Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. I am, once again, doing an abridged version of a topic. Ten authors I read and loved for the first time this year is a lot, so I’m just doing five.
E. Lockhart: This is such a difficult pick. I loved The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks almost as much as I hated We Were Liars, both of which I read this year. But she still makes it onto this list because Frankie was so amazing.
Leigh Bardugo: None of her books got 5 stars from me (all the others on this list did), but she might be my favorite author for the year just because I want to be her. I want to be able to world-build like Leigh Bardugo. How can anyone resist the perfect details and richness of her books?
Erin Morgenstern: I feel like I talk about these next 3 books/authors at least once a month, but they’re totally worth my constant praise (Although, who am I kidding? I talk about every author in this post at least once a week. No shame). The Night Circus was almost too good and how has Morgenstern not written another book yet?
BJ Novak: I never expected to love his book of short stories as much as I did. I’m sorry I underestimated you, Mr. Novak.
Catherynne M. Valente: Like Morgenstern, Valente was all about lush descriptions and I was really feeling it. I need to read more of her work. That whimsy, though.
Share your favorite authors of 2015 with me! I could use some suggestions for my favorites of 2016.