Tuesday, December 6, 2016

TTT - New Authors I Read For the First Time in 2016!

This top 10 weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and can be found HERE.  Each week they focus on lists which cover various topics related to books and reading. This week I am featuring my top ten new-to-me authors for 2016!  These are in no particular order.

Janet B. Taylor - I really enjoyed "Into the Dim" and can't wait for the sequel to be released.

Thomas E. Sniegoski.  Even though I just said these are in no particular order, Thomas definitely ranks in the top 3 and I can't wait to read more by this author.  If you like horror and haven't read this yet, what are you waiting for?

I know Alison Goodman wrote the Eon/Eona books but I never read them.  However, The Dark Days Club was a great read and like the others, I need the sequel now!

Matt Wallace is just plain awesome.  I ADORE this series so much and again, if you haven't started it, what are you waiting for???

Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee.  I know Ketchum has released tons of books, but this is the first one I've read,  I don't think it will be the last though.

Christopher Buelman.  I'm starting to realize I've read a lot of good horror this year. This is another book I HIGHLY recommend.

Genevieve Cogman.  This was a great start to a new series and I still can't figure out why I've yet to read books 2 and 3!

Marie Brennan.  After reading this novella I went out and bought all four of her Lady Trent books (thank you Book Outlet).

Ezeliel Boone - I'll never look at a spider the same way again.  Bring on Skitters!

Sarah Pinborough - This book was dark and creepy yet so beautiful I know I will have to read more from this author in the future.

I really thought this would be harder to do than it actually was.  I've read a lot of great books this year and it seems I've really opened up my world to some new authors!

What made your list???


  1. Nice list. Cogman is on mine too (loved the Invisible Library) and Janet Taylor- your list reminded me that I never did read Into the Dim. I was kind of excited for that with the time travel element, but I never did get to it. Hmmm...

  2. Read three of those that you mentioned on there. :)

  3. Great new authors, Barb! I've only read books by two of them and now I've found more:)

  4. I read Sarah Pinborough's spider book 'Breeding Ground' which I liked so I plan to read more of her. The Hatching, The Demonists and Suicide Motor Club are already on the tbr thanks to you!

  5. I loved the Hatching. I already hated spiders and that just confirmed my thoughts. LOL
    sherry @ <a href="http://www.fundinmental.com/teaser-tuesday-85-magnolia-moonlight-by-mary-ellis-maryellis/My TT</a>

  6. I have only read one of the books on your list - The Invisible Library which I enjoyed. I do have Into the Dim, The Dark Days Club, and The Hatching to read. I also remember buying Envy of Angels after reading your review. I just need more reading time! Great list!

  7. I've read a few of Ketchum's other books and they are rough reads!

  8. Great list! I also read Christopher Buelhman and Jack Ketchum for the first time. I'm really interested in the Demonists, I may have to try to make time for it!

  9. hahaha I'm scrolling through thinking, "Damn. I haven't read ANY of these." But I did read the last one. :) The Dark Days Club and The Secret Life of Souls are definitely on my TBR. Glad to hear you enjoyed them!

  10. 2016 was a great year for horror, I think my end of the year best-of list for that category will feature a lot more books than before.

    Jack Ketchum also made it on my list, and Genevieve Cogman should have been!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  11. Oh yes, *high fives* on Envy of Angels! That seris, it just blows my mind how good it is!

  12. So many here I need to try - Cogman and Taylor especially!

    Lauren @ Always Me

  13. The Hatching was so good! And I can't wait to see what you think when you read Skitter. :D