Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors of 2012

This is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely gals over at The Broke and the Bookish.

I’m afraid we missed last week again. One of us put in over 100 hours at her real job and one of us… has yet to offer her excuse! Cough, cough. But we are back! And looking back on such a fun almost-6-months of blogging!

1. Hannah Harrington – author of Saving June and Speechless. I loved both these books, and I thought Harrington was amazing. She perfectly balances sending a message with relatable characters and interesting storylines.

2. Libba Bray – loved loved loved Beauty Queens, and now I follow her on twitter and she’s hilarious there as well! [Elizabeth- Agreed!!!!!]

3. Elizabeth Eulberg – author of Take a Bow. I really enjoyed this contemporary book, and I’ve enjoyed her others that I haven’t reviewed yet as well!

4. Ernst Kline – Ready Player One was awesome y’all.

5. Rachel Cohn and David Levithan – I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares – and it allowed me to discover TWO new authors!

Elizabeth’s Picks

6. J.C. Isabella – author of The Unofficial Zack Warren Fan Club, Chasing McCree, and A Witch’s Memory. I have an addiction to free and 99 cent books (do you know I have absolutely no idea how to do the cent symbol on my keyboard? Can you? Not that it matters…). And hers are some of my favorite 99 cent books. In fact, I would pay more than that for them. They’re adorable, and I’m a complete sucker for adorable ;-)

7. Anne Eliot – author of Unmaking Hunter Kennedy. Thought this book was super cute. Love the transformation that both characters go through.

8. Jenn Cooksey – author of Shark Bait. While I have a few problems with this book, I can say that I still majorly loved it, which I think is a rare quality. It’s absolutely hilarious and I loved all the references. Any book that references the movie The Cutting Edge is awesome by default in my book. Some things in Camie and Tristan’s relationship are a little weird, but always funny.

9. Nyrae Dawn – author of Measuring Up. I love how she managed to make her characters sweet, strong, and a little inspiring.

10. Kody Keplinger – author of Shut Out, for which I have already professed my love. Intelligent while still being fun and true to teenagers :-)

(Side note: for a cute and currently free book, check out I’ll Be Here by Autumn Doughton)