

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  12. I reeeally want to read The Wrath and the Dawn. Everyone seems to love that book so much. I read Coraline when I was in middle school but have been wanting to reread it because I didn’t really like it back then and I’m curious to see if I’d like it more now.

    Here’s my TTT if you’re interested: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2016/12/06/top-ten-new-to-me-authors-i-read-during-2016/

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    1. literaryhues says:

      I hope you like The Wrath and the Dawn as much as I did! 💕

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  13. Your blog is so pretty!! Anyway, I’m SO glad you finally read Matilda! It was one of my all-time faves growing up… but that was way before the movie haha. I haven’t read a TON for other Roald Dahl, but my son and I read a lot of older elementary/MG together, so hopefully we’ll be trying more in the future. Great list!

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    1. literaryhues says:

      Thank you! 💕 Matilda was a favourite story growing up too. I loved the movie. I just didn’t realize there was a book (smh @ myself) 😂

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  14. I have to try Elise Kova one of these days! 🙂

    Lauren @ Always Me

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  15. I don’t think I have read books by any of these authors! But the title/ cover for “Asking For It” is definitely intriguing! I’ll have to keep an eye out for that one!

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    1. literaryhues says:

      You should omg. You could check out my review to get a feel of it 😀

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