This is a weekly meme hosted by the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish.
This week: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors in 2014
1) Rainbow Rowell-I was late to the Rowell parade. I heard about her last year, obviously (you would have had to be living in a cave not to have heard about her last year), I just never got around to reading either of her books, even though Fangirl was practically calling my name because of its title. But I finally got to her this year, and I'm really glad I did. I shall be reading her adult books this upcoming year, when I get the chance.
2) Ben Aaronovich-Aaronovich was one of the first authors I found in my reading through the library project (I'm on the second shelf for those curious about my progress). The Peter Grant series is awesome urban fantasy with diversity, humor, and great world-building and wonderful descriptions of London. Go check it out immediately, especially if you're a urban fantasy fan of any sort.
3) John Scalzi-I finally got to Scalzi this year by reading his latest, Lock In. I wound up loving it and I think this year, I'm going to try and get to Redshirts and some of his other previous work.
4) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie-Another library find author, this one from Nigeria. She writes well written and thought provoking historical fiction. I read Half of a Yellow Sun, and next year I'm hoping to tackle Americanah.
5) A. S. King-I literally just finished my first A.S. King yesterday and loved it (review is coming). Definitely will be reading more of her books next year.
6) Robert Jackson Bennett-I'd actually never heard of Bennett before I picked up City of Stairs. Apparently the fantasy world has been keeping him under wraps or something because he's been apparently writing for awhile.
7) Mark Lawrence-Never read the Broken Empire series, though I had heard of it. I picked up his latest from this year not realizing it was a spin-off of said series. Might look into the rest next year if I have the chance.
8) Lauren Beukes-I've actually never heard of Beukes either, until everyone started raving about Broken Monsters. I definitely see why she's a thing, even if Broken Monsters wasn't my favorite in the world.
9) Megan Abbott-Another read through the library find. As luck would have it, I discovered her just as The Fever started getting buzz. I haven't read that one yet, but shall try my best too, next year.
10) Natalie Whipple-This author has actually written a YA or two before that I've always meant to read but never got too. This year though, I got to House of Ivy and Sorrow and loved the hell out of it. Definitely will be looking into her other books now.