Evening you guys and welcome to Blogmas Day 5! Today we’re going to talk about all those authors that we read for the first time this year and whose writing we just absolutely fell in love with! So far, we’ve just been sharing our love for books but I think it’s important to shout out the authors behind said books too! So, here goes!
Let’s start this list off with an author that I didn’t see making it onto it when I read their book back in February: Becky Albertalli! As you might remember, I read The Upside Of Unrequited earlier this year and while I liked it, I didn’t love it. And just from that experience, I was sure I wouldn’t pick up another Albertalli. But then came that one fateful night this past July when I decided to give the audiobook for Simon VS The Homo Sapiens Agenda a chance and basically fell in love with the writing, characters and story. All within a couple of hours. I was sold. And still, am sold on any and all future books Becky is going to release in the future. I am here for it.
Oh, look! Another contemporary author on my list of new-to-me authors for this year! I pretty much read Sandhya Menon’s When Dimple Met Rishi right after finishing Simon VS and I loved it almost as much! It was a lighthearted and quick read and I really liked Menon’s writing style in it! You know, sometimes all you want is a fluffy and easy read that you can dive into for a couple of hours and forget everything around you. That’s pretty much what she did with her book!
I’m sure this doesn’t come as a surprise to you guys if you read my previous post about favorite sequels/finales but yes, Victoria Schwab has made it onto my list all thanks to her Shades Of Magic trilogy! I was honestly about a hundred pages into the first book when I ordered the second and preordered the third. I don’t usually do this. Usually, I finish a book and then I order the next one if I really liked it, but for me to jump ahead like that? Yeah, that’s definitely a sign of how much I loved her writing! I still have one unread Schwab book on my shelves that I’ll hopefully get to soon so I know if my love for writing continues in her Young Adult novels too – but I’m hopeful.
This author might come as a surprise to you if you read my review for Laini Taylor’s Strange The Dreamer as I ended up not enjoying quite as much as I hoped I would. But we’ll talk a bit more about that in my next blogmas post. But even though I didn’t like Strange as much as I had hoped considering all of the hype it had gotten, I still very much enjoyed Laini’s writing style! Honestly, she has such a way with words??? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: if there was a way to steal someone’s writing ability, Laini would be on my list. Hands down! I do hope that the second book in the Strange duology is going to speak to me more and that I’ll fall in love with this series as much as everyone else!
I’ve talked about The Conqueror’s Saga catching me by surprise with how much I loved it and that’s all down to Kiersten’s writing in those books. I was unable to stop reading most of the time and just needed to know what was going to happen next. At this point, I just feel like I’m repeating myself over and over again and you guys are probably reading this last point like ‘Really??? How often can you say the exact same thing???’ but I mean, it’s true? All these writers are fantastic in their own ways and I want to shout from the rooftops how much I love what they do? But apparently, I don’t have enough words to do it properly. So yeah, just know that I really, really loved Kiersten White’s writing and want I want all of you to please go out and buy her books. It’s well worth it!
And now it’s once again time to link to you guys’ posts for yesterday’s prompt of the day: Favorite Sequels/Finales! If you guys want to be featured for any of the upcoming prompts (including today’s) just make sure to write your own post and pingback to the corresponding post of mine so I don’t miss your posts! I can’t wait to see what some of you guys’ responses to the upcoming prompts are going to be!
- Siobhan at I Am A Book Dunkard shared her favorite sequels/finales
- Tasya at The Literary Huntress shares her favorite series starters
How about you guys? Did you read any new-to-you authors this year? Or any debut authors that you really loved? Please let me know in either the comments down below or your very own posts! I’m looking forward to some more author recommendations! 😉