Top Ten New-To-Me Authors Allison Read In 2012

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors Allison Read In 2012

1. J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter. Harry Potter. Harry Potter. Need I say more? I’m so glad I finally gave in and decided to read the Harry Potter series before BEA. I can honestly say my life is ten times better because of it. J.K. Rowling is AMAZING!

2. John Green
The Fault in our Stars was the first John Green book I read but it definitely won’t be the last.

3. Juliet Marillier
Sevenwaters is a world that I just want to visit time and time again. It is so epic, and Juliet Marillier really is a queen of fantasy writing.

4. Susan Vaught
I’m really interested in reading more from Susan Vaught especially with how much I loved Freaks Like Us this year.

5. Kristin Cashore
Kristin Cashore is a master storyteller. She’s also extremely fascinating in person, and I can’t wait to read more from her.

6. Elizabeth Wein
Elizabeth Wein is another master storyteller.  Code Name Verity left me breathless!

7. Markus Zusak
I read The Book Thief for the first time this year and was absolutely blown away. The power of that book is almost indescribable. It made me an emotional basketcase, and I loved every second of it.

8. Laini Taylor
Lush writing. Fierce characters. Magical things of beauty. I adored Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and I can’t wait to get my hands on Days of Blood and Starlight.

9. Ruta Sepetrys
If you have not read Between Shades of Grey you need to get your hands on a copy right now. It is truly captivating, and definitely one of my favorite books I read this year.

10. Tammara Webber
Her Between The Lines series has captured my heart with its web of entangled characters, and drama, and refused to let it go. I can’t complain though. I’m really glad I found it … and her!

So, what authors have you found & loved in 2012?

As always Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish.

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Allison is 27 years old. She is always looking for new books, good music, quality/epic adventures, and a normal sleep schedule. She currently works with the elderly.


  1. Code Name Verity is on my TBR list! My TTT list:

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  2. I am so glad that you love Harry Potter! I never, ever get sick of seeing HP love.

    John Green is on my list, as well. I can’t believe I waited until 2012 to read anything by him.

  3. So many great authors on this list – I’m glad you found them this year! I’m partial to Zusak & Rowling especially, but they’re all awesome. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh! I forgot Ruta Sepetys. Looking forward to her new book. I have Laini Taylor on my list too. I still have a few Markus Zusak books to read-Book Thief was great, but I really loved I am the Messenger. I am considering a HP reread in 2013. Great list!

  5. John Green is great. I highly recommend you Looking for Alaska and An abundance of Katherines. they are funny and interesting reads 🙂

  6. YES for Kristin Cashore & J.K. Rowling! Love them both.

  7. I’ve never read any of them except JK Rowling! Do you ever wish you had read Harry Potter sooner? I didn’t read it until 2009, and I SO wish now that I had read them as they were coming out and been a part of the fandom back then!

    Here’s my TTT:

  8. AHH you discovered J.K. Rowling this year, WHAT MAGIC. There are so, so many good authors on your list that have given me a lot of FEELINGS and tears. I’ve read Zusak’s The Messenger but really need to read The Book Thief!

  9. I loved Carole Rifka Brunt’s Tell the Wolves I’m Home- great story, great writing. Check out my TTC for the list and a giveaway!

  10. I am glad you caved and read Harry Potter. 🙂 I will always love those books! Kristin Cashore is another really good author and Mark Zusak is on my Top 10 List! I will have to check out these other authors you have mentioned, they sound pretty good.

    Here is my list

  11. Great authors in your list!! 😀 I love the ones I’ve read from it, and there are some others I plan on checking out.

  12. WHAT? You hadn’t read Harry Potter until now?!?! Or John Green? Or Kristin Cashore? Or Markus Zusak? What a great year for you!

    I also discovered Elizabeth Wein and Laini Taylor!

    I still really need to get to Juliet Marillier. I am convinced I will LOVE her books with a passion made of fire, but they are long, and I need to find time to read them. AHHHHH.

  13. Hooray for Kristin Cashore love!

    I seriously need to read a John Green book. I think I’m going to make that one of my 2013 Bookish Resolutions.

  14. I love these Top Ten Tuesday posts! I always discover at least a couple of new authors or books I know I want to read 🙂

    Here’s my TTT.

  15. Welcome to the world of JKR adoration. It’s a happy one 🙂

    I started working for Freebooksy this year, so I’ve gotten to try out a TON of new-to-me authors in 2012 for free. It’s been a good year 😉

    Probably my favorites (just off the top of my head)–

    Marika Christian

    Jack Heath & John Thompson

    Those are two completely different books – but they’re both really good. 🙂