This week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) is a little hard for me. My TBR list is so long and I’m always so far behind everyone else on new releases or new authors! However, after a little brain-racking (and GR perusing), I did manage to come up with a list of seven newish authors I’ve read that have definitely made me crave more. If you have any debut authors you’ve really enjoyed, please leave me a comment and let me know—I always love finding new authors and books to devour!
William Ritter (Jackaby and Beastly Bones): I picked up Jackaby on a whim last year and loved it! Beastly Bones was just published and I need to go to the library to pick it up. I’m a sucker for anything Sherlock-esque and the supernatural bent just made it even better!
Natasha Pulley (The Watchmaker of Filigree Street): This was an uneven book for me but was intriguing enough that I’d really like to see another book by the author.
Eowyn Ivey (The Snow Child): Easily one of my best reads of 2015 and highly recommended to anyone who loves magical realism!
John Darnielle (Wolf in White Van): I can’t even wrap my head around the intricacies of the plotting. Blew me away.
John Scalzi (Lock In): An awesome sci-fi novel that even a non-sci-fi-fan could appreciate, thanks to an easy flow of writing and no technical jargon info-dumps.
Allie Brosh (Hyperbole and a Half): Apparently the sequel is due out next year!!! Brosh is hilarious but also wise, and a wonderful storyteller.
Erin Morgenstern (The Night Circus): I’ve been handed a lot of other books that are supposedly like The Night Circus and none have been nearly as magical. Sigh.
i haven’t heard of any of these authors, so i am so glad you took the time to intro them to us!
Aw yay, I hope you find some new ones to love! :)
Jess @ Curiouser and Curiouser
Great list! I’m so annoyed with myself; I completely forgot about The Night Circus. Granted it’s been a couple of years since I read it, but I’m still annoyed. That book was beautifully written, I’d be interested in reading anything else Morgenstern released. :)
I saw on her GR page that she’s working on a yet-untitled project, so maybe we’ll get a new book soon. :)
I recently purchased The Snow Child, I’m really looking forward to reading it! I actually haven’t read any of the other books you mentioned.
Here is my TTT!
Oh, I hope you love it! I was enchanted!
Oh I haven’t heard of many of these but I have heard great things about The Night Circus and Hyperbole and a Half. May need to get on them ASAP! My Top Ten
You should, they’re wonderful!
I loved the Snowchild. Such an excellent book – I can’t believe I didn’t think of it for my list. I’m useless where debut books are concerned because half the time I don’t realise the books I’m reading are debuts.
Lock in and the Night Circus are two books that I haven’t yet read – but will do one day (soon). Hopefully!
Same here! I had to consult GR to make sure the books were indeed debuts.
I hope you get to read The Night Circus soon, it’s amazing. :)
I really want to read Jackaby!! It’s high on my TBR :D
Here are my Top Ten!
I hope you get to read it soon! :)
My sister gave me a copy of The Night Circus for my birthday – I’m even more intrigued to read it now!
I hope you love it! :)
I would love to read some of Ritter’s books! I have heard such wonderful things about them!
You should! They’re awesome!
I need to check some of those out, I love to discover new authors!
I hope you find time to read some of them!!
Great list of books here! I love that you have included so many different genres. I read certain books depending on the mood I’m in so this covers quite a bit :) I have a fantastic recommendation for a book that also covers a wide range of genres (fantasy, sci-fi, adventure, thriller, philosophy). It’s called “The Question” by R. Breuer Stearns (http://rbreuerstearns.com/). It is a heavy read with lots of existential questions and ideas. If you are feeling philosophical and looking to confront the unknown than this is the book is definitely for you! The main character, Nate, and a group of scientists are studying a phenomenon related to the possibilities and powers of group thinking. This group thinking may be able to answer some of our biggest life’s questions; Is there a God? Why are we here? And of course, there are many who are very opposed to studying these topics (especially those from a religious background). This book is perfect for a cold and dark day! Get ready to have your mind blown! There are plenty of plot twists and turns. Hope you will check it out :)
Glad you like a wide range of genres :) and thanks for the rec!