Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: 2012 New to Me Authors

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

This week's topic is the top ten authors that were new to you in the past year. Hard to believe 2012 is almost over! The *stared* titles link to my review of the book.

Top Ten Favorite New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2012

1. Patricia C. Wrede

Dealing with Dragons *
Searching for Dragons*
Calling on Dragons
Talking to Dragons

2. Regina Jennings
cover of Sixty Acres and a Bride by Regina Jennings shows a lady in a Mexican outfit with a green skirt
Sixty Acres and a Bride *

3. Becky Wade
cover of My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade shows a blond woman looking one direction and then a man sitting on a porch looking the opposite way
My Stubborn Heart *

4. Karen Kingsbury
cover of The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury shows a well lit bookshop with a couple standing just inside the doors
The Bridge *
(Yes, believe it or not, I'd never read any Kingsbury before)

5. Melanie Dobson
cover of Love Finds You in Mackinac Island by Melanie Dobson shows a woman in a white dress walking on the beach with lilacs in the fore front
Love Finds You in Mackinac Island

6. Jody Hedlund
cover of The Doctor's Lady by Jody Hedlund shows a pioneer woman wrapped in a shawl turned away
The Doctor's Lady

7. E.D. Baker
cover of The Wide Awake Princess by E.D. Baker shows a princess leaning out a tower window and all other castle occupants are asleep
The Wide Awake Princess *

8. Shelley Gray, also known as Shelley Shepard Gray
Hidden *
A Texan's Promise
cover of A Texan's Honor by Shelley Gray is in blue hues and shows a mans face and a steam engine
A Texan's Honor *
A Texan's Choice *

9. Shannon Hale
The Princess Academy
The Goose Girl
cover of The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale shows a girl in a green arbor with geese flying behind her
Enna Burning
River Secrets
Forest Born

10. Ginger Myrick
cover of El Rey: A Novel of Renaissance Iberia by Ginger Myrick shows a lady in a blue dress on a cliff with the ocean behind her
El Rey: A Novel of Renaissance Iberia *

Which favorite new authors did you discover this year?

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  1. Patricia C. Wrede, Shannon Hale & Karen Kingsbury are still on my tbr, but I still did not read any book written by them. I did not hear about these other authors. I will have to check out your reviews.
    Nice picks!
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT. :)
    Dragana @ Bookworm Dreams
    Top Ten Favorite New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2012...

    1. I highly recommend Patricia C. Wrede, her books were so much fun. Hope you get through some more of your tbr next year! Thanks for returning the visit!

  2. The Wide Awake Princess is on my TBR list! My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/top-ten-favorite-new-to-me-authors-i-read-in-2012/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

    1. Hi Alice! It's a fun book and creative in its use of fairy tale characters. Thanks for visiting!

  3. Regina Jennings was one of my favs to but I didn't have room to put her in my top ten!

    1. I loved her book and am very excited about her next one coming out in a few short months! Thanks for visiting!

  4. I discovered Carol Ripka Brunt, the author of Tell the Wolves I'm Home. So good! Stop by my blog for my list and a giveaway :)

    1. That's an interesting sounding title! I'll be popping over for a visit soon. Thanks for visiting!

  5. Hi, Rina!
    Thank you so much for including me in this list! It means a lot. Do you think you might like to try my second book, as well? I would have got to you sooner, but the new release took a lot of my time. Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/Welsh-Healer-Century-England-ebook/dp/B009Z06NPM/ref=la_B007XVGJ72_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355457107&sr=1-1

    Check it out, and if you're interested send me a message on Goodreads or the website. I will gladly forward you a review copy! Again, thank you for your support!

    1. Hi Ginger!
      Your book was a wonderful reading experience. It was long but that just added to it's wonderfulness b/c I didn't have to say goodbye to characters so quickly. Looking forward to your second book and sending you a message in 3, 2, 1...


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