Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday! This is a topic I have actually struggled to narrow down because I tend to be the kind of person that reads a lot of stand alones which means reading a lot of authors that I have never read or heard of before! But I did my best to narrow it down.. Onto the books!

Tabitha Suzuma - I have read Forbidden by her this year and it has to be not only one of my favourite books of the year but one of my favourite books of all time, I will definitely be delving into more of her work as soon as possible! I'm sure you've all heard of forbidden but incase you haven't this book is about a brother and sister who fall in love... It's not a very happy read so don't read it if you're in a bad mood but it definitely has a different look on incest, it's really interesting and well written and didn't make me feel disgusted at all which I think makes her an incredibly talented writer.

Emma Donoghue - Discovered this book thanks to Sarah Churchill (I swear she's recommended half the books I own) and I really enjoyed it, can't express enough how different and well written this is. This is from the perspective of a five year old boy who lives in a room with his mum, he knows nothing else from outside of this room so I think you can guess what the whole premise of this book is. I'm yet to read anything else by her but I really want to!

Annabel Pitcher - A fairly new authors, only written two books to date. I have read Ketchup clouds which I loved! It is about a girl who has a really big secret that she can't tell her family or friends so she decides to write to a prisoner on death row to explain this secret and that is the way the whole book is set, letters to this prisoner. I also own her other book which is called My sister lives on the mantelpiece, you only have to read the first sentence of this book to want to know more, seriously if you see it in a shop, pick it up!

Amy Zhang - I believe that falling into place is her debut novel, I'm yet to write a review on this but I promise that I will very soon because oh my god this book is so beautiful. It's so different and it's written from a perspective that I have never seen done before and it just makes it work so well, I loved every second of it and could not put it down. Can't wait for more of her work!

Markus Zusak - The book thief was so good that it is officially my favourite book of all time, oh my god, just thinking about it makes me want to read it all over again and I'm not much of a rereader! I definitely want to check out more of his writing, it's just so beautiful and poetic as well as his plot and story being so incredibly well researched!

Erin Lange - Butter was a gift sent to me for absolutely no reason by my amazing friend Tasha, I really enjoyed this book, it's a look into the mind of someone who is obese, which I think is not as often explored in books where as things like Anorexia and Bulimia have been explored quite a bit. I really enjoyed this and it's just one of those books where you go back and forth so much you have no idea what's going to happen, I need to get my hands on dead ends!

Laurie Halse Anderson - I have heard so many people talk about this author for so long and my friend Ren give me the final push into actually picking up and trying some of her work, let me put it this way; I now want all of her books ever. I read wintergirls which is centered around Anorexia and also self harm, so if those things are triggering for you, maybe give this book a miss, but it is so well written and it doesn't skip over anything, it truely shows how someone with this illness feels and thinks and thats what I loved most about her writing.

Nathan Filer - petition for him to write more books please? This is again one of my all time favourite books, it has to be up there with the book thief and 1984 by George Orwell, I can't even begin to explain the shock of the fall, all I will say is that it is a book about mental illness and that is all you should know going into it, it'll make it a really good read, trust me!

Matthew Quick - Again, an author that has been spoken about quite a lot, I genuinely just thought that this book was about dancing because the trailer for the film made it seem that way, but when Ren told me it was more about mental illness I decided to give it a go and I did really love his writing and the twist but the film ruined it for me so I really want to read more of his books in the future because his writing style is really phenomenal!

Stephen King - Yes, you read right, this is the first time I have ever read a book by Stephen King and I started with carrie because I owned it and Sarah Churchill said it was her favourite by him and I really loved it! I really want to get my hands on the shining, the desire is so strong, his unique writing style and story line is just... amazing.

So that's it for the new authors I have read this year, what about you, what authors have you discovered? Have you read any of the books I mentioned?

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  1. None of these made my list but I read and adored The Book Thief a few years ago! t's actually my favourite book! I'll have to check some of these others out.

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    Katrina @ Chased By My Imagination

  2. I've been seeing Ketchup Clouds a lot recently in my local library and in my school library and it looks really interesting when I pick it up... But then I realise I have 13648 unread books and series to read so I put it down. But knowing that you like it, I might go and actually take it out next time I see it. Same with The Shock of the Fall really but I've heard more about this one than Ketchup Clouds.
    I'm in total agreement on The Book Thief! I read it about a month or so ago and it was a wonderful story and I kind of wish I left it for the holiday season because I just think it would make for a great Christmas read because of how slow it is. I don't know, it might be just me.
    The Silver Linnngs Playbook has definitely also been on my TBR pile for too long :3 A great list!

    Here's my Top Ten:

    1. Haha i'm the same whenever people put a load of hype around a book and I'm just like "I want it but... huge pile of TBR books says I can't" xD it's really good though and the shock of the fall is AMAZING. And yes! I started to read it as it went cold so it really started to put me in the mood for the coldness :3 hehe and thank you!

  3. Hi, cool list. I've never read anything by Stephen King, not a huge fan of scary but its want to try something of Stephen King, because he's one of the best know authors and I feel I at less own the book wold that much.

    Here's mine if you'd like to read it

    1. I didn't find carrie that scary to be honest, it was more gruesome than scary and it's not till towards the end, it's very strange though and it's written really uniquely with case studies and newspaper articles put in the middle of it, a great read though!