Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.
Today’s Topic: New-To-Me Authors from 2015
I cannot believe that I waited so long to read these authors! So many of them have already become favorites.
The Crossover moved onto my list of favorite books of all time. After I saw Kwame Alexander at ALAN last year, I had to read it, and I was so glad to see that it won the Newbery! I love that the book is a novel-in-verse with a black male protagonist, about basketball, and is just so real. I cannot wait to read more by him.
Lions of Little Rock also became a favorite book this year after I read it. I immediately picked up Paper Cowboy as well because I just adore how Kristin Levine is able to intertwine history and story.
I don’t know what took me so long to pick up a Jason Reynolds book, but like Kwame Alexander, I had to pick up one of his books after I saw him at ALAN last year.
4. Tim Federle
If you have been reading the blog throughout this year, you know how much I love Federle’s Nate books. The audios are great, the characters are on point, and they are just so funny!
5. Eric Colossal
Rutabaga was one of my favorite graphic novels this year, and I cannot wait to read more in the series as well as other books by Eric Colossal.
Like Federle’s Nate books, The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates is a series I raved about this year. Another phenomenal audiobook of a hilarious and adventurous series.
7. Kim Baker
Pickle by Kim Baker is such a perfect middle grade book because it reflects true middle school behavior and is funny.
8. Heidi Schulz
I love that Heidi chose to do a Peter Pan sequel (kind of) with a strong female protagonist because females are just so stereotypical in the original story. The new stories are anything but because Hook’s daughter has now taken charge, and she kicks butt!
9. Dana Simpson
I read both Heavenly Nostril graphic novels this year, and I fell in love with Pheobe and her unicorn. I cannot wait to read more in the series.
10. Claudia Mills
I think I am the last person to jump onto the Claudia Mills bandwagon, but I am on there now. She has a way with voice!
Which new-to-you authors did you read and enjoy in 2015?
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