Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday - New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2013

Weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. It's about making bookish lists and sharing them.

New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2013 (in no particular order)

1. Markus Zusak The Book Thief (Goodreads | Amazon | My Review[historical fiction, young adult]
I can't explain in words how much I loved it. I'm sort of obsessed with WWII fiction, and it was the best book I've read so far. One thing that makes it extraordinary is that it's narrated by "Death".
2. John Green The Fault in Our Stars (Goodreads | Amazon | My Review) [young adult, romance]
John Green's Looking for Alaska has been on my wishlist for an eternity now. When I came across The Fault in Our Stars, I grabbed to read it (courtesy of my sister). As expected, it came out to be the most beautiful book I have ever read. And I became a big fan of John Green.

3. Dan Brown Angels and Demons (Goodreads Amazon My Review) [mystery/thriller/historical]
I'm very late to join the Dan Brown fan club. He's the most perfect Mystery/Thriller author I have ever come across.

4. Neil Gaiman Stardust (Goodreads Amazon | My Review) [fantasy, young adult]
Another author I had been procrastinating to read for years. I'll make sure I read more of his books some time soon.
5. S E Hinton The Outsiders (Goodreads Amazon My Review) [young adult]
The author was recommended by my younger sister. I had never heard of the author before. However, hers was the most inspiring book I have ever read. Books that stay with you.
6. Simon Kernick The Payback (Goodreads Amazon | My Review) [mystery/thriller]
My sisters are sort of big fans of Simon Kernick, and I recently joined the club. I read back-to-back three of his books this year (The Payback, A Good Day to Die, The Last 10 Seconds) and loved all of them.

7. Kathryn Stockett The Help (Goodreads Amazon | My Review) [women's fiction, historical]
It's quite a different book, set in 1960s, at the time of civil rights movement. I have read numerous WWII books, but it was my first ever book as far as American history is concerned.


  1. I have The Help on audio right now. Have you read Dan Brown's The DaVinci Code yet? Really good!

    1. No, I haven't. But I plan to read it next year. It's on top of my TBR.

  2. Marcus Zusack was on my list too! I'm a new GFC follower.
    Check out my Top 10

    1. I just loved his book. It made me cry.

  3. I loved The Help although it did make me weep! I might have to give Neil Gaiman a try next year! Check out my TTT here :)

    1. I read Neil Gaiman for the first time this year. Hope you like him too.


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