Top Ten Tuesday

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!

The List

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 FenceΒ 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!

[Reviews: The Fill-In Boyfriend, Β P.S. I Like You]

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.

[Review: Ghosts]

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…

[Reviews: Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3, Vol. 4]

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.

Love, Maggie

30 Comments

  1. Ashleigh Williams

    Great post, I need to get into reading comics!

    08 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      Thanks! I adore comics! I never dreamed I’d like them so much, then I read Saga and BOOM! LOL!

      08 . 01 . 2018
  2. Linda

    So many great authors! And yes you should continue watching the Walking Dead. at least try watching it again.

    08 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      Advice accepted! πŸ˜€

      08 . 01 . 2018
  3. Nicole @ Boundless Bookaholic

    Great picks! I LOOOOOVE Saga, Kasie West, Sarah J. Maas, and Ms. Marvel.

    04 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      Thanks and DITTO! πŸ˜€

      07 . 01 . 2018
  4. Sarah Campbell

    Stephen King yaaaaay!!

    03 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      Yes! I adore Stephen King! I’m still reading The Stand – it’s freaking enormous – but I love it SO much! I can’t wait to read more of his work!

      07 . 01 . 2018
  5. Cody

    I haven’t read anything by most of these authors. That’s so sad! Guess i have to add them to my tbr to experience the awesomeness! Sarah J. Maas is queen!

    03 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      Hi, Cody! Maas is amazing – I can’t believe I took so long to read Throne of Glass! I’m really excited about the rest of the series!

      08 . 01 . 2018
  6. Danielle

    I love StEphen King’s Writing!!

    03 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      OH, me too girl!

      08 . 01 . 2018
  7. Diana @ The Bookish Sisters

    I meed to check out Kasie West’s books!! Great post β™₯️

    03 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      OMG – Kasie West’s stuff is full of fluffy goodness! Her books are pretty quick reads and so absorbing. I never dreamed I’d fall so hard for West’s work, but I totally did!

      08 . 01 . 2018
  8. anovelglimpse

    I love Kasie West! I’m glad you read and loved her stuff!

    02 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      I adore Kasie West and I’m so thrilled I found her too! The Fill-In Boyfriend is my favorite so far! πŸ˜€

      08 . 01 . 2018
      • anovelglimpse

        Mine will probably always be On the Fence. πŸ™‚

        08 . 01 . 2018
        • Maggie

          I loved On the Fence too! It is such a cute book! It’s my second favorite West book so far!

          08 . 01 . 2018
  9. Kei @ The Lovely Pages Reviews

    I need to read a SJM book asap!

    02 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      I’m so glad I’m not the only one who took forever to read Maas! I’ve been missing out! LOL!

      08 . 01 . 2018
  10. Cholla

    the Stand is one of my favorite Stephen King books, i hope you eventually finish it! But yeah, it’s huge.

    Also, The Night Circus was very good.

    Still want to read Sarah J. Maas, hopefully 2018!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks!

    02 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      The Stand is SO amazing! I’m about 600+ pages in, so I’m getting there! LOL! Yes, I adore The Night Circus! I hope you love Maas – she’s a great writer!

      08 . 01 . 2018
  11. Jo

    So happy you discovered and enjoyed Sarah j maas’ books in 2017!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/02/top-ten-tuesday-140/

    02 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      I’m so happy too! I’m excited to read more Maas!

      08 . 01 . 2018
  12. Dorka

    Such a nice list! πŸ™‚

    02 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      Aw! Thanks a ton! πŸ˜€

      08 . 01 . 2018
  13. KRIS

    What a great list! Kasie west is awesome and Stephen king well… we all know I love him πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    02 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      Thanks, Kris! I can’t believe I didn’t start reading Stephen King long ago! I LOVE The Stand – it’s taken me ages to read it, but it is SO GOOD!

      08 . 01 . 2018
  14. Chrissi Reads

    I’m so happy that you discovered kasie West. she’s a fantastic writer and i devour her books. I hope you discover some amazing authors in 2018.

    02 . 01 . 2018
    • Maggie

      OH, I’m so tickled I found her too! I never dreamed I’d fall in love with fluff! LOL! Now I have to read everything she’s ever written!

      08 . 01 . 2018

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