Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors We Read In 2017

Just a reminder: Starting on January 16th Top Ten Tuesday will be moved to Jana's blog, That Artsy Reader Girl, as The Broke and the Bookish will be closing our doors (for now). 

Happy New Year! I (Jana) am so ready for 2018. This is going to be my year. I can feel it. :) Today's topic is new-to-me authors we discovered in 2017. Which authors did you discover last year? 

Jana's Picks

1. Katie Ruggle -- Her romantic suspense novels are amazing!

2. Jenn Bennett -- I read Alex, Approximately this year and it was so much fun! I can't wait to read more of her books.

3. Meagan Spooner -- Hunted was my first of her solo novels (I've read These Broken Stars that she wrote with Amie Kaufman), and I loved it a lot.

Jamie's Picks

4. Heidi Heilig -- I finally got around to reading Heidi's debut from 2016 and I super loved it and can't wait to read the sequel and what she's working on now! I also really love following her on twitter so just overall she's a fave of 2017!

5. Adam Silvera -- I read 2 of Adam's books this year (History Is All You Left Me & They Both Die At The End) and I am obsessed with his books! I've owned his debut since it came out and realllyyyy need to finally get to it!

Lauren's Picks

6. Gillian Flynn - I actually listened 3 of her novels in 2017... Dark Places, Gone Girl, and Sharp Objects. I think I listened to Sharp Objects first and instantly knew I had to get my hands on the others. Now I just wish there were more!

7. Mike Mullane - Granted, this guy is actually a retired astronaut, not a writer, but I really liked his book about his space life. He has a great sense of humor and showed who he really is in his book, flaws and all. If you’re in remotely interested in space flight, you’ll love his book Riding Rockets: The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut. 

8. Katherine Arden - I read her novel The Bear and the Nightingale months ago and I’m still thinking about it. It was just an amazing folklore tale that enthralled me! I can’t wait for the sequel!

Julia's Pick

9. Naomi Novik - I finally got around to reading Uprooted and it was so good! I only read a few books this year and this one would have been high on the list even if I read my wanted 50. I can't wait to explore more from Novik in the future! 

Daisy's Pick

10. Becky Albertalli: I finally got around to reading Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and it was EVERYTHING!

Which new authors did you fall in love with in 2017?


  1. Jana - aww, I'm sorry to report I had a different experience with Hunted than you. I liked the Russian spin and firebird element, but other than that it felt typical and flat. Perhaps it's just that I don't like retellings in general? Maybe I'll check out her work with Amie Kaufman!

    Jaimie - I've had a hard time with Adam Silvera's writing style in the past, but I want to try They Both Die at the End. I love how much he's done with normalizing LGBT+ rep in YA books :)

    Julia - Simon vs. is so good!! I can't wait for the movie. I'm unsure whether I should read The Upside of Unrequited, though.

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

    1. I really enjoyed The Upside of Unrequited, it's not Simon-gushworthy, but still definitely a recommended read!

  2. I really want to read Heidi Heilig's books. They sound so exciting and intriguing. :) Here's to an amazing 2018 - HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone!

  3. I fell in love with Jenn Bennett this year too!

  4. Ooh nice! Not familiar with all these but recognizing some as contemporary authors and that would be why. Glad you all found so many you enjoyed last year!

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  5. It looks like you all found a lot of great authors last year! I love Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  6. I love Becky Albertalli, can't wait to see Love, Simon this year. I need to read The Bear and the Nightingale and They Both Die at the End - I've heard so many good things about both!

  7. I need to read more of Gillian Flynn! I have read only Gone Girl. All the other authors on your list are new to me.

  8. Except for GONE GIRL, I haven't read any of these books/authors. I've heard of most of them, just haven't given them a go yet. Maybe in 2018??

    Happy TTT!

  9. I really need to read Adam Silvera! I brought a book home to read over winter break, but never got to it. :-(

  10. I absolutely loved Katherine Arden's writing! Her books is on my top books for 2017


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