Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish.

2013 is the year I rediscovered my fondness for reading. Back in college, I just didn't have enough time for leisure reading since my primary focus were my studies and extra-curricular activities. It is also a year of discovering book blogs which led me to read so many new books from brilliant authors and among these are:

1. Haruki Murakami - While browsing through Instagram, I saw a high school friend of mine post her collection of Murakami's books, which prompted me to check the author out. My first Murakami book was Norwegian Wood and I fell in love with his works even more after finishing Sputnik Sweetheart. His books has always left me with melancholic haze.

2. George R.R. Martin - I've joined the GoT bandwagon and this is my absolute favorite discovery this year. My fascination started when my older sister raved about the series after which we bought the box set as our early Christmas present from mom. I'm obsessed with it and I've been putting off my TBR list because of this. It has superb characters, wonderfully written story, brilliant metaphors, and I just love Tyrion's wit!

3. Veronica Roth - This one's amazing. I really loved the Divergent series.

4. William Goldman - I enjoyed reading The Princess Bride immensely and it is now one of my all time favorite books.

5. Markus Zusak - When I started out Book Thief, I didn't know what to expect at all. Death narrating the story? That's totally new to me and I'm so glad I gave it a shot.

6. Colleen Hoover - At first, I was hesitant to start this book because I thought that it was a typical high school romance novel but later, I found out that it is full of interesting and surprising events which got me hooked. I'm planning to finish the next books next year.
7. Milan Kundera - I read this three times this year because it is so so good. Kundera is a genius!

8. John Green - Another favorite! I can't wait for his upcoming movie next year.

9. Rainbow Rowell - I loved this so much and I can't wait to read Fangirl next.

10. Sophie Kinsella - I've read Confessions of a Shopaholic only this year and I haven't seen the movie yet. And I enjoyed it a lot, I loved Becky cause she's very charming and hilarious and witty!


  1. Oh--I STILL haven't read any George RR Martin--I must be the last person on earth to be in this position:) Rainbow Rowell made our list as well:)

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  2. Colleen Hoover and Rainbow Rowell are amazing. They made my list too. I really like Sophie Kinsella too. A great chick lit author.

  3. Great picks! I love Colleen Hoover, adored Slammed and really want to read Hopeless and Losing Hope soon. John Green writes some truly amazing books and The Book Thief is one of my favourites. I am still dying to read some Rainbow Rowell, hear nothing but amazing things about her books. New GFC follower :) My TTT.