Top Ten Tuesday: New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2015


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is 10 New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2015.

I didn’t read a whole lot of new-to-me authors this year, so this week’s list is more like a top eight.

RadianceEntreat Me

Grace Draven

Main Genre: Fantasy

Recommended Book(s): Radiance and Entreat Me

Grace Draven is by far my favorite “new to me author” I read this year. If you like high fantasy and romance, then I definitely suggest you check-out one of her novels.

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Rosamund Hodge

Main Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Recommended Book(s): Cruel Beauty and Gilded Ashes

Rosamund Hodge is another great fantasy author. Her world is a little darker than most of the YA books I’ve read, which I love.

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J.D. Robb

Main Genre: Sci-Fi Mystery

Recommended Book(s): Innocent in Death and Glory in Death

I’m very late hopping on the J.D. Robb train. I’m really enjoying the world she’s built for her In Death series. This is a great mystery series that incorporates light touches of Sci-Fi.

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John Layman

Main Genre: Comic

Recommended Book(s): Chew series

A really fantastic comic series. Chew is quirky and, at times, wonderfully disgusting. John Layman is a writer whose work I’ll be keeping an eye on.


Kylie Scott

Main Genre: Contemporary Romance

Recommended Book(s): Lead and Play

I devoured Kylie Scott’s Stage Dive series in about a week. I’m not a huge fan of New Adult, but Scott’s books work well for me. Can’t wait for her new spin-off series that’s set to release next year.

silence of the lambs

Thomas Harris

Main Genre: Thriller

Recommended Book(s): Silence of the Lambs

I read Thomas Harris for the first time this year and was really surprised at how much I enjoyed his writing style. I can’t wait to read the rest of the Hannibal Lecter novels.


Marissa Meyer

Main Genre: Fantasy YA

Recommended Book(s): Cinder

Another party I’m a little late to. So far, I’ve only read the one book by Meyer’s but I’m looking forward to finishing the Lunar Chronicles series now that it’s complete.

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Jeph Loeb

Main Genre: Comic

Recommended Book(s): Batman: The Long Halloween

Batman: The Long Halloween was the first graphic novel by Loeb that I read and I loved it. I can’t wait to read more by Loeb in the coming year.

33 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2015

    • I hope you like Lick if you give it another shot! That one wasn’t my favorite in the series, I liked Lead (the 3rd book) the best.

      I have tried so many times to read Nora Roberts, but can’t get into them. But when she writes as J.D. Robb I really enjoy it. It’s kind of odd!


    • It seemed like Hodge’s second book didn’t get as much attention as Cruel Beauty. It makes me a little worried that it’s not as good.

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who hasn’t read all the Lunar Chronicles yet! My goal for next year is to finish reading the series.


  1. I really want to read Thomas Harris. I loved those movies, and I’m sure the books are even better. They always are. Kylie Scott is another one on my list.

    My new-to-me authors are:
    MIra Grant – Horror with humor
    Joe Hill – Horror
    Andy Weir – Sci Fi
    Paige Tyler – PNR
    Celia Kyle – PNR
    Rachel Aaron – UF
    Jeffe Kennedy – Fantasy/Erotica
    Scott Sigler – Horror
    E.J. Stevens – UF
    Pam Godwin – Erotica
    Jennifer Ashley – PNR (she also writes historicals)
    Angie Fox – UF

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    • Thomas Harris was pretty good. I was surprised because the movie stuck extremely close to the book for Silence of the Lambs.

      Great list! I really want to read a Mira Grant and Joe Hill book. I’m going to have to check them out soon. I’m glad you enjoyed Jennifer Ashley! I love her PNRs. 😀


  2. I haven’t read as many graphic novels this year as I wanted to, but there are some good ones out there. Nice list- I recognize several of those authors, and even though I haven’t read any of her stuff I’ve heard Marissa Meyer is really good. She was in the area for a signing recently and was very popular.

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    • Yeah, I need to catch-up on some graphic novels as well. I got through phases where I read nothing but graphic novels then go quite a while without picking one up.

      Marissa Meyer is pretty good. I enjoyed Cinder quite a bit. She’s really big right now, especially with having completed her Lunar Chronicles series.


  3. I really want to read Grace Draven. I’ve heard fabulous things about her. I just finished the Lunar Chronicles series late last month and it was wonderful. I am still working my way through the JD Robb backlist so I understand how it feels to be behind. I have got to read Rosamund Hodge. I love fairy tale retellings.

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    • I really love Draven. I hope you like her stuff if you decide to read something by her. If you like fairytale retellings, her book “Entreat Me” is a Beauty and the Beast retelling.

      Yeah, JD Robb’s backlist is daunting! I can’t believe how many books she’s written in the Eve Dallas series. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the Lunar Chronicles series!


  4. Nice list — quite a variety! People have recommended J. D. Robb to me many times over the years — maybe it’s time for me to finally give one of her books a try. I’m really enjoying the Lunar books as well.

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  5. Cool list – I’ve Grace Draven books in my TBR, and love Kylie Scott’s writing.

    I’ve pretty much stopped reading Nora Roberts/JD Robb though (the books were getting a bit same-y), maybe it’s time to check out her latest books again…


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    • Thanks, Li! I really love Draven. She’s quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.

      I can’t get into Nora Roberts, but I enjoy when she writes as J.D. Robb. I can see how some of the later books in her In Death series could start to get same-y. I haven’t gotten far enough to find that yet.


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  7. Woohoo for Robb! She’s my favorite 😀 I’ve got Scott on my tbr pile. Just got one of hers from the library and can’t wait to try it out 😀

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