Hello and welcome to my Top 5 Wednesday post!
This week’s theme is…
September 28: Gateway Books to Your Favorite Genre
–What books do you think are good to introduce people to your favorite genre? If you have more than one favorite genre, feel free to split it up to cover both.
As many of you know, I am a historical fiction junkie but I have already done many posts on my favorite genre, like this one for example → Top Ten Tuesday: Books Every Historical Fiction Lover Should Read.
So I decided to do a past T5W theme. I know, I know, how rebellious of me. For this week’s T5W post, I’m throwing it back to October 2015.
October 21: Top Authors You Discovered This Year
I decided that I was going to share some of my favorite authors that I’ve discovered this year. I’m going to warn you, there is going to be more than 5 authors on this list…
» Kristin Hannah
Book I Read: The Nightingale
I loved this book. Kristin Hannah is an incredible storyteller. You can read my review here → Book Review: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
» V.E. Schwab
Book I Read: A Darker Shade of Magic
Schwab… Where have you been all my life?! This woman’s writing and world building is second to none! You can read my review here → Book Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
» Neil Gaiman
Book I Read: The Graveyard Book
This was such a fun read. I felt like I was watching a Henry Selick film in my head. I have heard rumors that this book is being adapted to film, let’s hope they called Selick. Neil Gaiman has a way with crafting an eerie story with lovable characters.
» Jenny Lawson
Book I Read: Furiously Happy
This woman is ridiculously funny. Her humor is definitely not going to be for everyone, but if you like crude and slightly inappropriate humor, then this is the book for you. You can read my review here → Book Review: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
» Tiffany McDaniel
Book I Read: The Summer That Melted Everything
This is definitely my favorite book of 2016 thus far. This book is so profound and raw, it will definitely be one that sticks with me forever. You can read my review here → Book Review: The Summer that Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel
» Maggie Steivfter
Books I read: The Raven Cycle
I adore Maggie Stiefvater’s writing. It is so atmospheric and creepy. Also, her characterization is on point. She has this way of making her characters feel so real.
You can read my reviews here →
» Frances Hardinge
Book I Read: The Lie Tree
Has anyone noticed a trend yet? I love dark and twisty books. I went into this book with low expectations, but Hardinge blew me away. I can’t wait to read more of her work.
You can read my view here → Book Review: The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
» Laura Lane McNeal
Book I Read: Dollbaby
Another favorite of 2016! I adored this book set during the civil rights movement. McNeal was about to tackle some big issues in this book, all while writing a beautiful coming of age story. Plus, this book has a shocking twist that I didn’t see coming. Rumor has it that McNeal is working on her second book, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.
You can read my review here →Book Review: Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal
» Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Book I Read: The Shadow of the Wind
This book was amazing. Zafón writes such a engrossing plot. This book griped me from page one and never loosened its hold on me.
You can read my review here → Book Review: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Which authors did you discover this year?
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