This is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week, there’s a theme and you choose ten books that fit it. Check out upcoming topics here.
I’m pretty sure this is supposed to exclude debuts, but I had to add in two of those to get to ten. (Besides, it felt kind of wrong to leave them off the list, because I did enjoy both of their books.)
In no particular order (except that the two debuts are at the end)…
Mackenzi Lee– I read The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue and fell head over heels for Lee’s writing. I didn’t love The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy as much, but I will definitely be checking out more of her books in the future.
Elizabeth Acevedo– The Poet X was one of my absolute favorite reads last year (I reviewed it here), and I can’t wait to read more.
Rin Chupeco– Oh my gosh, why (WHY?!) did I wait so long to read The Girl From the Well?! Because I’m a moron, that’s why. It was so good, and the sequel (The Suffering) might have been even better. I can’t wait to start The Bone Witch ASAP.
Marisha Pessl– Somehow, I tore through Night Film in just a couple of days back in November. It’s a hefty book, but it was so good I couldn’t put it down (check out my review for more info). I’m really looking forward to reading some of her other books as soon as I can get my hands on them.
Michelle Tea– I read her book Modern Tarot last year and absolutely adored most of it. It really changed the way I read tarot, and gave me a new perspective on things. I’m not going to go out of my way to grab her other books, but I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for them.
Gail Carson Levine– Yep, it took me until I was almost 30 to finally read Ella Enchanted, and it was so much fun. I’m planning to try more of her books, maybe later this year, and I’ll definitely be sharing them with my kid.
Nina LaCour– I enjoyed the writing in Everything Leads to You probably more than the actual story I just had such high expectations for that book, and it fell a little short. It was still really good, I just wanted to love it, and I came out of it just really liking it. Still, I’m looking forward to picking up more of LaCour’s books in the future.
Mark Dunn– I’m not sure if I’ll be seeking out more of Dunn’s books, but I did like Ella Minnow Pea a lot, and I definitely recommend it. (Psst! If you’re doing a reading challenge that has a task for reading an epistolary novel, this one counts, and it’s quite short and easy to read!)
Adrienne Young– Sky in the Deep (my review) wasn’t my favorite book last year, but I think I gave it four out of five stars. The writing was pretty good, and I’m really curious to see what else Young will come up with.
Shea Ernshaw– Okay, so The Wicked Deep (review) was also not my favorite book, and I did have some issues with it (that I can’t talk about because ~spoilers~), but the writing! The writing was so good! This was such an atmospheric book, and I’m anxiously awaiting something new from Ernshaw.