Authors I [Met] in 2017
Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, Top Ten Tuesday invites bookish bloggers to share lists based on a given topic. This week is all about ten new-to-me-authors, to whom I was introduced in 2017!
I fell in love FAST with Kasie West’s books! I first read The Fill-In Boyfriend and absolutely adored it. Next came On the Fence and P.S. I Like You, both of which are full of fluffy freshness, as is The Fill-In Boyfriend.
I was totally under the impression that fluff and romance would gross me out – I’m so thrilled I stepped out of my comfort zone and discovered a new favorite author!
Stephen King is a writer I’ve been really curious about for a long time, but most of his books are intimidating. I’ve been obsessed with The Stand, which I started in June – and have yet to finish – forever. For the record, I LOVE King’s storytelling skills and I’m so looking forward to devouring the rest of his tomes!
I am obsessed with the Saga series by Brian K. Vaughan. I am just blown away by how amazingly entertaining, well-written, and beautifully illustrated graphic novels are. Thus far, I’ve read volumes one through five and I’m excited to blow through the remaining two prior to the release of Volume 8 in January!
[Review: Saga, Vol. 1]
In addition, I love Vaughan’s Paper Girls series – it is such a time-twisting, mind-boggling, yet not confusing collection. Volume four will be released in spring 2018 and I’m super excited!
[Review: Paper Girls, Vol. 1]
Tamora Pierce is a new-to-me author whom I cannot believe I’d never heard of prior to this year! While I’ve only read the debut in The Song of the Lioness quartet, Alanna: The First Adventure, I’m totally sucked in by Pierce’s descriptive writing style and world-building.
[Review: Alanna: The First Adventure]
Sarah J. Maas is another overdue-to-be-read-by-me author whose work I FINALLY laid my eyes upon in 2017. I first read A Court of Thorns and Roses in February and Throne of Glass this past summer. I rated both books either four or five stars! I adore Maas’ world-building more than anything.
[Review: Throne of Glass]
I absolutely adore Raina Telgemeier and totally look forward to perusing more, if not the rest of, her work this year. Ghosts was both heartwarming and heartbreaking, while Kristy’s Great Idea, co-authored by original Babysitter’s Club creator Ann M. Martin, is a throwback to a beloved series.
G. Willow Wilson is another graphic novelist with whose work I have also fallen in love. The Ms. Marvel series is beyond brilliant!
I’ve read volumes one through three thus far and can’t wait to get caught up, as I’ve splurged and gotten the remainder of the series.
As I’ve said many times, I gave up on watching The Walking Dead TV show a few seasons back, but I’m loving Robert Kirkman’s series of graphic novels more than ever! Having read the first eight volumes, I cannot wait to suck up the rest of the series!
Judging from how amazing the story is told through the books, I’m curious about whether I should return to watching the show…
Vicky Delany is an author who has gotten me even more hooked on the cozy mystery! I had the best time reading and reviewing my first book of hers, Elementary, She Read. Right now,
I’m working on the second of her Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series, Body on Baker Street, and I’m loving it too!
[Review: Elementary, She Read]
Author of the gorgeously written The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern is one of those writers whose style beguiles both my eyes and my mind. I am still in awe of how the words flow together in The Night Circus, my first, and only, thus far, Morgenstern novel.
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