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Top Ten Tuesday #4: New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2012

Posted by Velox , in Top Ten Tuesday Dec 22 2012 · 768 views

Top Ten Tuesday #4 New-to-me 2012

(posting this about a week and a half late, because I had finals last week)
Top Ten Favorite New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2012

  • George R. R. Martin. A Game of Thrones. Definitely an amazing book, and I look forward to reading the rest in the series and possible some of Martin's other works.
  • Michael Connelly. His Mickey Haller, Harry Bosch, and Jack McEvoy series. One of my favorite authors already, and I am quickly making my way through all of his books, having started and finished one yesterday, and am over two-thirds done with Lost Light today -- only 7 more books to read in the Harry Bosch series (I have already finished the other two -- besides that, he has a couple standalone novels that I haven't read yet).
  • Markus Zusak. The Book Thief. I've already talked about this enough, I think, but check out my review for more.
  • Patrick Ness. A Monster Calls (read twice). Again, I've already praised this book a lot. An amazing, amazing book.
  • J. K. Rowling. Her Harry Potter series. First time reading them, all in less than two weeks. Great series, and I look forward to reading them again sometime, as well as possibly reading her Casual Vacancy, though I know it's quite different.
  • Ted Dekker. Skin. Again as I've mentioned before, great book.
  • Suzanne Collins. The Hunger Games trilogy. An enjoyable series, to be sure. I'm not sure if I'll read anything else by her, though.
  • Howard Gordon. Gideon's War. New to me, and new to writing novels, but it wasn't a disappointment. I'll probably read any other books he comes out with. 
And that's about it. There were a few other new-to-me authors I read, but they weren't exactly my favorite, so didn't include them. All of the above authors, however, I enjoyed.
~ Velox

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Let's Henshin!
Dec 23 2012 09:22 PM
If you like Martin you should try Sanderson and Jordan. Jordan was actually good friends with Martin and was referenced in Martin's books as the ruler of the Land of Tor head of the house of Jordan or something.
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I'll look into them both, thanks. Though I doubt I'll do any in-depth looking into them for a while. =P I've got probably at least 200 books to-read that I already own haha, and I can't stop myself from buying more. Then again, I have been reading at an average of a little over a book a week for the past two years, so we'll see. 


They still sound interesting, though. When I go back to reading Martin I'll probably look into them and have to buy them. =P

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