The Broke & The Bookish topic is all about new authors...to me. I thought I read more new authors than this, but I kind of had to dig.
1. John Green--I jumped on the bandwagon when TFIOS went crazy at the beginning of this year, but An Abundance of Katherines was my actual first John Green book in March. I have read TFIOS now, but I still need to review it. And I definitely want to try more of his books soon.
2. Jay Asher--The first book I read by Asher was The Future of Us, and while I liked it, it didn't blow me away, so I wasn't too sure about trying his other books. But then I decided to give Thirteen Reasons Why a chance. I am so, so glad I did. That book touched my heart and moved me so much, I don't think I would even be able to properly review it.
3. Jane Austen--It seems crazy that I had never read any Austen before now, but it's true. My very first "Classic a Month" back in January was Pride & Prejudice and I think I will start 2013 off with Sense & Sensibility. :) I have a feeling I will soon become one of those Austenites lol.
4. Rachel Vincent--The Soul Screamers series has apparently been out for a while, but I just found it this year. I really enjoyed Volume 1 and just (2 minutes ago) finally ordered Volume 2 on Amazon! :) It's a great, original paranormal series and I can't wait to see where it goes.
5. Jennifer Echols--even though I haven't reviewed any of the 3 books I've read this year by Echols, I really enjoyed them and have heard lots of good things about her other books. I'm excited to read more by her, if I can just find them! (They've been notoriously hard to find in the store for me!)
6. Jenny Han--another that I haven't reviewed yet, but I absolutely adored The Summer I Turned Pretty and enjoyed the 2 sequels as well. I read the first in one (long) evening and it made me cry like a baby, so you know it's good lol.
7. Bianca Turetsky--a great middle-grade, semi-fantasy, semi-historical author that I think is good at getting kids (girls) more interested in history. I'm really looking forward to more Time-Traveling Fashionista books!
8. LM Montgomery--okay, yes I've only read 1 book so far, but let me tell you...I am hooked. Anne of Green Gables was s'marvelous and the only reason I'm waiting to get the others is to see if I get them for Christmas lol. (hint hint!!)
9. John Steinbeck--this is really a rediscovered new author for me, but my "Steinbeck Summer" showed me several new sides of this author and I am so glad my sister recommended him to me for a classic.
10.Haruki Murakami--I don't think I'll ever have the full plot of 1Q84 figured out, but it was for sure one of my favorites of the year. (Another I still need to review gah!) I've heard so many great things about this author and his quirky writing skills, so I will be picking up more of his work in the future for sure.