Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten New to Me Authors I Read in 2014.
I like to stay in my comfort zone of authors, so I didn’t have enough this year to make a complete 10 for this list. However, I started reading comics and manga again this year so that helped beef-up this list.
Really loving this manga author that I ran across this year. Ohmi’s Kindan no koi de ikou series was fantastic. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been translated into English/released in the states yet. However, you can find her Midnight Secretary series and the new Spell of Desire series both in English.
I haven’t read a lot of Jason Aaron yet, but I’m really enjoying his run on Wolverine and the X-men so I’m counting him here.
I’m really enjoying the guilty pleasure of reading through QuinRose’s various “Alice in the Country of…” manga series. They’re fun bits of fluff that I was happy to stumble across this year. If you’re interested in giving them a shot I would recommend reading Alice in the Country of Clover: Cheshire Waltz, since the series is completely published in English and stands well on it’s own.
I used to devour historical romances but for the past 5 years I haven’t been able to get into the genre. On a whim, I read the novella Kisses She Wrote and was really into it. In the upcoming year I might give a full-length Ashe book a shot.
A random paranormal romance author I stumbled across last week. I enjoyed her story Sweet Hell which has a lot of Greek mythology inserted into it and look forward to picking-up the rest of her books when I’m looking for something light to read after work.
A classic author that I had sadly never read until this year. I listened to the audio of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which was read by Michael C Hall. The book was gorgeous and well worth the sit through. I’m looking forward to picking-up more of Capote’s work in the future.
I tend to check-out novellas by “new to me” authors first before I commit to a full-length book. Bec McMaster was one of those this year.
Another classic author I listened to on audio this year. I got through the first three Hitchhiker’s Guide novels read by Martin Freeman this year. I enjoyed them and can see why they’re classics, but I think I’ll stick to the audio of these rather than reading them.