Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. There is a new subject each week and this week's topic is "Top Ten New to Me Authors I Read in 2015".
I can't believe I waited this long to pick up a novel by Lisa Genova. When I saw that Still Alice was made into a movie, I encouraged my book group to pick it for our February read. We all loved it. Then I picked up an ARC of Inside the O'Briens which was also excellent. Genova knows how to write about difficult diseases and how they impact the patient and their families.
Sarah J. Maas
I had meant to read Throne of Glass but never got around to it. When I heard about this fairy-tale inspired fantasy, I decided to give it a try and I'm so glad I did! I can't wait for book two!
Edward Kelsey Moore
This is one of my favorite books I read/listened to in 2015. If not for book group I might not have picked it up. It's laugh out loud funny and and features a strong group of female friends and their spouses as they go through life's changes from the 1960s to modern day.
This is another favorite from book group about a grumpy old man whose life is changed for the better when nosy new neighbors move next door. I really like the sense of humor and the author has a second novel that came out in 2015 but I haven't read it yet.
I always like those dual timeline novels and this one is partially set in WWII. The author manages to make both the historical and modern day stories interesting (though I still like the historical part more).
I loved this debut YA fantasy inspired by A Thousand and One Nights. I can't wait for the sequel, The Rose & The Dagger.
Amy E. Reichert
I love good food descriptions in a novel and this one was a foodie's dream. The romance was really nice too and I liked the secondary characters. That cover makes me long for coconut cake! She has a new book coming out next year to look forward to.
This is yet another one of those novels that I discovered through book group. I liked the British humor and the interesting setting and quirky characters. I believe she also wrote a mystery novel that I may have to check out some day.
I really liked this YA contemporary novel. I thought it was her debut so I was surprised to find out I'd missed Side Effects May Vary. I will have to read that one someday too.
We read some fantastic books in book group this year :) I had been wanting to read this for years but never got around to it until this past summer. I loved it (and so did the rest of the book group) and hope to read his second novel soon.
Technically I started reading one of her older novels a few years ago but didn't finish it (I couldn't stand the main character) so this is the first novel of hers that I actually read and I thought it was amazing and powerful. I'd be willing to give her future novels a try.
I am cheating with this one as I'd previously read one or two of her Morganville Vampire novels but I loved this YA fantasy (which is very different from that series which I didn't care for) and can't wait for the next book.