Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Top 5 Wednesday: Top Authors You have Discovered this Year

The Top 5 Wednesday topic this week is the 5 authors that I have discovered this year that I like the most. You can join the Goodreads group created by Lainey or see other people's posts and videos here.

None of my choices are new authors that have been newly published. These are just the authors that I have read for the first time this year, so far.

#1: Anne Bronte

I read The Tenant of Wildfell Hall this fall and it was the first book I have ever read by Anne Bronte. 
I loved it so much that I can't wait to read Agnes Grey as well. 
She is such a great writer and I am so happy that I finally read her. 

 #2: Thomas Hardy

I really loved Far From the Madding Crowd. I loved Thomas Hardy's style and I am really excited that he has quite a few novels I can read next!

 #3: Mary Shelley

I just read Frankenstein. Mary Shelley is such a talented writer. 
I do plan on trying to read some of her other work. 

#4: Brandon Sanderson

I read The Way of Kings last spring after hearing about Brandon Sanderson for a few years. 
It is such an epic fantasy. So good. I want to keep reading this series and read his other works as well. I plan on reading his Mistborn books next. The only challenge is that his books are SO big. It is definitely an investment of time to read them. But I liked this one enough that I do plan on trying to read more of his books next year. 

#5: Rainbow Rowell

I have read a few other authors for the first time this year but I decided that, although she is not my very favorite, I had to mention Rainbow Rowell for number five for one simple reason...
I have read FOUR of her books this year alone. 
The first book I read was Fangirl. Then I read Eleanor and Park. Next I read Attachments and then most recently I read Landline
I don't love everything about her books but she is extremely talented at sucking you in and drawing you into the characters. They feel real and that makes for a really good read. The only exception for me was Landline. I didn't really like that one and it didn't draw me in the same way the other three did. 
Attachments was my favorite. 

*Have you read any authors for the first time this year?


Tanya Atkinson said...

I really like Rainbow Rowell. Landline was a bit of a letdown for me but her others have all been really enjoyable. Attachments and Eleanor & Park are favorites. Enjoyed your list!

Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

cheryl said...

Thanks! Yeah, Eleanor and Park was probably my second favorite.

Seth and Julie said...

Alyssa loves the Mistborn series. She keeps saying that it is so good that even I would like it. I may get around to it. I also read Frankenstein for the first time this year. I have read a lot of new authors this year, but I there are still so many that I have yet to get to.

Donna said...

I just joined the Facebook group. :) Those are all authors and books that I want to read. The only one I've read so far is Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Peter really likes Brandon Sanderson and we have many of his books. You're right--they're huge!

cheryl said...

Good to hear Julie. I will have to pick it up whenever I get a chance. Just more big books added to my never ending list. :)

The Kings said...

I agree with Anne Bronte. I am looking forward to reading "Far From the Madding Crowd" as soon as I finish reading "The Portrait of A Lady". And you have got me sold on reading "Frankenstein" next year.I haven't read any of Sanderson's books but I know you enjoy those huge reads!

cheryl said...

Great! It has been a really good reading year.