Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday, participating book bloggers blog about their top ten lists.
Okay now I slightly regret being so critical because I haven’t actually read too many authors that I really liked. Therefore, this list is just going to be any author whose book I enjoyed.
In other words, I rated their novel 4 or 5 stars.
1. Melina Marchetta
I love this author a lot. I think I’ve mentioned her 13245678976543 times on here.
2. Laurie Halse Anderson
I read my first YA Anderson book this year (I think it was Wintergirls and Fever 1763 does not count because I didn’t even know that she wrote it). I’ve read two of her books (review for The Impossible Knife of Memory will be up sometime soon).
3. Stephanie Kuehn
I read Complicit, fell in love and now I am a huge fan. Will definitely try to read her other novels.
4. Ellen Hopkins
I read my first Hopkins in it’s entirety this year (Rumble), which I enjoyed quite a bit (*coughs it made me cry cough*) and I’ve heard it’s not even the best one so I’m definitely going to get around to reading her other novels.
5. Jennifer Brown
I read Torn Away, which made me cry. I was bawling and if a book can bring me to tears, there has been clear characterization and great suspense. I will probably go and pick up Hate List next.
6. Jennifer L. Armentrout
Super hyped in the YA community and I was not disappointed by my first book (Which by the way was Don’t Look). I’m hoping to read her other novels soon (namely Lux).
7. Rick Yancey
I’ve read two novels by Yancey, The Monstrumologist and The 5th Wave. I’d say that The Monstrumologist was a very fun read although Henry was…. not the most amusing narrator. On the other hand, The 5th Wave lived up to it’s hype, for the most part. I still need to pick up the sequels to these books.
And that’s all for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday! Super short and truth be told, some of these authors honestly didn’t blow me away either. Almost all of the authors I’ve read were new to me because I have only recently begun reading YA.