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9 December 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2014

'Top Ten Tuesday' is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. I love making lists, so this feature fits me perfectly! If you also take part in this feature or have any additions to my lists, please get in touch; I'd love to hear from you!
Top Ten New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2014

December is of course Christmas month, but it's also the month in which we get the chance to look back at the past year! In 2014, I was lucky enough to be introduced to several new-to-me authors; both authors that released their debut novels during the past year and authors that have been around for years, but whom I somehow hadn't been introduced to earlier. This week's top 10 includes books by new-to-me authors; if you have any authors to recommend, don't hesitate to get into touch! :) 

1. Amy Silver - 'The Reunion' 

This year I read Amy Silver's novel 'The Reunion' and absolutely loved it. I also have copies of Amy Silver's other novels, but never managed to actually read them. I will definitely pick these up in 2015, though, and hope they'll be just as amazing as 'The Reunion'!

2. Alexa Adams - 'Tales of Less Pride and Prejudice' series

Author Alexa Adams wrote her own retelling of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' and I got to read all three parts of the series this year. I immediately fell in love with her style of writing and imagination, and can't wait to check out more of her work in the future!

3. Jane Green - 'Tempting Fate'

I can't believe it took me this long to read one of chick lit queen Jane Green's novels. I read 'Tempting Fate' and 'Saving Grace' this year and they were both amazing novels; definitely one of my new favourite authors!

4. Rachel Hollis - 'Party Girl'

Rachel Hollis released her debut novel 'Party Girl' this year, so she's not only a new-to-me author but new-to-the-whole-world! However, I absolutely loved this book and I can't add it to enough top 10's, so am grabbing my chance to also include her on this one! 

5. Danielle Steel - 'First Sight'

Another author who has been around for years and years within the world of women's fiction, and one of my mother's personal favourites. I finally read one of her books this year; can't believe it took me so long!

6. J. Courtney Sullivan - 'The Engagements'

I hadn't even heard of J. Courtney Sullivan when I got the chance to review her novel 'The Engagements' this year. I was blown away by the book and have high hopes for her other works.

7. Hannah Beckerman - 'The Dead Wife's Handbook'

Another debut novel that definitely made an impression on me the past year is Hannah Beckerman's 'The Dead Wife's Handbook.' A new author and I can't wait to read more of her work in the future.

8. Ruth Saberton - 'Escape for the Summer'

I also hadn't heard of Ruth Saberton and her work before I got the chance to review 'Escape for the Summer' last year. It was a thoroughly enjoyable novel and I really hope I will be able to pick up other Ruth Saberton works in the near future.

9. Sophie Ranald - 'A Groom with a View'

Another author who really managed to blow me away this year; I loved Sophie Ranald's novel 'A Groom With a View' and look forward to reading more of her work in the future!

10. Cathy Woodman - Follow Me Home

I really really enjoyed Cathy Woodman's 'Follow Me Home' and at first I didn't even notice it was actually the 7th part of an entire book series! I can't wait to read the other parts and check out more of Cathy Woodman's work. 


  1. Alexa Adams' Pride and Prejudice retellings looks really good and I'm definitely going to check that out. Thanks for the recommendation, and great list! :)

  2. Interesting list! I haven't read any of these authors and haven't even heard of several of them. I love the covers of the Amy Silver novels -- maybe I'll check them out.

    Happy TTT!

  3. I'm thrilled and honored to have made this list! Thank you so much, Jody! How exciting!