Top Ten Tuesday

Today’s list selected by The Broke and the Bookish is Top Ten New-to Me Authors I Read for the First Time in 2016.

  1. This first author is not just New-to-Me, but she released her first book in October 2016 — Unblemished. I loved this story and eagerly await the sequel due to release in July 2017! The author is Sara Ella.
  2. Charles Martin is a New-to-Me author, who apparently has been writing for quite a while. I had never heard of him until 2016, with his release of Long Way Gone, which I highly recommend.
  3. Sherry V. Ostroff released her first book in 2016. It’s a memoir of her mother’s life — The Lucky One. It’s an easy read and extremely interesting. Ms. Ostroff is currently working on her first fiction novel, which you can read about on her website.
  4. Robin Sloan is another new author in 2016, which makes him New-to-Me. I really enjoyed his book Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. He is also working on a new novel to be released in the fall of 2017.
  5. Dina L. Sleiman was a New-to-Me author in 2015. I LOVED her Dance from Deep Within and was very disappointed to learn that she is not currently planning a sequel to it because her publisher won’t publish one because Dance from Deep Within didn’t sell as well as they wanted it to, so I don’t think I can really count this one.                However, Dina does have a series that I read the first book of in 2016 — Dauntless. The series is called “The Valiant Hearts Series” and it is historical fiction set in medieval times, and her female characters are strong, bold and courageous.
  6. Debra Clopton is a New-to-Me author in 2016, and I LOVED her book, Kissed by a Cowboy. I highly recommend it for all you romance readers.
  7. So, Shelley Adina is a name I had heard before 2016 and I knew that she wrote steampunk. However, I never got around to reading any of her books until 2016, when I read A Lady of Devices. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and hope to read the rest of the series someday.
  8. Melanie Dickerson is a New-to-Me author in 2016 and I read her book, The Golden Braid. It was an enjoyable read and I hope to read more of her books in the future.
  9. I am currently reading a New-to-Me author in 2016, James M. Dixon. I am reading his book, Things I’ll Never Forget: Memories of a Marine in Vietnam. I am about two thirds of the way through the book, and I don’t usually read these kinds of books. I always expect them to be filled with graphic violence, but Mr. Dixon has done a great job writing this book and allowing the reader to really “see” and “experience” some of what it was like to be a Marine in Vietnam without  being overly graphic. Of course, you can’t tell a story of war without some graphic violence. War is not pretty.  He tells some wonderful stories as well as those of the heartbreak that come with war.                           Mr. Dixon also has a children’s short mystery novel available, Secrets of the Warden’s House. You can find both of Mr. Dixon’s books on Amazon.
  10. I’m not a big fan of formula writing, but in 2016 I found that I really enjoyed Her Christmas Hero by Lorraine Beatty. It’s part of her “Home in Dover” series for Love Inspired romance stories. Lorraine created lovable characters who faced difficult life situations and found love despite the fact that neither of them were really looking for it.

2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday

    • Hello Curious Daisy,
      I’m so sorry, but somehow your comment ended up in my spam folder and I just found it and put it
      here where it belongs. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a great day!


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