Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: New to Me Authors - 2106

The TTT theme at Broke and Bookish is authors that are new to me.

In alphabetical order:

Sarah Alexander. The Art of Not Breathing. 288 p. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, April, 2016. 

I read an arc of this impressive debut back in January and it has stuck with me - vivid setting and a memorably dysfunctional family.

Leigh Bardugo. Six of Crows. Six of Crows #1. Unabridged audiobook on one MP3 CD. Brilliance Audio, December, 2016. 

I read this with my ears while commuting to jury duty earlier this year. I did not mind sitting in the daily traffic going and coming home each day - the world building is epic and the suspense is unbearable.

Robert Beatty. Serafina and the Black Cloak. Disney Press, July, 2015. 

I acquired an arc of the second book in this series at Annual and, not wanting to drop into the series, picked up this atmospheric, creepy first in the series. 

Kat Ellis. Breaker. Running Press, May, 2016.

I had the opportunity to be a blog tour stop for this suspenseful, atmospheric novel. 

E.K. Johnston. Exit, Pursued by a Bear. Penguin Young Readers Group, March, 2016.

This one belongs right next to Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson as required reading.

Zoe Marriott. The Name of the Blade. Candlewick on Brilliance Audio, November, 2014.

It took me awhile to get to this one but it was fun and I'm eager to continue the series. Good audio production.

Daniel José Older. Shadowshaper. Brilliance Audio, August, 2016. 

Another fantastic audiobook. The narrator was fantastic and really brought the Spanish words to life for me.

William Ritter. Jackaby. High Bridge Audio, 2014.

This is another title that came in my JLG subscription and basically sat on the shelf. I finally got to it by audiobook and was totally charmed and scared out of my wits.

Sabaa Tahir. An Ember in the Ashes. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing, August, 2015.

Another arc I never got to. The audio is superb and the suspense is unbearable! Totally lives up to the hype.

Meg Wolitzer. Belzhar. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing, October, 2014.

Another book that was languishing on the TBR pile that I got to via audio. All-in-all, enjoyable but there were some plot holes that bothered me. I'd read another book by the author though. 


  1. Yes, Shadowshaper was great on audio! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  2. I haven't read books by any of the authors you listed...yet! Your description for "Exit, Pursued by a Bear" is definitely peaking my interest- it's been a while since I read "Speak" but I remember really enjoying it!