I wanted to participate in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic: New-to-Me Authors in 2014 but I’ve been having long days at work lately and I haven’t been able to open my laptop to blog. I did this topic last year and you can see my list here. Since I still want to talk about authors I discovered this year, I’m just going to go ahead and list them even if it’s already Saturday in this part of the world (yay for blogging without pressure).
Susanna Kearsley – I’m glad I finally got to read a Susanna Kearsley novel this year, she’s been on my radar for a while now. I found The Winter Sea a lovely read and I’m looking forward to the rest of her books.
Sarina Bowen – The Ivy Series is such an excellent new adult series set in a fictional Ivy League college. I devoured all the books one right after the other and they all have such swoon-worthy romances. Can’t wait for the next installment in the series!
Emery Lord – Emery Lord’s debut novel Open Road Summer is good read that has some of my favorite things in a YA book: road trips, strong friendships, music and (of course!) slow burn romance.
Virginia Kantra – I’m still working on a review for the Dare Island series but I want to take this opportunity to recommend Virginia Kantra’s books to fans of contemporary romance. It’s a great series with a cozy island setting and I loved the strong ties of the Fletcher family.
Rosamund Hodge – I found Cruel Beauty an interesting retelling of Beauty and the Beast and can’t wait to read more from this author.
Linnea Sinclair – Games of Command was a satisfying sci-fi romance and I’m glad it’s a standalone novel. I’m curious about this author’s other books.
There were also some new-to-me authors whom I’ve tried and wasn’t really impressed with but I’m willing to try the rest of their books because other readers have been so enthusiastic about them. Let’s see if I change my mind about them. These authors are:
What about the rest of you, who are some of your favorite discoveries this year?