Top Ten Tuesday: New to Us Authors We Read in 2013


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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: Top Ten New to Us Authors We Read in 2013

We loved these authors and can’t wait to read more by them!


1. Rainbow Rowell

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I loved both Eleanor & Park and Fangirl. Wow. This author understands humans in a way that makes her books come alive!

2. Katherine Applegate

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I missed The One and Only Ivan last year, and I was so glad Kellee insisted I read it. I would share this book with readers of all levels and can’t wait to read more from her (as I haven’t read any of her others).

3. Elizabeth Wein

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I read both Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire this year. These are two of my favorite young adult books of all time. I will be pre-ordering anything that Elizabeth Wein writes!

4. Barry Lyga

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I was hooked to I Hunt Killers and am excited to get lost in more of Barry Lyga’s books. They have such strong appeal. My past students still message me about Jasper!

5. R. J. Palacio

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I can’t stop thinking about Wonder. I am in love with this beautiful story and am longing for Palacio to write another book!


1. Rainbow Rowell

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I really liked Eleanor and Park and the realness of the story and look forward to reading Fangirl.

2. Matthew Quick

Matthew Quick is an author that very often brought up on award and best selling lists. I am so happy that I finally picked up Boy 21 this year so I could be exposed to his writing.

3. Benjamin Alire Saenz

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is beautiful. I am so glad to be introduced to Saenz.

4. Eliot Schrefer

Eliot Schrefer has quickly become one of my favorite people and authors. Endangered climbed my list of favorite books after reading it and then reading it aloud with my students. He also skyped with my students and was such a good sport. Then after meeting him at ALAN I know that he is going to be not only an author I go back to constantly, but also a friend. (I also just read his 2014 novel Threatened and it is so great!)

5. Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown is so funny and his illustrations really bring his books to life. This year I read 3 of his books: Darth Vader and SonVader’s Little Princess, and Star Wars: Jedi Academy and I really enjoyed all of them.

Which authors were new to you in 2013?

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